Hopzilla | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap, in a Lawsons's snifter glass, in VT during a recent visit.

A- Slightly hazy copper/orange color. Minimal head, lots of lacing.

S- Citrus bomb, grapefruit and orange. A bit of pine and grassy resin notes also.

T- Citrus bomb, grapefuit and orange. A bit of pine and grassy resin notes as well.

M- medium body, good carbonation, Nice snappy hop finish.

O- Great finish, great beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 11.28.12

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a two finger cream-colored, foamy head with good retention.

S - Citrus - Lemon, orange, pears, and pine. Very lovely.

T - Same as the nose but with more grassy-pine on the finish.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body, bitter finish.

O - Smells and tastes wonderful. This is a stellar IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a tasting glass. Light orange in color with a thin sticky white head. Great lacing and nice looking color.

Big bright hoppy aroma with tropical fruit punch. Peach and pineapple notes are great. Some light base malts, but it's all about the juicy hops.

The taste continues with the bright juicy hops. I get more notes of peach with a little pineapple. Grapefruit rind like bitterness comes out in the long dry finish. Great hoppy flavors overall.

The mouthfeel is thin with moderate carbonation. Great beer overall, loved the juicy bright hops. Very drinkable and flavorful.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Golden Monkey Goblet. Picked up this bottle about 3 weeks ago on my trip through Vermont.

Appearance: The beer pours a lovely dark gold/amber color and leaves about 2 fingers of white, fluffy head. Bubbles can be seen floating to the surface through the translucent gold beer.

Smell: This beer smells like a wonderful IPA should smell. Hops up front, with plenty of pine. Perhaps some citrus notes in the background but mainly pine and hops. Wonderful smelling beer.

Taste: Definitely hops up front, sticky pine. Very well balanced though, nothing is too overpowering, which makes this very drinkable, especially for its ABV. It's delicious, make no doubts about it. Finishes very clean and crisp, the taste does not particularly linger, but smacks upfront.

Mouth-feel: Lovely feeling for a DIPA, with a good amount of carbonation. Sticky and a great balance between syrupy and watery. Definitely heavier than standard IPA's which I was expecting.

Overall: Very well balanced DIPA. The taste matches the smell: hops, hops, and pine with some fruity notes. It tastes fantastic, and is a great hoppy experience - worthy of even the best tongues and noses.

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Hopzilla from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.32 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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