Hopzilla | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This monster of an India Pale Ale will make you pucker up! Loaded with high-alpha US grown hops and enough malt backbone to balance the intense bitterness. Dry hopped and wicked strong to terrorize your taste buds.

Added by Bierman9 on 04-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,000
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
345
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
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391
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Photo of mtomlins
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not really a bitter hop bomb as expected; definitely piney, resinous, grapefruit but with a solid sweet malt backbone for balance. Finish is long and smooth with a big round mouthful.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 16oz can, dated 11/13/18. Served in a spiegelau-IPA glass.

Pours a cold hazed honey-gold with two-plus fingers of lush, lathery, ivory foam.
Retention is very good, leaving fat wads of slippery lacing.

Medium-strong aroma of pineapple and caramel with a hint of spruce.

Taste is predominately bitter grapefruit and pine, with a strong, sweet caramel malt base and a little sticky pineapple and oily orange peel coming in behind. A slight boozy orange aftertaste lingers.

Feel is sticky and resinous, medium-thick bodied and well carbonated.

Overall, a bit of a mixed bag for me. It's enjoyable enough, and at times it's quite delicious. The beer has both piney-pithy bitterness and sticky fruity-caramel sweetness but, rather than creating a balanced whole, the two aspects seem in conflict with each other... or some-such pretentious gibberish, I suppose. Very good, just somehow missing something.

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Photo of abrodsky
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcel371
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a Ballast Point tulip

L: Slightly cloudy medium golden pour with fluffy white head. Great retention and sticky lacing.

S: Citrus and pine... dank and hoppy. Fruit and deliciousness.

T/F: Sweet malts and fruits. Bitter citrus... dank pine... resin, and mango. Big time flavor... well balanced bitterness. Oily and slick. Well carbonated... more amazing hops at the finish.

O: An elite DIPA. Just outstanding... one to seek out.

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Photo of Vicirus
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmhannon
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mjmoney23
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 7irondave
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casterbridge
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mhjipa
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holly1215
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crotharagain
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I received a can from the generous @jhavs. Canned on 10/16/2018 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a slightly cloudy, pretty honey-amber color with two full fingers of long-lasting fluffy, bright white head and copious lacing. It's a very attractive pour. On the nose there is sweet malt, mango, orange, lemon, resinous pine, and light floral hops. It's very dank and opens with a solid base of sweet bready malt, along with sweet tropical fruit and citrus: mango, orange, and lemon. The sweetness is balanced by dank onion and a blast of bitter, fairly biting, Summit, Amarillo, Centennial, and Cascadian hops. The tastes blend and balance each other very nicely. This ale has a rich, viscous, creamy mouth feel with moderate carbonation, and the 8.7% ABV gives it nice substance. Overall, this is a tremendous DIPA with big, bold flavors and a superb mouth feel. It's not quite as bitter as its name implies but it's super flavorful and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely golden-orange with a fluffy, half-inch, bright white head that exhibits excellent retention. Nose is earthy and piney and fits the description of sawn lumber noted on the label. Taste follows nose with a touch of sweetness. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. Overall, a terrific "old-school" IPA with a well-hidden abv. A wonderful offering.

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Hopzilla from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 345 ratings