Triple Play IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

Triple Play IPATriple Play IPA
BA SCORE
97.9%
Liked This Beer
4.4 w/ 390 ratings
Triple Play IPATriple Play IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maximum12 on 02-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#350
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
390
Liked:
382
Avg:
4.4/5
pDev:
7.95%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 390 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of BEER88
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shogun250
3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of TedStrosser
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of sswilliams41
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of w5baron
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhavs
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Mmart802
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ggarrow
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arusso13
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason3125
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mulzicus
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.96/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SpartacusV1
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of founddrama
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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Photo of Boston71
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lccrunchy
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Triple Play IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 97.9% out of 100 with 390 ratings
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