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

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Ratings:
390
Reviews:
79
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
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Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of AlexFields
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky yellow with brown tint, big off white head, looks a lot like Double Sunshine.

Smells dank and spicy, sweet pineapple and orange, floral notes. Mmm.

Taste is sortof darker, fairly sweet with an almost oaky character, rye like spiciness, not as citrusy as the nose but a touch of pine.

Mouthfeel is rich and thick but great carb too--Lawson's really nails the mouthfeel on their IPAs.

8.5/10

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Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BEER88
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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Photo of MasterSki
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this twice in the past week, most recently at Kan's place. Not sure who contributed this - Kan or Drew I think. Served in a HopCat tulip. Batch #202, Bottle #84.

A - A finger-plus of white foam settles to a thick ring and a razor-time cap, leaving spotty lace behind. Hazed golden peach color that is quite attractive.

S - Big Citra hop aroma - it seems to overshadow the other two members of the Triple Play. Orange zest, hint of chive/onion, light pine, and some lightly browned sugars join the party as it warms up.

T - Largely orange hop flavor, mixed with some nice sugar cookie notes, and moderate residual bitterness. It's not super complex, but it's enjoyable nonetheless.

M - Smooth texture, medium-bodied, medium-low carbonation, and a dry, crisp, finish. Quite appropriate for the style.

D - This is a nice beer, but it actually seems maltier than Double Sunshine (which is higher in ABV). I'd take the Double Sunshine over this most of the time, but this is still a very nice IPA that is easy to drink.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was shared by muskabeatz, thanks Evan!

This beer pours a light bodied light amber on color with a slight one finger, soapy white head. The nose features light Citra hops, slight caramel malt, light centennial hops,, with some sticky pine. It drinks with moderate bitterness and it's hoppy and piney with a slightly sweet malt backbone. It has nice flavor and doesn't show any alcohol at all. It's a nice beer. It's a little too dry and too sticky, because of the malt for me to rate higher. I'm glad to have tried it though.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle courtesy of sprague11. Thanks!
Poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Slightly cloudy medium orange colour. Half a finger of white head formed on the pour and quickly receded to a few scattered bubbles on top of the ale.

S - Huge citrus aroma up front full of fresh grapefruit, tangerine and peach notes that gives way to a secondary but vibrant tropical fruit aroma (mango, pineapple). A slight malt sweetness is present in the background.

T - A big bitterness up front that is filled with fresh, juicy citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Grapefruit, orange zest and secondary mango and pineapple flavours are present. A slight sweet caramel malt sweetness is present in the background but this is definitely a west coast DIPA. As I continue to drink this, the flavours from the hops begin to fade leaving only the bitterness, which is disappointing.

M - Medium to full body with a nice hearty chew. Lots of resiny hop oils. Light carbonation. Perfect mouth feel.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of LoveStout
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of yourefragile
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz gold foil topped bottle purchased at Warren Store two days ago. Served in a Lawson's snifter.

Pours a hazed dark golden amber with a frothy off white head that fades to a thick collar, thin film and abundant clumps of lace. Green, resiny and dank nose of Citra and Simcoe hops. Light malt notes, with earthy and leafy hops balancing the citric and tropical hops. Medium thick, well carbonated body with a sticky dry finish. Taste is green, resiny hops, simcoe forward with more cent. hops in the finish to balance out the sweetness. Not quite as bright as Double Sunshine or Hopzilla, a more textbook IPA that still lives up to the Lawson's HYPE.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a medium to dark orange color with a dense, creamy layer of white foam that hangs out on the top and doesn't go away, a very thick lacing ring as well and very sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Lots of pungent tropical fruit: mangos, oranges, and pineapple, sweet hoppiness but not sugary aroma, light floral. The aroma is dense and dank.

T - Buttery for a brief moment right off followed by a wave of spicy sweet tropical fruit, faint caramel malt, and morphs into a massive wave of sweet grapefruit and floral bitterness that lingers for minutes afterwards. The hop flavor is resiny, thick, and dense.

M - Heavy medium body and silky smooth on the tongue. Coats the mouth with a orange/grapefruit/floral bitterness

O - Another fabulous IPA from Lawson's that's a must try.

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Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of rudzud
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade, poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden hue with a one finger off white head that fades to a nice quarter inch blanket, good and creamy.

S - Bright citrus aromas and fresh hops. Nice grapefruit and solid tropical notes consisting of light pineapple and good mango. Very ripe and inviting with a rather interesting bubblegum aroma on the end.

T - Yep, so theres the bubblegum people have mentioned. Undeniably the first flavour I get. That immediately gives way to grapefruit and pine resin with some nice lighter tropical notes to the end. Light pineapple and mango. Some light malt sweetness, this bubblegum aspect is really, really different but enjoyable.

M - Lots of hop oils in this, kinda feels more like a DIPA than an IPA. Would like some more carbonation on this but its still good.

O - Overall this is a damn good beer and lives up to some of the hype. Quite the enjoyable beer, I'd like to try it side by side with Double Sunshine for comparison

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Photo of HopHead84
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5/10/2012

I had a bottle of this last Saturday but my palate was a little off, perhaps due to eating copious amounts of Mexican food and buckets of salsa, so here I am on my second and final bottle. Looking forward to a bright and hoppy Lawson's beer.

A: Slightly hazy bright orange with a finger of frothy white foam. Solid retention and lots of scattered lacing.

S: Blend of spicy grapefruit, orange, and nectarine with traces of guava and mango. There's a note in there that I can only describe as fuzzy peach skin. Malt imparts light bread and caramel notes with a lower level of sweetness.

T: The fruit is expressive, a veritable cornucopia consisting of sweet orange, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, and light guava notes. My first impression of the fruit is of sweet and juicy flesh, but in the late palate the citrus and tropical notes tend toward drier, more bitter, and more astringent rind and pith notes. Malt is sweet throughout but never obstructs the bright fruit presence. There's an insistent moderate bitterness throughout. The finish is dry, fruity, and bitter with a light astringency.

M: Lower medium body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is very dry.

Overall: Another damn good Lawson's IPA. This really grew on my as it opened up.

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Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DucksFan16
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
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 Stevedore
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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