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
American IPA
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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Rated: 4.09 by yuno from New York

May 01, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by rangerred from Tennessee

Apr 12, 2021
Rated: 3.73 by paulytasker from New York

Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by Dimpi from Massachusetts

Mar 27, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by caahare from West Virginia

Mar 23, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Vonerichs from Colorado

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by eppCOS from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.57/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 4.09 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado

Feb 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.24 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Feb 08, 2021
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts

Jan 26, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jan 17, 2021
Rated: 3.51 by Rlabar1288 from New Jersey

Jan 17, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jan 10, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.33 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.75 by BigMike from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.84 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Dec 15, 2020
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Rated by calebc10410 from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.21 by George2744 from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2020
Rated: 3.79 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Icka31 from Ohio

Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.41 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2020
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Nov 12, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by Snowseff from New York

Oct 25, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by McSeal from Connecticut

Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 27, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by dsds007799 from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2020
Rated: 4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by marks9495 from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2019
Super Session #2 - Amarillo from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 1169 ratings