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Sugarhouse IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Sugarhouse IPASugarhouse IPA

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87
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 10
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:
Beer added by: BearsOnAcid on 03-26-2011

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden hue with a soapy bubble off white head.

Bready/cracker malt aroma. Exotic fruit and grassiness from the hops. Candied oranges and lemon zest.

Grapefruit pith upfront in taste. Grassy lawnclippings and smooth fresh hops. Lemony aftertaste. Lawson's signature bone dry hoppy finish. The flavor in this one is almost flawless. If you like an IPA as dry as dry can be then this one will end up on top of your list.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, light amber with white head

S - Great hop aroma with predominately Amarillo hops on the nose, some dank aroma

T - Very drinkable, with a noticeable malt character balanced nicely with the hop flavor and bitterness

O - A great example of an American IPA, very drinkable yet flavorful beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
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

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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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a wine glass.

Pours a nice deep amber with a small white head, nose is sweet and hoppy, a good balance, very nice.

Taste is very heady, sweet and crisp, light floral notes and a good creamy finish. There is a bit of maple sugar notes its very nice.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Sugarhouse IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.