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Lawson’s Finest Spring Fever Session IPA

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Spring Fever delivers the flavor impact of an American IPA, with the sessiona-ability and lower alcohol of a light beer. Catch the fever before it’s gone!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (701) - - APR 5, 2014
golden pour, fair sized head. Grapefruit/citrus zest in the aroma mostly. Cereal, Grains, lemongrass, lemon zest, grapefruit, extremely crisp. Lighter body. Extremely drinkable - I could kick this back all spring.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
[5262-20130426] Tap. Puffed rice cereal aroma.Slightly hazy, light orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. More yeasty cereal grains in the flavour with a puff of lemon pip hops. Medium body. Nice bitter balance. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Black Back Pub, Waterbury, VT)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Sampled at SIPtemberfest. I like the idea of a session-style IPA, since that flavor profile tend to be one of my favorites. The only consequence of this approach is that the beer tastes a bit "thin" to me... but good!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
In short: A aromatic citrusy hops fix at 3.5% abv!!! Thirst beer for the American hops lover.
How: Bottles 22oz, all consumed very fresh.
The look: Cloudy pale orange body topped by a medium white head with medium retention.
In long: The highly aromatic nose is bursting with citrusy hops (lots of lemons) as well as some flower petals. More aromatic hops in this baby than in most Double IPAs. Body has crisp crackery cereals, zero sweetness sensation, like some kind of crispy soda cracker. That backbone obviously makes the very bright hop bill shine. Lemon zest, white grapefruits, orange flesh, piney notes. Sharp bitterness of medium intensity. Extremely refreshing. Body is slender but never watery. This beer is crisper than crisp. Almost as good as their own Three Penny Especiale (a similar low-abv hoppy ale by Lawson’s), although the fact that I had the Especiale on tap and Spring Fever from in bottle may have to do with me preferring the Especiale. Anyway, a wonderful lov abv hop fix. Loved that beer, I’m glad I was able to have multiple Spring Fevers, maybe it is because of my weakened immune system, because of years of excessive drinking, I’m no doctor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
22oz bottle from duchessedubourg.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with small head.
Aroma : Big floral hops with light piny notes. Quite malty.
Taste : Malty with piny hops. Slightly resinous finish. Slightly oily and sticky hops.
Palate : Average carbonation.
Overall : Interesting beer. Quite a lot of body. quite a lot of residual sweetness from the malt which is not a bad thing in such a light beer. Hop stickiness also adds some depth and some texture. Well balanced. Quite an interesting take at the low abv IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (3779) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
bottle shared by fred82, thanks bro. pours hazy golden orange with a small white cap, some retention. spicy citrus, fresh leafiness, grainy character to the malt bill, also a caramel hint - minimal that is, never crossing THE limit that so many have crossed. bright to average carbonation, light body - never watery, surprisingly, short but assertive spicy-citrusy-herbal (just a tad bland) finish. quenching and nice on this humid day!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy, dark orange with some clumpy, cloudy white head. Nose is spectacular, zesty lemon, chive, scallion, orange, flower pollen. Flavor is incredible, bright hoppiness, lemon, grapefruit, mango, orange, scallion, light malt. Medium bodied, bright, refreshing finish. Tons of flavor. I am stunned by how much they packed into a beer that is only 3.8%.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle shared by GT. Light orange pour with a white head. Big grapefruit and pine nose. A touch of peach, floral hops, and some biscuit malt. Fairly dry. The flavor is quite dry and resinous. Pine, grapefruit peel, and floral hop flavors. Biscuit malt, a bit of cracker, and a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
651mL gold foil thanks to parkingphi on BA. Pours a low haze golden with soapy white foam. Nose is bright yellow fruit, butterscotch, melon, cantaloupe. Taste is juicy, fresh melon, aggressive nut shell and melon rind bitterness. Soapy and bone dry finish. After more pours, the palate gets more and more quenching with fresh crackery pale malt, biscuit. Really impressive. Easily the best beer at our tasting.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Amazing IPA super light and easy to drink yet a nice amount of hops and deliciousness . Thanks GT2!


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