Double Sunshine IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Double Sunshine IPADouble Sunshine IPA
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Double Sunshine IPADouble Sunshine IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kingcrowing on 12-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24
Reviews:
365
Ratings:
2,297
pDev:
7.31%
 
 
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3,317
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4.18/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.92/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Can
Canned: Nov-10-2018


A:
PoursĀ a clear, flowing orange with a fat white head that drops to a little cap. All right retention; little lacing. (4)

S:
Mango and orange rind, floral spice, sap, bready malt. (4.25)

T:
Mango, orange, hop resin, sweet malt-alcohol. (4.5)

M:
Medium+ body with moderate carbonation and a big, coating, resinous-floral finish. (4.5)

O:
Very nice IIPA.
It pours a crystal clear orange almost the color of the can. The head is nice, but short-lived. Aroma-wise it is floral and resinous with some hints of fruity sweetness. The flavor is a coating blast of mascerated tropical fruit with a solid resiny bitterness in the middle with malt and alcohol to hold it all together. It is drinkable, but definitely a big beer and one that coats your mouth in what makes me imagine fermented pollen. Floral and fruity, citrus oily and lightly tropical with some pine there as well. Very nice! (4.5)

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4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about seventeen dollars. Have had SOS and Super Sesh. This is one of the best beers that I have ever had. Reminds me of my first taste of SOS, which, unfortunately, is way too inconsistent these days.

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 11/18/18. Great beer. Solid orange color, citrus aroma and flavor.

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4.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.97/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.91/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange with a clarity that is nearly translucent with the first 12oz of the beer poured into the glass. It turns to a starburst opaque translucence when the final ounces are poured into the glass. Head is a finger and a half of white foam. Aroma is orange, tangerine, papaya, and light guava. Tropical citrus notes are heavy and out front, with biscuity, earthy, nutty malts and herbal hops adding a big backdrop. Flavor profile is orange, tangerine, papaya, and guava with notable herbal, floral hops and biscuity, earthy, nutty malts. Despite the naming of 'Northeast IPA', the hops are much stickier and less sweet than others of the style. Malts still serve as a backdrop, but not an after thought. It carries a quality balance between hops and malts, while leaning lightly towards the sweet side. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a crisp texture that touches on effervescent. Overall, very flavorful and surprisingly balanced. Reviewed per the New England IPA style due to its style listing on its profile at the time of review.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can. Can 10/11, reviewed 12/2. Reviewed per NE IPA style guidelines.

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4.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 2,297 ratings