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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: 152
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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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-05-2013 01:51:43 | More by bradfordjohnson
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keithhansen

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-04-2013 22:04:32 | More by keithhansen
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petah12

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-04-2013 01:31:15 | More by petah12
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bierdabbler

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-03-2013 14:25:48 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Focusf111

Vermont

5/5  rDev +15.5%

02-03-2013 05:30:18 | More by Focusf111
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flipdog0

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%

02-03-2013 04:14:39 | More by flipdog0
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love me some Kiwi hops, and I know Lawson's will do it justice, so I've been dying to try this beer. Thanks Pemmet!

Pours into my Hill farmstead stepped tulip, a nice delicate fluffy and creamy looking 1/2 finger head that fades fairly slowly, nice lacing, super hazy nectar orange colored beer.

Nose was wafting out as soon as I popped the cap, great kiwi hops, little tropical almost, grassy and earthy mostly, with a touch of a lemony straw, and a bit of a musty aroma. Under that is a hint of a nice malty sweet aroma, hint almost grainy, fluffy, barely there but enough to support the hops it seems.

Taste starts again with the kiwi hops, nice grassy and a bit earthy, of the terroir, quite juicy with a nice citrus slightly tropical, and musty resinous like fresh wet hops, quite nice. Fluffy slightly sweet malt in the middle, with a hint of booze, and enough to give the beer a nice backbone, hint of caramel and toasty, and a nice carbonation to fill it. The hops get a bit grassy and a light lemony hay but not much, juicy fresh hops really take teh show. A decent bitterness throughout, not overly bitter but definitely lets you know it's there. Finish is drier, nice big bitterness ramps up a bit as it dries, plenty of lingering kiwi hops, light musty resin fresh hops, and a bit more citrus and tropical fruit juice.

Mouth is nice too, super fluffy carbonation and decent med bodied, slightest hint of booze so the beer has a big feel to it overall.

Overall very nice, as I was expecting. Showcases the kiwi hops very well, very tasty and drinkable, despite 8% it goes down very smooth, with nice malt base to prop up the hops, good bitterness enough to let you know it's a nice big IPA, but not overpowering. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 22:41:24 | More by jlindros
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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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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-02-2013 13:51:48 | More by madtowndmb1
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of Kyle. Thank you very much for the Lawson's trifecta Kyle!

Lightly hazed golden yellow with some stringy lace.

Resinous, earthy, and nutty. A bit brighter than the Jade that was consumed just prior.

Nelson hops serve as a nice introductory hop here. Where the Jade's green onions were the evening's mc in the Jade IPA, they play second fiddle here. Evergreen and pineapple bat lead off and move into the green onion finish of the Jade. Where the previous beer was a bit one dimensional, the combination of hops here plays well. The brighter Nelson hops really serve to soften the blow of the aggressive Jade and the hops really do transition rather abruptly. You can easily determine where the Nelson hops seem to come to a crashing halt and the Jade pick up the slack.

Creamy and medium bodied: a nice feel.

Overall, this was my favorite of the three Lawson's beers we had tonight. Thank you Kyle!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 06:09:19 | More by BarrytheBear
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mrskunk

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-02-2013 03:03:24 | More by mrskunk
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-29-2013 21:09:59 | More by DNICE555
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-28-2013 21:38:00 | More by chippo33
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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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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-27-2013 19:45:02 | More by ohtheguilt
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FrancisT

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-27-2013 14:52:25 | More by FrancisT
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-26-2013 01:02:48 | More by UncleJimbo
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vtbeerandbud

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-24-2013 19:26:33 | More by vtbeerandbud
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-24-2013 01:14:07 | More by phishphorce
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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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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 19:28:58 | More by bobv
Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.