Triple Sunshine
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #7
Ranked #74
4.59 | pDev: 6.97%
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
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Notes: Triple Sunshine is the culmination of our Sunshine series which is exploding with juicy notes of pineapple, grapefruit and lychee. The brew exudes potent floral and herbal aromas from a deluge of dry-hopping.
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Photo of timmy2b
4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz can from the source. Pours a clean burnt orange color with a half inch of clowdy white head in a Lawsons glass. Nice floral hop aromas hit the nose . Very smooth with almost no aftertaste. Some pineapple on the tip of the tongue. Perfectly balanced with the alcohol burn very well hidden. World-class is a correct description

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber golden a little chill haze but fairly clear.
Smell is sweet hops and grain
Flavor is sweet with a slight bitter finish. Really easy to drink for a big ass beer.
I wouldn’t want to drink a lot but a good night cap ipa. Definitely from a by gone era of IPA.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.36/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 20 Nov. Thanks, Rick.

A clear copper with a dense off-white head with good retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is boozy, bitter, pungent and unabashedly over the top. Sweet? Yes. Pine? Yes. Candied grapefruit? Sweet pickled watermelon rind? Orange? Honey? Are you done asking questions or do I have to hold you upside down and smack you? Yes, maybe, yes and yes. Sweet pineapple and melon are present along with some lychee. The palate opens sweet, boozy and brash with pine and grapefruit bitterness with a lot of sweetness, candied orange, sweetened orange peel, orange marmalade, a little honey and a simple malt sweetness. Honey and mild caramel are present. Sweet, bitter and boozy on the finish. As the carbonation dies down, this takes on a pine like syrupy feel. Tasty, enjoyable, but not the best triple IPA out there. I definitely enjoyed this more than my friend John did.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DATE: November 10, 2019... OCCASION: a good sports Sunday hopes to end with a Cavs win and the utmost Sunshine, courtesy of Brad... GLASSWARE: Lindemans stemmed tulip... this looks like the heart of a sun--a dense, opaque, brooding orange body, complete with white solar flares turning to coral lacing... a kerosene-like pine power, burning the nostrils with pineapple, grapefruit, and stone fruit.... leaf and dank basement also mingle, but this is born of a singular goal--to crush the tastebuds luponically... first sip bends the lips to its will, thick and buzzing with a near syrupy density... the weight requires this to be experienced in slow, thoughtful sips--this is somewhat crunchy, but the alcohol subtracts some of the welcoming punch of its other Sunshine iterations... warm start to finish, settling into a fruity cordial-like memory at the throat... the predominant flavor is grapefruit and pineapple, bold and juicy... flower petals, light herbs, and a stinging apple is its last trace... I might enjoy the Sip or Double a bit more, as both engage with this flavor but also drink at an more efficient pace... still, tough to throw darts at a beer this steeped in the hop and this succulent to the palate.... Brad, one more time--thanks!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.23/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 6 pack of these before we left the source. Basically drank everything they had on draft but this, seeing as how I was gonna grab a pack on the way out. Drank the first one at Trekkie's wedding.

Pours a familiar beer color yellow-light orange with 1/3" white head that dissolves at a predictably average rate. Aroma seemed to go with Galaxy and Citra hops? Notes of pine and pineapple were abundant alongside a mild sweet citrus component.

Taste and mouth feel are where its at. Has a similar to Pliny like texture of corn syrup for drying effect and hop avalanche on top of a relatively easy going malt bill. Keeps the grapefruit, orange and pineapple feels flowing the entire time. Real easy to drink, hides alcohol especially well. The pine seems to be from the boil, the CTZ (they call 'em Columbus for some reason in the more liberal parts it seems, odd) pushes through the entire drinking experience.

Definitely gonna bring one of these out to Thanksgiving and see how much it changes in a 6 week period. Excellent beer bordering on world class for me.

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Photo of stoumi
4.13/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Triple Sunshine pours a murky, dark orange with a vibrant and healthy 1-finger head with spotty lacing. The smell hits with a big hop aroma including pineapple and grapefruit and a grassy note. Taste is a bit hot up front with pithy fruit and some citrus and floral notes late.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper colored with a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering half of the top. There’s a hazy complexion. There’s light soapy lacing. The aroma is of citrus with a bit of pine. I’m tasting a wallop of citrus with abut of pine. The mouth is sticky and resinous.

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Photo of eppCOS
4.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - A glowing pool of oils, golden hops, and more hops. Almost looks greasy on top. Great lacing, per the ABV.
S - Fantastic aromas, floral, wondering where I am as I wander through fields of hops...
T - Where this falls a little short - almost too smooth - like a Waldo's but without much 'bite' on it. Certainly leans on the imperial of the IPA side of triples. No harm no foul, just not my fave.
F - Great carbonation, very smooth, almost delicate.
O - Great stuff from Lawson's but I'll take their IPA/DIPAs over this one.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can canned 9/9/19 poured into a tulip glass, a golden hazy orange with half finger white head. Aroma is all pine,grapefruit, and maybe some cantaloupe? The taste is very balanced between some malt/sugar notes and the hop citrus flavor profile. The alcohol is barely noticeable. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, carbonation level is medium low. A pretty tasty balanced triple.

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Photo of Gatch
4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned on: 08/09/19, picked up at the new brewery.
What an epic beer. Seems easy to make a heavily-hopped IPA but it doesn’t seem easy to make a TIPA (TRIPA?) because it’s so massive. I’ve seen a few other Triple IPAs and this tops ‘em all. Hazy, proper head, beautiful color. Plenty of booze in the nose but it’s inviting, sweet, and rather malty. The aroma carries over to the flavor, but the masterful hop bill really shows throughout, especially in the feel and finish. Sooooo smooth, perfectly sweet yet hoppy, and the right body. Balance makes this a stellar beer but a world-class IPA (cubed). And a 4-pack for $15 at the brewery is a damn steal!

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Photo of Boto
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can: This one pours a hazy darker orangish golden color. A wisp of a white head and almost no lacing. Good nose. Resinous pine, citrus and tropical hop notes. The taste is very good. Somewhat bitter with an underlying thicker sweetness. Resinous pine, citrus and tropical flavors. Maybe some honey and biscuit also. Very nice.

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Photo of SFC21
3.85/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Probably the best/smoothest of the triple IPAs that I’ve had. With that said, the style itself is a bit over the top for my preference. The booze overpowers everything else. Some flavors of overripe peaches and white grapefruit but the booze washes over everything and lingers. Some residual sweetness with the boozy aftertaste. Overall probably the top of the class for this style but the style isn’t my preference.

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Photo of scotorum
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5


Acquired at the brewery 5/26/19 but canned 4/17.

Poured from the 12 oz. can into an Alchemist stemmed tulip.

a: Stunningly beautiful clear amber with an inch thick offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and very dense lacing.

s: Pine resin and citrus.

t: Very pleasant citrus & pine combo followed by a moderate hop bite on a mixed dry and sweet finish. Tropical fruit notes follow that. the high ABVis covered extraordinarily well.

m; A delightfully oily medium, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o; Triples can be overhopped nightmares, but this one is superb. Been a long time (probably five years) since I have had my favorite Lawson's brew, Peril Imperial IPA, but this is also a powerful, flavorful joy. It looks gorgeous and tastes even better..

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Photo of Brad007
3.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 3/27/19. Pours a mild golden hue with a thin head into my glass. Strong hop punch in the nose with pineapple and grapefruit. Extremely bitter with grapefruit, pineapple and lychee making their presence known in the mouth. Acidic finish that reminds one to sip, not quaff. At 10.3%, it's stronger than most IPAs and if you like your IPAs on the lower side of the spectrum, you may not enjoy this. I do though. Well worth it.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

canned 02/19/19

L- The beer pours a hazy golden with about a 1 cm white head. The head recedes fairly quickly into a thin film leaving spotty lacing.
S-The nose is primarily a mix of pineapple and weedy dankness.
T- Up front there is some good bitterness of the grapefruit pithy variety. As your palate adjusts to the bitterness, the sweetness really comes on. It is juicy sweet pineapple which lingers long after the bitterness relents. Alcohol is well hidden.
F- The mouthfeel is medium overall, but has a real syrupy quality which is enhanced by the sweetness of the beer. Carbonation is light, but still keeps the beer from getting to heavy.
O- A well executed triple. The sweetness will keep some people from enjoying it, but it's certainly in line with other examples that I've had. Recommended for fans of Triple IPA's.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.16/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 3/19/19

A: Deep golden orange, some notes of copper at the core - surprisingly clear - pours with a small, off-white head, fades to a wispy cap, retains a small collar, leaves some spots of lacing

S: Something like a fruity mixed drink - bright citrus, with some orange and grapefruit juice, and some some syrupy citrus, like orange marmalade - floral citrus - herbal notes, with some leafy hops and some pine resin - lots of fruit, fruit cocktail - pineapple, mango (including the weird aspect of mango that my brain finds vaguely cheesy), peach, apricot -
rich malt base, with some pale grains, caramel malt, and booze (hard to hide at 10+ABV)

T: Also drinks like a fruity, boozy mixed drink - orange and grapefruit juice, candied citrus, marmalade, with some floral citrus notes - herbal and leafy hops, pine, slightly woodsy flavors - tropical fruit soaking in syrup, particularly pineapple - definitely some mango, maybe some passion fruit - some stone fruit as well - big malty notes to apparently balance the hops, with pale malts, caramel malts, and some honey-like sweetness - booze is obvious but it works with everything else

M: Fairly full body, low carbonation, smooth in a malty way, but some lingering booze

O: Spoiler alert - Quadruple Sunshine is just a pineapple filled with vodka

In the past I have waited in line for a release of Sip of Sunshine. And Double Sunshine is a great, well-rounded DIPA. Triple Sunshine is very strange, particularly in 2019. The "triple IPA" concept that was gaining some steam about 10 years ago never really caught on for a reason; these are hard to drink. Triple Sunshine at times tastes like a mixed drink with a lot of citrus and tropical fruit. It's weird, but for what it is, it is a tasty sipper.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brother in law traversing Vermont happened upon Lawson Finest ( I gave him a hint). He rewarded me with triple sunshine

Can poured into tuilip glass

Two finger off white foam cap, very good rentention, settles to apencil thin layer after five minutes

Clear amber copper liquid with active streams of carbonation

Aroma of citrus, grapefruit , whiff of caramelized pineapple, maybe some lychee

Taste is citrus , malty,

Has a hop bite, bitterness lingers, Alcohol is evident

Prefer sip of sunshine over the 3x

Good beer

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Photo of chazmatz
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is amazingly good..It poured unassumingly into my goblet. And I smelled the fragrant moistness of a hop plant, and I could feel it growing, into the sun, for me to have come in contact with my taste receptors on my tongue, which then shot the image into my brain...I even felt the warmth of the sun's rays onto the hop plant that I had seen come on a journey through the loving brewing processes of Lawson's Liquids, making with humble and tender care to get these impressions upon my tongue, which can talk but not hear, and my eyes, which can see but don't know how the see, to the mind's eye, seeing the journey of the hops into the fingers that type this review. I have to say...this beer really took me on a journey on what it means to be a hop plant, a miracle of the bosom of this earth, which loves all of it's subjective observers, whom we are but a small portion of. You try that with any other beer and you're going to have much more difficult time. This beer is what it means to be a hop...this is WHY hops are what they are!

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Photo of Vidblain
4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ironically, it's Lawson's that is helping me to appreciate some of the new kids in the Triple IPA marketplace - specifically in reference to The Veil and Aslin.

What I really value about Triple Sunshine is that it's not a huge malt bomb, like many of the newer options out there - it's pleasantly hazy, sweet, and exhibits a ton of pineapple character. It's not quite syrupy, but definitely has lots of thick, yeasty body. It still manages to finish just the tiniest bit dry and clean. Again - that sweet pineapple is terrific.

Friends had told me I wouldn't like Triple Sunshine, and that I shouldn't bother after regular and Double Sunshine - I guess I don't see the criticisms. It's definitely an OG, but it continues to hold its own. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2/10/19

A: Pours a hazy orange. Tall, effervescent nearly-white head. Decent lacing and quite good head retention.


T: Whoa. Big and sweet. Huge huge HUGE juicy tropical hops up front. Crazy amounts of mango and pineapple and citrus (primarily grapefruit). Drowning in sugary sweetness in the middle, this is one big TIPA. Oddly enough, not a huge lingering aftertaste. I think the malty sweetness just kills the hop flavors for the most part. Plenty of bitterness but the sweet flavors are what stick around between sips.

M: Heavy, syrupy and sweet.

O: Well, definitely a ridiculous beer. Huge hop aroma, flavors and big ABV to match. A lot of fun, but I think Double Sunshine is still king.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a four pack at Lwason’s The other weekend. Pours a hazy orange with little head. Smells of strong pine & citrus. Tastes awesome....sticky and dank pineapple with plenty of citrus hops. Alcohol is there but we’ll in balance. A great nightcap beer. Glad to have tried this.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.13/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden tan color with light creamy foam on top.

S - Tropocal fruit aroma with some tropical fruit. Not as aromatic as Double Sunshine.

T - Boozy. Resiny pine from start to finish with a lingering bitter citrus and pine finish. Resiny citrus.

M - Big medium body with some light warming on the way down.

O - Very good but I prefer Dou le Sunshine over this.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally got the opportunity to have Triple Sunshine. The wait was long and the hype was probably more than it needed to be but here's my review. It pours as a golden yellow with a subtle hazy but mostly a clearer beer to say the least. The smell of the beer has a very pleasant hop aroma to it. The taste pretty well balanced between the hops and malt, reminding me of some of the original west coast IPA's that used to rule the beer world. The feel of this is actually a bit thinner than I expected, I suppose this was due to the increase in alcohol compared to how Double Sunshine feels. Overall this is definitely a great beer, I still prefer the Double Sunshine over this and Sip of Sunshine but this was still a treat and very glad to have tried it.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic IPA. Like the line of Sunshine beers from Lawson's, hop tastes range from citrus to something else. In the case of this triple hopped brew, lychee. Would really like to accurately know the hop profile, but Lawson's keeps those details close to the vest. The only downside to Triple Sunshine was that at the very end, a bit of booziness crept in. Still, a classic.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.09/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Prom night, your wedding night, the first time you played hide the salami with your significant other... what I am trying to get at, is that like these instances, there is a lot of expectation put upon this beer. So, did Triple Sunshine score from half court like Raul did on prom night? Kind of. I’m thinking more like it banked in, but I didn’t call my shot. The nose on thing thing is just dastardly and robust - think Karl Malden. I mean for real, this beer smells more ripe than Bar Rafieli’s pompoms. Appearance is all kinds of sexy like Isla Fisher in a pair of Jimmy Choo stilleto’s - yeah, I like dat. Now, this is when things get unbalanced, or just unfair; taste is good, I’m feeling it. But am I feeling it like Ariana Grande screamin’ “Breathin”? Close, but no cigar. Problem is that this beer was canned on 11/09/18; and according to Raul’s finger counting mathametics, that was a long time ago. Not like, hella long, but long enough that things probably have toned down a bit. When your boy drinks it, I get a tidal wave of Tahitian fruits, but unfortunately that wave of gloriousness dies quickly without much bite. And if you don’t know, bitinng can be a good thing. Roar.

I’d love to try it fresh, and I’m still content. But how many licks it takes to get to the center of the Tootsie, Raul may never know.

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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1017 ratings