Lawson's Finest Liquids

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American Imperial IPA
4.43 | pDev: 7.22%
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 56
Photo of Marcsarm
3.86/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fortunate enough to be in VT at the time bottles were released in early June 2015. Great beer. Wish I had more access to both Lawson's and Tree House. Idk if they're still bottling this but if you can find it, it's worth grabbing. Taste is green onion x with resinous pine. Smell and taste are nearly identical. Clear golden color. Very nice. Afternote: as it warms up it develops more of an opaque orange color.

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Photo of jlindros
3.43/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another one from the 3rd Annivesary Party.

Decent foamy head, hazy bright golden pure color.

Nose nice but ok, super dank resin, huge pine sap forest floor, onion, green onion.

Taste is more, pine sap, forest floor resin, earthy bitter rind and tree sap, more green onion, cheese cloth, little candy pine, sweet malt, a mess.

Mouth is med bod, sap sticky, nice carb.

One of my least fav beers from them, just not digging it.

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Photo of rudzud
3.72/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at the 3rd Anniversary Party at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into the custom Tree House wine glass a semi clear golden hue with a thin white head that faded rather quickly.

S - Aromas of earthy pine, vegetative onions, forest floor.

T - Taste is, unfortunately, similar to the nose. More of that earthy pine tree, vegetative onions. Really oniony in fact. Not digging this one bit.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, a bit lighter. Alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this collaboration just didn't do it for me. Way to much Lawson style here with all the earthy pine and vegetative onions as opposed to the great citrus characters that make up a Tree House beer.

Serving Type: On tap

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Photo of Bugs318
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden-tinged light amber in colour. Decent white head. Great thick curtains of lace. Nose is mango, tangerine, hints of lemon, some strawberry. Taste is similar. A bit fruity sweet, like clementines with some strawberries and peaches. Body is just a shade behind medium with a fine carbonation. Simply stellar.

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Photo of cbutova
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Kimbo for bringing this down from VT. Full notes taken yesterday to laptop.

A- Bomber poured into various stemware with an almost clear golden body. Puffy and creamy thick white head up to just over a finger with fairly good retention. Drizzly lace all around the snifter.

S- Dank nugs of hops emanate from the glass with high strength. Massively skunky weed, juicy mangoes, cantaloupe, slight passion fruit, pine resin and herbal tones make up the aroma; a hop bomb indeed.

T- Follows the same path of the aroma with a dank and fruity hop blast but the resinous pine and bitter citrus opens up quite a bit more with orange coming to mind more. Dank skunky herbs, cantaloupe, melon, mango nectar, floral tones, mint and tangerine.

MF- Creamy and frothy medium body with a bit of a slickness to it; probably a ton of hop oils. Carbonation at the sweet spot for IPAs, moderately high and really helping those hops shine. Finishes with a clean semi-high bitterness.

You can definitely see the influence from both brewing parties involved and to be honest this is one of the best brews I have had from either camp. For the ABV it is super juicy and therefore smooth and a perfect treat for a homebrew day.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose is signature Lawson's, reminiscent of Double or Triple Sunshine. The flavor reminds me a lot of Hopcelot with a Nelson-like finish. Mouthfeel is straight up Tree House. The beer itself is a cool fusion between the best of what both breweries have to offer.

Finally, a collaboration that lives up to the names of two great breweries.

Take the second best IPA that both breweries have to offer and mix them together in a bottle to begin to gain a sense of what this brew tastes like.

It's good. Really good.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The American Craft Beer Fest Yesterday.
I waited 20 minutes in line for this beer and it was probably worth it. Huge tropical fruity hoppy goodness.

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Shhhhhhhhhh..... from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 56 ratings