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Hopzilla | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#749
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
302
pDev:
10.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
396
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 302 |  Reviews: 87
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

Photo of lochraneg
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: pours a golden color with plenty of haze
S: significant hops but not too powerful
T: amazing, no other words
F: floral notes, slight citrus
O: if you can get one try it, simple and great IPA

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.67/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This was a butter bomb. Looked great, but the butter wafted from 3 ft away. Ruined the beer in aroma and taste, feel was dampened as well

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

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deereless
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of brians52
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
3.18/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Amazing, juicy, well balanced.

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Photo of MikeM417
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hopzilla is my least favorite Lawson's bottle to date. It has a much maltier taste than I have come to expect from my main man Sean Lawson. Am I mad I traded for it? No. Would I trade for it again? Also a no.

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Photo of emottram
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mulzicus
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber purchased on 08/14/2015.

I was expecting very big things from this beer, since *the store that I purchased this beer at* made the patrons wait over an hour for this beer after the delivery truck arrived...

My patience was rewarded with a hop forward beer that combined signature Lawson's flavor with likely the maltiest beer I have had from their collection.

It tasted like a Midwest IPA done right.

Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Colby8938
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDayton
4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Lawson's tulip glass. Really like the green foil on the bottle, a very nice touch.

Deep copper orange, clear if opaque, with some real nice slow rising streams of fine carbonation that actually look like rising smoke in the glass. Head is creamy off white to very light tan, almost a brown vanilla color. Two fingers and a creamy top with some good lacing and swiss cheese bubbles as well. Great looking brew.

Aroma is real soft and nice for a hop angle. This isn't particularly large, but has a nice mix of herbs and floral like notes. Some real nice green tea and herbal notes. Almost airy and minty as well. Not sure where this is going.

Palate is a big surprise mostly in the feel. This is a real juiced body, and backed by just a touch of thick malt caramel, but has a basic IPA feel and no sludgy or thick syrup like quality or excessive sugar sweetness. Juiced big leafy tea mid palate. Hints of an actual mild dank quality which is just real impressive cause that's almost never.. mild by any means. Mid palate sensing caramel as well, and large amounts of minty like herbal orange aftertaste.

Really like how this comes off as not too large either, and has one of the best earthy herbal angles with just a touch of citrus to make and almost perfect orange pekoe like hop angled brew. Real nice.

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Hopzilla from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 302 ratings
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