Lawmaker
BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,398
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,184
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 8.64%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
27
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BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Nugganooch from California

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From the 12oz can - nonic pint glass

Better than average/expectations. Very nice balance to this overall, an easy drinking no frills IPA.
Has a caramel amber body with nice clarity to it. I get a good finger width of off white froth and some light splashy cling from the lacing. Pine and citrus with a light caramel malt backdrop in the aromatics. Sappy pines, tangerine-orange, atouch of floral honey and some grapefruit in the flavor. Solid resinous linger to it with an upper moderate bitterness. Drying in the finish.
Not my fav ipa but solid all around, would grab this one again!

Jan 09, 2020
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a shaker pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a big two finger white head that dissipates to a thick cap, leaving heavy lacing. Aroma of light caramel and bready malt, citrus hops, light tropical fruit and orange citrus, mild toffee. Flavor is a non-intrusive malt with light caramel notes, good citrus and piney hops, light stone and tropical fruit, with pleasant resinous piney hops developing into a lingering resinous citrus and pine finish. Medium bodied with some light creaminess. A nicely made, classic West Coast style IPA with a well selected hop bill and great hop flavors. The malt is substantial and supports the strong hopping well, but has very light caramel flavor, letting the hops shine. A pleasant surprise from a brewery that was completely new to me. Well done.

Feb 25, 2016
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mactrail from Washington

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tangy and fruity. Sharp and moderately bitter. Piney and resiny hops. Light body.

A great quaff with just enough bitter bite. Loads of mango and citrus aromatics. One of my favorite IPAs lately. On tap at 57 Degrees in San Diego.

Nov 15, 2014
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srandycarter from California

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BNS has become my go to brewery lately. I don't like their new policy on keeping your cap for the growler or paying a buck.

A - Light honey, good head, lots of lace.

S - Orange peel and malt.

T - Nice malt, but the hops really take the bulk of taste here.

M - Medium body, good carb, nice balance and finish.

D - Very session able.

Feb 26, 2014
Lawmaker from BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 27 ratings