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Kiwi - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

183 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 159
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Pinknuggets on 12-16-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Photo of Lakemonster
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hearty pour with 2mm head which faded to virtually nothing within minutes. Light orange in color and medium translucency when held to light.

Distinctive smell which is hard to explain, floral overtones with a background chives or onions. Blending into a gasoline like aroma. Not my favorite.

Remarkably smooth with grape skin like taste immediately. Aftertaste sticks with you after about 4-5 drinks and is bitter but leaves me wanting more and more. Unlike any other IPA I have tasted.

Remarkably tasty and unique which warrants the high rating

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a clear golden amber with a thin wispy white head. The nose has an almost negligible hop profile with a touch of sweetness from the malt...slight notes of cardboard. The taste is quite nondistinct with a lot of bitterness upfront followed by a touch of bitter pineapple in the finish. It's an interesting beer, a relatively well balanced IPA, but not a win in my book.

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3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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