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Triple Play IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Triple Play IPATriple Play IPA

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BA SCORE
97
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346 Ratings
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 286
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maximum12 on 02-15-2011)
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

10-20-2013 05:52:07 | More by Mikeypnh
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Rheaume17

Vermont

4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Lawson's Finest Liquids Tulip.

Appearance - Pours a gorgeous golden color with a solid 1/2 inch of sudsy head. The color is a nice orange in a more dim light.

Smell - Wow. A HUGE punch of tropical fruits and an ever bigger punch of hops. The smell is absolutely fantastic.

Taste - Simply amazing. A perfect blend of hops/malt. An absolute bomb of tropical fruits including mango, orange, grapefruit and papaya. An overload of hops. The malt is very subtle. Tastes a little bready to me. I can't believe that this isn't a DIPA. The flavor is unreal.

Mouthfeel - Great pungency. The bitterness really sticks to your mouth.

Overall - Double Sunshine's little brother. I can't believe this much flavor was packed into an IPA. This is the flavor you would expect from a DIPA. I love hops and this certainly did not let me down. Definitely one of the best single IPA's I have ever had. This beer was truly amazing. And yet another incredible offering from Lawson's.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 01:44:36 | More by Rheaume17
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-19-2013 03:31:49 | More by Ajlvt
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-19-2013 00:33:14 | More by ubufan2112
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Hopbully

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

10-10-2013 05:50:52 | More by Hopbully
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2%

10-03-2013 17:54:18 | More by VTBeerTrade
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Triple Play pours more of an amber coppery orange color- which is mildly distinct when compared to Sean's other IPA's. I like the look, but I personally prefer the golden honey orange of his Double Sunshine or Kiwi Double (nothing to take away from triple play at all). Fantastic smell with big juicy citrus at the forefront- mostly dominated by grapefruit and that's about it as I pick up on little to no malty sweetness or piney smells. Taste is very much in order with the smell, a clean citrussy grapefruit and orange at first from the CItra slowly fading to a slightly bitter resinous pine from the Centennial. The thing that I love about this IPA is the malt is all but removed from the taste leaving the hops to explode on your pallet. The brew sits with more of a mild bitter piney taste and I am experiencing little to no alcohol in the aftertaste. With such a minimal malt presence one could think this would be an overly bitter brew, but this isn't the case at all. The taste is what really what makes this beer for me and the hop profile is amazing. I give a perfect 5 for taste as Sean was able to pack SO much flavor into an IPA- I mean I have had at least 20 DIPA's that don't even come close to this hop flavor profile. If this had been a DIPA I may have scored it a 4.75, but as of now I am saying best hop flavor for a single IPA going!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 18:03:31 | More by 80x2HopHead
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-22-2013 11:01:42 | More by ComRock12
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2013 18:34:28 | More by Hopheadhiker
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-02-2013 14:48:01 | More by phishphorce
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dipaguy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-29-2013 02:34:48 | More by dipaguy
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with a fine, creamy foam head. Pine and lightly toasted bready malts on the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, some toasty grass, bread, mellow orange, citrus peel. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation throughout. Lightly resinous finish, some toasty grass, pine, dry toasty pale malts, orange, hints of grapefruit. Overall, a decent IPA with some let down probably due to the fact I was spoiled by the Chinooker’d and Double Sunshine (which I tried last year and my favorite IPA from the brewery).

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 17:07:38 | More by CuriousMonk
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jmilo64

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

06-26-2013 02:49:55 | More by jmilo64
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Shilt

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-25-2013 17:01:57 | More by Shilt
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jbeervt

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-20-2013 21:24:56 | More by jbeervt
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Remdog

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-18-2013 12:42:41 | More by Remdog
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-15-2013 22:09:21 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-06-2013 00:54:01 | More by PEIhop
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-04-2013 23:35:46 | More by Kelp
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-25-2013 17:57:17 | More by kiki3drt292
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laxer8811

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-22-2013 00:29:19 | More by laxer8811
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-17-2013 03:07:29 | More by bobv
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-09-2013 13:33:24 | More by KevinGordon
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popery

California

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

It's a cloudy glass of beer. Dark orange in the shadows and glowy yellow-orange in direct light. Medium head, off-white. A blanket of little bubbles. Good lacing and retention. The aroma is a very bright blend of citrus and tropical fruit. It smells like a smoothie made of oranges, tangerines, pineapples, mangoes and papayas. Rich and fruity and citrus sweet. Very little malt character. Just a pungent load of hops. My only knock is that the aroma could be a bit stronger. This bottle is pretty fresh, but I wouldn't be shocked if a pour off a newly filled keg would raise my score. The taste has wonderful hop flavor, particularly for a 7% abv beer. It's just packed with complexity and delicacy. The bitterness is fairly mild. It's just got a ton of flavor. It has that same mix of citrus and tropical fruit. Very bright and sweet, though there's little malt sugariness. It's just all fresh, tasty hops. What malt can be found is light and a bit cracker-ish. Long finish full of grapefruit-ish hop bitterness. Pretty dry. Mouthfeel is medium. Really fills the mouth with flavor. Nice dry finish. Good platform for the hop flavors. This is an excellent IPA, on par with the best of the style. I've been very impressed with all of the Lawson's beers that I've tried, and I'm thrilled to be able to sit down and have a bottle of Triple Play to myself. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 04:33:55 | More by popery
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Quackus

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-01-2013 19:45:47 | More by Quackus
Triple Play IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
97 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.