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Kiwi - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.37%
Wants: 157
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Pinknuggets on 12-16-2012)
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-25-2013 00:47:36 | More by BeRanger
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bierdabbler

Maryland

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-03-2013 14:48:20 | More by bierdabbler
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codysjb

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

10-13-2013 00:45:42 | More by codysjb
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-09-2013 07:23:27 | More by williamjbauer
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-05-2013 02:52:00 | More by stereosforgeeks
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-19-2013 21:47:02 | More by johnyb
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-16-2012 21:11:12 | More by acurtis
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jh1982

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-29-2012 02:52:18 | More by jh1982
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

01-22-2013 02:29:21 | More by SpeedwayJim
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-19-2012 04:14:46 | More by let8it8grow
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

02-12-2013 01:38:22 | More by Alieniloquium
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Suzanneccll

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-15-2013 12:41:15 | More by Suzanneccll
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

10-15-2013 21:57:19 | More by KYGunner
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-29-2013 18:14:57 | More by Ajlvt
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

01-04-2013 00:02:56 | More by EgadBananas
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

02-03-2013 02:29:36 | More by RMoeNay
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-14-2013 14:02:08 | More by BuckTuckian
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

01-03-2013 14:25:13 | More by jmarsh123
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beerasaurusrex

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-28-2013 01:52:39 | More by beerasaurusrex
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-30-2013 01:54:35 | More by Fusebuddy
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-03-2013 17:37:05 | More by 1424IpA
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-21-2013 23:16:27 | More by jamvt
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-05-2013 17:05:49 | More by HopsHopenstein
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SourinQns

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-25-2013 02:36:52 | More by SourinQns
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Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.