Vermont Local Hop Harvest Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.18/5 rDev +17.1%
Tasty beer, as always, from Sean Lawson. Using local VT grown and pelletized hops.
A - Hazy amber with a decent fluffy head that rapidly recedes to a thin later of foam. I like a bit of haze to my beer...makes it feel alive. Sexy lacing!
S - Bright, fruity smell. I can almost pick up a juicyfruit-like scent (or maybe I'm going crazy...). Not the most pungent beer ever, though. I wish it had a bit more punch.
T - Clean, crisp, and fruity. Juicy, almost...but not quite. Touches of pine followed by a pleasant and not overpowering bitterness. However, I'm not sure that this is quite where I was hoping it to be. I wish it had a bit more punch (again) in terms of juicyness. As it warms, I have warmed to the taste. A bit more flavorful and nuanced now.
M - Sharpish carbonation but otherwise pleasingly satisfying mouthfeel while not being syrupy to any degree.
O - A good beer that is definitely worth trying. Major kudos for keeping the ABV low so that I can drink some other beer tonight. Also cool from the local perspective. Now we need local malts too! Not my favorite Lawson's beer, not by a long shot.
12-01-2012 22:52:12 | More by mountsnow1010
4.11/5 rDev +15.1%
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a willi becher glass.
Pours a medium to light amber with one finger high of tiny bubble head.
Smell is very nice, very floral, more than I'm used to from Lawsons.
Taste is right in line with smells, some good sweetness.
Mouthfeel was clean.
Overall, a very nice and very drinkable IPA from Sean.
01-21-2014 20:16:12 | More by BoldRulerVT
4.08/5 rDev +14.3%
22oz bomber poured into Lawson's snifter. Purchased at the farmer's market release on Saturday.
A- Pours a translucent golden brown with about a finger's worth of white frothy head with a slight yellow hue to it. Head recedes to a thin frothy layer coating the glass in lacing. Nice consistent rising carbonation bubbles.
S- Fairly light hops (definitely get some centenial and cascade), a little bit of grapefruit, pine, pale malts, some spices (almost get a little bit of nutmeg), some pilsner characteristics. Not overly aromatic, but definitely pleasant.
T- Pale malts, a little bit of pine, some light grapefruit, finishes with a hint of bitterness and some pilsen malts that gives the beer a slight pilsner quality. Fairly well balanced, but would have liked a little bit more hops.
M- Medium bodied to a little bit on the light side, very easy drinking, nice level of carbonation.
O- This was a very interesting and easy drinking beer. It was kind of a hybrid between an APA and a Pilsner which made it fairly unique. Overall this beer was very well done, but I think I would have liked it a little bit better with a little bit more hops. Not my favorite Lawson's beer, but definitely worth trying out.
12-17-2012 23:09:30 | More by jaasen64
4.03/5 rDev +12.9%
Lawson Local Hop Harvest pours a clear copper color with a stiff, rocky head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a coating of lace.
The aroma is hoppy with notes of orange citrus, pine and grass. Some caramel malt is also present.
Each sip of this medium bodied beer is light and watery on the palate with mild carbonation. The flavor is nicely balanced between sweet caramel and pale malt and bitter hop flavors of grass and orange citrus. A touch of tropical fruit is also present. It finishes mildly bitter with lingering caramel sweetness and citrus. Once gone the citrus flavor lingers on the palate.
This is an easy drinking, very well balanced beer.
12-30-2012 00:12:21 | More by WanderingFool
3.94/5 rDev +10.4%
Thanks to ActonBrewer for sending this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Fat Head's pint glass.
A: Hazy deep gold, with a thin white head and relatively low visible carbonation.
S: Grassy, tropical and citrus hops over a light cracker malt.
T: Nice restrained tropical and citrus hop flavors with lesser grassy and floral character, and light cracker malts. Lightly bitter in the hang.
M: Light body but not watery, no alcohol presence to speak of and medium carbonation sensation.
O: Unfortunately, I got this bottle probably a bit later than would have been ideal for a fresh-hopped beer. Even so, it really is a solid APA. Restrained hop bitterness but still quite flavorful.
02-26-2014 20:15:01 | More by macrosmatic
3.88/5 rDev +8.7%
Bomber into worthy sniffer (first day of release in burlington)
A:ruby red to brown with a small white to tan was that goes away but leaves a ring around the edges transparent
S:fairly hoppy aroma with a little bit of malt but not a strong smell there is a hint of earthyness
T: the taste is fresh but there is a earthy funkyness to the taste that may be from hops grown in vt and even living here I can't say it's great though I want to like it. In terms of flavors there is fresh hops there but they seem somewhat watered down the bitterness is there but it's not well balanced and does not last throughout the finish there is kind of a sugery flavor there too
M: light oily and extremely watered down and the carbonation is somewhat harsh dispite this it is a drinkable brew
O:it's decent representative of what I'd think hops grown in vt might taste like with the earthy tones its a bit malty and bitter for me but soild none the less worth a try
12-03-2012 15:18:05 | More by Pinknuggets
3.79/5 rDev +6.2%
Cloudy yellow pour, tall three finger head, brisk carbonation, chunky lacing in the glass.
Yeasty and malty aroma, sourdough bread.
Taste is musty and dank, no bitterness to speak of, one dimensional flavor that is less than exciting.
Mouthfeel is medium, slightly oily, well carbonated,one of the better characters of this ale.
No mystery why sourcing quality hops from outside of Vermont is part of what makes Vermont ales great. Worth trying once, but nothing I would go out of my way for, or purchase in multiples.
10-12-2013 06:12:58 | More by Hendry
Vermont Local Hop Harvest Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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