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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
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world-class

352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 292
Gots: 19 | 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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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
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dudeabides76

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-10-2012 18:37:52 | More by dudeabides76
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pour is a dark hazed orange and scummy white ring. The nose is of grapefruit, pine and resinous hop. There is some pale and caramel malt up front to balance. The taste is banned and well integrated with an assertive hop presence dominating the back. Resiny, caramel malts, solid foundation, hops take over, lightly piney, fair bit of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Very nice fruity finish with a gentle bitterness ending abruptly. The body is easy to drink, well carbonated, faintly grainy towards the back.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 16:22:40 | More by cpetrone84
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Joeybones3

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-09-2012 03:37:38 | More by Joeybones3
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-07-2012 18:43:17 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked this up on my Vermont road trip last week!
7% ABV, 22oz. bottle
"A trifecta of hop varieties deliver a symphony of juicy tropical hop flavors and a wonderful bouquet of aromas. Brewed and dry hopped with Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial."
2011 National IPA Champion.

A rigorous pour worked up a massive three finger, off-white head that puffed up on top of a peach-gold body with little floaties. This is an unfiltered beer so I should have been more acreful with the pour. The head receded after a few minutes to a thin coat, and left sticky lacing all over the side of the glass.

Tropical aromas indeed! Ripe pineapple, lemon pith, mangoes, grapefruit and bubblegum. Mostly all hops in the aroma and not much in the way of malt showing through. But these three hops play wonderfully together and there could be no better IPA smell at the time of this review. All else are equal at best.

And a perfect taste to match. What makes this perfect in my book is the great balance that is struck between malts and hops. Sweet malts up front are quickly met with a finishing bitterness that is at once gentle (I'm guessing...60 IBU's?) and lasting, which keeps the palate wanting that next sip! Notes of juicy hops remain on the palate long into the aftertaste. This, folks, is an IPA worth seeking out.

The mouthfeel is decent. Full-bodied beer with a mild amount of carbonation. I kind of wish that the carbonation level was higher, as this beer feels more like a Double IPA at this point. Can we just call it a DIPA? (I'll give it a 5, like all DIPA's get)

Overall, I am very glad I got the opportunity to try this beer. It is clear why it won the National IPA Championship, because it has an insane aroma, it is well-balanced, and it hides the 7% ABV very well. This is the "finest" example of an IPA that I have ever had. I love the American hops, the well-designed nature of it all, and the aroma! Get this if you can.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 02:17:42 | More by MusicaleMike
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-04-2012 15:37:07 | More by IrishColonial
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2012 00:15:37 | More by splendidsplinter
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-30-2012 21:18:22 | More by muskiesman
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OtisCampbell

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-26-2012 17:35:52 | More by OtisCampbell
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-26-2012 02:33:01 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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gford217

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle thanks to caguiar.

Pours clear golden yellow with a small soapy white head that leaves a little lacing.

Aroma is just chock full of juicy citrus - oranges, pienapples and even some grapefruit. Some pine resin in the background as well. The Citra is definitely prominent.

Taste is just as good with a bitter grapefruit kick up front with some sweeter pineapple later, and there is a finish of juicy pien resin.

Mouthfeel is as full bodied as I've experienced from a 6% IPA. Coats the palate with hops and leaves a nice lingering bitterness.

This is one of the better IPAs I've tasted in a long, long time. It is better than the majority of DIPAs on the market. So full of flavor for such a low ABV IPA. Great, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 22:54:59 | More by gford217
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-25-2012 14:59:32 | More by Rochefort10nh
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

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

Thanks for this bottle go to Bill. Thank you very much for the opportunity! 22 oz silver foil capped bottle with no discernible freshness dating. Label reads 7% as opposed to the 6% listed here.

Pours a golden yellow with orange highlights. Head pools and puddles and has some lasting power. Minor streaky lacing lays a trickle of spittle.

Lemon and orange on the nose as well as some pine and pot. Bitterness is foreshadowed strongly here.

Orange/lemon rind up front moves into a strong pine bitterness. Malt is light. Finish is soapy and mildly abrasive. A tongue scraper of an ending. Big hops ooze all over the tongue and settle into my tasting places. Long bitter fade lasts well after the sip.

Mouthfeel is medium and supple. Really nice body with soft but solid foundation.

Overall, I found Double Sunshine to be an absolute world beater and one of my favorite beers of all time. This beer is not at that level, but it's none too shabby either. The mouthfeel on these Lawson's IPA's is really something special. If the abrasive and soapy qualities of this beer were toned down a bit, this would be even better. As is, it's still a really nice IPA that I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to drink. Cheers, Bill.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 00:23:29 | More by BarrytheBear
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thank you to the Baron (readbaron) for sharing this rarity.

Appearance – Pours a nice looking deep golden sunset color into a tulip. About two fingers of slight off white head is achieved with a moderate pour.

Smell – Pine, hops, bittersweet grapefruit, slight floral notes. Okay…I’ll put this out there plain and simple. There was a somewhat strong onion aroma in my opinion that reminded me of Gubna (which I did not enjoy…). This oniony aroma alone was a turnoff.

Taste – Thankfully the taste is not like Gubna. Nice resiny pine and hops up front, slight bittersweet fruits mixed with a hint of tropical fruits. Overall more orange than grapefruit. Not much malty backbone though there is slight caramel.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, slightly creamy/oily, relatively dry finish.

Overall – I had Double Sunshine recently and enjoyed it much more than this. This is a solid IPA, but not something I would trade for to be perfectly honest. Double Sunshine…well, that is another story.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 01:31:21 | More by SpdKilz
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marcdalke

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-17-2012 12:11:27 | More by marcdalke
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rdell17

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-12-2012 23:15:49 | More by rdell17
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-09-2012 18:39:40 | More by SpillyBeers
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-09-2012 15:29:10 | More by TheRuss9585
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-07-2012 23:56:08 | More by Centennial
Triple Play IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
97 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.