Kiwi
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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From:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #174
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,147
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.18%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
270
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 25, 2022
Added:
Dec 16, 2012
Wants:
  172
Gots:
  21
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: Brewed with a massive charge of New Zealand grown Nelson Sauvin & Pacific Jade hops, Kiwi Double IPA brings you the terroir of our hop loving friends in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Rated: 4.35 by plaid75 from New York

Apr 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by Taenim from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2022
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: hazy; deep gold in color; 2 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: sweet grapefruit, then tart grapefruit;

T: grapefruit, pineapple, and clementine from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M; medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: very enjoyable;
Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by hotwired from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2021
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Reviewed by SmashAdams from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Delicious beer. Tastes like a Lawson's IPA for sure but the New Zealand hops bring a slightly different edge to it. I love Nelson Sauvin so I jumped at this one and I wasn't disappointed. yb
Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Nov 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by ccryder from New York

Nov 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Nov 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by smb71481 from Vermont

Oct 21, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Gold to amber color with a mild haze. Smaller head from a cautious pour. Small number of streaks and spots.

Sweeter malt sugar up front. Pleasant floral hop nose.

Leans sweet. Also leans rich. Good carbonation for balance. The hop is strong and cuts through the malt sugar. Light alcohol in the swallow and lingering aftertaste.
Oct 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Hazy dark amber with a moderate but persistently thick off-white to khaki head that slowly settles to a bubbly, uneven collar leaving all kinds of spongy lacing on the glass.

Considering the dozens of New Zealand hop focused beers I've had, this is not what I imagined it to be at all. It's more assertive and West Coasty than I'd expect up front, but the word association is playing games with me, because the NZ hops have me experiencing kiwi on the back end.

However, as I mentioned, it's not that crazy peppery nelson expression I've come to know, and it's certainly not juicy. The biscuit malt brings with it a hint of amaretto, while the hops powerfully express classic grapefruit and pine qualities, albeit lightly accented by unique tropical fruits.

The amazingly full, fluffy yet somehow solidly quaffable body finishes just chewy dry, exhaling an almost catty resin.
Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by kush0687 from Connecticut

Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.76 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- The 16oz can pours into a becher glass with a deep golden body and a one finger creamy white cap. The thick and luscious head has great retention. Lots and lots of lacing around the glass with wide sheets and drizzle.

S- Hops lead the aroma with notes of pine, citrus, melon, nectarine, grape and bubble gum. A hint of malts in the backdrop with suggestion of medium sweetness.

T- Getting some West Coast IPA vibes with that balance of tropical, citrus, stone fruit and pine hops with a decent bit of malts and slight caramel in the backdrop. Peach, melon, grapefruit, orange, berries, grape and slight dankness come to mind. A touch floral.

MF- Smooth and creamy texture to a moderately heavy body that has a bit of warmth to it as well as a touch of slickness. Carbonation is on the high side. Borderline chewy and impressively creamy.

A really impressive mouthfeel and a great appearance. The aroma is a bit more expressive and interesting to me but overall it is nice and reminds me of West Coast IPAs like Stone and Green Flash back in the day.
Oct 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by mickyge from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can dated 9/20/21
Thick 3 finger white head, laces nicely, cloudy amber color, good cap retention
Aroma of lime and kiwi, kind of sweet smelling
Taste is lime Rickey with a lingering dash of kiwi
Mouthfeel is a tick sticky and prickly, not sweet not sour. Finishes dry and slightly bitter
Overall it’s a clean tasting well balanced beer.
Oct 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look...a little bit hazy off yellow with a white head.
Smell...danky hops and smell of citrus, pine . melon, white wine, very nice
Taste...a bitter fullness but with the earthy melon appeal. . Thr e typical lawson yeast taste is apparent and that is always appealing, a lingering bitterness that invites more and more sips .
Feel...Outstanding lightness for a beer that weighs in a little heavy at 8 percent but drinks so easy. An ample carbonation that punctuates an excellent beer
Overall... It's a winner . These guys kick some butt. Try Lawson's stuff whenever you can
Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by wafers from New York

Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Flight Center Manchester.
Dark yellow in color with a decent foamy white head that persists. Earthy pine and citrus fruits with hints of tropical and faint bready malt to counter. Light ethanol and higher alcohol.
Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.82 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Sep 26, 2021
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can dated 8/25/21 into pint glass. Pours a dark gold with a brief off-white head. Great lacing. Initial impression is pineapple, orange, melon, and grapes. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is sweet and spicy. Overall, I still prefer SOS but this is pretty good!
Sep 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on 2021-09-25 near Pittsburgh, PA from a 16oz canned on 2021-08-24

A - Partially clear golden-orange with a 3-finger white head that sticks around and leaves great lace. Impressive for an 8.1% ABV brew.

S - Moderately-stinky dank hops, gooseberry, light malt. Pleasant enough.

T - Strawberry-rhubarb pie with key lime icing. Trails off into light pepper and lime zest bitterness without losing all of the sweetness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. No alcohol heat.

O - It's always fun to try new takes on the DIPA style. This is a good one although I prefer the smell and taste profiles of their Sunshine brews quite a bit more than this.
Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pint can poured into Spiegelau glass produces a three finger white foamy cap , excellent retention, reduces to a mountain topped island with sticky lacings over a translucent orange liquid

Aroma is citrus , tropical fruits

Taste is citrus , tropical fruits

Medium mouthfeel , clean hop taste

Good beer , repeatable
Sep 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.73 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of gooseberry and lemon citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has notes of peppery spices towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slick on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of crispness in the mouthfeel.
O: I found this IPA to have an interesting combination of flavors from the Southern Hemisphere hops.

Serving type: can
Sep 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Sep 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Sep 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Sep 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Sep 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by WesMantooth from Ohio

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy light orange, 1" foam off white head, tons of streaky lacing. Nose is big with green pineapple, tropical yet not sticky sweet, and deeper citrus notes (orange in particular); very slight hint of alcohol as it warms, as well as a bit of alium greenness. Taste is fruity up front, again pineapple and orange, but moderated sweetness; good spicy kick, almost like fruity black pepper, takes over midpalate and lingers on the finish. Lots of fruitiness here, but doesn't play too juicy and sweet. Mouthfeel is on the full side with noticeable carbonation. Overall an enjoyable, well-balanced take on the style.
Sep 18, 2021
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Reviewed by deleted_user_995920

4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours an opaque blood orange color with a healthy off white creamy head. Smell slams you with kiwi,stone fruit, citrus,a little fresh bread crust scent. Taste is enveloping with a cantaloupe/honey dew smack down. Extremely flavorful like a fruit salad, not picking up kiwi per say. Feels crisp to the palate, well carbonated,juicy mouth feel, finishes semi dry. Overall this one is a keeper. Nice job considering the thousands of 2X IPAs out there.
Sep 17, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of tropical fruit and citrus up front along with a good malt backbone and some lighter earthy and floral tones

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrus, tropical fruit, and earthy/herbal hops. Picks up some lighter floral notes and a good malt backbone. Moderate bitterness. Finishes with lingering citrus and floral hops

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good DIPA featuring Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Jade hops. Extremely well balanced and super easy to drink, especially at 8.1%. Definitely worth checking out
Sep 17, 2021
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