BIG HAPI India Black Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This dark and devious brew reflects a resinous and sticky fusion of intense bitterness, big roasted barley flavors, and powerful dank aromas. Made with HUGE additions of five hop varieties and seven malts to create a bold flavor profile.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
204
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Yet another prize from my beer trading buddy BigStein88. My first bottle of Lawson's, although I had Double Sunshine and one of Lawson's maple brews on draft at The Pig in Waterbury last summer.

Hope I'm posting in the right page, mine is called "Big Hoppy" and has a green hoppy smiley face in the middle of the label.

a: Pitch black with the barest hints of clear ruby when held to light. Enormous four inch milk chocolate brown head receded slowly to heavy rocky surface foam and dense patterned lacing.

s: Citrus with some strength.

t: Silky smoothness is the first impression, followed by a smoky roasty flavor accompanied by hop bitterness. Bitterness builds on the tongue and becomes a bit harsh at first, later mellowing to include a slight and appealing cedar woodiness and then some dark chocolate and cold black coffee roast.

m: Light to moderate, rather lighter than anticipated at first given its dense blackness. Silky silky smooth mouthfeel remains a prominent feature of the drinking experience.

o: High marks for mouthfeel, strength of roasty flavor and hop bitterness. Because it bears the same name as an established favorite of mine, Cambridge House's Big Hoppy (which is a DIPA, not a Black Ale), comparisons for me are suggested. But tastewise they are different brewnimals. Otherwise, Lawson's wins for mouthfeel, they are about tied for hop bite.

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BIG HAPI India Black Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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