AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle right from the Farmers Market in VT. Consumed at cellar temp. Snifter showed a mostly clear pee color with low carbonation that still produced a ring of white head with mild retention. Nose tells me grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine and sweet malt.
Flavor is dry and resinous, lots of grapefruit and tons of pine. Honesty the hop profile is pretty deep. Leafy and juicy.
Light to medium body with a HUGE lingering bitterness. Only three other words are needed to describe this: Tasty, flavorful and quaffable.
MJGG (896) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille de 22 oz, merci à Simon ! Arômes très intenses de houblons américains, tirant surtout sur la résine et les agrumes. Robe blonde et légèrement trouble, effervescence moyenne et légère dentelle. En bouche, un malt délicatement biscuité supporte une vague de houblon américain fruité, mentholé et résineux. Longue finale amère. L’alcool est très bien dissimulé. Une excellente DIPA américaine; cette dégustation comprenait également Pliny the Elder et Heady Topper, et la Double Sunshine tirait très bien son épingle du jeu.
Sammy (7733) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed On tap at Prohibition Pg. White foam on yellow suds. A DIPA level of bitterness. Good drinkability, above average mouthfeel. Only a faint hop aroma. What a way to start, with a DIPA in the afternoon.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier VT. Aggressive, spicy, root vegetable and bitter citrus aroma, strong and pungent with a sharp but soft enough bite. Creamy peach and pine flavor, relaxed, but strong enough, with a mild cannabis backing flavor; nothing particularly cool here, but it’s totally solid. Thick palate, only lightly carbonated, finishes dryly but with drawn out alcohol and floral bitterness; california style-light suits me just fine.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer is a clear, golden hue with a thick finger of white head that leaves a generous amount of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is awesome, and I know right away that I’m in for a treat. Pine, grapefruit, melon, citrus.
The taste does not disappoint, bringing a healthy dose of fresh hops and citrus fruits. Alcohol content is masked extremely well in both the aroma and flavor. At 8% abv, this beer is dangerously easy to quaff. Hoppy grapefruit juice. Mmm.
The feel is light to medium bodied with a very nice feel on the palate. The finish brings a healthy dose of dryness and bitter hops.
Overall, a terrific beer and well worth trying. I’ve been pretty impressed with everything I have had from Lawson’s Finest Liquids so far.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-21-2011
Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apricot color, very little head. Citrus hops aroma. Good citrus hop flavor, a bit weak. Decent sweet malt taste. Good palate.
Under a month old.
ReggieDunlap (2792) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange/honey color with a thick creamy white head...nice lacing. Aroma has herbal notes, grapefruit, passionfruit, and mango. Flavor is very herbal...skunky in a good way...bitter grapefruit...loads of bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and the finish is dry, herbal and very, very bitter...almost to the point of a plasticy finish. Not bad but not nearly what I hoped for...starts out with a promising aroma and decent flavor up front but the finish kills this beer for me.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle at dak’s 1/22/12.
hazy sunshine color with a small white head.
the nose is dank, dank, dank! ...along with grapefruit, citrus, pale malt, spicy hops, herbals, salt, wood and light resin.
the flavor is the same...and awesome. very dry and quaffable.9+/4/9+/5/19
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Prohibition Pig and a sample at the Vermont Brewers Festival. Vibrant amber with a billowy and creamy white head. Lots of citrus with a resin backbone, grapefruit, some alcohol; Quite bitter and very dry, full body, moderate carbonation, becomes even more dry on the finish and more resin comes out, then a nice hit of some sweetness and alcohol tang that balances things out nicely. An excellent beer.
HeadyDE (371) - Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 Fresh 22 oz bottle. Great orange hue, really excited to try this one. Head dissipates and leaves nice film coating on top. Wonderful aroma, pineapple, citrus all over, with noticeable herbal presence. Very easy to drink and has a creamy mouthfeel. Was expecting a bit more of the same taste as in the nose. However, I am not getting the same explosion of juicy hops that Heady Topper offers. This is a great 2ipa, but for me just not as enjoyable as the Alchemist’s version.