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Lawson’s Finest Hopzilla Double IPA

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
This monster of an India Pale Ale will make you pucker up! Loaded with high-alpha US grown hops and enough malt backbone to balance the intense bitterness. Dry hopped and wicked strong to terrorize your taste buds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Huge thanks to koopa for sharing this treat with me! Pours a hazy, pale golden orange color with tangerine edges and a 1.5 finger white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Dank, earthy hop aroma with resinous pine needle, grassy hops and a strong citrus/tropical fruit presence. Pale malt backbone with hints of biscuit, graham cracker and straw. Lots of mango, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel character but it’s balanced by the earthier hop notes and subtle malt backbone. Medium bodied with a blast of earthy, piney hops countered by sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes. Grassy, dry and resinous with hints of curaçao, blood orange, grapefruit, pineapple and mango countered by a pale malt backbone. more earthy than sweet but still very well balanced with a delicious hop profile and just enough malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle sampled at GABF 2015 with Andrew, Mel and Frank. Pours an orange body with white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of bright citrus fruits - orange, lemon and grapefruit, honey, some sugar and fresh pine. Nice stuff, but not on the same level as Lawson’s other hoppy offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bpomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit and pine resin. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine resin and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2015
From bottle at GABF 2015. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and sticky lacing. Spicy hoppy, earthy, lots of bread, caramel, touch of grass somewhat goopy aroma. Taste is earthy hops, bready, slightly grassy, straw, lots of orange peel and grapefruit with a touch of bitterness lingering on the palate. Medium body with high carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6618) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong pine, dank, tropical fruit. Medium mouth, pineapple, dank, citrus, nice bitterness, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Draft at Three Penny, pours a hazy golden orange with frothy and large white head. Notes of orange hop, grain, honey, butt funk, oat and pine. She’s a pretty dirty tasting girl with a lot of bitterness. Medium bodied. Sweet smell but the booze isn’t too noticeable. It’s ok, but I miss the old days. Lacks any tropical quality

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2164) - - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle. Copper with white head. Huge citrus and tropical fruit with some pine, grass and caramel sweetness. Rich mouthfeel. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1245) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle released 1 day ago. Dark orange with a cream head. Dank hops, pine and grapefruit, more of a candied malt balance than expected. Bitterness on the finish with moderate carb. Pretty much awesome all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2013-02-22 - tasting hosted by blankboy, with gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - bottle c/o blankboy. Hazy amber-gold, some tiny floaties, smallish off-white rocky head. Aroma is a bit catty, some tropical fruit - acidic, like the fruit wasn’t quite ripe, definite alcohol presence. Taste follows, a bit milder, less boozy - decent, liked the aroma more. Average body, astringent, not all that solidly carbonated, medium-length finish, a little dry acidity in the aftertaste ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2013
On tap in a flute/pint. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and slightly citrusy hops with a lot of caramel and pale malts. Flavor too light on the hops and too strong on the malts. Average texture. A decent beer but cannot compare to other Vermont IPAs.

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