Double Sunshine
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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From:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #4
ABV:
8%
Score:
100
Ranked #35
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 7.34%
Reviews:
420
Ratings:
2,236
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 17, 2022
Added:
Dec 18, 2010
Wants:
  3,311
Gots:
  321
SCORE
100
World-Class
Double SunshineDouble Sunshine
Notes: This American double India pale ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas, thanks to the abundance of US-grown hops.
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Rated: 3.75 by -Rick from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Nov 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by goblue30 from Michigan

Oct 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by tscanlon51 from Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by BigIronH from Michigan

Oct 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by cmurphy7 from Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2022
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Wow! Smells dank tropical & herbal. Taste matches the smell. Man this is so juicy, dank & pungent with a wonderful hoppy aftertaste that lingers. Really incredible brew. One of the best beers I've ever had.
Oct 09, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Draft at Lawson's. Clear golden pour, small white foamy head, rings of lacing. Light, sweet aroma, grainy, citrus. Taste is smooth, sweet, gentle hoppiness, latent warmth. Incredibly, wonderfully smooth.
Sep 29, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brewers Notes: This American double India pale ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas, thanks to the abundance of US-grown hops.


College soccer match takes me to within 20 miles of this brewery and gives me the chance to nab this whale

Canned 8.10, opened 9.17, poured into a chilled Spiegelau glass

“Finest freshest”

Fluffy three finger off white foam cap, good retention, settles to a thick puffy island with good lacings over a translucent amber liquid with numerous active carbonation streams

Aroma is orange citrus , whiff of the tropics and some mango

Taste is citrus grapefruit, grapefruit rind

Sudsy mouthfeel , hop bite , we’ll balanced

Good beer , worth the hunt
Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Every super hero has a skill, they have a talent, they have a gift. They have the ability to do something that no one else can do and they use it for good. Lawson's finest has a gift for hops and they do good bringing a double dose of their best efforts to the New England craft beer community.

Double Sunshine pours with a strikingly hazy and golden orange appearance. Looking the part of most hazy ale, the beer floats a creamy dense meringue of tarnish froth before enticing the nose with a brisk and brazen citrus scent with an herbal perfume of citronella in a ripe, roaring and racy tone. Deliciously smooth and velvety in its malty upstart, the early palate is met with cereal, honey, caramel and cream.

As the malts settle on the palate, the hops simply begin to blossom with a bounty of branch-ripe Valencia orange, tangerine, mandarin and blood orange while inviting more fruits of nectarine and mango to add even more racy flavors. Red grapefruit tighten its hop taste as a late plunge into juicy notions of sherbet and push-ups. Trending firmly bitter with smooth pine, fragrant woods, citrus peel and herbal and a slightly dank vegetal bite.

Medium-full in body, the beer's bold flavors and creamy upstart finishes remarkably dry and resinous. A long but smooth bitterness is lasting with fruit peels and herb for a session that's classically hazy up front and traditionally bitter to finish- a best of both worlds.
Sep 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by jdhops from Tennessee

4.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 8/10/22.

L: Pours a clear orange gold with a big creamy white head that thins on top but sticks around the glass. Lacing is splotchy and irregular but pretty.

S: Surprising juicy fruit aroma, more similar to Sip than expected. A touch of grapefruit and herb.

T: More juicy fruit up front, pivoting to grapefruit in the middle, with a dry and slightly bitter finish. No heat.

F: Medium mouthfeel. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Combines some of the best elements of new school juiciness and old school clarity and bitterness. Well crafted.
Aug 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by dmk82 from California

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Exceptional! Stopped at their brewery for the first time yesterday. No idea it was even there and turned around. Really glad I did. Tried two short pours as I was driving and tired. I love Sip and this is head and shoulders better in my opinion. It’s right up there with any beer in the country. Well done Lawson’s
Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.67 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

May 23, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.23/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bright citrus with notes of mango and bitter grapefruit.
May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by DrStiffington from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours clear as a lager (or old school IPA). Love that we still have delicious IPAs that are not turbid. Aroma of citrus grapefruit. I’m glad the grapefruit isn’t too much taste-wise. Citrus hops with the grapefruit in the background. Perfect creamy mouthfeel. Great beer.
Apr 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by pthoolihan from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by johnzur

Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Thadtrick from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by blackcloud from Alaska

Mar 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a lightly hazy reddish golden with soapy white head. Some overripe mango and expressed grapefruit peel on the nose. A touch of mango but mostly citrus forward. Grapefruit is the central flavor that comes to mind. It's sticky, sappy, chewy. The chewiness of this is really what I'm enjoying the most. I remember this being much more tropical and less citrus forward when I had had it before but those are blurry memories from beer festivals and my palate memory is much more developed now than it was at that time. However, this is still a really nice DIPA that doesn't really have any rough edges.
Feb 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.85 by SauceMcSauce from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.77 by cj8311 from Maryland

Feb 08, 2022
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Rated by Mdez from Virginia

4.84/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Outstanding. Better than Heady Topper...but not by much.
Jan 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by kodt from Illinois

Jan 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Felgenlager from Illinois

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - great golden clear color with nice white head and great lacing
Smell - citrus dank herbal
Taste - about the same but dialed back, almost like orange peel with a slight lemon
Feel - medium full body with a medium carb
Overall - really fantastic
Nov 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by Jkolls from Ohio

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Small but lasting head. Some streaks for lace. Darker gold color. Clear.

Light earthiness. Some spiciness in the form of nutmeg or cinnamon. Good pale malt base, slightly sweet.

Drier than the smell. The body leans rich but the carbonation is also elevated. The hop bitterness shows up just prior to the swallow. The finish is approaching astringency. The hop is similar To black pepper. The aftertaste draws out some warmth from the alcohol. Surprisingly easy to drink with a good blend of all of the elements throughout the tasting.
Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by Cubatobaco from Virginia

Oct 13, 2021
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Quick review, can purchased at brewery:
Mostly clear with strong lacing; Nose is a bit light, fruity; taste starts a little sweet, with a hint of burn, but balances quickly and then slowly becomes bitter. The Transition is nice, only mild complaint is I wish is started just a little less bite. Awesome beer, and I'm mostly finding smaller detractions to bring it down from perfect.
Sep 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.56 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Sep 02, 2021
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#67, yummy!
Aug 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by Eziel from Ohio

Aug 23, 2021
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Reviewed by gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I finally got this up in Vermont this summer. I was expecting too much from it based on other people's ratings. I actually prefer SOS to the double. Don't get me wrong, this is a great DIPA, but I am getting bitter taste from the hops rather than the sweet taste I get from SOS. I love how this beer is clear, amber from the delicious malt, well-carbonated, and easy to drink.
Aug 12, 2021
Double Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 2656 ratings