Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #58
Ranked #627
4.39 | pDev: 7.97%
Oct 14, 2023
Apr 26, 2013
An imperial IPA featuring triple dry-hopping and extended cold conditioning to create an exceptional and menacing hop character with a smooth and clean flavor profile
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Rated: 4.32 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 26, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by Cmac5150

Feb 16, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Lawson's Finest, my life is in peril! ...and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Pouring a hearty and hazy honey amber, Peril caps off with a dense blanket of ivory foam while hosting a bold hop perfume of citrus, herb, woods, grasses, tropical fruit and spices. Sweeter in early introductions, the beer is caramelized with hints of pastry crust, light toast and sweet nuttiness.

But once the hops pull from the aromas, the focus swiftly turns to grapefruit and orange peel with a candied hop tone. With lime, pineapple and mango adding to the fold, a juicy fruitiness in taste results. The hop bitterness quickly rises to chase away much of the malt influence as the hops turn decidedly bitter with torn pine needle, peppery resins, gin-soaked citrus peel and a fresh grassiness to finish.

Medium full, crisp and residing on the drier side of malty-dry, the beer finishes bitter, resinous and drying with a smooth and refreshing mouthfeel- dangerously smooth for its alcohol content and its ability to quench the thirst. This is a masterfully crafted beer and a godsend for true hop-heads.
Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy, dark sunset orange color with a fat finger of off-white head. Good retention and some decent lacing.

Pineapple, white pepper, pine sap and alcohol stand out in the nose.

Pineapple sweetness, light pine bitterness and some pepper again for a nicely balance taste.

Syrupy feel with light, tight carbonation.

Gives Triple Sunshine a run for its money, and I love that beer.
Jul 07, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jul 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Brewed once a year and I just happened to be in the Tap room. Very nice. Hard to hide a 11.1 ABV but they did a good job doing that. Lots of times high ABV’s, in my opinion, have an alcohol taste first. This doesn’t. I had never been to the brewery before and was driving from point a to point b and Lawson’s got in the way. Yay but time and driving had me just trying two short pours. Distracted driving is not for me.
Jul 02, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap. White head with some lace. Clear dark golden color.

Dank, resiny, weedy, floral. Very hoppy. Nice bitterness. Some citrus fruit, a bit of melon, strawberry. Pretty smooth for an 11% triple. Still has a bit but not bad.
Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz can from Lawson's. Cloudy golden pour with a thin silky white head. Aroma is toffee and pine. Hops explode at first taste, dank, bitter, resinous and alcohol warmth. Kind of sticky with lingering bitterness and heat.
Jun 23, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by MJSFS from Florida

Jun 07, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by smb71481 from Vermont

Oct 21, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sampling a couple of 12oz cans out in The 'Zebo. Bought while vacationing in VT last month.

Pours a slightly hazy, rich but muted golden color. Has a thin, fine bit of white foam on top, mostly at the rim. Lacing is fairly decent. Aroma has healthy citrus notes, with pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, and a smidge of rindy action. Has a medium to medium-plus body, with plenty of smoothness.

Taste is decently balanced... lightly toasted malts with a smidge of sweetness before lots of citrus takes over. Pineapple, grapefruit and tangerine alight on the palate, along with some floral, herbal notes. Is a touch piney but never bitter. Not quite as good, for me, as Triple Sunshine,
which had more sweet fruityness. Solid!! Prosit!!

4.25/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 26, 2021
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
So I'm not quite digging this DIPA from Lawsons. Has a fumy, high alcohol burn going on. Sweet combined with pine bitter and fumey is all I can say. it's ok, but very average for a DIPA. Not up to Lawson's usual standards IMO.
Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jun 16, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jun 14, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by jdow117 from Ohio

Jun 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Jun 11, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

May 26, 2021
Peril from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 252 ratings