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

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Ratings:
2,133
Reviews:
343
Avg:
4.57
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Draught 55, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has some light hues of amber along with a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is very citrusy with flavors of oranges and hints of grapefruit and pine. There are also slight hints of underlying caramel malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and a little sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice and strong aromas and flavors of citrusy hops with the type of underlying malt body you would expect from an Imperial IPA. It hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of tylerjb22
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Not the biggest Lawson's IPA fan but this was my favorite thus far by them.

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Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.52/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was poured into a Lawson’s tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange almost brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that concaved gracefully to leave some bubbles inside of a thin white cap. The smell starts off with a sweet onion up front and then some light tropical fruits and a delicate sweet and bitter sprucy piney stickiness. The taste was mainly bitter backed up by a light sweet tropical fruit revolving around the pine. Bitter sticky piney-ness leading into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a good sipping quality and a danky sweet stickiness clinging to my tongue. Some slight hop oils lay down to want to allow a certain slick feel, but still indicates a well balanced oily to slick and clinginess on my tongue. Overall, what a wonderful DIPA that I know I would have again.

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

Photo of wanderingpints
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raspy22
4.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of edthehead
4.66/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I put this beer as Lawson's number 2 ... Triple sunshine, Double sunshine, SOS, followed of course by many many other great new England IPA's. This beers has a golden glow, sticky honeycomb lacing, and nice hop oils that slowly drizzle down the glass throughout. Tropical fruit flavor and pineapple grapefruit nose, with a nice medium to full mouth feel. Make this a must try if you like the NE style!

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Photo of agilleo32
4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

drank this one the day of purchase, after buying at the first retail location these were delivered to.

slightly hazed golden orange pour - super dense and creamy bright white head - soapy bubbles atop and the retention is great, leaving sticky lace down the glass.

on nose is marijuana, grapefruit, grassiness, minty herbal note, some slightly spicy/peppery floral aspects, peach, bit of booze coming through... lots of green and earthy dankness, resinous pine. on palate is a really nice and complex profile of citric and green notes. up front getting tangerine orange & oily grapefruit peel, lemon/lime, hint of mango, honey, bready malts, big herbal character, fresh cut grass, mint, melon, finishing on a nice resinous pine note. a bit more bitter than I anticipated but I don't see that as a bad thing given all the other flavors going on, comes together quite well. As it warms, getting that sweeter honey soaked fruit thing with mango, peach & hint pineapple coming through. mouthfeel is medium bodied, has some of that light fluff to it.

overall this one was enjoyable but still a bit of a let down for me. I tend to think Sip is a really nice balanced IPA, and Triple Sunshine is easily the most complex and interesting hoppy beer ive tasted. To me, this was a slightly ramped up version of Sip, had a bit more depth in the flavor profile ... but it was nowhere close to triple in terms of just layers and layers of bombastic but delicately balanced tropical hoppyness. while this was definitely enjoyable, I'm not sure id seek out again given the extremely limited production and high demand. That being said, I chilled in line at my local beer store with some other beer geeks for < 30 min to attain this, so no hassle in my book, cheers!

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

Photo of Rjbrew
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of SteveD082791
3.62/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carmike813
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FyreStorm
4.84/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of vziznznzyz
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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