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Spring Fever Session IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Spring Fever Session IPASpring Fever Session IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stearns16 on 04-23-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
278
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
21.78%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by jaasen64:
Photo of jaasen64
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into Lawson's tulip. Picked up at the 5th Anniversary bottle release last weekend. Bottle says 3.8% (not 3.3% as listed). Had this on-draft during the event and double-dry hopped at the Beer Lover's Ball. Review is live from the bottle.

A- Pours a hazy mostly opaque orange yellow with a thin slightly less then a half finger of white head that has about average retention and recedes to a fairly flat top leaving lots of spotty lacing.

S- A little bit earthy with some floral notes and light citrus of oranges and lemons backed by a nice malt background. For a 3.8% session IPA the nose on this is quite impressive.

T- Light citrusy hops of oranges, lemons, and a very light earthy presence. Hops balanced with a nice malt background that complements the hops well. Finishes a little bit watery as expected for a session IPA with a light lingering hop presence. Overall not bad but just a tiny bit on the watery side, definitely no where near as flavorful as their bold IPAs such as Double Sunshine, Hopzilla, Peril, etc..

M- Very thin, a bit watery, nice carbonation, very drinkable and easily sessionable.

O- This was a nice session IPA from Lawson's however it was too watery for me to consider it to be a go too IPA. I'd take Double Sunshine any day over having a couple glasses of this. I actually thought from the bottle this was a little bit better then on draft, but the best was definitely the double-dry hopped on cask which added a decent amount more flavor. Overall I'd recommend trying this, just don't expect it to be as quite as flavorful as Double Sunshine though. For a session IPA this does have nice flavor and an exceptional nose considering it's abv.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of codysjb
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lawsons Spring Fever IPA. Poured from a bottle into a whisky rocks glass.
A: Cloudy golden wheat color, but really good lacing and the head (big at first) settles to form a consistent layer on the top.
S: Pine and loads of hops swarm the nose, a very fresh scent.
T: Malty, not as many hops but some nice lemon and saison zest.
M: Some minor hop notes gives way to a lot of carbonation and the ending becomes a saison flavor.
O: For how low the ABV is this is really amazing. Its not a great example of a saison or an ipa but it stands by itself as a session able “fresh beer”.

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Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ehammond1
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, baconsausage!

A pretty IPA. Not quite clear golden yellows and oranges. Moderate off-white head. Lined, sticky lacing left down the glass.

Bright citrus notes in the aroma but the aroma really shines when agitated and swirled--more so than any beer in recent memory. This almost has a bright, juicy, orange juice and pulp aroma when swirled aggressively and let to agitate a bit. Excellent.

Fairly bitter and bready for a traditional Lawson's IPA, and given the ABV, this is probably more of a pale ale than anything else. Regardless, there's still nice, bright citrus notes, some resin, and a pleasant, drinkable bread character. Clean flavors.

Thinner-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Fantastic low-ABV hoppy beer. The aroma is incredible.

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Photo of mtpHokie
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of dbthom123
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of yllib
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Kyle for this one. 22oz. bomber into a Founders snifter.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear bright goldenrod. Lacing is web-like with good stick. Solid looking beer.

Nose is citrus, sap, pine, and a dank hop presence. Aromatic. Pretty good.

Opens citrus and lemon zest. Pine and sap hop bitterness towards the middle. More of the same at the end with a sticky, dry, bitter finish. Aftertaste of resiny hops. Nice.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly and light in the mouth and goes down dry and sappy. Finishes dry and sticky with a lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable. Appropriate.

Very appropriately named, this is one of the better sessionable beers out there. However, there's a certain lack of character in this one to make it stand out in style category littered with very good beers. Pretty good overall but not really worth revisiting.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Nice white head. Good surface foam.

Smell - Piney grassy hops. Not much else. But it smells very good.

Taste - Again hop forward. Grass and pine. Just a bit of grainy malt. Simple, light, and good. Medium low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light, medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Excellent light IPA. Hop forward with just enough malt. Lingering hop flavor is the only thing that bugs me.

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Photo of MPPHISH
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ricknelson
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New beer to me from Lawson's. Very low alcohol content 3.8, but still a very surprising amount of hop taste. It's a good beer, but not as good as the latest Lawson offering Ava or Heady Topper. This would be a great every day beer and a great Summer beer.

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Photo of shoretaxi
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Denzo
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ScottieD
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of claaark13
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Drumomatic
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Spring Fever Session IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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