Super Session #2 | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Chrome yellow with hints of burnt umber when held to the light. A full two fingers of soapy head that dissipates to sparse lacing as it fades. Smells of elegant musk, peppercorn and Vidalia onion crackling on a nice ribeye, pine needles and lemon peel. As the wind blew, I could smell the scent of Salma Hayek's hair. Taste follows but offers the subdued taste of cara cara, and an even fainter hint of tobacco leaf. The feel is full and voluptuous like a nursing mother. Sean did a masterful job of creating a session beer that feels like a standard IPA without the abv. Some brewers are gifted with everything that they do; Lawson's Finest fits that bill and then some. I feel so alive I could sh*t myself. On second thought, I'll just kiss myself. What a super freakin' session. Get u some!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful cantaloupe orange with a frilly head of 1/2 finger. Leaves lace on the sides and remains bubbly throughout.

Fresh fruit on the nose, mainly melon, guava, orange, peaches. Very slight herbal qualities.

Wow. They really showcased the Amarillo hop here. It's the star of the show, and every facet of it is glamorized. If you're wondering what Amarillo hops can do in an IPA, this is the one to check out. Lots of white grapefruit to start - just pounds of it; followed by some onion slices, guava, citrus peels, lightly toasted bread crusts and a fade out of herbal dankness.

Feel is extremely resiny matched only by its equal intensity of carbonation. Just awesome.

Overall, I've had more drinkable "session" beers, but this doesn't skimp on flavor or volume. It's really crisp and fresh, not necessarily juicy, but incredibly drinkable.

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Photo of BrandM
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review comes with a caveat: I drank a Super Session immediately after a Sip Of Sunshine; poor tactical planning. Anyway, a very gentle hop experience and smooth crispness. Best enjoyed after warming a bit.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Once again, it pays to advertise! A local small businessman & friend travels with his teenage hockey-playing son and knows well of The CANQuest (tm), so he was thoughtful enough to bring me a CAN from a recent trip! Many thanks.

From the CAN: "Keep Cold! Enjoy Fresh!"; "Lawson's Finest Liquids is a small artisanal brewery located in Warren, Vermont, producing an array of hop-forward ales, specialty maple beers and unique creations. Super Session #2 is brewed by Lawson's Finest Liquids at Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stratford, CT. Learn more by visiting lawsonsfinest.com"; "Our Session IPA is so tasty and quaffable that it will leave you craving more! Super Session #2 features full malt flavor and assertive hop character with copious additions of Amarillo hops late in the kettle and in dry-hopping."

I was excited to Crack! this open since it is a rarity to see it in these parts. I was not disappointed, either, as it reveled itself to be brimful. A moderately gentle Glug raised two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with reasonable retention that slowly fell, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very cirtrusy, loads of grapefruit, but underlain with a minty, dank kind of herbal smell. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was slightly bitter, more like rind than pulp, but pleasant. I certainly did not experience the unwanted puckering that this sort of thing CAN cause.
Warming, I began to get more peach & tropical fruit flavor and less bitterness. It finished semi-dry and highly refreshing. I CAN certainly see people putting this into their summertime coolers! Nicely done & thanks again!

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Photo of flaskman
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 ounce glass from a 12 ounce can. Clear golden yellow with a beautiful creamy head that dissipates quickly with no lacing to speak of. Smells like a good IPA. The first sip reminds me of the Sip of Sunshine I had earlier but slightly more bitter but still has that Lawson's taste. Great carbonation with excellent mouthfeel and retention. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Very well balanced and an excellent session IPA. All hail Lawson Finest Liquids :-)

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fairly clear IPA for the NE. Decent nose presence of tasty hops. Upfront taste is smooth and hoppy, but the finish takes sharp turn to bitter I didn't expect in a sessionable IPA. Not perfect, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of Marty
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mulzicus
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodchipper
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrStitch
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best tasting session IPA i have found so far

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Strong lemon flavor is too powerful during early quaffs; settles down as get further into the beer.

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Photo of DaaaaBeers
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcorn
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, if ist the canning date on the bottom of the can, this has been in the can for just 10 days...if its best before dating, its another story...

Pours lightly hazed , lightly amber, fine and frothy off white head, leaves looser strands of lacing.

Non descript fruity nose

Soft citrus, ripe tropical fruits and sweet, honey infused malts...tasty sessioner.

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Photo of talbotjf99
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Super Session #2 from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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