Kiwi | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
4.36/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#754
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
248
pDev:
7.57%
 
 
Wants:
169
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 248
Reviews by lovindahops:
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4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's just been a long week at work so I really think opening this bomber of Lawson's is worth it. I had this on tap at black backs pub in December but I never got the chance to review.

A- kiwi double ipa pours a gorgeous amber body with a hearty head of slighty darkened white foam that bursts all over my hill farmstead stem. Hazy and glowing with a strong amber color that reminds me of Vermont DIPA'S like Abner and such

S- Herbal, citric, and maybe garlic theme? A fruity fresh mango presence almost chimes in with some sweet caramel tones. Very lively with active scents as one would expect from Lawson's. There is no question that it makes my mouth slightly water

T- strong resin, onion, and darkened citric flavor that is unyielding with a flavor coating outlay. A burst of herbal and caramel flavor follows over as a "second coat" of hoppy Vermont flavor. I like it, as it's not the always expected citrus and spikey pineapple hop hit. A little more in the hop body if you will

M- coating hop flavor that finishes off the palate. The paint job is done!

O- what a change up for a VT DIPA! Massive hearty, deep resionious flavor impersonating a garlic, caramel, and fruity citric hop profile. I loved this and will seek out more going forward!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Hendry
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of jbeervt
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Sheppard
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of earljones199
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelAllenVT
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MRVermont
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bferber
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of twizzard
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerasaurusrex
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JKV96
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of mjstacker
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Sean802
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DrewGingras
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of speaking_for_trees
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Stum-pub
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bomber into a stemmed tulip.
Pours a hazy, medium amber with a finger of head with nice lacing and retention.
Smells nice but not overly aromatic. Good hoppiness and stickiness present.
Taste is remarkable. Lots of hop flavor from hop varietals I am not used to tasting. Hard to find descriptors. Zingy and certainly elements of citrus zest on the front end with mellowness and then some bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel is chewy and really nice.
Overall this beer is balanced and very well crafted. Distinct NZ hops are quite interesting to this taster used to pacific northwest varietals. Great beer.

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Photo of VTBeerTrade
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of JMFP
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 248 ratings