Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
American IPA
Ranked #53
Ranked #1,835
4.26 | pDev: 7.75%
Apr 04, 2022
Jul 26, 2008
Notes: Chinooker’d is our traditional American IPA recipe which is chock-full of Chinook hops bursting with pine and citrus aromas. Firm bitterness and a balanced malt profile gives way to waves of flavor.
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Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Shiny, lighter gold color. Clear. Two finger head which recedes in a rocky fashion. Ample streaks of mildly chunky lace.

Clean aroma of fresh pale malt followed by a lighter floral hop. Very inviting. No alcohol nose.

The flavor is more bitter than the smell. The malt remains solid and predictable. The body is moderate while the carbonation is slightly elevated. The finish is dry and peppery, leaving a long, pleasant aftertaste. Overall, this is a well balanced IPA with excellent complexities. A new top IPA for me.
Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Medium gold/amber color. Subtle, medium toast malt with a subtle allspice type spice aroma, with a rather floral and citrus note. Quite good, a little bitey at first, along with mellow Mandarin orange peel, medium roasted malt and a little tang in the middle of the taste, with the citrus peel, slowly fading to an easy bite.
Nov 10, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Oct 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Enticing with all kinds of West Coast beauty, the clear gold-amber body has a puffy off-white foam head.

This one's piney, perfumey and--unsurprisingly for Chinook hops--mildly catty. What's throwing me for a loop is just how intensely concentrated the perfumey-ness is. It almost seems like a glass of essential oil.

The body is moderately light, with a crisp then expanding froth, finishing just dry and quite old school bitter.
Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by MJSFS from Florida

Sep 27, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by jdow117 from Ohio

Sep 14, 2021
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Can dated 8/11:
A bit of chill haze on a light golden body; nice head that provides swaths of lacing. Pretty dry, medium light, and fairly clean feel.

Piney and slightly vegetal nose with just a hint of grass (lawn first, then a little dank). There’s a vague and light sweetness, somewhat fructose but I’m not connecting it to a fruit. Taste has a more malty edge to this sweetness, but it’s balanced by a earthy/piney bitterness. Grapefruit pith evolves from this opening, and lingers for a short while before pine regains the ending.

In the end, a pith and pine IPA with a not too sweet malty opening - what I enjoy in an IPA.
Sep 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by McSeal from Connecticut

Aug 30, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 21, 2021
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Reviewed by sethmeister from New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a can marked CANNED ON 5/11/21

Pours into my tulip glass a clear golden shade with a frothy offwhite to ecru head. Some soapy lace.

Scent is earthy, dank, pungent and a bit skunky

Taste is apples. Mint. Honey. Reminds me of a Honeycrisp apple. A lovely bracing bitterness creeps up as I sip.

Mouth is juicy and lightly oily.

Surprising how divergent the taste and the scent of this one are. Typical excellent Lawson's IPA.
May 28, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

May 17, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts

Mar 26, 2021
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Rated by zachary_snackery from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
dudes be like “citra this, motueka that,” smh i just miss when ipa’s tasted like a mossy forest
Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Clear, golden amber color, visible carbonation with a dense head and lots of lacing. A quick swirl and the head kicks up releasing ...
... aromas of wet old growth forest, butterscotch on oatmeal and candied orange wedges. Just a terrific throwback to what real IPA's used to smell like, rich in malt that stands up to intense hop terpenes and bitterness.
The flavor is an essay in balance. Rich caramel malt complexity blends neatly into sharp pine and grass hop flavors. Tongue tweaking hop bite tries to dominate but the sweet grain character keeps it all together.
Body is a heavy medium and the finish is slightly astringent but nicely peppery and warmly boozy.
I have had many Imperial IPA's that don't have the complexity and backbone this Chinooker'd has.
Mar 08, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerBaronBear from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 11/17/20, tasted 1/29/21. Excellent American IPA. I was a bit worried that I would find this too overwhelmingly bitter, given the heavy Chinook hop content and giant hop on the label, but this turned out to be a very balanced beer. Rich orange color, somewhat translucent with a bit of haze. Very appealing smell, very fresh and tangy taste, smooth mouthfeel, and a nicely mild bitter aftertaste. Would happily drink this again, even though it's not my absolute favorite style.
Jan 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Chinooker’d from Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Purchased 0n 4/1/21 for $ 5.00 (Including tax) for 16 oz can ($ 0.313/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. In reefer at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 24/1/21.
Stamped on the bottom “CANNED ON 11/18/20”. Served at 48.9 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 53.2 degrees.
Appearance – 4.25.
First pour – Pale Straw (SRM 2), slight chill haze. Second pour is clear and produces 0.5 cm head.
Body – Straw (SRM 3), opaque. When rear-lite, opacity is shown to be due to extremely fine suspended particles and massive amounts of near-microscopic carbonation.
Head – Average (Maximum 3.2 cm, aggressive center pour), floral white, medium density, average retention, leaving a five to seven mm crown with a cross-cut saw blade edge, fed by effervescence, and a thin partial cap with many rocks. Inserting the thermometer causes an upwelling of tiny bubbles.
Lacing. Good. Wide band of tiny to small bubbles with an occasional hole, like torn cheesecloth.
Aroma – 4.5 – Burst of resinous pine when can opens, quickly weakens allowing some weak generic citrus to sneak through, no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4.5 – Begins with generic citrus and resinous conifers, no malt, no yeast, slightly bitter. No alcohol (6.5 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Ends with a mild but resinous bitterness, sans citrus and pine, but with some malt present.
Palate – 4 – Medium, almost watery, mouthful of soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25 Nicely resinous and piney IPA, reminiscent of the pre-fruity days.
Jan 24, 2021
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Reviewed by beerdedking from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Awesome WCIPA old school style brew. Plenty of pine and lemony resin (more lemon than grapefruit I get by a mile) with a long dry bitter finish. Prepare to have your palette assaulted and reset
Jan 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drank straight from the can. Very good IPA with lots of hops and not much malt backbone. Not as citrusy / fruity as other offerings from Lawsons but definitely worth trying.
Jan 07, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Jan 06, 2021
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy amber (SRM 4 or 5) with a nice off-white head that quickly diminishes to a ring. Initial impression is pine resin, grapefruit rind, a hint of caramel, and peppery spiciness. Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium. Finish is dry and quite bitter. Overall, this is a very refreshing old-school IPA. Not overwhelming, but competent.
Dec 31, 2020
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Fresh can from brewery courtesy of yllib.
Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I love the sip of sunshine so to try a regular IPA was quite good very smooth crisp hop flavor not too bitter is an easy going IPA. For the price though I think I would go for the double to be honest
Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by Jgmiller829 from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2020
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Rated by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Really diggin this beer.
Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Classic American IPA style nailed to near perfection. Moderate to high bitterness but also plenty of flavor. Nice body. Aroma a little muted. Otherwise great job.
Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can in my oversized imperial pint glass. Canned on November 16th, 33 days ago.

Translucent golden colored liquid with a 2F white cap that dropped quickly and left plenty of sticky lacing.

Pine and earthy with a bit of citrus background aroma. The pine and alcohol combined for an ointment-like smell.

The pine flavor is resinous and the citrus is grapefruit rind bitter. Malt flavor is light.

Solid medium bodied with a malt backbone. Hop flavors linger through its bitterness.

It checked the American IPA marks. Hoppy, flavorful, drinkable.
Dec 19, 2020
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Reviewed by jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
If you like chinook hops, obvs you’re gonna love this. Me, it’s not a fave. But if I had to consume a chinook-hopped beer, this is good for me. I just wish this had a bit less bite at the back of the throat. Lawson’s is not what it was a decade (or even 5 years!) ago, but this is a decent beer. I don’t mean to
Dec 19, 2020
Rated: 4.62 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 4.41 by KingforaDay from New Jersey

Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 3.66 by Cuthbert from Massachusetts

Dec 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had this on 2020-12-09 near Pittsburgh, PA from a 16oz canned on 2020-11-18

A - Clear gold with a 1-finger white head with nice lace that sticks around

S - Pine, grapefruit, mild-moderately dank, some floral.

T - Pine, lightly toasted white bread, pink grapefruit flesh and zest with piney bitterness into the finish, which is pretty dry but there's still a hint of fruit sweetness to help moderate the bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Refreshing.

O - Layers and layers of aromas and flavors. West Coast for sure. Suits my palate really well. Glad to be able to get this in Pittsburgh!
Dec 09, 2020
Rated: 4 by SkiBum22 from New York

Dec 09, 2020
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Rated by LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
$4.50, 16 fl oz., 6.5%ABV, Pint Glass, Canned on Nov. 18th 2020,

Overall: Super great beer for price and taste as well as freshness.
Dec 08, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Pentastar from New York

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: A clear golden color, two finger white foam head.
Smell: Honey and lime, some orange too.
Taste: Grapefruit and mildly bitter hops, some guava and other tropical fruit.
Feel: Effervescent and light.
Overall: A nice IPA.
Dec 04, 2020
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth for about fifteen dollars. My eighth brew from these guys. This was good, definitely more of a west coast IPA. Would get again.
Dec 03, 2020
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 760 ratings