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:
2,130
Reviews:
342
Avg:
4.57
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had a few fantastic Lawson's IPAs, but this appears to be their coup de gras! Lets see...

Pours, well, sunny. Yellow, mild haze, bright orange tones, bright white finger of head, fairly lacy. The aroma is good, but not hugely pungent. Herbal hops mixed with a jarring bit of tropical fruits dominate. Taste though, is a tropical fruit laden punch in the mouth. Mango and pineapple, robust herbal notes orange and grapefruit, with a soft maltiness and medium bitterness. Solid upper medium feel with good carbonation lends a lighter, refreshing feel and a dangerous drinkability.

All in all, this IIPA is every bit worth the trouble to get...or no trouble all cuz miamilice is a beast and extra'd it. Thanks Matt!

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of VeganUndead
4.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got to try this at the bottle share during Hunahpu Day 2012. Thanks to all you guys at the J-Table that enabled me to try so many good brews, and had me wasted by 11 am. As for this brew, Heady Topper to date is my favorite ipa/dipa i've ever had. This is a very close second. Cheers

Side by side with heady topper and dc brau on the wings of armageddon on 3/2/14.

Agree with my original tasting review, only thing that I would like to add is this has the best nose on it imo of any DIPA i've ever had. Still take heady overall as my favorite, but the nose on this thing is the best. cheers

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Knapp85
4.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This poured out as a very nice looking yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The head retention is strong and the lacing is very good too. The smell is loaded with floral, fruity and citrus aromas. The smell is almost addictive. The taste of the beer is solid as well, lots of piney citrus and melon flavors with a great malt backbone as well. The mouthfeel of the beer is very drinkable, soft and refreshing. Overall it's excellent. Very happy to have tried this beer finally.

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3.92/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tapped at 3pm on 3/2/2013 at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier. Served in a standard pint. Pours a light, golden-orange hue with a dense, half-inch, cream-colored head embedded with tiny pinpricks. Nose is fairly subdued with some light citrusy notes only really coming forth. Taste reveals citrus, buttermilk and an earthy/herbal quality. Finish expresses a slight biscuity character. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a creamy texture and a slightly oily quality. An easy drinking IPA, but not what I would consider a DIPA per se (perhaps it's the cask conditioning). I was lead to believe that Double Sunshine was a juicy DIPA loaded with fruit; however, I don't get this here. I'll have to see how the presentation in the bottle compares with the cask.

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Logged from notes circa 7/22/2012

Appearance: Golden yellow straw, pale reflected sunlight haze with a small white head.

Aroma: Subdued grass, slight lingering citrus notes of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple

Taste: Initial bitter pine followed by the citrus. I notice the presence of chinook and certainly citra hops in leading roles. Luscious and juicy with a finish like taking a bite from a ripe tangerine. The ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Balanced and well carbonated. However, it taste fragil, as if this beer could not stay cohesive in the long run.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.57 out of 5 based on 2,130 ratings.
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