Triple Play IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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

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Added by maximum12 on 02-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
390
Reviews:
79
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pour is a dark hazed orange and scummy white ring. The nose is of grapefruit, pine and resinous hop. There is some pale and caramel malt up front to balance. The taste is banned and well integrated with an assertive hop presence dominating the back. Resiny, caramel malts, solid foundation, hops take over, lightly piney, fair bit of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Very nice fruity finish with a gentle bitterness ending abruptly. The body is easy to drink, well carbonated, faintly grainy towards the back.

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Photo of sendsilk
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Joeybones for this beer in a recent trade.

Ahh, the much heralded and sought after Lawson's. I have only had 1 other beer from them, the Maple Nipple, and I was not overly impressed.

This beer pours a fairly bright orange but there is a lot of sediment floating around in it. a decent sized head that sticks around the entire time I drink it.
The smell is wonderful and intoxicating on it's own. Grapefruit forward and extremely citrusy. It smells very promising.
Taste- Very nice and refreshing on the front end. There is the promised grapefruit there but the end is a little too bitter for my tastes. This is much more like a double or triple IPA to me. I thought it may be with the name 'Triple Play' but it says on the label it's an IPA with 3 hap varieties, not a double or triple.
Mouthfeel is very nice.

Summing it up, a nice IPA but a bit too bitter for me tastes. It could finish a little bit cleaner for me.

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3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with a tinge of orange, and a significant foamy head. Hoppy aroma. The taste is a bit vegetable. A good malty backbone and good drinkability and fits well into the style of IPA rather than DIPA.Above average mouthfeel.John’s bottle.Very nice but a little disappointed.

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3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
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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3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ryan for this at DLD... dark clear gold with hints of orange, a nice white head... the aroma is lots of oily pine, pretty bitter... taste is more of the same lots of bitter pine... I prefer the double sun shine but this is still pretty good

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3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber with no #freshbeer date but i'm not worried, this is fresh!

Pours an orange-gold body, huge head with tint sporadic bubbles racing up. Intricate lacing recedes slowly with air bubbles within it. Smell is lemon, orange, bit of grapefruit, tinge of sweetness. Remarkably well balanced and super smooth. Bitterness is low though felt in the aftertaste. Quite good but was hoping for more of an impact hop-wise.

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3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle sampled at DLD '11 (thanks to whoever brought it!), poured into a wine glass.

A: Clear medium-to-light amber body; thin, fine head. Average-looking IPA.

S: Primarily fruity, tropical hops. Some caramel malt and piney bitterness as well. Ok, but not as amazing as I was expecting.

T: Clean, bitter, delicious. Tons of pine, light citrus. No real malt presence. Awesome IPA.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Just fine.

O: I'd heard nothing but the highest of praise for this beer, and was expecting great things. While it was indeed a delicious IPA of the highest quality, it just didn't quite wow me like I thought it would - the aroma was a quite subdued, and the smell of a great IPA is my favorite part of it. I'd certainly enjoy drinking this one again, and I liked it far more than the other Lawson's IPAs I've had, but I don't think I'll be going out of my way.

Cheers!

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3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Triple Play IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.33 out of 5 based on 390 ratings.
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