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Lawson’s Finest Kiwi Double IPA

Lawson’s Finest Kiwi Double IPA
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This is our debut of the newest beer from Lawson’s Finest. Kiwi Double IPA is brewed with a massive charge of New Zealand grown Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Jade hops and brings you the terroir of our hop loving friends in the Southern Hemisphere! The cask is a one-of-a-kind double dry hopped treat!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (4111) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
22 oz. bottle from ndaniels13. Thanks again dude! It pours a rich golden color with a big, frothy white head. The aroma has some tropical fruity hops, a little floral and spice character along with a decent amount of caramel malt. The flavor is awesome. Sweet hoppy grapefruit, passionfruit, a little spice and caramel. Very smooth, full body with a snappy finish. Bitterness is low and hop flavor is high. It borders on a bit too malty for my tastes, but its so darn tasty, I don’t care. A great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a cloudy opaque golden orange with a small white head. Nose brings out tangy hops, lots of dankness, and kiwi-like fruit. Flavour is super fresh, with tropical fruits, especially kiwi, tangy dank hops, and light citrus. Dry, tangy and bitter. Excellent stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2942) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul. Hazy golden orange body with a thick, white head. Aromas of fresh hops, tart citrus zest. Delicious flavor. Lime, grapefruit, kiwi. Medium bodied with mild bitterness. Certainly hop forward with a malt backbone, but definitely a hop showcase. Dank hops = awesome. Winner.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1701) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
tap at reservoir. pours clear gold lots head lots lacing. Nose sweet fruit and bitter citrus. Flavours of kiwi grain pine grapefruit. Med bitter light sweet. Med body lively carb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Sampled at SIPtemberFest. Another big hoppy beer from Sean. The Nelson Sauvin hops give this beer and interesting and somewhat unique flavor that I really like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2517) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Resin, Onions T: Resin, Onions M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Oily Overall, for the hops used, it was decent but the type of hops didn’t make me want to finish the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
651mL shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a clear, light golden. Okay foam. Nose is cedar wood, squashy. Taste is cedar, dry, long Brasil nut bitter finish. Aggressive, but clean. Powerful bitterness. Dry hopped character faded.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6138) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle at Eric’s. Pours a slightly hazy golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is perfect citrus hop. Awesome! Mouthfeel is sessionable while retaining so many juicy flavors; cheese, Nelson, fresh cut grass, pine resin and citrus fruits. Incredible.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4699) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2013
From a 22 ounce bottle shared. Tropical fruit that is big in the nose and taste. Fruity and hoppy. Clear orange body. Extremely tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle... Hazy, amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The fruity bouquet is a hoppy blend of peach, apricot and tangerine peel, flanked by a restrained measure of musky lupulin. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor is bitter, offering both fuzzy and citrus fruit tannins povided by the beer’s hop bill and schedule. Finishes bitter and tannic with a tongue-numbing characteristic. Big-time THANKS to landhoney for sharing this bottle!


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