Double Sunshine IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Double Sunshine IPADouble Sunshine IPA
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4.66/5
World-Class
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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
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
347
Ratings:
2,189
pDev:
7.3%
Bros Score:
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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MDDMD
4.45/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-golden amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-tropical fruit, pine, light citrus, hints of herbal and floral

T-pine, tropical fruit, peaches, citrus in the background, floral and hints of honey, nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp with good body

O-a great DIPA with an interesting flavor profile, a nice contrast to other greats of the style

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BIG BIG thanks to NYCBUCKEYE for this. been 2+ years in the making

pours a murky golden yellow. about a 1/2 inch of foamy creamy white head. light retention and lacing.

a complete mix of caramel malt and citrus hops. a bit of toffee.

very tropical with a hint of bitterness. tangerine and orange dominate. very malty and balanced. similar to nose.

nice full body with a moderate bite midway through, lingering.

overall, very nice and different. i could drink this often.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of oline73
4.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Pours a golden amber with a layer of off white. The smell is rather sweet with a pleasant hop note. Slightly floral and bit dank. The taste is light and bitter up front with a more dominant bitterness towards the finish. There is a really nice grain sweetness behind the hops. West coast ip front and east coast in the finish.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of AlexFields
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy yellowish brown, yellow at the bottom of the glass fading to a murky brown color at the top, thick head with a bit of an orange tint.

Smell is daaank zesty lemony and orange hops, sweet flower petals, touch of honey, hints of bitter grapefruit and a melange of light tropical fruit, and then some more dank. Pungent.

Taste is big juicy pineapple and lemon zest, sweet at first fading into a more bitter grapefruit hop character, finishes spicy and floral with a touch of pine. Complex and delicious.

Mouthfeel is super rich and thick, almost syrupy, but with healthy carbonation and great drinkability. Perfect.

Damn good.

9.4/10

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of FeloniousDrunk
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured from a bomber bottle into a stemless wine glass. Orange-marmalade in color with a hint of brown. 2-finger, frothy white head. Beautiful lacing.

S: A symphony of hop characteristic with a light sweetness that isn't the least bit cloying. Citrus rind, orange juice, fresh pine boughs, some mango and passion fruit, fresh herbs, I could go on forever on the aroma notes in here. Each whiff brings up something new and enticing!

T: This beer is fresh and crisp, with pound of flavor, and it's not afraid to get a little dirty. Well-balanced, with a nice juicy sweetness to form the backbone, with hop, hop, hop flavor layered on top. Notes of succulent tropical flowers, grapefruit and pine hops, some earthy grass and dirt on the swallow, with the overall impression that this beer was fresh squeezed from some magical beer fruit, or tapped from some magical beer tree. This tastes organic and natural and pure.

M: Clean and crisp with just enough to chew on to give you texture. You feel just a touch of the 8% abv in terms of heat, but mostly this is refreshing and juicy feeling. Not dry like some DIPAs I've had. This beer isn't out to destroy your mouth and palate, but more to dance on it and excite it.

O: World-class. This is how I imagine DIPAs would taste if they were found in nature. Harmony of flavors and feel, with a nurturing quality to the taste. Outstanding and worth whatever wait you need to get it.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I dont feel as if I need to say much- best doub I have ever had. To me its even better than heady topper, although they are two entirely different doubs. More fruity than a heady- overwhelming mango and more subtle apricot and papaya notes whereas the heady has more of a citrusy pink grapefruit and tangerine taste. Extraordinarily well balanced with the perfect ratio of fruit and subtle citrus an pine resins followed by a supremely smooth hoppy taste. There is really nothing I would have changed in the brew and I plan to buy another 5 this Thursday at the Warren General Store. If you have the chance to get your hands on this unique brew in Warren then I highly recommend that you do so-I cant say there is anything more worth your time.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.9/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 2,189 ratings