Double Sunshine
Lawson's Finest Liquids

Double SunshineDouble Sunshine
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From:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #4
ABV:
8%
Score:
100
Ranked #42
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 7.34%
Reviews:
424
Ratings:
2,678
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 18, 2024
Added:
Dec 18, 2010
Wants:
  3,312
Gots:
  325
Double Sunshine is our American Double India Pale Ale which is packed with juicy, lush fruit character and dank herbal aromas, thanks to the abundance of U.S. grown hops.
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Reviewed by Mortal_Wombat from Texas

4.76/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a Spiegelau from a 16 oz can.

Look: Vibrant yellow-orange with a slight amber hue. Rocky, foamy white head with significant lacing.

Smell: Hop punch up front with juicy, tropical aromas muddling in. Slight vanilla and maple syrup at the end.

Taste: Hop explosion. Citrus up front with an almost creamy quality, quickly followed by a classic IPA hop bite.

Feel: Incredibly smooth. A light prickle on the tongue with a creamy mouthfeel and finish.

Overall: A terrific double NEIPA. Truly excellent.
Feb 18, 2024
 
Rated: 4.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jan 22, 2024
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nedster10 from Michigan

Dec 21, 2023
 
Rated: 5 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Nov 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.21 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4.44 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.31 by jprock01 from Missouri

Oct 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4.32 by mando31 from Illinois

Aug 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.85 by CJK76

Aug 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.69/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from the can into a Lawson's branded tulip/goblet glass. Canned April 26th 2023.

Beamin juicy orange colored body, with a touch of haze and light visible carbonation. Three finger forming head, a bit of soapy and big bubbled appearance which pops easily, with light retention. Still manages to stick around and leave a tall collar as well, making a nice crowned appearance.

Delicious aroma. Hop pressing front nose with light citrus, and faint touching juicy tropical notes. A nice creamy touch almost sweet vanilla, mixing with a light caramel and crispy malt quality. Comes off like hinting of light powdered sugar on fruity pancakes quality.

The mouthfeel on this is just unreal. An intense solid backbone that is creamy with just a light touch of pushing sweet tones on the palate. The mid hits with thick THICK controlled orange and pine notes, mixing sweet cream and orange, and pine/earth heat. Bitterness comes in the finish, so ever slowly, with first notes of tangerine and Christmas spices, then with lingering notes of pepper and wood bitterness. Campfire like warmth in the back palate, that just slowly sits and churns with all the orange and spices you can imagine.

Fantastic IPA, and hardly any hint of big abv now that I think of it. Just killer stuff.
Jun 28, 2023
 
Rated: 5 by StuartT from Pennsylvania

Jun 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.49 by Lobina from Arizona

Jun 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.9 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Mar 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by BeerWasp from Germany

Mar 19, 2023
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Reviewed by DMFF from New York

4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This stuff is an absolute treat!

L: Pours a deep golden, yet clear in the glass. Fluffy, white head of 3 fingers lasts through the session.

S: Smells of grapefruit, citrus, dank hops, and sweet bread malt.

T: Grapefruit and sweet malt dominates the beginning, the hops come into play by this point and play very nicely with the grapefruit. These dank, citusy notes do not overpower and keep the beer tasting fresh. It finishes clean, especially for a DIPA.

F: Nice level of carbonation, feels smooth and finishes clean. Incredibly drinkable for a session. Just be careful with DIPAs with this level of drinkability.

O: Incredibly well balanced DIPA with an excellent flavor profile. This might be my favorite DIPA I have tried to date.
Mar 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Hobbs87 from New York

4.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A little disappointing. Overall a solid IPA but just expected better after having Sips of Sunshine. Surprised at the perfect 100 rating. A more citrusy flavor than Sips with a noticeable grapefruit taste and not as smooth. I’d recommend as a much lighter double IPA for those that don’t prefer the heavy types.
Feb 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.59 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by Drkstr24 from Maine

Jan 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.4 by thoglund from New York

Jan 15, 2023
Double Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 2678 ratings