Super Session #2 - Amarillo
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Super Session #2 - AmarilloSuper Session #2 - Amarillo
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Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #417
Ranked #5,676
4.11 | pDev: 7.3%
May 01, 2021
Jul 08, 2014
Super Session #2 - AmarilloSuper Session #2 - Amarillo
Notes: A single hop session IPA brewed with Amarillo on this batch, and our collaboration with the Vermont Pub and Brewery.
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4.09 by yuno from New York on May 01, 2021
4.4 by rangerred from Tennessee on Apr 12, 2021
3.73 by paulytasker from New York on Apr 02, 2021
4.22 by Dimpi from Massachusetts on Mar 27, 2021
3.75 by caahare from West Virginia on Mar 23, 2021
4.25 by Vonerichs from Colorado on Feb 21, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eppCOS from Colorado

A very nice golden dark pale ale profiling the tropics meet pine profile of Amarillo hops. Not a ton of aroma however....some grassiness here and some discernible grapefruit on the nose. Same on the palate and with a solid malt profile for this low ABV. Good prickly CO2 mouthfeel. Solid overall.

Feb 18, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Wasatch from Colorado

16 oz. Can

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice slightly hazy golden yellow/orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which leaves a pretty nice medium size island, with some pretty nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, guava, mango, lemon), nice pineyness. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, guava, mango, lemon), nice pineyness. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely. Overall, a tasty brew.

Feb 15, 2021
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3.57/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy, but not turbid yellow gold color with 2 fingers of fluffy, effervescent white head. Not a lot of retention but leaves some nice cobweb lacing. The head settles into a thin cap.

The aroma brings notes of spicy, cracked pepper, as well as plenty of fresh peaches, grapefruit, and lemon zest. There's a faint, crackery malt character in the back.

The flavor is earthy and bitter up front; lots of spicy hop notes. Then comes a solid wave of cracker malt before a fruity finish. Lots of peaches, lemon, pear, and grapefruit. Nice.

The feel is medium-light bodied with pretty good carbonation. Crisp and dry on the finish. Slight lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is a very nice session IPA. It's not quite as good as a few of the other versions but I'm still thrilled to have tried it. You can't beat the price here.

Feb 15, 2021
4.09 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado on Feb 11, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 10/26/20

This is a beer I've had sitting in my fridge for quite some time, which probably wasn't ideal given it's a session IPA, but I'm sure it'll still be good a little more than 3 months from canning. Lawson's is always good stuff, so my expectations are pretty high here

Pours a cloudy gold with 2 fingers of soapy white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose is very well rounded for a session IPA, balancing hops, malt, and spice effectively. I'm picking up on aromas of resiny hops, caramel malt, general citrus, white pepper, crackery malt

The taste is a little more hop focused than the nose led me to believe but it's still good. On the front end, I'm tasting orange, pithy grapefruit, piney hops, and a touch of caramel sweetness. The swallow brings notes of resiny hops, fresh pine, pithy grapefruit, and creamy doughy malt

A light medium body pairs with very gentle carbonation resulting in a smooth beer, though I was hoping it would be a bit more refreshing given the abv. Finishes mostly dry with assertive bitterness

Overall it's a pretty good beer, but not really something I'd turn to for a session beer. I'd love to try some other beers in this series though

Feb 10, 2021
4.24 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Feb 08, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a conical pint glass; canned 10/26/20.
A: Pours a hazy, light amber color with a one to two finger, white head, rim and cap retention, and moderate rings of lacing.
S: Fruitiness then comes forth with aromas of white grapefruit, lemon, caramel, white pepper, and pine.
T: More semisweet than semidry. Palate follows nose closely but with a predominance of lemon and pepper. Bitterness solidly evident throughout.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and very, very easy drinking.
O: Super Session #2 is a light, refreshing, session AIPA. At 4.8% ABV, it is perhaps the best composed example of the session AIPA style I have had.

Feb 07, 2021
4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2021
4 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2021
3.87 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Jan 17, 2021
3.51 by Rlabar1288 from New Jersey on Jan 17, 2021
4.08 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Jan 10, 2021
3.75 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jan 10, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 11/3/20.

Pours clear yellow with a short head, minimal retention, and a few dots of lacing. Faint citrus aromatics in the nose. Light bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Hints of melon, pear, and peach on the palate with minimal malt or bitterness. Finishes quick and fairly dry and crisp.

Jan 03, 2021
3.33 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Dec 30, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Can dated 10/26/20 into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy gold (SRM 5-6) with a nice off-white head. Great lacing. Initial impression is orange, grapefruit rind, and lemon. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and somewhat dry. Finish is moderately bitter and, again, dry. Overall, a full-flavored session IPA but not one of my favorites.

Dec 28, 2020
3.75 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Dec 26, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

From a 12oz can dated 10/26/20 into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy yellowish brown with about one finger of white head. Ok retention, moderate lacing.

Smells mainly of pine with some earthy notes thrown in.

Tastes of pine and a bit of zesty lemon/lime. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, but very drinkable. Moderate carbonation. Slight bitter aftertaste.

Overall...I get what they're trying to do...pack as much flavor into a sub-five percent abv IPA. And it is tasty for the style, but the feel of these things always fall short. Pretty thin and one dimensional.

Dec 22, 2020
3.84 by teamgalt from Massachusetts on Dec 15, 2020
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3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by calebc10410 from Massachusetts

Very subtle hop flavor. Not terrible but pretty boring. Many better session options out there. Super Sesh #4 and #7 are far superior.

Dec 06, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Citrusy and earthy hops up front along with a light floral undertone. Some super light caramel and bready malt

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrus, earthy, and floral hops. A bit perfumey. Picks up a balancing maltiness. Finishes with lingering earthy and floral hops

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid session IPA that is super balanced. More body and hops than other iterations. Definitely highlights the Amarillo. Worth checking out

Dec 03, 2020
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Crisp, clear gold with a bright white one-finger head. This version of Lawson's Super Session one-hop series--Amarillo--brings a grassy, citrus rind bitterness to the fore. It's lighter, refreshing and goes down easily--eminently sessionable.

Dec 01, 2020
4.21 by George2744 from Pennsylvania on Nov 29, 2020
3.79 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Nov 28, 2020
4.5 by Icka31 from Ohio on Nov 21, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 10/16/20, so a month old.

Looks very good in the glass. Faintly hazy golden yellow body with a small but persistent white head. Nice lacing at first.

Nice hoppy aroma, pine & lemon.

On tasting, it follows the nose, with a little floral added for good measure. All this rests on a solid malt base, with a hint of sweetness.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish piney bitterness with a touch of lemon on the tip of the tongue.

Overall, easily the most flavorful session ipa I've had. Thinking a few more weeks in the can might mellow it out a little, but who has the patience for that.

Nov 19, 2020
3.41 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Nov 13, 2020
3 by prisdefer from New York on Nov 12, 2020
4.09 by Snowseff from New York on Oct 25, 2020
4.05 by McSeal from Connecticut on Oct 24, 2020
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 27, 2020
4.28 by dsds007799 from Massachusetts on Apr 07, 2020
4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Jan 02, 2020
4.18 by marks9495 from Pennsylvania on Dec 04, 2019
Super Session #2 - Amarillo from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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