Triple Play
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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From:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #9
ABV:
7%
Score:
97
Ranked #607
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 7.74%
Ratings:
403
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 13, 2021
Added:
Feb 15, 2011
Wants:
  346
Gots:
  30
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: A trifecta of hop varieties (Citra, Simcoe & Amarillo) which delivers a symphony of juicy fruit-forward hop flavors and a delightful bouquet of aromas. Winner of Brewing News National IPA Championship (2011), there is simply ‘no batter beer’!
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4.46 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 13, 2021
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Apr 18, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Deliciously sculpted of Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops, Lawson's Finest baseball themed IPA brings a juiciness of more hazy trends to a classic, drier IPA with a slightly more assertive bitterness. Ready to take on all rivals, it's batter up!

Light and hazy gold. Triple Play kicks off with a frothy pour while crowning with a cottony white cap. As the radiant aromas of citrus, herb, floral and spice. With a kiss of sweetness, the early palate welcomes the more supple suggestions of honey, angel food cake and the light toasted character of graham cracker.

Then the hops load the bases with that tandem of hop varieties that share a wonderful display of tangerine, red grapefruit, mango and pineapple. As hints of herb waft about, a grassier tone brings lemon pepper, sassafras, cannabis, tea and verbena to the balance before trending steadily bitter with fresh spruce, fresh cut grass and a more peppery hop tilt.

Medium bodied and treading on the drier side of malty-dry, Triple Play finishes floral, fruity and lightly spicy with gin-like botanicals. A medium long finish of peppery hops and fruit peels gives more bitter IPA fans something to celebrate while appeasing those of the smoother, juicier haze.

Apr 16, 2021
 
4.4 by zotzot from Vermont on Apr 11, 2021
 
4.56 by syguy from Massachusetts on Mar 31, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

Crystal clear golden with a foamy white head and a touch of lacing. The aroma is very citrusy, herbal, and tropical. Mainly just hops, but a touch of bready/crackery malt and a bit of that lawson's fermentation profile (distinct, but I don't know how to describe it). The flavor is similar, but much more lush and juicy with sweet citrus, mango, and some herbal spiciness being the main players. The malt is very restrained and the finish is very dry allowing the hop flavors to really shine. Overall, another stellar IPA from Lawson's. I would but this up as one of their better offerings in my opinion. Perfectly balanced and full of flavor, I highly recommend it.

Mar 25, 2021
 
4.4 by fthegiants from California on Mar 25, 2021
 
4.23 by zachary_snackery from Massachusetts on Mar 25, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Can into pint glass at burger bar

Nov 11, 2020
 
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 24, 2020
 
4.23 by clake from Vermont on Apr 24, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Holderness from Massachusetts

Canned 10 days ago. Looks like this is the first time Lawson's has brewed this since moving to their new brewery, and this is also the first time in cans.

L -- Pours a golden straw body with two fingers of soapy off-white head and almost no haze whatsoever, which is quite nice to see. Some miniscule hop particulate in suspension, like many of their offerings
S -- Dank grapefruit, zippy pine, bit of honey sweetness from the pale malt bill, hint of weedy resins and floral
T -- Largely follows the nose. This is classic Lawson's/Alchemist: tons of fresh, citrus/pine-heavy hops that are allowed center stage thanks to the pale malts. Super clean with biting but not excessive bitterness. Bit of pineapple astringency on the tail end of the sip
F -- Semi-fluffy and very easy drinking despite the massive flavor profile. Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb
O -- I dig it. Tried alongside Double Sunshine and noticed a lot of similarities

86/100

Apr 13, 2020
 
4.53 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Apr 12, 2020
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4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance was a burnt golden color with a one finger white foamy head that held up for great retention and dissipated at a nice pace into a concave sort of glazing all around. The smell had some sweet danky onion, tropical fruity bliss and as it warmed bitter piney/resinous aromas wrapping together. The taste had the bitterness of the pine coinciding with the tropical fruity hops. Bitter juicy to semi-sprucy aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a good sipping to almost sneaky sessionable feel to it. Carbonation feels good for an AIPA allowing enough bitterness all around. Overall, I’d say this was an exceptional AIPA that I would love to have again.

Jun 05, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BEER88 from Washington

Green foiled top bottle (date not found on bottle) poured into large IPA glass. Looks is a hazy copper color with a nice white head that remains, lacing rings the glass when consumed. The smell is lightly fruited with pine notes and subtle caramel malt. The taste is way more malty than the smell, slight oniony notes come through mid palate. The feel through me off, especially for Lawson's! Definitely phenolic harsh bitterness that lingers around and a lighter feel overall. Overall I am disappointed, but hey as a Homebrewer for 9 years I know that some batches are better than others. Cheers.

Mar 11, 2017
 
4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Feb 25, 2017
 
4.66 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York on Feb 24, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Shogun250 from Vermont

It's kind of weird having this next to Sips. To me there was nothing that tropical about this. Floral, piney aroma into a pretty bitter taste. Smooth and well executed, but more on the malty bitter side. More of the solid ipa of yesteryear, meaning this would have played ball in 2012, but now is outclassed by many other tasty ipas

Feb 17, 2017
 
4.42 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Jun 17, 2016
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4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

This is clearly a beer that did not forget about caramel malt. From the dark orange appearance, through the sweet aroma, to the chewy, smooth body.

Clearly, though, a brew like this is all about the hops, right? Well, not really. This beer is sweet, malty, balanced, and yes, hoppy. It's also very smooth, with a nice hefty body beyond its 7% ABV.

This is a beer where the malts did not go ignored, coming across with notes of brown sugar, maple syrup, biscuits and bread, and caramel chew.

Hops are a blend of tropical juices, citrus peel and pulp, tannin, and pine.

Mar 20, 2016
 
4.65 by sswilliams41 from Connecticut on Mar 15, 2016
 
4.25 by JMFP from Delaware on Jan 25, 2016
 
3.5 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Jan 23, 2016
 
3.5 by w5baron from Pennsylvania on Jan 23, 2016
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4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jhavs from New York

On draft, about a 12oz. snifter at Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT.

A= Copper, golden, mild haze when compared to most current NE IPA's. The head is slightly off white, foamy and settles to thin cap. Sticky lacing.

S= Citrus, floral, pine, some hint of malt.

T= Citrus, mostly grapefruit, zest and rind. Bit of toasted malt.

M= Moderate carbonation, medium body.

O= Get a lot of earthy pine in this one and less tropical notes than the other Lawson's offerings I have had. Great as usual.

Jan 19, 2016
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4.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Mmart802 from Massachusetts

World class IPA. Complex hop flavor, easy to drink with a crisp citrus finish.

Jan 18, 2016
 
4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut on Jan 18, 2016
 
4.44 by ggarrow from Vermont on Jan 10, 2016
 
4.21 by arusso13 from Connecticut on Jan 08, 2016
 
4.29 by jason3125 from Vermont on Jan 03, 2016
 
4.31 by wethorseblanket from California on Aug 30, 2015
 
4.38 by Mulzicus from Vermont on May 12, 2015
 
4.96 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on May 07, 2015
 
4.61 by SpartacusV1 from California on Apr 04, 2015
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4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by founddrama from Vermont

Great golden color. The Citra hops are the prominent note here, I think. Splendid.

Apr 03, 2015
 
4.81 by Boston71 from Massachusetts on Mar 25, 2015
 
4 by lccrunchy from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2015
 
4.4 by NHbeerguy from New Hampshire on Dec 27, 2014
 
4 by BryanA from Michigan on Dec 05, 2014
 
4.5 by TJRoar from Connecticut on Nov 30, 2014
Triple Play from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 403 ratings