Super Session #6
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American IPA
Ranked #3,580
Ranked #21,923
3.87 | pDev: 6.46%
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
Very Good
Super Session #6Super Session #6
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Photo of SierraNevallagash
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can - dated 21JAN20 - poured into an Allagash Coolship glass at 46°F. Purchased as a single for $2.50

Pours a slightly hazed deep straw yellow, topped with a finger of loose white head that quickly recedes to a thin whisky collar. A few visible bubbles.

Nose: Very pale, almost crackery malt forms a low profile base that definitely conveys the "session" aspect of the beer. Galaxy hops are quite evident in their aroma, albeit rather restrained, lending notes of overripe stone fruit - papaya, mango, apricot, and peach, with a hint of pineapple, a touch of cattiness, some fir sap, lemon, and a whole load of green, grassy, herbaceous notes. Pleasant, certainly Galaxy, but definitely muted.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with crisp, dry, ultra pale malt, which again, conveys a crackery profile. Some typical Galaxy notes surface with more overripe papaya, mango, apricot, melon, and a big dose of lemon. These then shift into a more green, grassy, herbaceous profile, almost akin to Mosaic, before a surprisingly firm, resinous bitterness takes over. The bitterness is piney, pithy, very resinous, and even a bit peppery, which some may find overbearing. Personally, I think it works to mask the fact that this is such a light beer. The overripe Galaxy notes quickly fade and give way to the bold, biting bitterness, which leads the way into the finish - itself, also resinous, bitter, pithy, and piney, concluding with a hoppy, peppery, spicy bite.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is quite light-bodied. Not quite as light as an average helles lager, as the hops and their oils definitely lend a bit more body, with the bitterness contributing a dense of weight as well, but there's no measurable malt heft, and this still drinks about as easy as a very hoppy lager. Effervescence is quite lively, spritzy, not quite soda-like, but it isn't a far cry. Very dry, very crisp, very snappy and clean. Drinks like a seasion IPA should, but avoids being watery.

Overall: I've had a few of these Super Session offerings, and while this isn't the best (Mosaic is my preferred SS), it's certainly drinkable and enjoyable. It's light and easy to drink, with a tame ABV, making it a good afternoon choice, and if you want hoppy, it's certainly hoppy. It is very bitter, so if that doesn't appeal to you, you won't enjoy this. If you enjoy Galaxy hops, don't mind the bitterness, and are alright with a restrained session ale format, it's certainly worth a shot, and satisfies that hop tooth without having to deal with the ABV. A solid little hoppy single hop session ale.

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Photo of minterro
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned: 02/11/20 Consumed: 03/07/20 Frist beer officially rated, however, I feel like I have had their beer before. Enjoyed on a beautiful 70 degree early march day here in CO.

A&S: Mostly transparent pale yellow and very lively beer. White fizzy head is about a finger and a half when first poured and slowly dies down to a thin layer on top with lacing being left. The aroma is not as potent as expected and consists of grassy floral tones and weed.

T&M: More piney bitter than I expected and it hits you upfront. Bigger flavor than expected for the ABV. The fruit profile consists of mango and citrus. dry finish. Even with the bitterness, it is very drinkable. Crispy, prickly, and lively on the palate.

Overall: Worth a try, but nothing special. Solid though.

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Photo of scotorum
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A new Super Session =number, using Galaxy hops.

Poured from the 12 oz. can into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Clear dark gold with a finger thick white head which receded to thin patchy surface foam and no lacing to speak of.

s; Grain.

t: Biscuit malt with light floral notes and a moderate hop bite. Dry finish with lingering bitterness

m: Medium, ok body and come carbonation tingle.

o; Probably the lesser of the Super Sessions, lacking in flavor and with quite a bit of raw bitterness. Will see if the other in the sixpack are any better, but this is not very impressive for $2 a can.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The super session series has been one of my favorites in beer, where each iteration is a slightly different take on a light, crisp, hop-strong session IPA. With #6, the crispness is replaced totally by a muddy, stew-y hop weight that throws the balance I've come to expect way off. It comes across like a session ipa mixed with a DIPA and then watered down. It's fine, but Lawson's can and has done much better.

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Photo of haines710
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Couldn’t resist another Lawsons and gave this a shot. It wasn’t bad but not my favorite. Bitter with lack of character. Easy to drink but lacking any distinct flavor. Sessionable but I probably won’t be getting more.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a hazy amber with a modest head that soon reduces to a ring and an island. It also leaves lacing. In the nose, it is a bit citrusy. In the mouth, it fills the mouth nicely, has a nice bitterness and follows with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Sessionable!

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Photo of bret27
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can courtesy of yllib.
*galaxy hops only*
Pours a clear gold with nice lacing. Looks like a lager.
Crisp clean taste and smell. Despite the description does have some citrus notes and dry bite to it. Predominantly tropical notes however. Little catty.
Thin bodied. Definitely sessionable.
Kind of basic. I don’t think galaxy hops are my favorite, or they’re not represented well in this format.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to GrumpyOldTroll for this one. 12oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Great looking beer. Nose is dank citrus and papaya. I also get some pine as well as pineapple. Really fresh and pungent. Beer opens pine and grass. Notes of bark, grapefruit and fresh tree sap also. Nice and very fresh. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down bone dry with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable.

A nice reminder of what a non-NE IPA is like.

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Photo of Gatch
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At the brewpub in Waitsfield. They just sold out of cans so I was happy to see it available on the draft list. Sticks to the formula of the base recipe, just taken up a notch with Galaxy hops. On the maltier side, surprisingly, but still makes the Galaxy hop shine; though I’ve had much better Galaxy-focused beers. Earthy, piney, resinous, and a bit chalky with a super sticky finish and feel. Good stuff but not as tasty as #7. A pure West Coast IPA.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lawson's super session # 6 (Galaxy) Pours a semi opaque golden hay color with a decent creamy/foamy head. Smell is very muted ,some mild hops. Taste lemon Italian ice, some orange pith, some pine resin, bready malt. Feels like a summer crusher, light bodied,ample carbonation,. I enjoy 1 hop centered IPAs , it is a good way to see if you like a particular hop or not by itself. Overall very good- Again sort of weird there is very little smell other than some wet hay or moist earth.

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Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can ..."PKG 11Dec19"

Pours out with a light haze, moderate fine bubble cap and leaving nice looking fields of fine sheeting.

Grainy and fruity hopped up nose.

Pleasing sessioner, light hop resin notes and mostly dank grapefruit n pineapple notes coming forward. Quality stuff from Lawsons....go get some

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy faded golden color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Citrus and pine up front along with a light bready malt

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some citrus and pine along with moderate bitterness. Goes into some light malt. Finishes with lingering piney bitterness

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A decent session ale that has the dreaded “hop water” take in both taste and nose. Super easy to drink, but not the best representation of galaxy hops by any stretch

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can dated 12/11/19.

Pours clear gold with a chill haze. Retention is nice with decent lacing. Dank and a bit grapey in the nose. Probably the most subdued all Galaxy beer I've tried. Light bodied with a thinnish mouthfeel and a bit grainy. Lightly sweet up front on the palate with a decent heft of grainy bitterness. Piney hops follow through.

Galaxy is my favorite hop and this beer does not represent it well.

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Super Session #6 from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 39 ratings