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.

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Reviews:
15
Ratings:
62
pDev:
10.96%
Bros Score:
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of MDDMD
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Hendry
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow pour, tall three finger head, brisk carbonation, chunky lacing in the glass.

Yeasty and malty aroma, sourdough bread.

Taste is musty and dank, no bitterness to speak of, one dimensional flavor that is less than exciting.

Mouthfeel is medium, slightly oily, well carbonated,one of the better characters of this ale.

No mystery why sourcing quality hops from outside of Vermont is part of what makes Vermont ales great. Worth trying once, but nothing I would go out of my way for, or purchase in multiples.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
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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3.63/5  rDev +2%
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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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of EgadBananas
2.79/5  rDev -21.6%
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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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Vermont Local Hop Harvest Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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