Two Roads / Lawson Finest Liquids - Typecast Farmhouse IPA | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Two Roads / Lawson Finest Liquids - Typecast Farmhouse IPATwo Roads / Lawson Finest Liquids - Typecast Farmhouse IPA
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Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with white cedar boughs and spruce tips. Dry-hopped with both Connecticut and Vermont grown hops

Added by bobv on 06-05-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,036
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
86
pDev:
13.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of brewnme
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holly1215
2.46/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of argock
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pkg 07 JUN18
Pours clear straw yellow into Duvel tulip with 1-finger frothy white head with average retention and minimal lacing. Second half pours more hazy lemonade yellow.
Aroma is very saison or Belgian pale ale with bubblegum, hay, leaves, pine, and lemony citrus and some bready pils malt sweetness.
Flavor is also more spritzy hoppy Belgian pale ale than IPA with a lot more pine and lemon-lime citrus flavor than in the nose and some more herbal earthy grassy elements in the finish. Maltiness is solid with slightly sweet pilsner malt flavors. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light-bodied with high carbonation and dry finish.
A really fun to drink beer that is not an IPA at all but more of a hoppy saison or Belgian pale ale really. Well-executed though but a little misleading in the labeling.

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Photo of dzni
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can.

Golden, slightly hazy, about an inch head initially that dissipated quickly.
Smell tropical flavors - mango, pineapple - but slight funkiness
Taste has more tropical fruit flavors, mango, maybe a slight creaminess, but not really getting the cedar and balsam tips flavor I was expecting. Slight bitterness and pininess from the hops.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Unique beer I don't mind drinking at all, but not something I'd probably seek out. Crisp like a saison, but tropical flavors and mild hoppiness like a IPA. It's the beer I'd want if I wasn't sure if I wanted a saison or an IPA.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Can nabbed at a grocer in Queens, NYC.

Aroma indicates obvious cedar wood, other wooden notes (birch), and floral hops. Floral and tangy. Neutral 2-row barley. Barnyard notes...hay, apple cidre, wood sugar. Certainly seems more farmhouse ale than IPA, lacking adequate hop notes.

Flavour profile is very simple - in line with a table beer. Cedar comes through. Peppercorn. 2-row.

A travesty of the 4-pack of pints cash-grab packaging format, and easily the worst beer I've had from Lawson's. Simplistic and disappointing...neither much of a farmhouse ale nor an IPA. At best, it's a hum-ho expression of a Belgian pale ale.

Low C / AVERAGE

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Photo of Bluesfolk19
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhfinn
2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Spluger
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil9250
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mike22ne
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can, dated 6/1/18.
Looks ok, opaque yellow with tall layer of thin foam head that fades.
Smell and taste are pretty good. Lots of farmhouse yeast aromas, like a Belgian saison. Spices and herbal piney hop character settle in the background. Honey cracker malt base blends well with the other flavors.

Overall it's pretty good! More towards the saison end of the spectrum than NEIPA, but it's got lots of interesting flavors. Glad I could find some!

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass this brew pours out a straw/lemon like color. It has a rocky crown that doesn't stick around too long. The smell is earthy with huge bubblegum in the nose. The bubblegum comes in the taste as well with some pineapple notes and the feel is very smooth with a thick and coating mouthfeel. Bit of tartness as well. Overall, I want another.

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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down a bit, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Initially the smell is mostly dominated by light aromas of yeast from the farmhouse ale, but if you let it warm up hints of spruce tips become detectable along with hints of cedar wood.
T: The taste has light flavors of spruce tips and strong notes of yeasty flavors (with associated hints of spices). No bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is labeled as a "New England Farmhouse IPA" but I wouldn't characterize it as the IPAs that you are normally are accustomed to seeing as it was hardly "juicy". It would have been better described as a "New England Farmhouse Ale" as it tasted more like a saison made with ingredients from New England.

Serving type: can

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Photo of drtth
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The lightly hazed golden colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4” white head that leaves some foam and lacing on the sides as it slowly recedes to a thin irregular island on the surface. Sipping creates two arches and some patches and legs of lacing.

The aromas include some citrus, some tropical fruit, and some light pine and resin backed up by some floral, herbal and woody character.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the citrus, tropical fruit, the pine and resin being backed up by some floral and herbal hops. There’s also a bit of woodiness and a moderate amount of sweetness that is nicely balanced by some light herbal bitterness from the hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth with the finely bubbled persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and fruit begin to fade allowing the herbal bitterness to become a bit more noticeable before it too starts to fade with some pine and the woodiness from cedar in the background begining to show some light spicy bitterness in the dry finish.

Overall a very interesting beer with a relatively complex aroma/flavor profile but not one I’ll be looking to have again. For me the underlying herbal, pine and woodiness in the finish don’t quite work very well. But I can see that others might enjoy it so I wouldn’t discourage anyone from trying it.

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Photo of Duffman79
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Two Roads / Lawson Finest Liquids - Typecast Farmhouse IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 86 ratings