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:
2,131
Reviews:
342
Avg:
4.57
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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3,266
Gots:
241
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Ratings: 2,131 |  Reviews: 342
Photo of Shogun250
4.26/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkrug5
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jhawkvol
4.54/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
2.5/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Released Nov 12, 2015, opened Nov 21, 2015

A - Beautiful pour. Three fingers of bone-white head on top of a bright peach gold body. Nice retention and lace.

S - Really odd nose. Roast beef and strawberry jam... hopefully there isn't something wrong with the bottle.

O - Unfortunately there is definitely something wrong with this bottle. Malt body with pine, cilantro and a touch of citrus but then loaded with a off-flavor of roast beef through the finish.

M - Smooth medium body.

O - A contaminated bottle. Sucks given how much we traded to get it :(

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Photo of rockyjr1977
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raziel313
4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of w5baron
4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lucoli
4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Evmo31
4.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mojua
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So nice to revisit last night after a long absence. Wish it were available more often. Wonderful beer. One of my top 5 DIPAs. More juicy than heady. More dank than haze. It's a nice combination of tropical and resiny. Classic Lawson's mouthfeel. Nose isn't social and it's a tiny bit too sweet for me, but otherwise almost perfect.

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

Photo of Patlee3324
4.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Khanman
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.09/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L-The pour is cloudy and golden. The head is immense and makes me wait for it recede to finish my pour.
S- Much like Sip of Sunshine it is very fruity and floral.
T-It starts out quite bitter in a grapefruity way. My palate eventually adjust and I find myself enjoying the beer longer the more I drink it.
F-Light, well carbonated, and the finish is dry due to the bitterness.
O- Another very good IPA from Lawson's. I feel like it it too similar to sip though. Still glad I got a chance to try it.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hootie159
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very traditional look. Bronze orange one finger head that stays very well. Elite lacing. Great clean hop smell. Get the scent from a few feet away. Noticeable malt backbone. A dank resin on the taste and feel. Some orange & peel. A little juicy and a little sticky. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.18/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bought at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. This was poured into a Lawson’s tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange almost brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that concaved gracefully to leave some bubbles inside of a thin white cap. The smell starts off with a sweet onion up front and then some light tropical fruits and a delicate sweet and bitter sprucy piney stickiness. The taste was mainly bitter backed up by a light sweet tropical fruit revolving around the pine. Bitter sticky piney-ness leading into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a good sipping quality and a danky sweet stickiness clinging to my tongue. Some slight hop oils lay down to want to allow a certain slick feel, but still indicates a well balanced oily to slick and clinginess on my tongue. Overall, what a wonderful DIPA that I know I would have again.

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jams1220
4.17/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boston970
4.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rogacks
4.66/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
4.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of travshine
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.57 out of 5 based on 2,131 ratings.
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