Jade IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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3.68/5 rDev -8.2%
22 oz bottle courtesy of Kyle. Thank you for sharing this!
Cloudy unfiltered golden yellow with some long lasting stickage and some stringy lace.
Earthy, green onions, lemon, and biscuit malts.
Interesting hop here: almost tastes old without being old. Muted green onion and vegetal notes, and a crisp bitterness at the finish that only lingers briefly.
Bubbles on the tongue, appropriate carbonation and medium bodied.
Another well executed Lawson's beer, even if the flavors don't fit my wheelhouse. The hop profile may turn some off, but there's no qc issues or any other major dings here.
02-02-2013 05:01:53 | More by BarrytheBear
4.31/5 rDev +7.5%
22oz bomber, courtesy de @blackie as he travels the eastern seaboard in search of something that doesn't suck
Served in a hilliards can-pint, light golden straw body with a nice frothy head. Showcasing the NZ Jade hop - herbal, fresh citrus zest, peppercorn. From my limited exposure, Lawson's is making some of the best IPA's on the planet - this is a really nice showcase of a rather unusual hop that you definitely don't see too much of in the NW. The finish has a really light bitterness with a nice clean hop zest.
01-13-2013 00:42:05 | More by dirtylou
1.58/5 rDev -60.6%
Bottle courtesy of Jeremy. Thanks!
A: Very cloudy straw color. There’s almost a film on this. Great legs, but this is ugly.
N: What. the. hell? Is this a bad bottle? Burnt onion powder and a flavor that the group described as stale, overcooked broccoli. Vegetal. The hops are, uh... More onion. Some citrus...I think?
T: Slightly better, but that’s not a sterling compliment. Earth, biscuit, pine, and a moderate spiciness. Onion power is less prevalent, but then all the sudden, oh, god, the sharpness. Please someone stop the astringency. Stop. Ugh.
M: Sticky. A good thing normally, but then it becomes the worst part of the beer because it cause the beer to stick to the palate and remind you of all the dry unpleasant flavors. Need water.
O: I don’t know if this is a bad bottle or what, but after seeing this was named after the daughter, I had to wonder if they don’t like their girl? Bad, bad, bad.
01-13-2013 00:11:43 | More by writerLJBerg
4.43/5 rDev +10.5%
Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden honey color capped by a couple of inches of foam; excellent retention and a smattering of lace
Smell: A tropical fruit salad of an aroma, with ruby red grapefruit, mango and pineapple
Taste: The malt is unobtrusive here, except to the extent that it lays a sweet platform on which the hops can explode with tropical fruit flavor, with mango, ruby red grapefruit and pineapple flavor; the bitterness builds, after the swallow, adding a peppery, herbal character to the profile
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: This IPA showcases the Pacific Jade hops to their utmost; a delight for anyone who likes the style
Thanks, wildcats10, for the opportunity
01-06-2013 19:37:24 | More by brentk56
4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
Pours bright yellow/orange with a slight haze. 2 fingers of fluffy white head leaving excellent retention with some clumps of lacing down the glass.
Citrusy nose with some earthiness and spice character akin to what you'd expect from noble hops.
Lots of bright citrus flavor up front, more so than I would have guessed from the nose. Grapefruit and orange rind with just a touch of caramel malt. Finishes spicy with a little lingering citrus.
Shading toward medium bodied although lighter than the kiwi. Moderate carbonation and finishes fairly dry.
Nice well balanced beer as the combo of citrus with the spiciness on the back end is unique and pleasant. Just a shade below Kiwi, but would be glad to have this one again.
01-03-2013 14:29:21 | More by jmarsh123
4.05/5 rDev +1%
A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with some orange highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a two finger tall pillowy white head that slowly reduces to several small to medium sized patch of thicker larger bubbles, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of hops - some citrus/grapefruit and some spicy/black pepper with just a hint of earthiness.
T: Upfront there is a light amount of caramel malts but that is quickly dominated by a light to moderate amount of citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, and spicy/black pepper hops. Very light amounts of earthy hops are underlying the entire taste. Very light amounts of bitterness which fades quickly.
M: Slightly shy of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of very light amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: Extremely well balanced between the hops and the malts - the sweetness and the bitterness balance out and make this an extremely easy to drink and enjoyable brew. The alcohol is well hidden and the beer does a very nice job of highlighting the Pacific Jade hop.
01-03-2013 01:42:40 | More by dbrauneis
4.05/5 rDev +1%
Pours a translucent dark golden colour, and a bright white finger and a half of fluffy head. Dissipates leaving lots of spongy late behind.
The aroma was big on the tropical fruits. Sweet and fruity mango, papaya, slight pineapple, and touches of zesty citrus.
Quite similar to the aroma, there's plenty of mango, and other tropical fruitiness. Not much of the citrus, but maybe a sweet grapefruit and some pine. Bitterness was sharp and to the point.
Had a nice light creamy feel, medium body, slick, oily, lightly crisp carbonation.
Solid well above average IPA.
01-03-2013 01:32:10 | More by EgadBananas
4.33/5 rDev +8%
A: poured an orangish brown in color with pale yellow highlights and a half finger of head that left some good bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.
S: earthy grassy notes were noticeable upfront in the aroma with a good hoppy presence, malty sweetness, citrus grapefruit zest, and hints of pineapple fruit.
T: the hop variety was quite tasty grassy and earthy with a bit of citrus grapefruit that helped out on the bitterness factor, good malty bready backbone that added enough sweetness to balance it out alongside a touch of pienaapple fruit.
M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a hoppy, semi sweet, malty, mild fruity, slightly bitter and crisp finish.
O: pretty decent IPA with great aroma and nice clean green flavors. Glad I got to try it.
12-30-2012 21:35:58 | More by Gobzilla
4/5 rDev -0.2%
Jade IPA pours a hazy, light amber with a medium sized creamy white head on top. The foam fades away slowly leaving lines and spots of lace on the glass.
The aroma is hoppy with notes of grass, grapefruit citrus and lemon peel. Some earthy funkiness is also present.
Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft on the palate, dry with effervescent carbonation. The flavor is mainly lemon citrus and a touch of grapefruit. In the middle there's a sharp almost pepper spice flavor. The hops are balanced with a nice biscuit malt and a touch of tropical fruit. It finishes moderately bitter and grassy. Once gone the grass and lemon citrus linger on the palate.
A very tasty beer that's rather dry and nicely balanced.
12-25-2012 22:07:18 | More by WanderingFool
4.25/5 rDev +6%
First had on cask/draft at the Lawson's tap takeover at Prohibion Pig, but this review is from a 22oz bottle purchased at the Lawson's farmers market release less then a week ago. Poured into Lawson's tulip.
A- Pours a yellowish brownish orange with about a finger of foamy head that has great retention slowly receding to a thin layer and coating the sides of the glass with foamy lacing. Nice consistent rising carbonation.
S- Some grapefruit, dry hops, a little bit earthy, sweet malts. A little bit above average aroma strength, nicely balanced between hops and malts.
T- Grapefruit, honey, lightly sweet malts, finishes a with a little bit of bitterness and a lingering aftertaste of grapefruit balanced with malts. Not as fruity/citrusy as some IPAs, but very well balanced and pretty tasty.
M- Medium bodied, fairly dry with a little bit of a juicy finish, nice carbonation.
O- Not my favorite of the Lawson's IPAs, but definitely another world class IPA. This IPA was extremely well balanced and very easy drinking. Not the fruitiest of IPAs, but definitely a nice hoppy presence. It isn't Double Sunshine or Hopzilla, but like all Lawson's IPAs I definitely recommend checking this out. You can't go wrong with Lawson's.
12-21-2012 23:46:00 | More by jaasen64
Jade IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.