Spring Fever Session IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by jaasen64:
3.94/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into Lawson's tulip. Picked up at the 5th Anniversary bottle release last weekend. Bottle says 3.8% (not 3.3% as listed). Had this on-draft during the event and double-dry hopped at the Beer Lover's Ball. Review is live from the bottle.
A- Pours a hazy mostly opaque orange yellow with a thin slightly less then a half finger of white head that has about average retention and recedes to a fairly flat top leaving lots of spotty lacing.
S- A little bit earthy with some floral notes and light citrus of oranges and lemons backed by a nice malt background. For a 3.8% session IPA the nose on this is quite impressive.
T- Light citrusy hops of oranges, lemons, and a very light earthy presence. Hops balanced with a nice malt background that complements the hops well. Finishes a little bit watery as expected for a session IPA with a light lingering hop presence. Overall not bad but just a tiny bit on the watery side, definitely no where near as flavorful as their bold IPAs such as Double Sunshine, Hopzilla, Peril, etc..
M- Very thin, a bit watery, nice carbonation, very drinkable and easily sessionable.
O- This was a nice session IPA from Lawson's however it was too watery for me to consider it to be a go too IPA. I'd take Double Sunshine any day over having a couple glasses of this. I actually thought from the bottle this was a little bit better then on draft, but the best was definitely the double-dry hopped on cask which added a decent amount more flavor. Overall I'd recommend trying this, just don't expect it to be as quite as flavorful as Double Sunshine though. For a session IPA this does have nice flavor and an exceptional nose considering it's abv.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2013 17:13:23 | More by jaasen64
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4.41/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
About as perfect a session IPA as possible. Tastes like a full ABV IPA with one exception, lack of bitterness somewhere between the middle and finish. Light copper color, fluffy white head, tropical fruit aroma. Medium body and slightly above average carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 20:44:00 | More by LittleDon
2.88/5 rDev -28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Drank from a 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a pint glass
Big thanks to Fclfcs for bringing this gift to our party.
The beer poured a brilliantly clear, medium amber color and was topped by an inch-tall, fluffy, bubbly, eggshell colored crown. Really solid head retention. A thin film of bubbles lasted throughout the session. Streaks of lacing stuck all along the glass.
The aroma was super hoppy. Punchy, fruity and sweet. Bright and zesty with intense tropical fruit notes. Loads of pineapple. Good amount of mango. Hint of passionfruit. Citrus notes were also apparent. Orange peel came through strong. Touch of ruby red grapefruit.
As impressive as the nose may have been, the flavor profile was a huge disappointment. It was ultra hoppy yet really thin and overwhelming bitter. Grapefruit rind notes dominated. Lots of orange peel. The hops had a lemony and tart presence as well. Very piney and dry with no malt balance to speak of. The lingering finish was ultra dry, pithy and intensely bitter. Almost Aspirin-like.
On the palate, the beer felt super light and bubbly. Really thin and airy with an intense carbonation that was rather distracting. With time, the carbonation settled a bit.
I love the concept of a 3% ABV session IPA but, in reality, this beer simply did not work. Some beer styles can succeed with a minimalistic malt profile, but intensely hopped beers like this one definitely need something more to maintain balance.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 12:53:51 | More by Damian
Spring Fever Session IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
90 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.