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Kiwi - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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178 Ratings
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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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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 02:29:21 | More by SpeedwayJim
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-20-2013 04:21:07 | More by sirsteve42
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-19-2013 21:47:02 | More by johnyb
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Shilt

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-19-2013 19:46:00 | More by Shilt
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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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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-18-2013 13:16:01 | More by DaveHack
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Lunch

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-17-2013 06:23:40 | More by Lunch
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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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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-12-2013 00:44:47 | More by yourefragile
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celfan

Vermont

4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

copper color pour. not really much of a head, slight lacing.

smell of concentrated citrus, didn't smell as hoppy as other Lawson offerings.

strongest tastes are grapefruit and a nicely balanced touch of malt. might appeal to those who like a bit more juice mixed with their hops.

feel is juicy, oily, and slick - which is my personal trifecta.

just outstanding, my second favorite Lawson's after Double Sunshine. i'd love to put them next to each other some time. it's much smoother than Hopzilla and even Triple Play.

Easily in my top 5 DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 15:50:41 | More by celfan
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to baconsausage for this bottle... my first Lawson's beer...

A: Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with about a half finger of white head. The foam settles quickly, leaving some solid lacing along the edges of the glass. This is a nice looking double ipa.

S: The nose is huge hoppy pine, mild citrus, and quite a bit of onion. I'm not a huge fan of the onion notes, but right now it's not too overwhelming.

T: The beer starts off wet and refreshing with mild lemons right up front. But immediately following as a big burst of super dank piney hops. I get some mild onion, but it's not the main flavor in this brew.

M: Medium bodied beer. It has some heft to it, but it's incredibly drinkable. I can't believe how easy this beer is going down.

O: This is a really nice beer, and I'd drink it again in a heartbeat, but it's not my favorite flavor profile for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 13:26:22 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-09-2013 05:04:26 | More by Auror
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours quite nicely into my CBS snifter. A thick two fingers of white head accentuates the top of the cloudy yellow-orange body.

Nose is fresh cut citrus and pine with a light sweetness.

What a mouthful! Pine and grapefruit up front with a distinct pine finish. Clean and light malt backbone, barely present. Almost an immaculate finish with no yeasty off flavors to distract from hopperfection.

Mouthfeel is clean and stripping. Tart and truly palate cleansing.

Overall, another stellar brew from Lawson's. In my memory, it's right up there with Double Sunshine. However, without a side-by-side tasting, I may never know.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 00:34:24 | More by ghostwalker
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-08-2013 19:08:26 | More by rowingbrewer
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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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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-08-2013 03:29:46 | More by rpstevens
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benoit917

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2013 02:50:38 | More by benoit917
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-07-2013 03:18:15 | More by CB_Crowe
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2013 21:45:48 | More by Prost76
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kiwi double IPA pours a hazy amber color with a small, creamy head on top. The foam fades away quickly leaving behind only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is loaded with grapefruit citrus and tropical fruit (mango, pineapple). Some bready malt notes are also present.

Each sip of this full bodied beer is chewy and creamy on the palate. Moderate carbonation. The flavor is fairly well balanced between citrus hops and caramel malt. It begins with grapefruit citrus and tropical fruit. Like the aroma mango and pineapple are present. Towards the end sweet caramel malt and a touch of bread appears. It finishes dry and moderately bitter with grassy hop flavors. Once gone the grassy bitterness and grapefruit citrus lingers on the palate.

This is a very tasty beer that's more balanced than other DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 21:05:08 | More by WanderingFool
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2013 04:28:39 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-05-2013 03:17:01 | More by Agold
Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.