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Lawson's / Vermont Pub & Brewery Spruce Tip IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Lawson's / Vermont Pub & Brewery Spruce Tip IPALawson's / Vermont Pub & Brewery Spruce Tip IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vermont Pub tandem Spruce Tip released and purchased on July 19th, 2015 at Winooski Beverage in Winooksi, Vermont.

Added by Alieniloquium on 07-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Lawson’s chalice.

Pale, hazy orange in color with a foamy white head, two fingers worth. When I put my nose to the glass I get loads of floral hops and the spruce is at the forefront as well. It’s not just piney hops – it smells like a genuine Christmas tree, freshly cut and watered. In the background there is tropical fruit – mostly grapefruit. The taste is like nothing I’ve had before. Drinking this in July is amazing because it reminds of Christmas. The spruce is everywhere in my mouth, as if I had been chewing on a spruce branch or walking through an alpine forest in the fog and breathing in cool, evergreen-soaked mist. Piney hops, grapefruit, juniper, teaberry, damp grass linger in the background. Mixing with the oily spruce, the juicy grapefruit creates an uncanny, yet delicious combination. This is an incredible IPA that drinks very easily. It’s great to find a beer that’s true to its name because so many are often not.

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4.56/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

i think this one is way underrated, and is easily the best spruce beer ive ever had. it looks like a pale ale, a little orange, and a brassy luster to it under a short white head, but its so dynamic and expressive and unlike others i have had. the aroma on this is fresh cut pine, christmasy, but also very hoppy. i was a little hesitant, thought it might be overly bitter and intense on the palate with pine and hops, but its not at all, and the balance between the two is awesome. the hops are lemony and the spruce is very natural, fresh picked, and heavily dosed. i just cant believe how clean and alive the spruce comes through in the flavor. it seems the grain base is structured entirely to enhance that, enough body for it to cling to, enough sweetness to balance it out, but not so flavorful as to interfere with the vegetal plant freshness. the flavor is almost spicy, like a spruce tea made a little too heavy, you feel it in the throat and even in the sinuses, but its not hot and it doesnt linger too long on the back end. such a genuine spruce flavor, its really awesome, very vermont, and as good as the style gets for me. i drank this one way too fast.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a soft amber color. Smells like an evergreen forest. Tastes like a pine tree which shows my lack of familiarity with evergreen trees. I assume the flavor is spruce instead of pine though. Surprisingly very refreshing. I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber and leaves a finger of white head. On the nose a mix of hops and malts with a big smack of spruce. His spruce in the taste - like a Christmas tree. I've had a lot of spruce beers but none express it as well as this one. Real nice.

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Lawson's / Vermont Pub & Brewery Spruce Tip IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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