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:
2,128
Reviews:
342
Avg:
4.57
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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3,265
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Ratings: 2,128 |  Reviews: 342
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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Photo of zshaft
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

Photo of pcshotsauce33
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

5

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

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

Drank 05-14-16.

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Photo of Mikjcar
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of andylipp
4.79/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer, clear and clean and super dank. It was not as juicy as other NE beers and did not have as good of mouthfeel. Overall a classic IPA and very good

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

Photo of jyanik9380
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.84/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of SpauldingSmails
4.34/5  rDev -5%
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 -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mazz13
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.57 out of 5 based on 2,128 ratings.
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