Peril | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by DaveHack on 04-26-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
208
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
Wants:
58
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13
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2
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 208
Reviews by Pinknuggets:
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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to Hop Back Pint glass

A:Dark almost brown orange honey color with a white and tan head that leaves a heavy lacing. It is extremely cloudy, hazy, and completely opaque there are even a few floaters that I can see in there. This might be a downside for most people but for me its an upside.

S: Lots of fresh hops there are few different smells first of all there is definitely some pine resin hops as you can almost smell the bitterness, next there is come heavy citrus/juicy like mango scents in there as well and last there are some light floral scents. The hop scent is totally dominant but thats what your going for in an imperial IPA.

T: Upfront there is a harsh bitterness but it is not floral it is rather very tart citrus like grapefruit with notes of pine with some resin but it is not overwhelming. There is a juicy flavor to the hops as well but that is pretty much all that is there. Very solid hop bomb flavor.

M: It is resinous and sticks to your tongue but not for a long time as there is also plenty of citrus mango juiciness to it. The beer is also very thick and heavy but you can't taste any alcohol dispute it being pretty high. In terms of the drinkability its not bad considering how heavy and big it is.

O: Overall this is a big hoppy in your face imperial IPA as with any other heavy duty lawson's but also like those beers this beer is actually drinkable and not overwhelming. Considering the depth of hop flavor I cannot help but tip my hat to a hop master sean lawson get this if you can and drink it.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a nice white head. Good surface foam and retention.

Smell - Herbal hops. Some grapefruit. Lots of sweet malts. Alcohol.

Taste - Herbal hops right up from. A citrus sweetness builds in the middle. It's a blend of hops and sweet malts. Finishes dry, surprisingly. Boozy, though.

Mouthfeel - It's boozy but it's quite drinkable. Medium heavy body.

Overall - Very good, but there are better IPAs of the same style. Lawson's never disappoints, though.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: hazy, murky, orange. White head, okay retention, minimal lace.

S: pone, resins, citrus, fruitiness, caramel.

T: pine, medium bitterness, blood orange, mango, caramel, fruit juice.

M: full, slick, clean, sharp.

O: its a heavy IIPA, but its still quite tasty. No double sunshine though!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Barry- thanks dude.

This one pours a light amber-ish color, tinges of orange, with a one inch head, and lots of sticky lacing.

This smells really sticky. Tons of dank resinous pine, fresh cut grass, sticky weed, and a hint of grapefruit rind on the finish.

This is just herbal and green in the very best way. There's so much "earth" to it- tons of resinous pine bitterness cling to your mouth, There's lots of grassiness, sticky sticky weed, grapefruit rind, and a bit of orange to keep it from being overwhelming bitter and sticky. This does not have the flavor profile that I expected, but it's still exceedingly good.

This is medium bodied, and it finishes pretty surprisingly dry for the ABV. In fact- the ABV feels like a joke to me- there's no way this is actually over 11% ABV?!? The alcohol does not show itself at all. Crazy.

This is a really nice achievement from Sean Lawson- a big bruiser of an IPA that begs you to take sip after sip.

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Peril from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.39 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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