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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
world-class

361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 318
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 gford217
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

gford217, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Rochefort10nh, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

BarrytheBear, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

SpdKilz, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of marcdalke
5/5  rDev +13.6%

marcdalke, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of rdell17
5/5  rDev +13.6%

rdell17, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of SpillyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

SpillyBeers, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
4.75/5  rDev +8%

TheRuss9585, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Centennial
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Centennial, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of HopsHopenstein
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

HopsHopenstein, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of cburns48
4.75/5  rDev +8%

cburns48, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Lostcarkeys
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this bottle at the Winooski Beverage Warehouse in Vermont, came recommended from one of the guys who works there. Having tried a few other of the Lawson varieties I was eager to try the 2011 National IPA Champion, I wasn't disappointed.

A- A slightly cloudy honey/amber color

S- Sweet ripe flavor that is quite inviting

T- A strong bodied IPA whose flavor is kind of what you might expect from "a trifecta of hop varieties" as advertised on the bottle. Crisp and refreshing finish with a slightly bitter follow-up as any good IPA should end

M- Begs another sip

This is another win for the man behind Lawson's, check it out if you can get your hands on a bottle.

Lostcarkeys, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of phingdong
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

phingdong, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Jefe73
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of zgunder
4.75/5  rDev +8%

zgunder, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of spycow
5/5  rDev +13.6%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of metalgdog
5/5  rDev +13.6%

metalgdog, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of nathanjohnson
5/5  rDev +13.6%

nathanjohnson, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

had this at the vermont brewers fest last month.

this beer pours a light yellow straw color with a big white head. the smell is extremley floral and citrus, very inviting. this beer tastes the way it smells hops hops hops with no malt extremley dry and well carbonate. this is wat ipas should taste like, i love it.

rowingbrewer, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to shadesofgray for the share.

A - Golden IPA, slightly hazy, with a big frothy cap of off-white foam and some serious lace.

S - The nose suggests a citrusy hop-bomb with a bit of a sugar cookie malt underlying. Notes of curacao, orange blossom and mango sap are apparent.

T - The taste follows the nose with a lightly sugary malt supporting intense citric and dank hoppiness. Cannabis notes are strong in the flavor, especially towards the finish. There is a ton of citrus-rindy bitterness, and some sappy pine and mango notes, too.

M - IPA. Good. Refreshing.

O - I am quite impressed by this beer; it is an upper tier IPA, doubtless.

ktrillionaire, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from Baconsausage... Thanks tucker!
Served in a pint glass.

A light, bright, slightly hazy yellow with a 3 finger white head. Nice thick head holds up well and leaves nice chunky rings behind.

Smells of pine, citrusy grapefruit and orange. Virtually no malt.
Nice dry beer here! Little dry crackery malt is a hop-showcase vehicle-- notes of orange peels, white grapefruit, and dry resiny pine. Great bitterness level, but there is a slightly soapy quality to the bitterness.

Body is nearly perfect; lots of carbonation, good bitter bite, nice medium body.

This is a great beer. I would be more than happy to drink this again!

Well done!

AleWatcher, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of jrallen34
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ryan for this at DLD... dark clear gold with hints of orange, a nice white head... the aroma is lots of oily pine, pretty bitter... taste is more of the same lots of bitter pine... I prefer the double sun shine but this is still pretty good

jrallen34, May 30, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle sampled at DLD '11 (thanks to whoever brought it!), poured into a wine glass.

A: Clear medium-to-light amber body; thin, fine head. Average-looking IPA.

S: Primarily fruity, tropical hops. Some caramel malt and piney bitterness as well. Ok, but not as amazing as I was expecting.

T: Clean, bitter, delicious. Tons of pine, light citrus. No real malt presence. Awesome IPA.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Just fine.

O: I'd heard nothing but the highest of praise for this beer, and was expecting great things. While it was indeed a delicious IPA of the highest quality, it just didn't quite wow me like I thought it would - the aroma was a quite subdued, and the smell of a great IPA is my favorite part of it. I'd certainly enjoy drinking this one again, and I liked it far more than the other Lawson's IPAs I've had, but I don't think I'll be going out of my way.

Cheers!

woosterbill, May 30, 2011
Triple Play IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
97 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.