Super Session IPA - Citra | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Tmyhre802 on 06-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 121
Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Three Penny Tap Room, Montpelier, VT over the weekend.

A- Fairly hazy yellow bodied poured tap to a pint glass with a one finger, frothy white head. Pretty good retention and a big ring leaves plentiful sheets and lace drizzle.

S- Not overly pungent even for a session IPA but a helping of dank hops with tropical, citrus and stone fruit attributes seeps from the glass. Basically clean besides that.

T- Strengthens here with a deep, slightly juicy fruit hop character with notes of tangerine, apricot, smooth grapefruit and orange (not bitter or aggressive), lemon rind and slight floral. Slight base grains and bread provide a minimal, clean base flavor.

MF- Crisp and light bodied but a creamy, fluffy consistency provides a platform to prevent the body from being too fizzy. Carbonation medium-high with a moderate bitterness lingering on the taste buds.

Good but probably just a shade beneath All Day and Enjoy By for me and also about 2.5x more expensive. Another good offering from Lawsons but other great options exist.

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Photo of Yellolab2010
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%

All I can say is the alcohol contet is the same as bud light or all the other light beers and this beer is a waterfall of flavor! A must try if you can get!

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Photo of Hendry
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellowish pour, a finger of soapy white head, solid lacing.

Citra bomb aroma,very fruity,very tropical, very hop forward aroma.

Taste not quite as bright and bouncy as the nose (was likely vigorously dry hopped) with lots of juicy citra hop character, grapefruit and tangerine.

Mouthfeel is relatively light and somewhat thin, fully realizing this is meant to be a "session" beer (that conflicts with the brand name, which is difficult to build up a session's worth of bottles), some of the entries I've had from Cali deliver a bit more in this department in recent months.

My main reason for writing this review on SS#1 (Citra) is that others are writing/posting recent reviews for "super session" #2 (Amarillo) and #3 (Sorachi Ace) under the Citra version listed above.The problem lies in LFL not differentiating the hop variety as all 3 varieties have shared the same label that doesn't state the name of the hop being featured (and that will likely be the case with the Galaxy and Mosaic Super Session to be released). The end result is a clusterf#ck of reviews for the Citra version (which hasn't been out in 2 months) when folks are actually sampling the more recent Amarillo or Sorachi Ace offerings.

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle pour--
A: Cloudy straw yellow, merengue-like head, no sediment

S: Not abundant-- faint smell of hops, lemon oil, and ginger

T: Crisp flavor of hops, a hint of lemon, mango and ginger. Mild bitter finish with minimal malt characteristics.

M: good carbonation, oily

O: A really fine, if understated, easy drinking ale. I could easily drink several of these without getting fatigued... Another winner from Lawson's and Vermont!

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Super Session IPA - Citra from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.19 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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