JAXSON (535) - 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 (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - 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 (669) - 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 (2793) - Gray, 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.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome ipa, huge citrus flavors and aromas, fuck they sold out so fast it sucks
PhillyCraft (4541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.