Double Sunshine IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Double Sunshine IPADouble Sunshine IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial 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
Ratings:
2,125
Reviews:
341
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
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3,262
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Ratings: 2,125 |  Reviews: 341
Photo of jyanik9380
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArtZan
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SpauldingSmails
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the West Coast v East Coast event in Denver (Oct. 16). I don't think this was the freshest version of Double Sip as it was a little malty. It was really good, but didn't move me like I had hoped.

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Photo of Stefko
4.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mazz13
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryno6616
4.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Was lucky enough to score a bomber on my last trip to VT.
This is by far one of the top beers I have ever had. It is so full of flavor. An absolute fantastic brew.

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Photo of swanfungus
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ross_Marshall
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cshafer7
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holly1215
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
3.78/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Extremely malty, to a fault for a DIPA. I had the August 2016 bottling within a week from the release. By far the biggest disappointment IPA type beer that I've had.

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Photo of mmcurran
4.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shawnp
4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of comfortablynirm
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Milou
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hoppy tropical booze-juice. First had this beer years ago side-by-side on tap with Heady Topper and HF Double Citra at Prohibition Pig in VT, and Double Sunshine blew them both away. Drinking it again from the bottle I can see what it has on those -- a richness and warmth that fills all of your senses. A notable DIPA.

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Photo of mock_in
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteelPenguin
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange with an almost white foam.

The flavor profile is a lot like it's sibling, Sip of Sunshine. Lots of citrus, pineapple and maybe a bit of papaya. Double Sunshine, however, starts out a bit sweeter and finishes with just a bit of an alcohol kick. Definitely more complex than its more readily available brother.

I'm not sure I prefer this beer to SoS, but it's definitely one of the best IPAs I've had the pleasure of drinking.

Btw, thanks Joe for the chance to try this brew.

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Photo of Yellolab2010
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Philcassella
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Filabee
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrs3994243
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.56 out of 5 based on 2,125 ratings.
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