Triple Play
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #10
ABV:
7%
Score:
97
Ranked #488
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 7.73%
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
395
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Vermont, United States
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mhksuccess from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Jan 28, 2014
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jaasen64 from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into Lawson's tulip. Bottle purchased at the Montpelier Farmer's market on 12/21, exactly two weeks ago.

A- Pours a very clear golden copper, about a finger's worth of white foamy head forms that has very nice retention and slowly recedes to a thin layer coating the glass in thin soapy lacing, an abundance of slowly rising carbonation bubbles form that have a nice consistency and makes the beer almost appear like a copper color champagne.

S- Plenty of earthy hops lend their aromas while being nicely balanced with a malt background. Each hop varietal lends it's unique aromas with earthy tropical aromas of grapefruit, mangoes, papayas, etc.. Nicely balanced, fairly complex, holding up well after two weeks in the bottle.

T- Big juicy tropical flavors of oranges, mangoes, lemons, and starfruit balanced with a malt background that fits nicely with the tropical earthiness of the tropical fruits. Not the most hop-forward IPA on the market, but hop flavors add a nice tropical fruit presence while balancing perfectly with the malts to add a little bit of sweetness.

M- Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, finishes with a juicy lightly dry bitterness that complements the flavors nicely.

O- Lawson's makes easily some of the best IPAs in the world. While Triple Play may not be my favorite offering from Lawson's (Hopzilla still takes the cake) it is still a world-class IPA that stands against some of the best IPAs in the world. This is right up there with Double Sunshine as a must try IPA for any hop-head.

Jan 04, 2014
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT. 10oz pour into a Prohibition Pig snifter glass yesterday, 10/23/2013.

Looks a lot like Double Sunshine- hazy orange body, with a nice fluffy 1cm white head that retains quite well. Lots of lacing left on the glass as it goes down. Very pretty looking IPA.

Smells juicy as heck, mostly grapefruit. I don't really get a whole lot of anything else, not too complex but a very juicy, intense aroma that is sure to please any hophead that enjoys the smell of the likes of Zombie Dust and pseudoSue.

Flavour is quite citrusy, a bit less juicy than the nose would imply. Finishes with a bit of pine that isn't present in the nose. A fairly bitter but refreshingly dry finish. Pale malts aka caramel and biscuits, hold up just slightly enough that the bitterness isn't overwhelming.

Deliciously medium bodied mouthfeel that just feels so creamy and well-carbonated on the tongue. Palate is fairly bitter pine and feels quite creamy and resinous, but remains incredibly drinkable. This beer disappeared fast.

What separates these Vermont beers from the competition is the mouthfeel. So creamy, perfectly carbonated and drinkable... along with the ridiculous hop profiles to boot. This is very well done; not super amazing but incredibly well done and tasty.

Nov 24, 2013
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kiki3drt292 from California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Apr 25, 2013
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bahnfire from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Mar 26, 2014
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LoveStout from New York

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Jan 05, 2014
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dunix from Vermont

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Oct 03, 2012
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leschkie from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

May 12, 2012
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jamesb7 from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Apr 21, 2012
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Brendog9 from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Dec 07, 2013
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irv2424 from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Dec 09, 2013
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phishfoolme from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Mar 03, 2013
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mcbeerbrew from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Apr 28, 2012
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baybum from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Dec 19, 2013
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Patrickbrusil from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Dec 25, 2012
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flipdog0 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.6%

Jan 28, 2014
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leodarko from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Jun 02, 2012
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grahuba from Connecticut

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

Jan 18, 2016
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dipaguy from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Jul 29, 2013
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oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Apr 29, 2012
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kevrice88 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Oct 24, 2013
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claytong from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Apr 26, 2012
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Phoptos from Massachusetts

4.97/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Won in a "beer bracket" contest for March Madness. Batch 202, bottle #20.

A: Poured into my Pretty Things goblet. Pours a hazy gold with very little head on it, fading fast and not sticking around. Very light white/yellow lace. Dig the bottle presentation too, very Vermont. Simple and classic.

S: Lots of fruit in the nose...crispy citrus rinds with a subtle hoppiness but not as much as I expected. Not necessarily a bad thing, just surprising.

T: Wow. The citrus is there but not as blossoming as the nose. Flavor dances with the hops that are more present with each sip but not overbearing at all. A surprisingly smooth finish rounds it out just as the hops put the punctuation on the experience.

M: A slight dry pucker that has me constantly reaching for my glass. It quenches and lingers in a perfect balance leaving the tongue tingling and the throat wanting more.

O: I've tried plenty of IPAs. It's an easy beer to order and even easier to forget sometimes. This is the best American IPA I've ever had. It's complexity is delivered so smoothly, it becomes brilliantly simple.

Apr 28, 2011
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DaveHack from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Sep 30, 2012
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ObiWanKushnobi from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Oct 29, 2012
Triple Play from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 395 ratings