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Kiwi - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 157
Gots: 8 | 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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NickD11


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-12-2014 19:52:19 | More by NickD11
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beefsquatch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-04-2014 13:57:29 | More by beefsquatch
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patrick802

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-04-2014 16:33:18 | More by patrick802
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zgunder

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-21-2014 03:28:04 | More by zgunder
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-24-2014 23:25:35 | More by Kurmaraja
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steph1974

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

02-22-2014 03:22:06 | More by steph1974
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HitchSlap

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-12-2014 18:37:34 | More by HitchSlap
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-22-2013 15:19:15 | More by Satchboogie
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-16-2013 13:49:44 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-14-2013 06:55:31 | More by facesnorth
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-12-2013 21:24:15 | More by IrishColonial
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dkw0063

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

10-29-2013 16:02:45 | More by dkw0063
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 03:50:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

10-27-2013 07:09:17 | More by drewone
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-21-2013 23:16:38 | More by firedwarftj
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-20-2013 22:47:26 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-20-2013 21:31:13 | More by BARFLYB
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speaking_for_trees

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-18-2013 17:56:38 | More by speaking_for_trees
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber into a matching lawsons snifter. Big thanks to DonFrap for hooking me up with this. The brew pours an orange copper color with a tan finger. As the cap fades, it leaves a full wall of patchy lace. A swirl revives a finger back to the surface displaying solid retention.

The aroma is juicy with hops that are tropical and fruity. Almost a bit of orange marmalade character with a touch of that vinous nelson aspect before getting herbal and dank with a little fresh cut grassiness. Overall not the most bold bouquet but very solid and enjoyable nose.

The taste is herbal and bitter with a hint of dusty grain underneath. The hop flavoring has a bit of melon or mandrin appeal before getting pulpy and zesty with rinds and pithy bitterness. The fruity hop aspect lingers long into the finish with a kiss of solvent alcohol.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is very easy drinking with a creeper alcohol inclusion. I would crush this stuff if it was made available to me in an easier fashion. Well done and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 15:54:00 | More by stakem
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-14-2013 13:32:52 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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codysjb

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle thanks to Mike, appreciate it man. Sort of a hazy and cloudy orange color, decent head. Aroma is weird hops, fruity but indeterminate. Flavor was much the same, it was very hoppy but it was odd how the flavor was fruity and yet I could not tell what kind of fruit. Overall a good and interesting beer but not something I would revisit.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 17:58:16 | More by ArrogantB
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Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.