Kiwi - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by Teleweizen2:
3.63/5 rDev -16.2%
A - pours a crystal clear pale gold. Almost a perfect mixture of yellow and orange. Maybe a fingers worth of fizzy white foam sits on top. Thins out to a film very quickly.
S - nose is remincient to a thicket of pine needles. Woody, floral, and resinous notes add to the earthiness. There is a slight vegetal note sort of like a chili pepper? And of course lots of grapefruit rind and orange pulp.
T - crisp dough and sweet honey malt profile. Bright fruity hops with lots of citrus flavors and bitterness as well as a soft white grape flavor and zesty lemon pith. Finish is earthy with a lingering pine needle character and a touch of citric bitterness.
M - lighter side of medium bodied. Medium fizzy carbonation.
O - interesting beer. Definitely a different kind of IPA.
02-10-2013 07:36:44 | More by Teleweizen2
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4.18/5 rDev -3.5%
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
4.11/5 rDev -5.1%
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
4.16/5 rDev -3.9%
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
4.3/5 rDev -0.7%
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
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
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
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
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
Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.