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Lawson’s Finest Kiwi Double IPA
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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4
   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6554) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Draft. Orange pour with light head. Light fruit, herbal, floral and sweet hop aromas. Light citrus, fruit, grassy and herbal hop Flavors, touch of of booze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with golden apricot edge and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Dank and luscious with floral hops, sticky resins and a sweet citrus/tropical fruit presence countered by a pale malt backbone. Very earthy with sticky pine needle and fresh cut grass. The resinous notes are followed by stone fruit and citrus sweetness. Hints of tangerine, mango, pineapple, grapefruit and lemon pith along with some bread, biscuit and crackery grains. Full bodied and slightly boozy with dank, piney resins and sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes countered by pale malt backbone. Grassy pine needle and earthy spruce tip bitterness followed by hints of melon, mango, pineapple and papaya. Also a bit of ruby red grapefruit and citrus zest. The sticky resins and sweeter notes are balanced by biscuity light malts and grainy cracker. Subtle caramel sweetness. Very well balanced with a nicely masked ABV making this beer deceptively drinkable. Not in the same class as some of their other IPAs, but another solid offering from Lawson’s.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (5709) - 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 (14074) - 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 (3443) - 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 (2302) - 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 (2904) - 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
GT (9982) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2016 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.


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