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Triple Play IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Triple Play IPATriple Play IPA

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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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HopHead84

California

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5/10/2012

I had a bottle of this last Saturday but my palate was a little off, perhaps due to eating copious amounts of Mexican food and buckets of salsa, so here I am on my second and final bottle. Looking forward to a bright and hoppy Lawson's beer.

A: Slightly hazy bright orange with a finger of frothy white foam. Solid retention and lots of scattered lacing.

S: Blend of spicy grapefruit, orange, and nectarine with traces of guava and mango. There's a note in there that I can only describe as fuzzy peach skin. Malt imparts light bread and caramel notes with a lower level of sweetness.

T: The fruit is expressive, a veritable cornucopia consisting of sweet orange, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, and light guava notes. My first impression of the fruit is of sweet and juicy flesh, but in the late palate the citrus and tropical notes tend toward drier, more bitter, and more astringent rind and pith notes. Malt is sweet throughout but never obstructs the bright fruit presence. There's an insistent moderate bitterness throughout. The finish is dry, fruity, and bitter with a light astringency.

M: Lower medium body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is very dry.

Overall: Another damn good Lawson's IPA. This really grew on my as it opened up.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 03:37:01 | More by HopHead84
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durrrr

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-11-2012 00:51:39 | More by durrrr
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gonzowestwood

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-10-2012 21:24:35 | More by gonzowestwood
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to chippo33 for this one, in a weird but successful trade.

Pours a nice fluffy looking almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, with nice sticky lacing, over semi hazy yellow honey orange colored beer.

Nose brings plenty of hops, tropical fruit, pineapple, musty passion fruit, light musty resins, juicy tangerine, touch of pine, very light malty sweet balance, bit of nectarine, etc.

Taste drips with tropical fruit, juicy hops, musty passion fruit and musty hop resins, grapefruit, tangerine and clementine, hint of pine, light spicy and earthy hop flavors, a big bitterness. A slight malty base helps prop it up, but not by much, as slight malts add a touch of what could be booze but hard to tell behind the blankets of hops and bitterness. Finish brings more of the spicy hops, light earthy grassy hops, quite bitter that lingers for quite a while, hint of juicy malt, just a long bitter hop finish mostly.

Mouth is med to slightly heavier bodied, decent carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall good, but not as amazing as I expected. Great hops, but gets a bit too bitter and borderline astringent, the malts have no real backup, and the hops bring lots of bitterness with the awesome tropical fruit, etc. Great hops for the most part, a bit similar to Heady Topper but not quite, nice tropical fruit, nice musty resinous hops, etc.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 03:42:36 | More by jlindros
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deanhead

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-07-2012 13:14:55 | More by deanhead
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scottfrie

California

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Thanks a ton, Michael.
A: Pours a deep citrus golden with a large, oily, off-white head that slowly faded into a thin film and collar that left spotty lace down the glass.
S: I get huge notes of fresh citrus and tropical smelling hops. Papaya, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and passion fruit fill the glass. Hops are bright, juicy and fresh smelling.
T: Follows the nose with sweet and lightly bitter notes of citrus rind, juicy tropical fruits, and a hint of pale malt, mint and biscuit dough. The finish has a note or two of brown sugar and maybe caramel, and the aftertaste is clean and bitter.
M: Medium body, full and even carbonation, with a slick mouthfeel that goes down smooth and refreshing.
O: An excellent IPA that is a hop bomb closer to a dipa than the regular. Lawson knows how to do hops right. Thanks again, SneezyAchew!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 22:37:36 | More by scottfrie
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3Hops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-05-2012 03:54:59 | More by 3Hops
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oberon

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass a dull copper color with a large blooming white that left a few broken rings of lace as it settled slowly.Big citric hops really jump out ya in the nose,pithy grapefruit and lemon notes over top of sweet alcohol and caramel.Fresh sharp grapefruit hops on the palate with underlying resiny notes,just great hop complexity mixed with some sweet induced alcohol.Wow there is a real citric punch to this beer,almost DIPAish except not overly sweet,a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 02:21:09 | More by oberon
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lawson's Triple Play, courtesy of the sweetest bartender in the world (love you!). Served in my Lost Abbey snifter.

Appearance: Deep shiny amber color, nice lily-white head, good lacing. Good but not amazing looks.

Smell: Resin, oil, pine-tree forest in California. Citrus grove in Florida and juiciness galore. Beautiful, fresh hops all around.

Taste: Super hop flava! A blast of citrus, pineapple syrup, pomelo. Barely any bitterness, though, which is nice. A bit of graham-cracker-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A little too light here, with low carbonation and a watery feel. Nice spice feel as it goes down. Unlike most IPA's, this one is not overtly dry.

Overall: A nice IPA with hop-forward aroma but good balance. Perhaps too much balance? You won't find crazy hoppiness here, and I'm not sure the Simcoe and Citra hops are shining, but it sure is a damn nice beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 13:04:31 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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brewblues82

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -15%

04-30-2012 19:24:34 | More by brewblues82
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-29-2012 16:23:07 | More by oldp0rt
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

slightly amberish copper with a touch of a hop haze and a pure white head that sticks to the glass very well, though it recedes rather quickly.

loads of citrus and pine and a bit of grassy hops in this very aromatic beer. a bit of sweet malt sits behind that.

juicy citrus hops with a touch of pine and some very subtle sweetened tropical fruits on top of a sweet caramelly malt body. Hops remain dominant, but this one is nicely balanced.

medium bodied with ample carbonation and lots of resin left on the palate.

very good IPA from Lawson's. doesn't quite compare to some other VT IPAs being put out recently, but it holds its own. I'd drink this again and again.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 04:34:42 | More by silentjay
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mcbeerbrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-28-2012 03:17:45 | More by mcbeerbrew
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claytong

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-25-2012 23:12:38 | More by claytong
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, thanks Keith!

A - Pours golden yellow, white head, spotty lace, thin cap.

S - Citrus, tropical fruit, pine, light floral notes. Really a nice mix of hoppy notes that attribute for some excellent complexity.

T - Citrus, grapefruit, grass, light pine. A nice amount of bitter hops without destroying the palate. More citrus then sweetness, which is actually my preference. Finish is bitter citrus peel and bitter hops.

M - Light, good carbonation, crisp and refreshing, oily finish.

O - An excellent IPA from Lawson's that was super-easy to drink and very enjoyable. The complexity offered up by the hop profile kept me interested and I was able to finish off this bomber with no problems. I will seek this one out again, no doubt.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 15:37:05 | More by Sean9689
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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

First had: on tap at Reservoir, Waterbury, VT

Served in a Lawson's pils glass, Triple Play poured a slightly hazy golden color with a small cap of foamy white head. Aroma is hop-forward with a distinctive sugary malt base. There was a great equilibrium of bready malts and hops in the taste; citrus and pine hop notes, with a nice balance of caramel and brown sugar, and neither aspect fully taking control. Medium body, lower carbonation, smooth and very drinkable. Not the best IPA in the world, but surely very nice.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 19:34:35 | More by Rifugium
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sbricker

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

04-22-2012 14:26:51 | More by sbricker
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valdieu2

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-22-2012 03:17:59 | More by valdieu2
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-21-2012 22:35:03 | More by ElGallo
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jamesb7

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-21-2012 22:15:33 | More by jamesb7
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iwantmorehops

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-21-2012 14:47:47 | More by iwantmorehops
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Brad007

Vermont

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hard to believe that I've never reviewed this.

Pours a light gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. Very nice colors for the style.

Citra, Simcoe and Centennial blend is impressive to the nose. The citrus notes are most appreciated.

Nice citrus notes upfront with a very nice juiciness. Bitterness expands inside of the mouth, incorporating some biscuity malt.

Carbonation levels are just right and plenty of lingering hops for the enthusiast.

Nicely hopped IPA. I love this.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 02:19:34 | More by Brad007
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade, poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden hue with a one finger off white head that fades to a nice quarter inch blanket, good and creamy.

S - Bright citrus aromas and fresh hops. Nice grapefruit and solid tropical notes consisting of light pineapple and good mango. Very ripe and inviting with a rather interesting bubblegum aroma on the end.

T - Yep, so theres the bubblegum people have mentioned. Undeniably the first flavour I get. That immediately gives way to grapefruit and pine resin with some nice lighter tropical notes to the end. Light pineapple and mango. Some light malt sweetness, this bubblegum aspect is really, really different but enjoyable.

M - Lots of hop oils in this, kinda feels more like a DIPA than an IPA. Would like some more carbonation on this but its still good.

O - Overall this is a damn good beer and lives up to some of the hype. Quite the enjoyable beer, I'd like to try it side by side with Double Sunshine for comparison

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 03:01:20 | More by rudzud
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to phingding for the bottle!

Pours dark straw color with a creamy 3 finger white head settling in at about a finger with excellent lacing.

Wonderful aroma. Some pineapple, mango maybe a bit of bubblegum. Loads of citrus too.

Starts off with the same mango/tropical fruit thing as the aroma. Big juicy fruit flavor up front. A little bit of pine starts to creep in before finishing with an all out, but still wonderfully smooth bitterness.

A touch low on the carbonation helping create a creamy mouthfeel. I'd still like a touch more though.

Another home run from Lawson's. I think I still prefer Double Sunshine to this, but it's a very hop forward yet not overly bitter IPA. I could drink this all day.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 20:42:19 | More by jmarsh123
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Scored this at the Warren Store and popped it for a nightcap at our room at the Crystal Palace B&B back in Bristol...

Poured it into an imperial nonic glass I just happened to have handy... It was a medium golden, a touch hazy, and had scattered, slow carbo present. A creamy white head sat atop the brew, the frothy foam leaving some nice lacing. Had a lovley aroma, with some apricot sweetness plus rindy citrus. Quite inviting. Pretty easy going over the tongue, the body was medium to medium-plus.

Some sweetness hit the palate first, with a little orange and tangerine zestiness present. Thereafter it was all rindy and resiny, the plentiful hopping really leaving a long trail of pleasing bitterness down the hatch. Grapefruit, some pineapple, and lots of piney action really hit the spot! Triple play? More of a home run in my book. Might have been a grand slam if it had left a little more coin in my pocket! Prosit!

4.48/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1451

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 18:37:57 | More by Bierman9
Triple Play IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
97 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.