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Triple Sunshine | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Triple Sunshine IPA 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#61
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
886
pDev:
6.97%
 
 
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895
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3.78/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.76/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -12.9%
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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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4.87/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Triple Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 886 ratings