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:
625
Reviews:
63
Avg:
4.69
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
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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

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.59/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
4.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have been looking for this beer for months now.

A 22 oz bomber bottle (no date) poured into a TH Teku glass.

Appearance- A golden thick orange with over two fingers of thick creamy white head. The bubbles just keep coming up from the bottom of the glass. A very nice lacing around the entire glass.

Smell- The tropical fruits explode out of the bottle as soon as I opened it. Mango, pineapple, and grapefruit up front with a nice kicker of pine resin with a malt mixed in. Left me curious to how this was going to taste.

Taste- An extremely complex mix of tropical fruits mixed with a sticky pine. The mango is joined with grapefruit, peach, and tangerine/orange citrus. The aftertaste is fantastic with the piney hop notes coming through. There is nothing in the taste to indicate this is brew clocks in at 10.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel- A very smooth feel with lots of carbonation. Goes down nicely and fruity afterglow.

Overall- I can't think of another beer at 10.5% that is so drinkable. Great fruit taste complemented by some piney hops, what more could you ask for in a fantastic IPA. In a league of its own and well worth the price. Get it if you find it.

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

A: Glowing orange with a white foam
S: Tropical citrus punch!
T: A huge upfront burst of mango, tropical, citrus hoppiness. The alcohol is woven into the flavor of this beer beautifully.
M: Relatively soft with a hint of sweetness that the hop bitterness balances well.
O: An amazing beer

Great beer from Lawson, as usual.

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Photo of mltobin
4.62/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkiBum22
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey3236
4.65/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of M_chav
4.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Boozy and citrusy. More tropical notes as it warms or as it coats the tongue. Really enjoy this. Beautiful color. Iconic bottle. Truly steps beyond Sip. Love it.

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Photo of underoath437
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've ever had. It's that simple. Smooth and full like a double, but drinks like a single. A hint of a bitter finish that finishes with a warm, slow touch.

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

Photo of Spoild
4.67/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Triple Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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