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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

360 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 314
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 cpetrone84
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

cpetrone84, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
4.75/5  rDev +8%

bpfrush, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Holland, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -9.1%

BMart, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Bierman9
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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

Bierman9, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +8%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of petermethot
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

petermethot, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Sean9689
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Sean9689, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of msubulldog25
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle with a gold foil-wrapped neck, sent by Rifugium last week (fresh from his recent trip to VT). Split to two pint glasses with my wife before dinner tonight.

Label: 'Brewed and dry hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Centennial ~ Brewing News 2011 National IPA Champion'.

"Straight from the the Green Mountains to your Head"

A: Cloudy butterscotch-copper with a sudsy off-white foam, maybe 1-finger. An alluring shade of orange, a bit mysterious. Relatively few bubbles of carbonation, those that are there rise sleepily. Suds subside but cling as creamy speckles and broken ribbons.

S: What a glorious aroma! Lush and green, wildly full of citrus rind and backed with sourdough.

T: Big grapefruit/lemon rind bitterness, the definition of 'pithy'. It's a juicier and sweeter fruitiness at times, but tends to hold fastidiously to it brash bitterness. Enough caramel malt to offer balance, but truly an explosion of hops in my mouth. [a surprise: my wife once completely despised well-hopped beers like this. Tonight, she proclaimed 'this is REALLY good' after a couple sips]

M: Very smooth, gentle carbonation. Medium body that tips toward heaviness. That lingering harsh bitterness is a minor drawback after a while.

O: What a good IPA! Tons of flavor and terrific aroma. I'm not always drawn to these kinds of IPAs either (my taste buds lean 'malty'), but this was excellent tonight and one I'd gladly have again. Thanks for the opportunity to try it, Derek!

msubulldog25, May 20, 2012
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 scottfrie
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
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!

scottfrie, May 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

williamjbauer, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

koopa, Nov 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

LoveStout, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

millerbuffoon, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

DarthKostrizer, Mar 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

oldp0rt, Apr 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

muskiesman, Mar 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

ncaudle, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

IrishColonial, Apr 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

akang, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

kwjd, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

mdillon86, Jun 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

VeganUndead, Dec 14, 2013
Triple Play IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
97 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.