Triple Sunshine | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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

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.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 110 | Ratings: 895
Photo of underoath437
5/5  rDev +8.9%
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 raspy22
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 22 release. Had on Dec 29th. Reviewing from my notes.
L: Very dark honey color. Minimal white head.
S: Aromas are pretty wide here, and improved/changed as it warmed. Lots can be used to describe this! Piney, earthy hops, tropical, citrusy, dankness, malty pine, bubblegum/wheat,... there will be lots of people finding more and different aromas on this. Hard to lock down everything I was smelling on this. This was a fun one to smell!
T: Taste is pleasantly similar to aroma with a complex amount of flavors with malt and tropical aspects taking the leading roles. Nice hop bite as well. VERY well-hidden 10.5%.
F: Smooth, medium carbonation. Did not get harder to drink as it warmed a bit.
O: Finally got my white whale IPA, and this triple was easily the best tipa I have ever had! Surprisingly, and dangerously, sessionable for its abv. MUST have again,... as long as someone else pays for it this next time. *sigh*

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Photo of rabbott2
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
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 SinjaminBentek
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle poured into a Teku.

Appearance - Pale amber.

Smell - Tropica, citrus, stone fruit and dankness!

Taste - Waves of fruit, citrus first.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Medium carb. Very nice!

Overall - Highly Recommended...

Grade (A+)


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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.87/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Anticipation is real here as ive been waiting quite some time to try this highly regarded IPA.

Pour reveals a truly sexy looking brew - brilliant hazy golden orange with a dense and creamy white head that hangs around and decorates the glass.

Pungent aroma is apparent from feet away during the pour, and evolves as the beer warms. Getting grapefruit, resinous pine, weedy dankness, honeydew melon, passionfruit, ripe mango, minty green and grassy notes on the nose. Some sweet malts compliment the juicy tropical scents.

Palate matched the aroma beautifully, and is wonderfully complex, especially as it warms - waves and waves of tropical fruit flavor. Up front is juicy tangerine orange, followed by ripe mangoes soaked in honey, peach, grapefruit, melon, minty grass, pineapple, sweet bready and caramel malts, finishes on a peppery pine note.

Feel is slightly creamy slightly sticky, medium full body, works very well for this one.

Overall this beer is an absolute treat, somewhat similar to SOS in ways but also completely next level - definitely lives up to the hype. Even with the higher abv and larger bottle format, i found myself craving more after a single bottle. This is worth seeking out.

very few beers 'taste' the same to me in terms of subjective experience when i compare first occasion to many years later. this is an exception. can dated 3.27.19 and consumed 4.14.19

aromas are ripe orange and grapefruit peel, honey sweetness, pine, the slightest hint of booze. palate follows with a lush candied fruit quality, honey sweetness throughout, ripe orange, pineapple, mango, hints of peaches and cream. there is some herbaceous and piney green character, mellow bitterness is overshadowed by sweet fruity character but still plays an essential role. medium+ bodied, very creamy. wow!

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Photo of fireazzi
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

wow, very awesome beer. Tasted great, Lawson's does the best with their IPA's. This one was a pleasure to have tasted strong but for a triple it was really good.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
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 costanzo_mike
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a darker orange color with a thick whit head that retains beautifully. Thick lacing on the glass. Smells of pine, tropical fruit. Tastes reflect the same, great mix of pine and tropical flavor. Some of the booze comes through but not overwhelming, really solid job hiding it at 10.5%. Mouthfeel is consistent with the other Lawson's big guns - smooth, resiny, some stickiness. Finally got to see what all the hype was about and I enjoyed it immensely

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Photo of Hootie159
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From bottle. Man what a head. Amazing staying power also. Great pacing. Slightly cloudy orange. Just based on head for the abv would go 5.25 if I could. Much more pine on the nose than I expected. A nice balance of malt and some fruit. Taste is fruitier. Sweet, a little dank, juicy very good. Only knock is the clear booze in the back. Not overwhelming by any means, but clearly there. Even for a triple I like this to be hidden more. Great feel. Good carbonation, some tang, some sticky sweet. Very good beer.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A slightly hazy orange color, but clear compare to most NE IPAs. The nose is a resin-y, mango-y bitter punch. The taste is very consistent with the nose, with more if the hops bitterness and some earthiness on the back end. The feel is very full and lasting. Overall and wonderfully made beer with tons of complexity that is full and consistent, but not quite my flavor profile.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received in a trade from an awesome BA ryanlefebvre93

L: Very moderate haziness resides within warm golden, tangerine, and cooked carrot hues. My pour had a healthy 1cm white head that slipped into continuous lacing around the glass
S: Strong dankness on the nose with subtle hints of the tropical fruits to come in the taste profile
T: Pineapple, mango, and tangerine flavors obscure the high ABV and melt into a lingering hoppiness that lets you know this beer means business
F: Evenly carbonated, but has a slight soft creaminess vaguely reminiscent of a Tree House beer - certainly not the same mouthfeel at all, but to me there is a sort of distant familial connection
O: This is easily one of the best Triple IPAs I've ever had. I tasted this side by side with a can of Sip for comparison purposes. While SoS is an incredible beer in its own right, tasting it alongside Triple Sunshine made it feel decidedly one note and almost flat. Overall this enhances the essence of Lawson's flagship IPA and takes it to new and enjoyable heights.

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Photo of tregan_20
4.96/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The Triple Sunshine by Lawson's is definitely one the best beers I've ever tasted. Although it has similar features to the regular Sip of Sunshine, the overall taste just blows you away! Best way to describe it is a tropical vacation in your mouth. Seek this one out for sure, cheers!

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Photo of agreenman19
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - now in cans! Never thought I'd get a chance to try this outside of a beer fest. Pours an amber haze reminiscent of dying embers. Bone white head with legs for days.

S - massive hop saturated nose. Deep, resonating notes of lupulin and sweaty, gym-sockey pineapple. The dank shit. Touch of ammonia then we're back to the peach and mango. Fruity without being juicy. The dank consumes.

T - monster dank surges cut through me like a hot knife through butter. Penetrating grapefruit spiciness dripping with syrupy hop oils. Warming peach and peppery bitterness commence the booze assault. Some serious IBUs in here make this hard to swallow at times for fear of your mouth exploding with razor sharp needles. The good stuff. Bitter rind sits in the back of your throat. Once you get over the hop saturation (but do you really though?) the piney and floral characteristics come out. Heavy duty jam-laden bread sits like a brick in the ol' stomach.

F - soft, creamy, and delicately potable for 10.5%. Delicate? Sure, but I really meant dangerous.

O - this is an intense beer, make no mistake. Balances the NE juiciness aggressively with classic west coast hoppiness for something that punches you in the gut, but gives you a reach around at the same time. The night is still young, and I'm sure I'll be convincing myself of that even as the darkness creeps into the corners of my vision while passed out naked in the backyard cooing at the neighbour's cat through the fence.

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

This beer is very similar to Sip of Sunshine, but a more robust version. Hops are even more pronounced. Alcohol is well hidden which could make this dangerous in quantity. Excellent beer. As far as high octane IPAs go, In my opinion, you cannot get much better than this. Great job Lawson's. I wish you would sell this in Massachusetts.

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Photo of macher0
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to fellow BA'er brentlepping for the share. I had a decent buzz but this one still SHINED though.

This poured a darkish orange, copperish with a healthy egg-shell head. Some minor laces retained on the glass. This nose was incredible - tropical fruit bombshell: mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and papaya. The taste just follows right in line very tropical with a tad of resin on the end. Unlike most where the nose is tropical and the taste is pine/resin, this has a huge tropical taste. It full body and very smooth with no booze and a very creamy finish.

I was blown away. Too bad this is a huge pain to acquire cause I would be thrilled to drink this piece again.

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Photo of nhindian
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Triple Sunshine comes in along the darker end of the color spectrum, and somewhat fittingly, has the starburst color akin to a sunset. A disjointed, rocky head fights to cling to the sides of the glass but easily pulls away without much struggle. It still lasts a while, though. The body is mostly clear, with small amounts of carbonation in the glass.

Aroma - The nose is a wonderful bouquet of hops with a nice sweet note lingering in the background. A fresh mix of mango, honey, and grapefruit makes each sniff a joy.

Taste - Pretty much the nose incarnated on the tastebuds. Juicy tropical fruit with a bready, sweet honey malt flavor. Surprisingly, the finish has a somewhat hot alcohol bite, which definitely knocks this down a few notches.

Mouthfeel - Resinous, thick, syrupy. Clean, though.

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Photo of jhavs
4.76/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasting at the ACBF.
A= Hazy and yellow, bright with near pure white full head.
S= The aroma is spectacular, typical of Lawson's Finest. Deep citrus and tropical fruit, resinous pine. Pineapple and mango?
T= No hint of high ABV pushing its way through the deep and dank hop flavors, lots of tropical fruits with pine and earth following. Sweet malt balances bitterness and makes it very easy to drink.
M= Lightly carbonated but stays lite and crisp, easy to drink for TIPA.
O= Had this previously at one of the breweries anniversary events, loved it then, and loved it again. World class. Wish it was easier to get, luckily can get SofS to tide me over.

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Photo of papat444
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a treat this one was. Mango, oranges and peaches fill the flavor. Super smooth and ultra creamy with just the right does of bitterness. So easy to drink, i could have drank this all night. Do everything you can to get a bottle of this.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Barry.

This one pours a dark-ish orange, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one smells super good, some dankness, honey, and tons of citrus, just a huge blast of it.

This one isn't necessarily better than regular Double Sunshine, but it's still absolutely stunningly delicious. No hint of the alcohol whatsoever here, with a big honey and citrus sweetness, along with a bit of pine, and some of what they call 'dankness'.

This is medium bodied, and luckily not syrupy at all, for the ABV. The mouthfeel is juicy, and fairly crisp.

This meets the hype and is absolutely delicious.

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Photo of calitrie1486
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
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 TampaRainman
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably the best triple IPA I've had. Thick, sticky, sweet malt backbone with a good chunk of resinous and tropical fruity hops. The booze is nicely balanced for a triple. Has a weighty, syrupy feel and a lingering finish. As good as it was, I think I can safely say that I prefer IPA/DIPA style-wise.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
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 MissSmisje
4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: pale amber, big fluffy head that sticks to the glass and dissipates into a thin layer
S: not as big expected for a triple, but still big. Mostly citrus and ripe tropical fruit with a touch of pine
T: orange peel, lemon peel, clementine peel, papaya fruit, some undertone pineapple, some sweetness but (pleasantly) not as much as implied by the nose, a hint of pine in their palate and some darkness in the finish, but the citrus peel dominates here.
F: light for a TIPA, but still a medium feel from the malts and sweetness
O: super tasty. Like happiness.

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

This was one of the top 5 IPAs I have had. Wonderful juicy looking beer with wonderful head retention. Smells of a tropical fruit cornucopia and the taste did not disappoint. It has a nice malt backbone but the juicy taste of the beer blends wonderfully with the malt flavor. Awesome freakin beer. I can find nothing wrong with it.

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Photo of dar482
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The aroma bursts of pungent mango, papaya, peach, oranges, along with a slight green leafiness and bready sweetness.

The flavor follows with the oranges and tropical mangoes up front. A juicy Citra quality with not much sweetness, but instead, a substantial bready malt, even for the VT style. It makes the beer lean towards 9% instead of what it actually is. The finish is a touch dank and green herbal hops come through again.

The best TIPA.

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Triple Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 895 ratings