Triple Sunshine IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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

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Reviews:
57
Ratings:
594
Avg:
4.69
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Like sinking your teeth into the perfect blend of tropical and citrus fruit is what Lawson's Finest Triple Sunshine delivers. Its seamless medley has crawled straight out of a can of Hawaiian Punch, wrapped itself around a ten-plus percent core and seeps deeply into the tastebuds for an unabashed assault upon the palate.

Its bright, nearly canary straw color is laced with a milky cloud and topped with a tall, creamy and persistent froth. But hovering over the snifter overwhelms the palate with all things tropical, citrus and orchard fruit; somehow eluding any semblance to beer.

Its bright and tangy taste is both mouthwatering and drying at the same time. Its hop acidity latches onto the tastebuds with teeth-churning red grapefruit, mandarin, lemon, pineapple, mango and apricot. As the ale swirls beautifully on the mouth, its distant backdrop of malt is delicate of honey, faint caramel and confection- giving its vibrant hoppy fruit character a sense of being vine-ripe, bursting with plump juices.

Hiding its strength masterfully, the ale hasn't forgotten about its dry American IPA underpinning- intent on allowing the hop flavor, dryness and smooth bitterness to command the show. Its fleeting finish is tangy, playfully warm and leaves the mouth begging for more.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.56/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Triple Sunshine is a boozier, maltier, sweeter version of Double Sunshine. Top tier batches of this brew will make you rethink the concept of what a TIPA can offer to the palate.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh batch drank on 1/7/2017

Look-golden yellow body, slight haze, but nice deep golden IPA with a strong head and lacing

Smell and Taste-potent is an understatement. Without having much experience with the lupullin additive other than PowPow, it's hard to really describe the smell and taste because it is that lupullin in a bold fashion. Dank and tropical. This has the malt backbone of a more traditional type of DIPA as opposed to the constant hazy, low malt IPAs coming out as of late.

Feel-creamy and juicy. hides 10% better than just about anything else I have had.

Overall-a fabulous beer. Super happy to finally have tried this and will seek it out in the future.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.54/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Lawson's tulip glass. Acquired in a trade. Most recent batch.

Pours a moderately hazy golden body with a big fluffy white head that sticks around for a while to leave some chunky lacing and retention. Looks nice.

Aromas are big and inviting with lots of floral hops, creamy citrus, piney, resinous dankness, grapefruit and rind. Maybe a hint of alcohol but not much at all.

Taste matches the nose with again, fresh floral hops, orange creamsicle, grapefruit, citrus rind, and a piney, lightly sappy aftertaste that leaves a hoppy bite on the tongue for half a minute. Carbonation is medium-low, body is creamy and rich, medium. Alcohol is very well hidden on the tongue, especially considering the 10.5% ABV.

Overall very solid and world class. I could drink this every day.

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Photo of calitrie1486
4.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I usually don't go this in depth but for the triple I feel I need to. Like most I went into drinking this beer with expectations out of this world. I drank it from the bottle as I do most bombers unless im sharing. . . which I wasn't!

The smell like most other Lawson's products blew me right out of the water. Literally did smell like a tropical vacation.

The taste was amazing! Now I have not had the pleasure of trying double sunshine so I don't have that to compare it to like most, but it was easily a top 5 beer for me and since I am somewhat inexperienced in the triple IPA game this was the best.

Overall, I would agree with the theory that: this beer is wildly overhyped and is reeling in outrageous demands in terms of the beer market. So in that aspect it is a try once kind of beer. On the other hand it was so good that it is not only worth the hype IMO, but I would explore any offer out there that was REASONABLE and not too far off $4$ to acquire another bottle of this greatness!

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Photo of Jimmys
4.36/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bomber into goblet glass. no packaged on date.

A: pours much too hazy. this bottle was sitting vertical for a while so I surprised at that. orange. foamy white head.

S: loads of citrus, but softer more orange like. mango too. maybe even a little minty? maybe some pine in there too.

T: hugely hoppy. there is a softer side of hops here. the flavor reminds me of a creamsicle. bitterness is moderate to low, very manageable. booze is practically nonexistent.

M: moderate amount of mouthfeel. full body.

D: another solid offering from Lawson's. flavorful and aromatic without being cloying or boozy. I really cant believe this is a 10% ABV beer. goes down like a hearty IPA. my biggest complaint is the appearance being so hazy which brought with it a little yeast bitterness bite. otherwise very well done.

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Triple Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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