Kiwi - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 159
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Pinknuggets on 12-16-2012)
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Nice head on an orange body. Mostly clear and good lacing. Leggy as it swirls.

Smell - Grassy and herbal as most Lawson's IPAs tend to be. Much more grassy than others, even Jade. Grapefruit behind it and a slight grain.

Taste - Sweetness from the malt balances the grassy flavor very nicely. Enhances the citrus character. Interesting dichotomy to the hop flavors. Grassier in the finish and only slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Nice slick mouthfeel. Perfect amount of sweetness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - As always, a great IPA from Lawson's. Always an interesting hop profile. Never pure citrus or pine.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bierdabbler
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of codysjb
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two week old bottle picked up from the hunger mountain coop on 9/27/13, poured into my wicked weed pint.

A: nice orange yellow, 3 finger had that dissipates but keeps a small 1 cm head. Great lacing.

S: lemon, grapefruit and wheat.

T: good fruity hops become a nice hoppy and alcohol burn that goes down easy.

M: a little boozy but overall good. More like a pale.

O: good, but not all that hoppy. I would drink this if available but its comparable to some of the finer ipas available in Tallahassee and not worth the trip.

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of johnyb
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jh1982
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kyle and Phil for this one. 22oz. bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a thin, .5 finger white frothy head with moderate retention. Beer is clear bright orange. Lacing is patchy and stringy with good stick. Nice looking beer.

Nose is citrus hop bitterness with undertones of cane sugar, white grapes, and other tropical fruit. Moderately aromatic but enticing.

Opens grapefruit, citrus, some gingerbread, cane sugar, and hop bitterness. White grape skin towards the middle, citrus, and more of the pulp at the end. Some sappy hop bitterness and white grapes at the finish with a tropical fruit, light white grape flesh aftertaste. Different but very solid.

Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Smooth and lively in the mouth and quenching and abrasive going down. Messy finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Really nice.

This beer showcases the Nelson Sauvignon hops nicely with a good balance between the fruit characteristics and the subtle hop profile. Overall, an interesting, off-the-path ipa that's solidly crafted. Worth trying.

Photo of let8it8grow
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Suzanneccll
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of KYGunner
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Don't let the name fool you there is no kiwi in this, fruit or bird. The Kiwi is the New Zealand hops that punch you in the face with each sip. It is the first DIPA that I've ever had that I liked a bit warmer to help offset the strong and bold hop profile and settle it down. Not to say that this needs to settle down but it makes it easier to catch the hop variant flavors: pine, earth, onion, grapefruit, tangerines, sour lemon, tart oranges and even a bit of grass or tea.

This is truly interesting and exceptional.

Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper colour, not much clarity, with an off white finger of head that leaves only traces of lace. Dissipates to a grouping of soupy bubbles.

The aroma is somewhat resinous, with bits of tropical and herbal hop notes, and a predominant maltiness coming through.

BOOM! That is heavenly...zesty hop punch straight in the teeth, then some tropical fruits, herbal hops, some floral-ness, some resin, a stark, but not too lingering bitterness, and a clean malt profile just to even things out. Delish!

Has a light/medium body, good carbonation and overall pleasant palate presence.

Smells good, taste is epic, overall excellent.

Photo of RMoeNay
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of BuckTuckian
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright orange with a slight haze. 2 fingers of soapy off-white head leaves great retention and solid chunky lacing down the glass.

Very good aroma typical with other NZ hopped beers I've had. Lots of tropical fruit and pineapple with grapefruit hanging in the background. Also a bit more of a floral/soapy nose than I usually associate with these hops.

Lots of grapefruit bitterness up front on the palate. Lush juicy tropical fruit then grabs hold along with a slight caramel presence. Lots of mango and pineapple throughout. Finishes a bit floral with good lingering bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. A little bit of a fuller body works well with the juicy tropical fruit profile.

Very enjoyable beer. Not on the level of Double Sunshine, but pretty close. Lots of complex flavors I'd recommend to any hophead.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.