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Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (205) - Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Thanks, Adam, for hooking this up. This beer has made me fall for IPAs all over again. Appearance: slightly opaque amber-orange with quarter inch foamy ivory head. Aroma: orange zest, sugared orange slices. Reminiscent of PTE. Taste: pulpy fresh squeezed OJ almost all the way through. Some coriander-like bitterness at the end. A little bit of alcohol heat, but not much. Drinks softer than most 8% beers. Lingering notes of sugared citrus and vanilla. Palate: creamy mouthfeel with balanced but popping carbonation. This is a solid contender for top IPA. It’s right up there with the TG IPAs, and superior to anything Alpine is doing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jc1762 (781) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Thanks Zack for the can! Poured into a snifter showing dry orange peel with half a finger of clean white foam. The nose shows a balanced and moderately intense mix of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and light pine resin. The palate is full carbonated and medium to full bodied. Immediately hits with juicy tropical flavors of mango, pineapple, and light grapefruit with light background of sharp pine resin. Lightly sharp IPA bitterness on the finish with a resurgence of mango on the linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sudz4Dayz (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2016
16oz can purchased at the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT. Pours dark orange, not as hazy as most premium DIPA, solid head. Floral, citrusy, mango bitter flavor. Top notch DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (550) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Pours a very lightly hazed medium gold with a white head. Feels odd and frankly refreshing to drink an IPA that doesn’t look like milk or orange juice. This is nice, fairly assertive hops and a touch of caramel malt, good herbal and juicy flavors. Not in the style of the "hazy hoppy beer" or whatever they’re called now. Still, not as great as the better Lawson’s bottles were a few years ago. This is only a few weeks old so it shouldn’t be a freshness issue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (1273) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Great mango papaya tropical hop aroma and flavor. Malt balances the hops nicely and the taste has more of the tropical hop flavors. Some bitter pine in the finish but balanced with the tropical flavors. Slight sweet malt finish. Really smooth and flavorful. Not too bitter for an IPA. Real nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bookman10 (948) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Pours a slightly cloudy, orange-yellow, with middling head. Strong aromas of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor is strong on the citrus with more than a little pine/spruce hop bite to back it up. Quite bitter in the finish and aftertaste. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 8, 2016
On tap @ Farmhouse Tap & Grill. Pretty clear orange beer with a finger of white foam. Pretty nice tropical fruit aroma here. Sweet peach, apricot, and orange. There’s a lot of grapefruit as well. Some bread, caramel, and a generally substantial malt profile. Good hop flavor and a moderate bitterness. Citrus and stone fruit forward with some tropical notes. Just a touch of herbal bitterness. Overall a nice beer, but too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (1318) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 3, 2016
Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma is somehow sweet with oranges and tangerines. Taste has canned pineapple juice, mango and lots of pineapple fruit. Quite bitter on the finish. Awesome taste, I think the best tasting IPA I every had, if it was more aromatic it would be stellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettGT (179) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Aroma of pine, orange, mango, bread, slight dankness. Pours out a deep and pretty clear orange with a slightly off white head. Taste is pretty balanced and follows the nose. Great mix of juicy elements with a west coast like bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, velvety mouthfeel, pithy and slightly drying finish. Great stuff but a tad overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redtechnj (309) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Appearance- Hazy medium amber color with an average white creamy head. Aroma- Nice tropical pineapple and mango, Kind of dank with nice floral hops. Flavor- Excellent mouth-feel with a creamy texture of grapefruit, mango,& pineapple. Nice medium hop bitterness, slightly sweet with a stickyness to it.

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