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Peril - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 170
Avg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 49
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DaveHack on 04-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An imperial IPA featuring triple dry-hopping and extended cold conditioning to create an exceptional and menacing hop character with a smooth and clean flavor profile
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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 170
Reviews by jaasen64:
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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at the Lawson's 5th Anniversary about a month ago, refrigerated since purchase. Tried on-draft a couple times at the Anniversary party. Full pour into a Lawson's tulip.

A- Pours a brownish golden with about a finger's worth of white foamy head that has about average retention and leaves some spotty lacing around the sides of the glass. Fairly consistent carbonation, a little bit darker then your typical IPA.

S- Nicely balanced aromas of grapefruit, lemons, light pine, malts, and just a hint of booze (hardly detectable, not what you would expect from 11.1%). One of the best balanced IPAs I've had, right on par with Alpine. The booze is remarkably well hidden.

T- Lemons, grapefruit, caramel malts, some light booze that blends right in. Finishes with a nice lemon, sweet malt finish that is incredibly balanced and lingers as an aftertaste. Overall the taste is great, and tasting fantastic over a month past bottling- quite possibly even better then when I had it on draft at the anniversary party (only rated it a 4 then).

M- Incredibly smooth, quite possibly the smoothest beer I've encountered over 11%, carbonation a bit on the low side but nice for the beer.

O- This beer was fantastic and shows that Lawson's is one of the best IPA brewers in the country if not the best. The only brewery that I think even comes close is Alpine. Peril, like the rest of Lawson's IPAs, is extremely balanced while still maintaining a ton of flavor and staying incredibly smooth despite the high abv. I really hope Sean Lawson brews this again as it is easily a world class beer.

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3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a nice white head. Good surface foam and retention.

Smell - Herbal hops. Some grapefruit. Lots of sweet malts. Alcohol.

Taste - Herbal hops right up from. A citrus sweetness builds in the middle. It's a blend of hops and sweet malts. Finishes dry, surprisingly. Boozy, though.

Mouthfeel - It's boozy but it's quite drinkable. Medium heavy body.

Overall - Very good, but there are better IPAs of the same style. Lawson's never disappoints, though.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: hazy, murky, orange. White head, okay retention, minimal lace.

S: pone, resins, citrus, fruitiness, caramel.

T: pine, medium bitterness, blood orange, mango, caramel, fruit juice.

M: full, slick, clean, sharp.

O: its a heavy IIPA, but its still quite tasty. No double sunshine though!

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Peril from Lawson's Finest Liquids
93 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.