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Lawson's / Vermont Pub & Brewery Spruce Tip IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Lawson's / Vermont Pub & Brewery Spruce Tip IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-23-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

JohnParadee, Sep 04, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

mjw3180, Sep 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

It was like drinking my Christmas tree.

beastoftheeast, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

BigJYoungblood, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

richobrien, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Svyturys30, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mikeincharleston, Aug 05, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a nice dark straw color with minimal head.
Smells very much a nice dank IPA, enjoyed the aromas a lot but was wondering where the spruce was.
When I tasted it, woah...that's where the spruce is. It's strong spruce sap flavor. Not bad, nothing I dislike, just a strong flavor.
Mouthfeel was just as I wanted it.
Overall, this is an enjoyable and unique beer.

BoldRulerVT, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MacQ32, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Ed_Bob, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

csustar001, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

_RL_, Jul 26, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a dull orange with a loose head that dissipates towards the edges. Nose is all spruce - smells very much like a pine forest car freshener. Taste follows nose; however, the spruce is thankfully less intense but still quite strong. There are also notes of citrus. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively carbonation and a slight acidity. Overall, the spruce is a bit too overpowering. It pretty much tastes like what I expect a Christmas tree would taste like.

Jwale73, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

tbone1384, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Teddy-Pickles, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

YeastInception, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dbkdev, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mklisz, Jul 21, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +2.4%

A-Pours darker than I thought it would be. Not sure why I thought it would be lighter but it's copper.

S-Obviously sprucey. Pine and spruce with some secondary hoppy scents of citrus.

T-Pine oil and spruce. Grass along with some citrus. Caramel. Clearly, the spruce/pine is dominant here but I do like that it isn't the sole flavor.

M-Medium bodied. A bit of resin. Medium carbonation. Bitter. Not all too drinkable though because the spruce is a bit taxing after a few sips.

O-Pretty tasty. Well made. This is a one I am happy to have tried but probably wouldn't go for another pint.

VelvetExtract, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

sgn4779, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

OnryAndMean, Jul 18, 2014
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MaryW, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

robgage, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

yourefragile, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bobv, May 20, 2014
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Lawson's / Vermont Pub & Brewery Spruce Tip IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
85 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.