radarsock (1120) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had been served by tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT. Its a drably orange copper pour with a thick, sandy lion’s mane purposing as the head. Very, oh, how shall I put this, ..."sudsy". Smells and tastes of pine needles and its bark, American hops, yeast and goat cheese by mid-palate. Also it’s hinting at herbs, oak, tangerine and some light heat by swallow. I had tried it together with the Hill Farmstead Solitude #5 which is a very tart, dry, bitter and altogether zesty citrus DIPA. This is good, but seems to lack something. I guess it just wasn’t my thing. I’ll try this again in the future but I probably won’t buy bottles of it unless I actually need to.
PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
conway (2061) - - AUG 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Copper with white head. Huge citrus and tropical fruit with some pine, grass and caramel sweetness. Rich mouthfeel. Awesome.
John25 (1138) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 ...
jkwood04 (4814) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Jow (2749) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant surprise additions to Blind Tiger VSK night. pours hazy yellow orange with nice bug nose of hoppy goodness. Tastes of grapefruits, mangoes, tree bark, pine sol, dank hops, caramel, and earthy. Pretty heavy bodied DIPA and its bitter and not overly sweet. with alcohol warming on finish.
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour at home thanks to adnielsen aka pussypete aka catman197. pours a nice reddish orange, with a decent white head. aroma is distorted because i’m drinking it out of a mason jar as big as my head, but i get resiny hops and pine mainly. the grapefruity flavor belies the booze, and the finish is bitter but not overly so. all around an enjoyable experience
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Greg’s palace courtesy of JBPortland. Thanks Josh! Pours a bit hazy yellow orange appearance with a cream colored head. Huge grapefruit creamy, mango, pineapple, a bit dank aroma. A bit sweet and somewhat goopy malty but full of candy, pineapple, mango, and other tropical fruits. A bit strong on the booze on the finish but enjoyable. Cheers Until Next Time!
merc7186 (2607) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Grapefruit, Piney, Bready
T: Grapefruit Rind, Piney, Biscuits
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, A great DIPA with a good hoppy taste that isn’t over powering.
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with JBPortland, Thanks ! Pours a medium copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose has some sweet cotton candy, touch of citrus and a big toasted malt backbone. The palate follows and is round sweet and not very pungent Iike I was expecting. JB said this tasted nothing like the one he had had previously a week before... which makes me suspect some major bottle variation... but this was pretty meh as far as a Lawson’s DIPA goes.