Triple Sunshine
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #8
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #85
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 7.21%
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
1,105
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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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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased for $4.25/12 oz can at Capitals Beverage in Concord, NH. Canned on 11/08/21. Consumed on 11/15/21. I love the look of the can – a beautiful red, black and yellow/gold color scheme.

A high ABV IPA or maybe even a barleywine comparable and in a class with Dogfish Head 120 min. 4.5

A – Pours a clear pale yellow with a mousy head. Think beer foam mustache. Good carbonation. 4.25

S – Aromas of pineapple and some faint sweetness. 4.5

T – Rich, bittersweet, piney, not real citrusy but resiny sweet. 4.5

MF – Heavy bodied, primarily a contribution of the sweetness, with an easy drinking almost dry finish. Smooth, velvety almost. 4.5

Today at 03:14 PM
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz can dated 11/16/21 into a pint glass.

Pours a very hazy yellowish orange with about two fingers of slightly off-white head. Incredible retention and great lacing.

Very strong fruit smells on the crack of the can. Pineapple, oranges, grapefruit and maybe a bit of apple. Pine aromas in the background.

Very sweet tasting almost like some sort of fruity candy. Pretty strong alcohol presence in the taste as well. Alcohol taste seems to back off on warming and reveals juice-orange specifically with abit of grapefruit mixed in

Very sticky mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter alcohol-y aftertaste. Juice creeps into the aftertaste on warming.

Overall, a great beer. Price tag was a little high ($18/4pk-12oz). I'd probably pick Sip over this but probably a tie with Hopcelot.

Yesterday at 01:27 AM
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LarryV from Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There's something in the aroma of this beer that I just don't like, can't put my finger on it but it's not appealing to me at all. Taste wise, I just get a cloying sweetness that clobbers all the other attributes. I bought a 4 pack to try and that will be the end of my experience with this beer, I can't get beyond the cloying sweetness of it.

Yesterday at 01:24 AM
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Rug from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 11/10/21

Well, I certainly wasn't expecting to find this on BCBS release day, but here we are! I'm just happy I went to look around for more beer after I got my bottles of Bourbon County from the front counter, or else this probably would've been gone by the next time I went back. I'm a bit disappointed I'm not trying Double Sunshine before moving up to this, but I'm thrilled either way. Currently the 8th highest rated Imperial IPA and 85th overall on BA. Let's crack it open

Pours a clear orange gold with 3 fingers of creamy off white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves minimal spotty lacing

The nose is absolutely huge on this one, juicy floral hops playing off a massive malt bill. I'm picking up on aromas of orange juice, tangerine rind, floral hops, bready malt, caramel, pineapple, dank weed, and light honey

Holy hell, this is just stupidly juicy in taste, every last flavor just pops. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting orange juice, caramel malt, white pepper, pithy grapefruit, white grape, and toasted bread. The swallow brings notes of juicy lychee, honeydew melon, tangerine, dank weed, bready malt, lemon rind, and resinous weedy hops

A medium body pairs with gentle airy carbonation, resulting in a very smooth beer. Finishes off dry and increasingly sweet

This shit is incredible. It's massive and evenly balanced between malt and hop characteristics. I can't believe this is only like $4 for a single can. I grabbed 2, but absolutely need more

Nov 27, 2021
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth, MA for an unknown amount. My ninth brew reviewed from these guys. Canned on date of 11/10/21. Very underwhelmed, just ok, very malty.

Nov 22, 2021
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a translucent amber with an ample fluffy head and heavy lacing.

Smells of slightly dank floral hops with some citrus and sweet fruit.

Tastes a little bitter upfront possibly from some lupines. Sweeter tastes come up as the glass warms: slightly tart grape fruit and pineapple or maybe honey or both. The finish is sweet going to slightly bitter with some boozy warmth.

Medium light body with light carbonation. Lush lightly syrupy mouthfeel.

This brew is a strong sipper that is not too sweet or too bitter and one of the best that I have ever had !!

Nov 20, 2021
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent head production, retention, and lacing. Body is hazy with some fine particulate out of suspension in a dark orange and translucent body.

Aroma is wonderfully hoppy and inviting, with huge notes of orange, ruby red grapefruit, caramel, pepper, white bready dough, mango, pineapple. It's layered with hops and malts, with every sniff revealing more and more.

The history of IPAs above 10% ABV reveals some gems, but a whole lot of boozy, hot, syrupy messes. This one isn't just a gem; it's a star. Sweet and juicy, bold but not harsh, equally balanced between hop and malt expression, bitter but not astringent.

Flavor notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, melon, white grape, pineapple, white dough, caramel, maple, vanilla.

Smooth and full bodied, not the slightest bit syrupy or harsh.

This is a world-class IIIPA that more than lives up to its reputation and Lawson's stellar legacy.

Nov 19, 2021
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Pivopijak from Washington

4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

draught
Went on a cross country road trip and rated 514 beers, this was my favorite. How's that for a start to a beer review.
Cross between light orange and amber, for the look. Very good, spiced mixed fruit and a bit of Mandarin orange peel and malty, medium toasted grains, in the aroma. So very good, rich, somewhat sweet, blended essences of heavy malty pineapple, guava, some tangelo peel and a whiff of lychee nut, toward the end of the finish. Wow!

Nov 10, 2021
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightest of hazes on the darker gold color. Moderate head which leaves streaks and some random spots.

Alcohol up front with the pale malt second in the smell. The hop is beautifully floral and aromatic. A superb blend.

Semisweet pale malt start. The alcohol shows up throughout the tasting. Above average body with an appropriate level of carbonation. The hop, while providing bitterness, it's primarily here for balance. Overall, a magnificent beer. Very smooth.

Oct 20, 2021
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gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This TIPA met my expectations, which were high. I love how it is in a 12 oz can since the ABV is so high. True to Lawson's form, the malt is solid, the beer is amber to dark, clear, bubbly, and delicious. The hops are not over the top and complement the high alcohol well. I would highly recommend seeking out this one.

Aug 12, 2021
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jcastro002 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an amazingly balanced triple. You don’t even know you are getting mule kicked. Had it in Waitsfield, and took a 4 pack home and had it a couple weeks later. I love the Double better, but this is pretty special too

Jun 30, 2021
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had Triple Sunshine poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped "CANNED ON 07/07/20," gift from friend, into Teku tulip 3.0.

Pours bright gold with one finger of near-white head, which doesn't last and leaves only a little lace. Give this one time. Cold off the pour, it's pine-sol. As it warms, or if you start it closer to proper temp., it's floral and fruity, pineapple, tropical funk, and backing malt. On drinking, it's funky, brandied fruit, over big malt, with alcohol warming up the finish.

Oct 29, 2020
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gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this is so extremely floral, feel like you're chewing some flowers. it is one of a kind, I never find anything that's like it. very sweet but you don't feel it's overpowering, on the other hand, you still able to taste all the other complex flavors. alcohol nicely hidden. a beer that I'll definitely miss.

Oct 01, 2020
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can - dated 07/?/20 - poured into an IPA glass at fridge temp. Purchased at Novare Res for $9 per can (ouch!)

Pours a fairly clear-slightly foggy deep honey golden hue, topped with a finger of simple white head that quickly recedes to a perfect collar, leaving no lacing behind. No visible streaming.

Nose: A bed of pale malt with a touch of toasty caramel malt supports a mellow tropical bouquet of lychee, mango, papaya, pineapple, peach gummy rings, tangerine, and green pear. Some secondary aromas of grapefruit peel, fir needles, earthy boiled Simcoe, and coconut sugar round it out.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with a blast of sweet biscuity caramel malts, lending a flavour not dissimilar to honey, followed by candied tangerine, papaya, peach candy, apricot, and a touch of pineapple. The malt sweetness is quite intense, and takes awhile to peak. When it does, it's still sweet, but lessened enough to allow some grapefruit pith, and pineapple-like acidity to cut through a bit. The finish sees some pithy bitterness, some hoppy floral notes, with a hint of pine sap, and that distinct boiled Simcoe note. Nice resinous pithy linger.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer drinks truly full-bodied, heavy, slick, sticky, and sweet - almost syrupy. Sweetness clings and lingers, perhaps almost cloyingly. Effervescence is pretty low, which doesn't help, and the only respite is the finish, which helps dry it out slightly.

Overall: This is a very highly-rated IPA, so it has a lot to live up to. Unfortunately, I can't say that I can put this up with the very best of the best. It is intensely sweet, syrupy, and cloying, and oddly enough, I think it's under-hopped. There just isn't any bitterness or intensely pithy, resinous bite to cut through that sweetness. It's barleywine sweet, and not IPA bitter. I find Double Sunshine (very bitter) to be superior, and Sip might be the best. A great beer to experience, but not one I'll revisit. If you like very sweet and malty IPAs, then you'll enjoy this one.

Sep 14, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can dated 7/29/20.

Pours clear gold with s chill haze. A short head of white retreated quickly revealing a partial skim coat with minor lacing. Pungently tropical and juicy in the nose. Pineapple, mango, peach, tangerine, and apricot. Medium bodied with a sticky, tacky mouthfeel. Candied citrus on the palate with light malt and some throat warmth. A fruit cocktail of pineapple, pear, mango, and orange pith. Finishes a bit sweet and bitter with lingering tropicals and booze.

Sep 03, 2020
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First visit to Lawson's by Alewife and me on 28JUL20, and I led off with is beauty, a 10oz pour at $7.00.

Was a bright, clear, medium-golden. Had light carbo and a frothy, off-white head. Topping lasted well, with A-1 lace. Nose had lots of citrus, with grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and a touch of rindy, piney action. Had a medium to medium-plus body, with plenty of smoothness.

Taste had a lovely balance... solid toasty malts with a smidge of sweetness before lots of citrus took over. Pineapple, grapefruit, apricot, tangerine, even some honey. Was a touch piney but never bitter. Lovely!! Prosit!

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

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Aug 04, 2020
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GRG1313 from California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried multiple times and great consistency to a bona fide world class 100 point beer. This one has it all and delivers every time. Big, bold, well made and just makes you happy. Great with a bold meal!

Jul 22, 2020
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can courtesy of jhavs, thanks!
Dated 5/7/20. Poured into a plastic stemless glass for outdoor camping enjoyment.
Pours a deep golden color, decent head that just sticks around. Superior lacing.
Aromas of grapefruit, candied orange and citrus peel.
Wow, sweeter than expected but still with some bitterness present. Unexpected. Candied citrus, concentrated pineapple, hint of juniper/pine needles.
Mouthfeel is out of this world thick and sticky.
Overall, a wonderful example of a triple IPA. This one lands on the sweeter side and if that’s not your thing, this beer might be the one for you. Probably still worth a try coming from Lawson’s.

Jul 20, 2020
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Billolick from New York

4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. , canned 5/7/20

Pours out with a light haze, typical almond amber under a moderate light khaki cap, that leaves a collar, fine bubble film and ample spotty lacing.

Bright sniff of grapefruit rinds.

Full flavor DIPA, loaded with more grapefruit, oranges and resiny grapefruit...delicious, complex and densely flavorful....I enjoyed every sip...go get some and enjoy.

Jun 26, 2020
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timmy2b from New York

4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
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

Jan 29, 2020
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Jan 25, 2020
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.36/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Dec 27, 2019
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.27/5  rDev -6.8%
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!

Nov 11, 2019
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.23/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Nov 08, 2019
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stoumi from California

4.13/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Nov 08, 2019
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1105 ratings