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Lawson’s Finest Kiwi Double IPA
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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!


4.7
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3074) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (4074) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4757) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Awesome ipa, huge citrus flavors and aromas, fuck they sold out so fast it sucks

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2881) - 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.

4.3
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, 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.

4.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9754) - 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
   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.


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