TheEpeeist (3144) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle, rating #100! Surprise gift from my friend in VT. Lightly hazed orange brown with white frosting. Nose is caramel, pineapple, mango, spicy pine and black pepper. Lovely balance with floral undertones. The smell alone might be worth the cost. Crisp at first softening with resin. Slick then dry like a martini. First sip reminds me of canned fruit salad, but in a good way. Cardamon and cherry sweetness draw you in; pineapple, mango, peach, grapefruit peel and lingering key lime. Just below my top 2 DIPA’s but still showing the same total sensory immersion that distinguish my favorites.
cfrancis (2105) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Ryan for this. Pours cloudy straw gold with a moderate white head and good lacing. Aroma is a little subdued but big bright citrus nose. Taste is great bitter brashness with citrus and grapefruit tartness that also drys the palate. Pretty awesome palate on this beer. I could drink this anytime.
birdmachine (156) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bottle all to myself! Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. Pours cloudy bright orange with bright yellow cloudiness. Looks magnificent in the sunlight. Has a soapy, frothy white head with beautiful head retention and small legs. All the hop aromas are centered straight into my face. Aroma is seriously DANK - in every sense of the word. Pine, tropical fruits, lemon zest, orange blossom honey, flower petals, grapefruit, mango and then some more danky fresh bud. I swear I could get high off this. Taste is complex, with much of the above stated tropical fruits, and malt sweetness to back it up. Completely well balanced flavors and juicy, creamy mouth fell. Lots of citrus and floral notes on the tongue, some pine and bitter grapefruit on the finish. Beautiful lacing the whole way down. Finish is a touch too juicy with some dryness, and a nice soft alcohol warmth. Aftertaste is like licking a rainbow made of hop varietals. If the finish was a little more dry this would be the perfect DIPA. Incredible.
Advocate_Ames (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 There is a nice foam head. The beverage has a cloudy haze in its appearance. The scent is herbal, piney, and full of hops. Also it contains grapefruit and a mild level of sweet malts. As for flavor the Double Sunshine is above my expectations. The flavors stand out on their own and blend nicely. I picked up on citrus from the grapefruit and pineapple. In addition to those the malts and juicy hops taste very good. There is also a sugar residue. In the finish I experienced a pleasant dryness that slowly took away a wetness that coated the mouth and I was left with a medium bitterness flavor. Overall this is a wonderful beverage and a joy to have tried.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. Hazy golden pour with a medium thick fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of pineapple, sweet malt and hops. Medium-bodied with a tropical fruit character and notes of biscuit malt and grassy hops. The finish is fruity with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Very good all around.
AirForceHops (2590) - 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 (913) - 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 (8033) - 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 (1453) - 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 (2239) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 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