Lawson’s Finest Kiwi Double IPA
     click to upload
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
28th February 2013
Cheers again to Leighton for the New England haul.Light haze on this gold - amber beer. Little pale cream coloured head. Light airy palate, semi dry. Trace of malt cream. Trace of hop skunk. A little sweet mango and bitterish peel. Mellow sweet tangerine. Aftertaste is medium bitter. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15330) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (10568) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours golden orange with medium white head. The nose is urine, fresh mint, earth, pine, salty edge and orange squash. The taste is pithy citrus, metal, resin, tangy marmalade, orange and grapefruit with a bitter citric finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Pretty tasty. A solid Double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6659) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6342) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
In short: A extremely hoppy fruity blond IPA that is an explosion of freshness. Wonderful beer that is a lot more than just a hop-fix.
How: Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury VT.
The look: Partly cloudy dark blond body topped by a small white head.
In long: The highly aromatic hoppy nose is an explosion of exotic fruits, a bouquet of fresh flowers. Taste has a very solid malt backbone with flavors of semi-dry baguette, dense all grains crackers, fresh honey and fresh pale cookies. Somehow the cereals manage to shine in this over-the-top hoppy beer. Hops and more hops, tangerines, grapefruits, flowers, lime. Bitterness level is very high and therefore a bit aggressive but somehow the beer remains scarily drinkable. This is a addictive dry-hopping bomb and bittering hops bomb. A wonderful beer that goes over the top without feeling brutal. Full chewy body with plenty of carbonation. Maybe it was because of he freshness (had it on tap) but this glass was the most intensely hoppy Lawsons I’ve ever had, and I’ve been drinking Lawsons stuff for years. Not sure why Lawson’s named this beer after this lame fruit, kiwis are just lazy limes that don’t shave.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50