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Spring Fever Session IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

Spring Fever Session IPASpring Fever Session IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

135 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 135
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.69%


Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stearns16 on 04-23-2013)
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
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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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 22 oz,. bomber into a Lawsons snifter

a: Almost clear dark gold with a half finger thick white head which receded to uneven surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild pine and citrus

t: Pine and citrus over a medium malt base. Naturally becomes more strictly bitter as it warms, but not enough to be annoying.

m; Medium. Good body.

o; Outstanding session IPA!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 17:10:58 | More by scotorum
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw color capped by a snow white head of foam that leaves lovely swathes of lace

Smell: Pink grapefruit, tangelo and a hint of peaches and cream

Taste: Just a hint of fresh baked bread on the front end and then the hops take over, bringing delicate citrus and a hint of peaches and cream, in the middle; the finish is dry and the flavor fades a bit, but the cream lingers a bit, adding complexity

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am ecstatic when I find good session beers and I imagine a delicate one like this one needs to be consumed very fresh; as it was just released last weekend, I was excited to taste it

Thanks, Denzo, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 22:38:16 | More by brentk56
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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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BoldRulerVermont

Vermont

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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Spring Fever Session IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
90 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.