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Kiwi - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

179 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 158
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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steph1974

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

01-15-2013 15:43:26 | More by kscaldef
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

12-21-2012 00:06:14 | More by djrn2
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 07:36:44 | More by Teleweizen2
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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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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-13-2013 21:33:35 | More by spycow
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illinikap

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-02-2013 23:22:54 | More by illinikap
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-13-2013 04:42:37 | More by seeswo
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-08-2013 14:36:19 | More by Sean9689
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-23-2013 02:19:58 | More by JAHMUR
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-18-2013 19:42:30 | More by vonnegut21
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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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Lakemonster

Oregon

3.94/5  rDev -9%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 22:56:13 | More by Lakemonster
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.94/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 23:38:30 | More by ThePorterSorter
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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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jamvt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-02-2013 03:03:24 | More by mrskunk
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-02-2013 14:34:00 | More by oldp0rt
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-16-2012 16:58:35 | More by polishkaz
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justforrazors

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-10-2013 01:50:57 | More by justforrazors
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-12-2014 18:37:34 | More by HitchSlap
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Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.