Vermont Local Hop Harvest Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mountsnow1010 on 12-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
Wants:
2
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2
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Slightly hazy orange. Nice white head and a chunky collar. Faint wisps.

Smell - Light citrus hop. Very grainy. Light caramel sweet aroma.

Taste - Citrus hop flavor is a little more pronounced. Grainy body. A little grassy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very light and crisp. Minimal hop bitterness.

Overall - Pretty bland. Nothing bad going on, but a bland hop flavor.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of kscaldef
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of dirtylou
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, split in Charlotte

Thanks @blackie for lawsons - maybe next time hopzilla or double sunshine, you bum. Served in a shaker pint - a pretty nice APA, but not exactly what you are looking for when you hunt down some lawson's...Bready malt, light grassy hops permeate and provide balance. Earthy and rustic - keep importing the PNW hops instead of growing local!

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of CTJman
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MDDMD
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-darkish amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-bread dough, grassy, dank, light pine

T-bready malt, grass, light caramel, light pine, little citrus, earthy, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-decent pale ale, it grew on me as I drank it, probably better with imported hops

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ActonBrewer for sending this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Fat Head's pint glass.

A: Hazy deep gold, with a thin white head and relatively low visible carbonation.

S: Grassy, tropical and citrus hops over a light cracker malt.

T: Nice restrained tropical and citrus hop flavors with lesser grassy and floral character, and light cracker malts. Lightly bitter in the hang.

M: Light body but not watery, no alcohol presence to speak of and medium carbonation sensation.

O: Unfortunately, I got this bottle probably a bit later than would have been ideal for a fresh-hopped beer. Even so, it really is a solid APA. Restrained hop bitterness but still quite flavorful.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of EgadBananas
2.79/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice auburn hue, with an ivory coloured finger of head, fair amount of clarity. The aroma is kinda meh. Smelled somewhat metallic, with a bread crust-like sweet malt aroma and mild citrus, but mostly earth and earth hops. Smelled kinda stale. Taste echoed the aroma a lot with the acrid sweet bread, some caramel, toast, some mineral tastes, mild stale earthy hops. Feel was pretty good, slick, somewhat oily, light-medium, clean medium carbonation.

Disappointed in this. It came across stale, a bit unbalanced and the malt and hop profiles just didn't mesh IMHO.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lawson Local Hop Harvest pours a clear copper color with a stiff, rocky head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a coating of lace.

The aroma is hoppy with notes of orange citrus, pine and grass. Some caramel malt is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is light and watery on the palate with mild carbonation. The flavor is nicely balanced between sweet caramel and pale malt and bitter hop flavors of grass and orange citrus. A touch of tropical fruit is also present. It finishes mildly bitter with lingering caramel sweetness and citrus. Once gone the citrus flavor lingers on the palate.

This is an easy drinking, very well balanced beer.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Phil for this one. 22oz. bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1.5 finger frothy white head with good retention. Lacing is stringy and thick with good cling. Beer is a dark mahogany. Like black tea that's been steeped too long. Nice looking beer.

Nose is very mild. Pine cone and tea leaves with a mellow undertone of citrus hop bitterness. Average.

Opens tea leaf, citrus, pine, and tree sap hop bitterness. Malt body emerges a touch towards the middle but there's still a good bit of bark and pine throughout. Finishes slightly hoppy with some dried leaves. Aftertaste is pine and cane sugar. Solid.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with some bubbles in the mouth and goes down quenching and watery. Finishes clean with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Good.

Not much to say here except that this is a solid-as-they-come pale ale. A thirst quencher and very sessionable for sure but not much stands out with this one.

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Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PHBoiler
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy straw colored beer with a nice white head. Limited nose. Some grassiness. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Taste is refreshing, grassy, and very clean. Almost like a pilsner or lager body with very light hop presence. It does give me that harvest feel like being in a field in Vermont. Very refreshing beer not necessarily the hop presence you'd expect though.

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Photo of jwat
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of Kyle and via Tom. Thanks guys!

Pours near mead like - very murky and cloudy, almost brown. A few rogue puddles of white fluff pool at the edges.

Nose is a bit faint: light grass, caramel malts, and a touch of pine.

Taste follows suit. Light malts support a slightly muddled hop profile. Citrus is on the periphery. Body is light....hop oils linger.

Not a style I particularly enjoy, but appreciate this kept at 5%. Thanks again, Kyle and Tom.

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Vermont Local Hop Harvest Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
3.63 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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