Double Sunshine IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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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Double Sunshine was my favorite beer for years; the handful of golden batches that Lawson produced in bombers, sampled between the spring of 2013 and the summer of 2014, were the finest examples of what craft beer had to offer. Double Sunshine was -then- without a doubt, the best DIPA in the world. It was as close to a 5-out-of-5 beer

Then, Lawson's went on a Double Sunshine hiatus, ceasing production for nearly a year and a half while Sean tweaked his formula for Sip of Sunshine in Connecticut. By the time Double Sunshine returned to the regular rotation in late 2015, the recipe had changed, the taste and smell of the beer had fallen off, and it seemed that both the brewer and the brewery had become less focused on delivering a beer masterpiece to the masses, instead relying on hype and reputation to move their lesser quality beers.

In its prime, Double Sunshine was a hoppy, tropical, juicy, and wonderfully balanced beer.

Current iterations of Double Sunshine are still very good, but I fear they will never match the greatness of the original beer.

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Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.57 out of 5 based on 2,133 ratings.
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