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Sugarhouse IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Sugarhouse IPASugarhouse IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BearsOnAcid on 03-26-2011)
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Reviews by ghostwalker:
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A treat from the Northeast Kingdom. Love the new generation of Vermont brews!

Poured into my CBS snifter, it develops a respectable finger of creamy yellow-white head. Clear, orange body.

Nose is sharp pine and citrus. Simple and perfect.

Flavor is dominated by the piney. Love the Columbus and Amarillo combo. Low on the malt and heavy on the hop, just the way it should be. Not that sweet and not all that citrusy, it's a smooth, strong pine-bomb.

Mouthfeel is zesty and tingling, but with fairly low carbonation. Tooth enamel is in danger here. Love it!

Overall is very high. I really like the smooth drinkability coupled with significant hop-loading. Lots and lots of flavor for only 6% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 23:40:41 | More by ghostwalker
More User Reviews:
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patrick802

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

05-04-2014 16:37:31 | More by patrick802
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jamvt

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-21-2013 23:18:06 | More by jamvt
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-03-2013 17:53:29 | More by VTBeerTrade
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-16-2013 09:56:41 | More by Kelp
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

10-23-2012 19:21:40 | More by imperialking
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ErrandWolfe

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-18-2012 01:59:45 | More by ErrandWolfe
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bobv

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-19-2012 03:38:50 | More by bobv
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-09-2012 15:28:58 | More by TheRuss9585
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

02-11-2012 22:11:42 | More by dunix
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bstyle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-28-2012 20:11:48 | More by bstyle
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-23-2012 14:33:51 | More by thebouch01
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sgoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-20-2012 22:50:28 | More by sgoro
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henskejk

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A - Golden yellow orange, slightly cloudy, small amt of white head which dissipates quickly

S - a lot of citrus and some piney hops in the nose

T - citrus and pine flavors and malty sweetness to balance the flavor

M - medium body, but light enough that it is very drinkable, good amount of carbonation

O - very enjoyable and drinkable IPA

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 22:42:41 | More by henskejk
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-17-2012 12:27:39 | More by SpillyBeers
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Michael, Beer served in a tiny ticker snifter designed for one thing....ticking.

Beer is orangish, light with a little haze, some white head but low retention, no real lacing, low carbonation.

Beer smells a little hoppy, tropical fruits, mangos and pineapple perhaps.

Hmmm....the flavor lets me down a little bit. It is hoppy but not hop forward. It is a little grainy and thin, the beer is overall bland and plain. From Lawsons I expect more (and that's a compliment).

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 02:41:05 | More by drabmuh
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-08-2012 21:05:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 01/02/11 notes. Big thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one; always interested in trying new Lawson's beers. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark, murky amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, pine hops, and lemons. Nice and fruity, with lots of citrus to it. Very nice.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, lemons, oranges, tropical fruits, fruity malts, and pine hops. Not bitter at all, and again, lots of fresh hops.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink and crisp.

o - Overall I thought this was a very good IPA; another good hoppy beer from Lawson's. Would love to get more of this.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 18:08:47 | More by mdfb79
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Bobbylnh

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-04-2012 15:45:31 | More by Bobbylnh
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a nice apricot color with a good white head and some lacing. The nose carries some faint tropical fruits and a bit of citrus. Pretty good but not quite as nice. The flavor is a bit more tame. Not nearly good enough for a Lawson's hoppy beer but still fairly tasty. Light body with good carbonation. Slightly bitter and dry. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:33:32 | More by Thorpe429
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz gold foil topped bottle shared with a few friends. Thanks Ashley!

Pours a hazed, but clear golden copper with a large, frothy white head that settles in to a layer of bubbles and light lacing. Aroma is juicy and hoppy, with light lemon, orange, and mostly Amarillo hops. Flavor has a strong grain malt body with juicy Amarillo hops in the finish. Medium light body with strong carbonation. An excellent IPA, but just makes me miss Double Sunshine.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:24:08 | More by yourefragile
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is mildly hazy and light orange hued, sporting an inch of fluffy, white head. The aroma offers some hop and citrus character, particularly oranges. Good flavor, with a healthy amount of bitterness throughout. A bit of citrus lingers in the aftertaste. Light bodied with solid carbonation. Overall, pretty good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:21:39 | More by Huhzubendah
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-02-2012 04:35:03 | More by Centennial
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

12-20-2011 22:24:20 | More by rowingbrewer
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scottfrie

California

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Thanks for this one, Michael!

A: Pours a clear honey amber color with a huge, oily, off-white head that slowly faded into a greasy film leaving of streaks sticky lacing down the glass.
S: The nose is bursting with floral and citrus hop notes. There is a sweetness there as well similar to sugar syrup and fruit nectar.
T: Columbus hop bitterness is strong with flavors of pine sap and citrus rind. I get more floral and sweet hop notes in the finish. The fruit nectar/sugar smell from the nose is all but drowned out from the bitter fruit pith. Aftertaste is bitter, sticky, and lingering.
M: Heavy mouthfeel with a greasy full body and low carbonation made up of fine bubbles. Goes down slick and heavy. Finish is a little rough and unpolished though.
O: Just a tad harsh and one dimensional, but still a great ipa. Not the best from the brewery, but that’s only because they make world class beers. Thanks again for hooking me up, SneezyAchew.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 22:01:42 | More by scottfrie
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Sugarhouse IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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