Triple Play IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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

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Ratings:
390
Reviews:
79
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
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Photo of gford217
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle thanks to caguiar.

Pours clear golden yellow with a small soapy white head that leaves a little lacing.

Aroma is just chock full of juicy citrus - oranges, pienapples and even some grapefruit. Some pine resin in the background as well. The Citra is definitely prominent.

Taste is just as good with a bitter grapefruit kick up front with some sweeter pineapple later, and there is a finish of juicy pien resin.

Mouthfeel is as full bodied as I've experienced from a 6% IPA. Coats the palate with hops and leaves a nice lingering bitterness.

This is one of the better IPAs I've tasted in a long, long time. It is better than the majority of DIPAs on the market. So full of flavor for such a low ABV IPA. Great, great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for this bottle go to Bill. Thank you very much for the opportunity! 22 oz silver foil capped bottle with no discernible freshness dating. Label reads 7% as opposed to the 6% listed here.

Pours a golden yellow with orange highlights. Head pools and puddles and has some lasting power. Minor streaky lacing lays a trickle of spittle.

Lemon and orange on the nose as well as some pine and pot. Bitterness is foreshadowed strongly here.

Orange/lemon rind up front moves into a strong pine bitterness. Malt is light. Finish is soapy and mildly abrasive. A tongue scraper of an ending. Big hops ooze all over the tongue and settle into my tasting places. Long bitter fade lasts well after the sip.

Mouthfeel is medium and supple. Really nice body with soft but solid foundation.

Overall, I found Double Sunshine to be an absolute world beater and one of my favorite beers of all time. This beer is not at that level, but it's none too shabby either. The mouthfeel on these Lawson's IPA's is really something special. If the abrasive and soapy qualities of this beer were toned down a bit, this would be even better. As is, it's still a really nice IPA that I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to drink. Cheers, Bill.

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4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thank you to the Baron (readbaron) for sharing this rarity.

Appearance – Pours a nice looking deep golden sunset color into a tulip. About two fingers of slight off white head is achieved with a moderate pour.

Smell – Pine, hops, bittersweet grapefruit, slight floral notes. Okay…I’ll put this out there plain and simple. There was a somewhat strong onion aroma in my opinion that reminded me of Gubna (which I did not enjoy…). This oniony aroma alone was a turnoff.

Taste – Thankfully the taste is not like Gubna. Nice resiny pine and hops up front, slight bittersweet fruits mixed with a hint of tropical fruits. Overall more orange than grapefruit. Not much malty backbone though there is slight caramel.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, slightly creamy/oily, relatively dry finish.

Overall – I had Double Sunshine recently and enjoyed it much more than this. This is a solid IPA, but not something I would trade for to be perfectly honest. Double Sunshine…well, that is another story.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this bottle at the Winooski Beverage Warehouse in Vermont, came recommended from one of the guys who works there. Having tried a few other of the Lawson varieties I was eager to try the 2011 National IPA Champion, I wasn't disappointed.

A- A slightly cloudy honey/amber color

S- Sweet ripe flavor that is quite inviting

T- A strong bodied IPA whose flavor is kind of what you might expect from "a trifecta of hop varieties" as advertised on the bottle. Crisp and refreshing finish with a slightly bitter follow-up as any good IPA should end

M- Begs another sip

This is another win for the man behind Lawson's, check it out if you can get your hands on a bottle.

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4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

had this at the vermont brewers fest last month.

this beer pours a light yellow straw color with a big white head. the smell is extremley floral and citrus, very inviting. this beer tastes the way it smells hops hops hops with no malt extremley dry and well carbonate. this is wat ipas should taste like, i love it.

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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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