Hopzilla | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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

Style: American Double / 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
Ratings:
295
Reviews:
85
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
10.65%
 
 
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Three Penny Taproom.
The appearance was a rusty copper color with a bar pour's kind of slim white foamy head that slid off immediately leaving no lace.
The aroma had some sweet orange pulp, somewhat brightly moving into a sly bitterness and then the pine needles come in to wrap around nicely for a fantastic balance.
The flavor was moderately sweet yet embracing a sturdy sort of bitter intake to combine and lead into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps a touch over with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Slight astringent and bitter pine needle sort of finish.
Overall, really nice DIPA that I would love to have again.

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Photo of zahara15
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AsahLauren
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yasky
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rihup
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of the first lawsons beers not to totally wow me. not only did it seem unbalanced in an unflattering way a little bit, especially in the finish, but it also is one of the only beers i have had from them that doesnt stand out in any way, its not that different or unique or special, which i always expect from these guys now. a little color to it, well short of red, but somewhere in that rusty orange spectrum, nice and heady, good clarity, plenty of carbonation. smells and tastes really pine hoppy, sharp like pine needles, not quite astringent, but bold to say the least. there is a sweetness from the malt that works well with it on the front end, but sort of runs out of steam before the finish commences, and it ends up being harshly bitter, and less hoppy in terms of flavor than the vermont standard. i appreciate what they were going for with this one, but its not the kind of ipa that has made them famous, and its not the kind i like to drink nearly as much. maybe better in a deep winter context, christmasy and strong, piney and all, but i hoped it would be on par with the sunshine beers, and its not even close.

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Photo of jaymo18
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely super bitter, as advertised, but a sharply medicinal and lingering aftertaste. Tons of earth and pine, decent malt backup. Not a bad beer, but it tastes and feels like a homebrew.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
1.18/5  rDev -72.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
2.47/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

another delicious beer from lawson's finest liquids.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jhavs
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

4 oz. tasting glass poured at SIPtemberfest at Mad River Glen in VT.

A= Copper with a thin bubbly white head, lacing is clingy, head settles to ring around the glass. Beer is fairly hazy.

S= Big earthy and piney hop aroma up front. Floral and spice hop profile.

T= Earthy hop flavors, bit of crystal malt sweetness but balanced with bitterness.

M= Medium body and moderate carbonation matching to style.

O= Easy to drink and balanced, different hop profile than their other IPA's, great. Would love a few bottles.

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Photo of halo3one
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Hopzilla from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.32 out of 5 based on 295 ratings.
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