jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Leighton for all the Vermont goodness. The pour’s medium amber with a small white head. The aroma’s piss, lemon peel, pine needle. Salty beached driftwood. The taste is bright lemon citrus, sweet mashed banana and mango smoothie. Pissy hay and grass. Salty bitter finish. Light funkiness. Full mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Overall, a nice beer. A pretty solid exhibition of new world hops. Cool stuff.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Pours clear gold with a fine, frothy white head. Lots of crisp pee in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, sturdy pale malts, some light grass, urine, dry orange. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Lightly resinous finish, some dry needles, moderately sweet pale malts, some sticky grass. Really nice stuff.
reggiedunlop (3227) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange/tan with a thick off white head...very nice retention. Aroma has lots of floral citrus...orange...and a bit of melon/kiwi...a touch of caramel and a tad buttery. Flavor leads with light caramel...a touch of sweetness...again a bit buttery...quickly masked by melon and spicy/earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and resinous with a dry and bitter resiny finish.
nimbleprop (5226) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6oz pour at Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington. Had this side by side with Hill Farmstead Susan and Hill Farmstead Edward. Hazy light orange with some lacing white head. Fruity nose, tropical fruit, orange, meyer lemon, lime, a little grapefruit. Flavor is the same, Florida oranges, meyer lemons, limes, some tropical fruit. Dry, zesty finish. Good. Solid, but the Hill Farmstead beers blew this away.
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, and some caramel malts to balance it out. Flavor the same, with a lot of bitter, citrusy hops. Smooth texture. A good double IPA.
JAXSON (530) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange gold pour with soft, soapy looking head. Nose is candied citrus, herbal hops, not super in your face as I expected. Mouth is very herbal, pretty sharp tapestry of really herbal hop flavors throughout with bright citrus and tropical fruits. Pretty lasting hop bitterness along the palate, good balance with candied citrus peel sweetness. Not as focused or bright, I guess, than some other great Lawsons IPAs, but really good, more like a harvest ale with the really lingering herbal hops. Good stuff from my favorite brewer of IPAs right now.
Frawg_Dawg (1) - west roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I guess I like this better than most, but if you like hoppy beers, it’s well worth trying. Good luck finding it, Lawson’s has such limited supplies. A true microbrewery, not a large "craft beer" type brewery.
Marheb (2307) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unidimensionnel, aqueux mais avec un profil houblonné cinglant. La plus décevante jusqu’à maintenant.
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky golden orange color with a big white head. The aroma is filled with bright orange fruits, candied grapefruit, and earthy spicy hops. On the palate, the Hops are juicy and citrusy with some cheese rind funk. All of this is balanced by super sweet fruity malts. Dangerously quaffable.
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep golden orange with a finger of eggshell foam. Aromas are big hoppy fruit notes; citrus rind, clementine and a bit of earthy cheesy straw. The palate has a big fruity presence for a nano second and then it quickly fades into a earthy straw slightly gamey mid palate....that rolls into a very bitter finish. There is some nice citrus highlights lingering on the end but more pine bitterness than anything.