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:
2,133
Reviews:
343
Avg:
4.57
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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3,270
Gots:
241
For Trade:
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Ratings: 2,133 |  Reviews: 343
Photo of swimdudemdr
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
2.87/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerTailor
4.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of winningwes91
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is stellar. It's everything sip of sunshine wants to be. It's right up there with the elite iipas. It's a melange of overripe passion fruits. Mild bitterness. Treehouse level mouthfeel.

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

Photo of Fargrow
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmeGT
3.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakemn91
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer4B
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bagman007
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ravenz98
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.11/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

8th Anniversary bottle acquired via trade.

L - Clear dark orange with two fingers of white head

S - Oddly sweet with butterscotch and caramel. Barely any earthy hops. Malt-dominant.

T - Really weird buttery taste. It's almost like an old Heath bar with butterscotch and toffee notes. Some faint hints of grassy hops and some wet pine tree. So odd.

F - At least the body is full, but those flavors linger. Drinkability is scarce.

O - I recall having this beer two years ago on a trip to VT and it was a citrus explosion and one of the best IPA's VT had to offer in a state full of world class breweries. I honestly do not know what has gone wrong with this beer. Is it a bad batch? Did the recipe change? I wish I could have done a full review of the beer I loved in 2014, but today, this is just plain bad. Sorry.

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Photo of Svyturys30
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutFox
4.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

had at Lawson's 8th anniversary on tap;
Had it along side a couple other lawson's IPAs, and it was a bit of a let down. I thought SOS had much more hop presence
I did love the heavy malt back bone, but again it didn't have near the hop presence I wanted it to for a big Vermont IPA. I think this one might be a member of the hype train or perhaps it had been sitting around to long leading up the the release at the anniversary party.

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Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steve032
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased 4/9/16 at Lawson's 8th Anniversary Sale. Poured into Lawson's tulip glass (but of course).

L: Like the finest St. Gaudens double-eagle, a deep hazy gold. 2F+ head on pour, not much retention or lacing, a little bit of a ring.

S: The sweetest, freshest tropical fruit you can imagine: pineapple, peach, mango. Grapefruit and orange ring. Some pine on the finish. I think this is the first 5 I have ever awarded.

T: Doesn't quite follow nose, though darned good. You get more of the grapefruit/orange peel vibe first, followed by the pineapple and peach. Light malts carry through to a resiny and piney finish with the just the right amount of light bitterness.

F: Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Resiny, yet doesn't linger overlong as ABV and carbonation dry at just the right time. As well-constructed a beer as I have ever tried.

O: You know, friends, it just don't get any better than this. Hope I get a chance to try another one someday.

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Photo of Drel
3.84/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BWCampbell
4.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pollocwr
4.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good. Sweet, northeastern ipa goodness. May actually prefer sip of sunshine but we're talking about "do you prefer the best or the best". Would buy truck loads of this if possible.

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Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of masterofsparks
4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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