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Kiwi - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
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:
Beer added by: Pinknuggets on 12-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of stakem
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.

Photo of KYGunner
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of BuckTuckian
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of codysjb
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of ArrogantB
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.