Lawson’s Finest Kiwi Double IPA
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Frawg_Dawg (1) - west roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Unidimensionnel, aqueux mais avec un profil houblonné cinglant. La plus décevante jusqu’à maintenant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2793) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
I dislike Single IPAs, and this is more of a concentrated Single IPA than a DIPA. Nice aroma, fresh hops galore. Hoppy assault on my palate, particularly as I swallow; hoppy bitterness lingers. Too much hop resin for me; if you like that stuff you'll love this brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Picked this up at the Farmer’s market last week. Fridge temp into a Duvel tulip.

A - 1 finger mix of tight and big bubbles. white head. Bright orange glow, unfiltered.

S - Wow. Smells incredible! the Jade and Nelson smell so so good. Grapefruit, tangerines and honey. Huge orange peel zestiness.

T - Wow. There’s this weirdness up front..Gotta agree with others and say cheese. It’s very odd very striking and in charge and totally unexpected. Yeah, sharp blue cheese. finish is more citrus and a very pine needle bite.

M - Medium body..sort of boozy.

O - This was an interesting beer. Glad I only bought one. It’s good but not Sean’s best.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at Prohibition Pig and Three Penny Taproom. Pours a straw/honey color with white fluffy head. Aroma is citrus fruits, melon, vinous notes, light biscuit, cracker. Taste is very tropical fruit forward with dank grassy bite. Finishes dry as a bone with sharp bittering. Reminds me of a slightly more tropical less sweet version of double sunshine. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Awesome ipa, huge citrus flavors and aromas, fuck they sold out so fast it sucks

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (4541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Growler pour at Bills. Huge thanks for sharing this beauty. Pours a cloudy, glowing, golden color with small snow white head. Aromas and taste of cheesy, and dank hops. Tons of nelson, grapefruit, lemons, pine, bitter and perfectly balanced dry hopping. Finishes crisp and flavorful. Tons of resin in this brew. Top 3 from lawsons for me. Tried again in bottle, insanely good with mango, kiwi, and other pineapple goodness. Tried again in April 2015 at mad taco...excellent batch with a very hazy orange pour with lots of dank orange, grapefruit, and pine tang in the finish. Apparently this was brewed at his house which makes sense judging the quality.

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