Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of yourefragile. 22-ounce bottle. Rare batch #230, bottle number 89. Served in a Lawson’s shaker pint glass.
Pours a clear golden-apricot with a thick, foamy white head and loads of soapy lacing on the way down. The nose brings some light citrus and a bit of orange. Faint, but good. The flavor adds in a bit of an earthy hop character. Slight chewiness, but no specific malt flavor. Maybe just a touch of grain. Light body with good carbonation. Bitterness is not particularly perceptible until the finish, where it comes off as more of a dryness. Really nicely done. Another excellent hoppy offering from Sean.
Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a light hazy yellow color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and light resinous hops are quite powerful. Taste is also dominated by quite powerful citrus hops with some resinous and bitter notes. Malt backbone is quite light and actually shows off the 4% ABV. I quite like the idea of having light session tasteful brew but will have to adjust my palate to the lighter body.
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 22oz bottle. Poured a light copper color. Very earthy notes - not very enjoyable at all. Flavor was actually a lot better, earthy hop notes. It’s very sessionable, but I don’t know if I’d have labeled this an IPA based on the final presentation.
craftycarl21 (2136) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy peach colored pour. Nose holds big notes of manure and earth. Flavor is marked by light floral hoppiness, a touch of evergreen, and more unappealing weird earthy hop undertones. Really not very good.
VTHopHead (1505) - Barre, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft (Sample) at SIPtemberfest 2011 - Pours a pale golden yellow in color with a medium bright white head that stuck around. Aroma is medium of piney hops. Flavor is IPA-like, but a bit watery and much less intense. I think that this would make a good "lawnmower" beer, but it not one I would seek out in a bar.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2011
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A nice clear amber pour with a small white head. The aroma blasts my olfactory system with diaper and baby shit, with hints of Gorgonzola and rotten orangepeel in the background. The flavor leads to orangepeel, and herbal grass... immersed in a sea of a baby’s afternoon fecal catharsis. Really hard to isolate the palate from the monstrosity that I was presented with, but I’ll try. The body is medium, and carbonation is low to proliferate the true feeling of dung on the tongue. A monstrosity.
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.
The beer is transparent and light yellow colored, with a half inch of white head and some random lacing. The aroma is terrific. Grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit. Very nice. Tons of flavor packed into a session beer. Really light and smooth on the palate. Chuggable. I have had a few hoppy offerings from Lawson’s now, and am very impressed. I would be ecstatic to have a keg of this in the warmer months.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-12-2011