Kiwi
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #93
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
95
Ranked #876
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 7.14%
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
308
From:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  171
Gots
  18
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Reviews by Stum-pub:
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Stum-pub from Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 07, 2015
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Hendry from Vermont

4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Golden pour, nice and clear, super fluffy two finger Navajo white head, tons of chunky lacing in the glassware.

Aroma is hop forward, redolent of apples and grapes, malt hidden quite well.

Fruity and complex flavors that remind me again of fresh apples and white grapes, nice bitterness at the end. Seems there are a few stages to the flavors as it dances gracefully on the palate right through to the swallow.

Wonderful mouthfeel, slight touch of booziness in the throat, beautifully carbonated, masterful job. Very smooth drinking.

Another fabulous LFL double IPA that I have been waiting to try, and it did not disappoint.
Alpine Bad Boy remains my favorite IIPA that features New Zealand hops, but Kiwi is also a world class beer that is complex, and highly recommended.

Sep 22, 2013
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can served in a Spiegelau tulip. Pours a dull burnt orange hue with a tight, one inch, bright white head, embedded with ringlets. Clarity is hazy. Nose reveals citrus, pith, melon and herbal notes. There's a hint of dank to there. Taste consistent with nose - more dank and herbal than suggested by the nose. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation shy of assertive and a touch of oiliness to the texture. Overall, another solid hoppy offering from Lawson's. Love seeing these guys in distribution.

Sep 04, 2021
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Soloveitchik from New York

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 13, 2021
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jbeervt from Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 20, 2013
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Fusebuddy from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Sep 30, 2013
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Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden hue, hazy but not in the Tree House/Trillium fashion. Not horribly aromatic. May be a touch of mango, if that. The mouthfeel is soft with a gentle cascade of peppercorny, resiny earthiness. It's substantial but dry. There's a little bit of heat. I wish it had a little more sweetness to play off of the peppery hops, but it's still good overall.

May 16, 2017
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Hopheadhiker from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Aug 21, 2013
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earljones199 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Sep 29, 2013
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JohnCassillo from California

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 25, 2015
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MichaelAllenVT from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Dec 16, 2013
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MRVermont from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 30, 2016
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Bferber from New York

4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 16, 2015
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twizzard from New York

3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received in trade a week or so ago. Not sure how old it is but everything about it seemed muted. Very faint nose and hardly any sense of the Nelson Sauvin hops(my absolute favorite). I think I'll need to revisit this one when I can guaranty a fresh bottle.

Jun 26, 2015
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Kurmaraja from California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Feb 24, 2014
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N1Nkasi from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 15, 2016
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beerasaurusrex from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sep 28, 2013
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JKV96 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Oct 09, 2013
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mjstacker from New Hampshire

4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 12, 2015
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Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Sep 26, 2013
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Ben1313 from New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 11, 2021
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Sean802 from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jul 18, 2013
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JakerLou from New Hampshire

4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 01, 2021
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DrewGingras from Vermont

5/5  rDev +15.2%

Sep 24, 2013
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speaking_for_trees from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Oct 18, 2013
Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 308 ratings