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Hunger Mountain 40th Anniversary Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Hunger Mountain 40th Anniversary Ale
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BA SCORE
86
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stoutluvr420 on 09-17-2012)
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Reviews by koopa:
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koopa

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up some bombers on my recent trip to VT.

Appearance: Pours a fairly transparent chestnut brown with a 2 finger dull khaki crown that displays some retention and great lace.

Smell: A bready to barely toffee like malt profile hiding under a strong dose of herbal and floral hops. Lots of pine almost to the point where it comes off like rye. Minor supporting citrus notes. I'd give it a 4.25 if I could so I'm rounding down a bit.

Taste: Pine and a slightly toasty bready malt rush in as a wave of bitterness follows.

Mouthfeel: Lots of perceived bitterness / dryness in the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation (fine bubbles) that round the dry finish out with a complimentary crispness that I'm definitely enjoying.

Overall: Flavor and smell aren't bad but they are lacking a bit from what otherwise is a very well constructed red ipa. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 22:18:44 | More by koopa
More User Reviews:
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patrick802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-04-2014 16:31:07 | More by patrick802
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OldCrustacean79

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-01-2014 02:12:45 | More by OldCrustacean79
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-27-2013 21:34:18 | More by millerbuffoon
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-20-2013 22:38:29 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-03-2013 17:49:44 | More by VTBeerTrade
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-12-2013 03:20:27 | More by bobv
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BrockettBrewing

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-17-2013 20:37:05 | More by BrockettBrewing
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johnyb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-27-2013 21:25:05 | More by johnyb
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-16-2013 14:16:00 | More by jderosia603
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-13-2013 05:13:31 | More by yourefragile
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-05-2013 04:27:48 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-21-2012 06:34:05 | More by DonFrap
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claytong

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -16%

12-12-2012 05:29:33 | More by claytong
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ehammond1


3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, AdamJackson!

Clear, but dark cranberry and ruby in color with a moderately-sized light brown colored head. This leaves incredibly messy webs and sheets of sticky lace down the glass. A very gorgeous amber.

Bready, toasted biscuit aroma with some mild caramel. There's not a lot going on here, but what's here is nice enough. Nothing off.

Flavors of biscuit and bread, mild caramel, some ash or burnt bread, and a fairly high level of bitterness for the style. Incredibly drinkable.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. A very well crafted beer. Not a sipper, but a gulper.

Good, but I suppose I'm left slightly disappointed because I've had such incredible hoppy beers from Lawson's before.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 01:57:58 | More by ehammond1
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-25-2012 19:34:59 | More by juliusseizure
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-04-2012 08:15:41 | More by chippo33
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Dat

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-24-2012 00:58:35 | More by Dat
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Stone IRS snifter.

A Copper in color from the bottle and gives a generous 1+ finger off white head. The body is a deep dark copper red with a solid haze. Lots of retention in the head and leaves sticky lace when it finally goes down. Body is somewhat lively and looks pretty nice.

S A solid mix of hops and sweet malts. Earthy green hops with a hint of citrus and grapefruit along with sweet caramel malt.

T Nice balance between hops and malt. Not hopped up like Sierra Nevada's band camp imperial red but not a Killians either. Typical sweeter amber/red taste upfront with caramel malt and a nice touch of cascade or chinook hops to even it out. Fairly balanced all the way through to a slightly bitter finish.

M Medium feel with a higher amount of smaller carbonation bubbles. Creamy feel on the tongue and finishes somewhat sticky.

O A pretty solid beer all the way around. If your looking for a Nugget Nectar or really hoppy red ale this isnt it but there's a really nice balance here that you don't always get. Good beer for a good place.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 00:58:39 | More by Gushue3
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark ruby color with a thick and creamy, light toffee colored head that sticks to the glass and carbonation is light.

S - Pine, grapefruit, light orange citrus, spicy toasted malt, lightly floral.

T - A little toasted malt up front but then takes a dive once the hops kick, but never goes away until the very end, then it totally disappears. Floral, pine, and citrus orange flavors hit the tongue in a swirling motion. In the end, the floral/orange effervescence eventually gives way to a lingering bitter resiny pine finish with some earthiness and grass way underneath.

M - Light medium body and the gentle carbonation is almost velvety.

O - This is really hoppy for an amber ale and enjoyable at that.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 02:41:55 | More by jzeilinger
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-04-2012 21:58:45 | More by DaveHack
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Binger72

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-03-2012 12:51:22 | More by Binger72
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber in color. Almost looks like a dark brown ale. 1 finger of head.

The aroma offers a substantial floral hop profile as well as notes of deep, roasty grain.

The taste serves up grassy, piney hops with a little bite, and a malt profile that's very toasty and earthy. The more the beer warmed the deeper and richer the malt profile became. At the end I was getting noticeable notes of toffee. The hops also started to give a touch of fruitiness along with a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel was well carbonated. Full bodied but with a sharp carbonation.

I really enjoyed this. A great hoppy red/amber that belongs in the same conversation as Zoe, lagunitas imperial red, and nugget nectar, though its a little deeper and different. I prefer this compared to NN but not so sure compared to Zoe. Its right up there though.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 03:09:59 | More by jbertsch
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-30-2012 01:11:31 | More by acurtis
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-28-2012 14:30:21 | More by BarrytheBear
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Hunger Mountain 40th Anniversary Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.