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

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

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from youbrewidrink and shared by Doopiedoopiedoo. Some name, jackass.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, fluffy looking, white head with good retention. Hazy gamboge orange with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a foamy cap and sticks to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Really big nose with piles of tropical fruit. Pineapple, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and some grapefruit aromas. Big nose, fruity, and really enticing.

TASTE: Starts off with some grassy hops, pale malts and honeydew melon, then moves into a big and bitter finish. Pale malt sweetness and a touch of caramel through the middle, then lots of hop bitterness with piney and grassy notes linger on the palate. Very flavorful and persistent, but lacking that tropical fruit explosion that the nose had advertised.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, smooth going down and finishes a touch dry. Bitterness lingers. Good feel.

OVERALL: The nose was outstanding to say the least, but the taste just didn't follow suit. The tropical fruit that came out so well in the aroma would have been great in the flavor, but instead we were greeted with lots of straight bitterness and grassy hop flavors. Decent, but not what it could have been. Still, very happy to try this and look forward to more Lawson's in the future, as they've always been enjoyable. Cheers again boys.

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Double Sunshine by Sean Lawson is amazing.
Pouring a bottle into a snifter, the color is a nice nectarine hue.
Aromas, so sweet and tropical...juicy!!!
First taste, not a bitter IPA at all, but complex and hoppy and fruity. Piney notes, not too resiny.
Subsequent sips the beer balances out and I get a touch more bitterness.
Mouthfeel is great, not too thin.
Overall this beer is fantastic. It is perfectly named. It's juicy and sweet and full of sunshine.

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Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 2,188 ratings