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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
98
world-class

365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 329
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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Photo of oline73
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

The beer pours a slightly cloudy orangish amber with a layer of off white head. There is a strong sweetness in the nose along with an aggressive hop note. The taste is bitter right off the bat. Citrus peel hops, more of an east coast profile. Nice light bready malt background. Really bitter finish.

oline73, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

duceswild, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a medium to dark orange color with a dense, creamy layer of white foam that hangs out on the top and doesn't go away, a very thick lacing ring as well and very sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Lots of pungent tropical fruit: mangos, oranges, and pineapple, sweet hoppiness but not sugary aroma, light floral. The aroma is dense and dank.

T - Buttery for a brief moment right off followed by a wave of spicy sweet tropical fruit, faint caramel malt, and morphs into a massive wave of sweet grapefruit and floral bitterness that lingers for minutes afterwards. The hop flavor is resiny, thick, and dense.

M - Heavy medium body and silky smooth on the tongue. Coats the mouth with a orange/grapefruit/floral bitterness

O - Another fabulous IPA from Lawson's that's a must try.

jzeilinger, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky yellow with brown tint, big off white head, looks a lot like Double Sunshine.

Smells dank and spicy, sweet pineapple and orange, floral notes. Mmm.

Taste is sortof darker, fairly sweet with an almost oaky character, rye like spiciness, not as citrusy as the nose but a touch of pine.

Mouthfeel is rich and thick but great carb too--Lawson's really nails the mouthfeel on their IPAs.

8.5/10

AlexFields, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a hazy golden color with god carbonation but yielding a small whispy white cap that seems to fade away quickly leavng some bubbles and a white collar.

S: Lots of fruits hits sniffer; mainly in the way of citrus...orange peel, grapefruit with a dash of pine and a light whiff of mango perhaps, something tropical

T: The citrus is front and center and pretty much dominates the flavor profile. Fresh juicy citrus at that. A nice bit of breadiness on the body, really refreshng, a bit sweet, almost no booze.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, balanced for sure with a healthy dose of Vitamin C courtesy opf the hops.

O: They packed a lot of flavor and body into this single IPA. Well done.

barleywinefiend, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of mPaxtonS
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

mPaxtonS, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
4.75/5  rDev +8%

bpfrush, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Yabev15
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Yabev15, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of chase2634
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

chase2634, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Rau71
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Rau71, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.75/5  rDev +8%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of ASUBeer
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ASUBeer, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-light golden amber color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-tropical fruit, pine, citrus, slight herbal notes

T-citrus, orange, pine, light malt character, slight grassy,a hint of sweetness, moderate bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly dry

O-a solid IPA, this blend of hops was interesting, but not my favorite of the style.

MDDMD, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of claaark13
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

claaark13, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Drumomatic
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Drumomatic, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle procured at the Montpelier Farmer's Market on 3/2/2012. Served in a tulip nonic. Pours a pale, straw gold hue with a translucent clarity and a loose, quarter inch bright white head that eventually settles into a soapy slick - no lacing on this one. Nose on this beer is fantastic - tropical fruits are revealed upfront, followed by faint aromas of cat pee and evening out with an herbal/earthy finish. Taste follows nose; however, the tropical fruit is a bit more intense and has an almost candied quality, while the Simcoe character blends in with the earthy herbal qualities culminating in a light, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an assertive, slightly prickly carbonation and light oiliness to the texture. What can I say, this is a fantastic IPA with so much tropical goodness - I wish I picked up a second bottle, but at least I got to enjoy several offerings on-draft as well. I'd love to see more IPAs with this complexity and flavor profile.

Jwale73, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of owend
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy, golden-orange with a one finger white head that fades quickly, but leaves behind nice lacing

S- Tropical citrus fruit with a dank, piney undertone.

T- Taste follows the aroma, strong citrus taste with a good dose of resinous piney flavor as well. A bit of malt carries through on the back end, but bitterness returns to dominate the aftertaste

M- medium body with a dry crisp finish that leaves you going back for more.

O-A complex, beautifully hoped IPA, that is deceptively easy drinking. Another great beer from Lawson's.

owend, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

djrn2, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

NHbeerfishing, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of phishfoolme
4.75/5  rDev +8%

phishfoolme, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Schmuckles
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Schmuckles, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -9.1%

acurtis, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of JoninVT
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

JoninVT, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Slightly hazy orange bottle. Wispy surface after a chunky head dissipates. Thin collar.

Smell - Less citrusy than I thought. Grapefruit and orange hops, but musty resiny hops balance. Hardly any malt presence.

Taste - Follows the nose. Even more of the pine hops than the nose. Strong grainy malt here that I didn't get from the nose. Finishes with just a hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Dry and very bitter. Well carbonated and fairly light.

Overall - I expected more from Lawson's. Every other IPA has been fantastic from them, but this is merely good. First world problems?

Alieniloquium, Feb 26, 2013
Triple Play IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
98 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.