Triple Sunshine IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Triple Sunshine IPATriple Sunshine IPA
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Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This lupullin-laden India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas, and exceptional layers of flavor. Store cold, pour carefully, then close your eyes and enjoy a tropical vacation in a glass.

Added by Rymar9 on 05-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
637
Reviews:
67
Avg:
4.69
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
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Ratings: 637 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Rristow
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted from bottle. Pours an awesome cloudy orange with thick bright white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit. Incredibly complex and well balanced flavor for an IPA. Flavors of mango, orange, papaya, passion fruit, caramel, slight pine and resin. Hides ABV very well and quite crushable. Incredible imperial IPA.

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Photo of Bigdoc91
4.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of buzzed
4.4/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Smaxy
4.33/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lawsons will always be third fiddle to Alchemist and HF for me when it comes to the Vermont breweries, but that doesn't keep this from being outstanding. It lacks the hop bite that Vermont IPA hunters are used to, but it's gorgeously bottled and looks lovely when poured (rusty color with thick head and beautiful lacing).

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Photo of ha-sheem
4.85/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerjb22
4.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was my first ever triple IPA. This one took a while to get and I remember not being disappointed

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Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MJSFS
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gentle pour into a Lawson's snifter produced a clear apricot beer with a half finger of rocky white head and several bubble streams. The head slowly disappated and left chunky lacing. The aroma is juicy tropical fruits, pine needles, bready malts, and a slight booziness. Taste is tropical fruit juice, caramel, bready malts, and faint booze on the backend. It's incredibly balanced! Mouthfeel is heavy and juicy. Overall this is more than worthy of a 100 rating, and it's worth triple the festival release fee. One of the best beers I've ever had regardless of style.

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Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy almost burnt orange color with a one finger white head that dissipated immediately. Lacing spider webbed and became spotty. The smell started off with sweet onion, subtle sweet grassy, sticky citrus leads into a light grapefruit portion blending wonderfully. Light mango and resinous pine slides in underneath. The taste was more bitter than sweet, but the sweetness does come out in the warming of the beer. Dry floral quality adds to the quality of this beer. Light citrus smooth aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with more of a sipping quality to it. Carbonation runs at a nice pace along my tongue allowing the bitterness to hit just all around really spectacular. Overall, if this is a DIPA, well, you know damn right it is! Wow, just plain wow!

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Photo of Fernans
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Triple IPAs can be too much of a good thing. Too dank, too rich, too boozey...too much. This is not like that. I found this to be a big beer with big aromas and flavor. Pours a orangey-gold and as you pour...the aromas hit you. Mango, pineapple, tropical for sure. These smells carry over in the taste, but like all great beers its not overwhelming in any one sense. The taste finishes with a hoppy bitterness that you would expect in an any good IPA. The flavors last and our memorable. Served cold, you don't notice the booze (or least I didn't). For Hop Heads, this will not disappoint. Cheers!

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Photo of SaulFox
4.61/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of campfirebrew
4.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.81/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.68/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle from Lawson's 9th Anniversary Sale 4/8/17 poured into Lawson's tulip glass, but of course.

L: Beer is an almost perfectly-clear deep gold (probably a bit of chill haze). Pour gives you a 1F+ foamy white head with lots of lacing, and pretty good retention for the ABV, leaving a cap and ring. You very much want to drink this.

S: Lots of pineapple and mango up front, along with some grapefruit and orange rind. Light cracker malts and a good dose of dank piney earthiness. Just as solid a DIPA nose as you can imagine.

T: Interestingly, the malt has come forward a bit in the four weeks since I had this on tap at the event. Still plenty of pineapple and mango up front, but tempered more aggressively by the malt and still moving towards a nice piney-earthy finish on the back end, only slightly bitter, and with only a slight amount of alcohol heat, which I imagine at this point is just about impossible to avoid.

F: Medium body, light to medium carbonation (enough to dry the palate decently). Absolutely superb construction and balance, nothing out of place and scary drinkable for the ABV. You have to really be careful with this one, though mentally you also want to savor it because it's not very likely you have the rest of a case waiting for you. I don't give out 5s for anything very often, but this element is a 5.

O: John Kimmisch of Alchemist always suggests you consider fresh vs. 1 mo vs. older IPAs as different beers and I think that's a wise move here. This is a somewhat different beer from the fresh one on tap, but it's still perfectly constructed and tastes fantastic. It's definitely the East Coast equivalent of Pliny the Younger and you can't ask for any better. We can ask for more, though, hopefully when the new Waitsfield facility comes on-line.

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Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gushue3
4.49/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whatsgoody
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 22Blue
4.19/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Triple Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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