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Lawson’s Finest Jade IPA
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed with Pacific Jade hops from New Zealand and named after our youngest daughter Jade, I hope you enjoy the unique aromatics and flavor profile of this new hop variety.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
28th February 2013
Cheers again to Leighton for the New England haul. Light haze on this gold - amber beer, tiny white head. Odd nose of bitter skunky hops and cheese! Palate is crispy and semi dry. A little blue cheese amid the earth Pac Jade hops. Normality returns with a little citrus. Sem idry crispy finish. Weird - doesn’t taste infected but the cheese is really off putting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Pours lightly hazy orange with a fine, creamy white head. Interesting nose, some stinky feet, big apricot, ripe citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor, some light bready malts, earth, dank grass, hints of metal, orange. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Resinous finish, pine, grass, ripe citrus, orange, mango, apricot, peach, feet, some herbs. Interesting stuff, but doesn’t work on all levels.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
650ml bottle. Basically it tastes and smells like pineapple. The malt is a bit sweet, its okay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
In short: A citrusy blond IPA offering a commanding razor-sharp bitterness of high intensity. Good beer.
How: Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier VT.
The look: Clear blond body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: The hoppy nose of medium intensity pushes forward fresh tangerines, fresh grapefruits and freshly cut grass. Taste starts with a basic neutral crackery pale malts backbone with some residual sugars (light white sugar sensation). The hops dominates the taste and provide a very sharp bitterness that is very grapefruity, lemony, yellowed grass and a bit spicy. Very assertive bitterness. Also tart apples show up here and there. Taste is much more intense than the aroma, the bitterness is very sharp and with a little acidity and spiciness that make this IPA almost a sipper. I could still taste it minutes after my last sip. Good beer for those who like intensely bitter blond IPAs. I was at the pub drinking this beer and frenetically typing my rating notes on my laptop and the dude sitting next to me asked if I was winning at the game I was playing on my computer… it’s ratebeer dude, we are all losers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours light golden orange with a small white head. The nose is over-ripe mango, pungency, farmyard, cheese, mould and sulphur...... The taste is pithy orange, grapefruit, farmyard, manure, earth , metallic, blue cheese, soap and mould with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not great. Unfortunately my first Lawson’s Finest beer ain’t a good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5016) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Draft at Blind Tiger with Vinny, Max, Andy, Paul and Andrew. Pours a deep, hazy orange amber with light white lacing. Aroma is very feint funky hops, which comes out a bit more as the beer sits and warms. Mouthfeel is medium, lightly carbonated with notes of light pine, floral, light citrus hops and a very light funk. Somehwat tame and restricted overall, but a nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Leighton for the pour! The appearance is amber with a small head. The nose is deeply pungent rotting herb garden, dirty barnyard, cowshed stink. A bit of red grape. Hints of blue cheese. A bit of mango, pacific fruits. The taste is spunky cheese. Rotting mango stand, brackish salty water funk. Moldy hops, a bit of mint. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, pretty unbalanced, a very ’rustic’ set of flavors. I certainly wouldn’t finish a bomber of this by myself. Overall, this is pretty unique. A fiasco of a beer. Interesting, but something of a fail.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On tap at blackback, dank and bitter very light body, pretty impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Draft at Blind tiger, not a fan of this new variety of NZ hops. Poured a brownish orange color with small white head that did not last. Alright lacing. Aromas were on the bland side until it was swirled aggresively, notes of pine, cracker, and light citrus. Tast is sweet malts, wood, not too juicy or citrus filled. Finshes very grainy and ashy in the mouth. A big letdown from Lawsons. More Doub Sunshine please.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2252) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury. Hazy golden-orange body, moderate white head, sticky lacing. Nose is grapefruit, orange, and tangerine--decidedly citric--with a bit of general spicy bitterness. Flavor is a pleasant balance of assertive citric notes with more orange and tangerine. Medium to full bodied, assertive carbonation, significant bitterness in the finish. A nice display of the Pacific Jade varietal.


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