Spring Fever Session IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.24/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
We pour a brew of dark golden straw coloring. It puts up a two finger head of gingerbread colored bubbles, affixing creamy ridges of lacing around the glass as it goes at a medium pace. A chill haze is noted, with no sediment. Carbonation appears to be mild. The aroma gives chalky pales and lightly cereal and corny malts, parchment paper, white flour, lightly tart yeastiness, syrupy citric, nectary, and grassy hops, toast, lavender florals, and sour brassiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is heavily malt forward, but it seems appropriate for the sessionability of it, and in keeping with the light, earthy, grassiness of the hops. As we sip, the taste opens with acorn nuttiness, pale grain, dried straw, toasted wheat breadiness, popcorn butters, white flour, starkly grassy and resiny hop freshness, and an airy, sweet, rosy bouquet of florals. The middle comes to a peak with soured malt backbone, mineral bitterness, piney and grassy hops, lemon rind bitterness, walnut oils, and honeydew melon sweetness. The end washes with piney hop resins, graphite, continued white flour and chalked yeastiness, drying floral pollens, charred ham meatiness, Band-Aid phenols, chokecherry, corny grain, and mineral bitterness. The aftertaste breathes of dirty rainwater, grassy hops, brassy metallics, white sugar, toasty pales and lightly adjuncty grain, herbal basil rumbles, freshly pulled floral earthiness, rice pasta starchiness, gravel, and sweet honey bite. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium, but bubbles up on the swirl. Each sip gives soft slurp, froth, cream, smack, and pop, with inclusive creamy coating and finishing hoppy pucker across the palate and down the tongue. No real astringency is appreciated. The abv is easy, and the beer glugs down easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma, especially with warmth. Here we experience a ton of hops for as light a brew it is, with nice variability to include grassy and earthy bite, with sweeter, more floral overtones to match the stark boldness and forwardness of the malts. This is equally as true through the flavoring, with bright grain taking just as much a part of the center stage as the resiny, floral hoppiness. This is a simplistic, easy drinking beer, with a nice body, remaining highly sessionable throughout. This seems to really be the future of the style and the movement, with more breweries pumping out highly drinkable beers that will last the day, rather than 13% monsters that you can only enjoy six ounces of. Either way, this was a great introduction to Lawson’s, and we look forward to the next of Spring Fever’s kin that we can track down.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2013 01:36:38 | More by TheBrewo
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4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Session IPA can really impress me or really let me down.
No surprise that Sean makes a very impressive Session IPA with Spring Fever.
Poured out of the bottle into a snifter.
Nice light yellow color, light head.
Smell was delightful, very hoppy, very floral and sweet as well.
Taste was not as big as the aromas might suggest, but it is a session IPA.
Hops were forward but not a resin bomb by any means. Mild bitterness.
Overall, for a light ABV beer, I really enjoyed this Spring Fever.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 14:54:28 | More by BoldRulerVermont
Spring Fever Session IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.