Super Session #8 | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
4.09/5
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194 Ratings
Super Session #8Super Session #8
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Super Session #8 is designed to be a light and refreshing beer with low alcohol, yet the full hop character of a Session IPA. Each beer in our Super Session series is brewed with with the same malt base and specialty malts but features a different single-hop variety. Super Session #8 is brewed with copious amounts of Mosaic hops. Go ahead, you can have more than one… Cheers!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,179
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
194
pDev:
5.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of eluvah
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edward_boumil
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Golden, slightly hazed but still pretty see through. Lots of apparent carbonation in the glass, nice head retention, some lace.
S: Lots of candied citrus and some blueberry
T: Biggest qualm is this is quite dry, which detracts from its "sessionability". Malts are reminiscent of crackers. Strong bitterness washes over the palate and somewhat overwhelms. Some slight sweetness mixed with a strawberry like fruity flavor in there as well.
F: Spritey, lots of carbonation, medium-light body. Silky but the astringency from the bitterness detracts from its smoothness.
O: Decent IPA, but rather similar to any standard west coast IPA. Also nothing really sessionable about this, besides the ABV being somewhat on the lower end. Too much bitterness and flavor to be something that I'd be cool with sessioning.

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Photo of eddiefl
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Doesn't look or smell like much but that would make a super session!

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Photo of epyon396
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BruceJones
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heftklammer
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Juice14
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Clear yellow body, thin layer of head. Not overdone, but inviting.

Aroma – Grapefruit, orange zest, and a little white pine.

Taste – A flash of bitter followed by grapefruit and grapefruit pith, then caramel with a long bitter finish.

Mouthfeel – Nice and not overbearing.

Overall – A very good session IPA, it doesn’t whack you over the head with hoppiness but leaves you wanting more,

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Photo of Kurzman
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of johnlatona
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Choppin-Banana
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheelz77
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nhmp105
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a moderate foamy head. The head dissipates but yields a well retains ring of lace.
Served cold, the nose is somewhat clean at first. The aroma of toasted malt first emerges, followed by a faint hint of mango, berries and pear. Eventually, the zest of orange peel takes over and becomes the dominant voice.
As advertised, this is a session IPA that is light and easy to drink. It is hops forward with a clean body and a dry finish. The hops yield light citrus flavors of orange, lemon and grapefruit pith, in harmony with grass and pine. The bitterness is light and clean and has a mild linger.
As far as session IPAs go, this one is pretty good. It hits all the right IPA notes, yet is light, crisp and dry enough to have more than one.

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Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of holzman57
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iski100
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EKubik
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can into a teku appears hazy golden with a frothy white cap composed of large bubbles.

Aroma is fruity like lemon and herbs. Taste is equally fruity with lemon zest and dry almost wheat-like grain.

Light in body with modest carbonation. An effortlessly drinkable brew.

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Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Super Session #8 from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 194 ratings