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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A single hop session IPA brewed with Amarillo on this batch, and our collaboration with the Vermont Pub and Brewery.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-08-2014

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NEhophead
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffGuilly
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afroskully
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsputin
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: real nice orange amber color with a hint of golden wheat as well. head pours 2 fingers, extremely fluffy and rocky white head. it begins to fade pretty quickly and hangs around 1/2 finger

s: sweet citrus, huge crackers, big pineapple, some sweet caramel, and a hint of earthy dank hops. much bigger aroma than i expected from a beer of this ABV

t: taste is grapefruit, light onion, big dry crackers. there is a little bit of pine, followed by a touch of pineapple. closing this out is an herbal bitterness and orange zest

m: lighter mouthfeel. carbonation level is moderate/high

o: a session IPA for sure. the flavor in here is a bit more than your typical hop-water session IPA. this has a little more balance than others i have tried.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light/medium gold. White head that dissipates; no lacing. Aroma - citrus, pine and crackery malts. Taste is the same; a little juicer than the nose gives off. Feel is average carbonation with somewhat of a dry finish. Overall, a nice solid session that drinks easy without losing much of the IPA characteristics.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a soft semi-hazy yellow to orange color with a one finger sustaining white foamy finger’s worth of head. It must last for a good minute and a half before even deciding to dissipate. Lacing was here and there, not much really. The smell starts off with freshly cut sweet grass, a light lemon, and ever so sly amount of sweet onion. Bittersweet and nice. The taste follows the smell and bringing a soft sweet oily onion flavor sliding over my taste buds. A sweet onion to grassy aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this has a light bodied feel with a nice crisp sessionability about it. Carbonation runs appropriate for the session IPA style and hits the spot letting a light bitterness to roll about. Overall, if treated as a session IPA, it works, but I must admit the IBU’s are pretty low in this one. To me, I dig it.

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4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Glider
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear and pale with a nice foamy head. Hops smell is lovely, citrus hits first, with some tropical fruit and resin. On the palate there is nice balance of malts and hops, although the hop flavor is a little more restrained and traditional than the nose. Bready twang and faint bitterness on the finish.

Solid session IPA, 90/100 seems about right. I grabbed this because I wanted to try Lawson's without trekking to VT And this was available at my local store.

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Photo of timmy2b
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbuzz
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can, dated 05/06/17. Served in a tulip.

Pours a barely hazed copper-gold with two-plus fingers of soft, bubbly cream-coloured head. Retention is good for a few minutes, settling back to a thick collar of suds with meager lacing.

Smells of breakfast cereal, orange peels and flowery peaches.

Taste leads with oily, citric bitterness, orange peels and pith and grapefruit. No detectable malt presence. Ends with a long, spicy, tongue-coating pine and lemon hop-oily tingle.

Feel is oily and drying, medium-light bodied at most and aggressively carbonated.

Overall, it could do with a bit of malt body to balance out all that fearsome hopping but I suppose that's what makes it super-sessionable, isn't it? Tastes great, less filling.

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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BallsDeep
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDarcy
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harsley
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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