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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

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-13-2013 05:50:45 | More by brystmar
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sgn4779

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-20-2014 14:55:14 | More by sgn4779
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-14-2013 16:15:24 | More by Janeinma
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Ed_Bob

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-28-2014 19:53:31 | More by Ed_Bob
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-11-2013 17:56:55 | More by acurtis
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greenmtn1111

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +23.2%

Poured into a Lawson’s chalice.

Pale, hazy orange in color with a foamy white head, two fingers worth. When I put my nose to the glass I get loads of floral hops and the spruce is at the forefront as well. It’s not just piney hops – it smells like a genuine Christmas tree, freshly cut and watered. In the background there is tropical fruit – mostly grapefruit. The taste is like nothing I’ve had before. Drinking this in July is amazing because it reminds of Christmas. The spruce is everywhere in my mouth, as if I had been chewing on a spruce branch or walking through an alpine forest in the fog and breathing in cool, evergreen-soaked mist. Piney hops, grapefruit, juniper, teaberry, damp grass linger in the background. Mixing with the oily spruce, the juicy grapefruit creates an uncanny, yet delicious combination. This is an incredible IPA that drinks very easily. It’s great to find a beer that’s true to its name because so many are often not.

08-01-2013 00:10:27 | More by greenmtn1111
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andrew8626

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

07-28-2013 21:56:37 | More by andrew8626
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

On tap at Prohibition Pig. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. Nice white head. Some lacing. A few wisps.

Smell - Tons of spruce. Like a rosemary beer. Some hops, but difficult to discern a specific aroma beyond pine. Definite caramel backbone.

Taste - The spruce blends nicely here. Comes in behind a bit of grapefruit hop. Caramel malt midrange as spruce takes over the flavor. Bitterness with a lingering pine flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. A little bit sweet, which I really like.

Overall - Very tasty for a spruce beer. Certainly lacking in subtlety, but good.

07-23-2013 00:41:41 | More by Alieniloquium
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MPPHISH

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-23-2013 14:44:22 | More by MPPHISH
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-21-2014 14:37:57 | More by dbkdev
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-29-2014 00:30:10 | More by robgage
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Okisailor

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-21-2013 15:19:14 | More by Okisailor
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-18-2014 04:45:25 | More by OnryAndMean
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-24-2013 23:32:29 | More by Jacob007
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-03-2013 15:57:43 | More by Hophead717
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frankthetank86

New York

1.25/5  rDev -67.1%

10-29-2013 13:22:11 | More by frankthetank86
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csustar001

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-26-2014 23:41:05 | More by csustar001
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patrick802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-04-2014 16:33:53 | More by patrick802
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%

First had: bottle from Waitsfield

Might have been a little bit past its prime when I finally got to this one, but it was still tasty. A careful pour into a Lawson's 12oz. flared pils glass yielded a mostly clear, coppery liquid, with a moderately-sized but long-lasting cap of foamy white head; streaky lacing. Lots of piney hops in the nose, as would be expected, background scents of sugary malts. Taste was piney and herbal--not too intense...probably mellowed out a little bit during the month or so it was in the fridge--sugary malts, lightly toasted bread. Medium body, lower carbonation, slick mouthfeel, quite nice overall.

09-22-2013 22:41:57 | More by Rifugium
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-07-2013 18:45:09 | More by IrishColonial
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-14-2013 01:02:58 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-23-2014 00:14:41 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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_RL_

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-26-2014 21:18:37 | More by _RL_
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-21-2014 02:53:15 | More by mklisz
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-19-2013 08:49:59 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Lawson's / Vermont Pub & Brewery Spruce Tip IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
85 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.