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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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86
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.22%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-23-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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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.

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Lawson's / Vermont Pub & Brewery Spruce Tip IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
86 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.