popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s a cloudy glass of beer. Dark orange in the shadows and glowy yellow-orange in direct light. Medium head, off-white. A blanket of little bubbles. Good lacing and retention. The aroma is a very bright blend of citrus and tropical fruit. It smells like a smoothie made of oranges, tangerines, pineapples, mangoes and papayas. Rich and fruity and citrus sweet. Very little malt character. Just a pungent load of hops. My only knock is that the aroma could be a bit stronger. This bottle is pretty fresh, but I wouldn’t be shocked if a pour off a newly filled keg would raise my score. The taste has wonderful hop flavor, particularly for a 7% abv beer. It’s just packed with complexity and delicacy. The bitterness is fairly mild. It’s just got a ton of flavor. It has that same mix of citrus and tropical fruit. Very bright and sweet, though there’s little malt sugariness. It’s just all fresh, tasty hops. What malt can be found is light and a bit cracker-ish. Long finish full of grapefruit-ish hop bitterness. Pretty dry. Mouthfeel is medium. Really fills the mouth with flavor. Nice dry finish. Good platform for the hop flavors. This is an excellent IPA, on par with the best of the style. I’ve been very impressed with all of the Lawson’s beers that I’ve tried, and I’m thrilled to be able to sit down and have a bottle of Triple Play to myself. Great stuff.
mcberko (4056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Chippo33 (thanks Paul), pours a cloudy opaque dull golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is full of tropical fruits, a blast of piney and resinous hops, and a big of caramel biscuity malts. Flavour is intensely fruity, full of peaches, mangos, and pineapples, truckloads of resinous hops, and a nice caramel malty backbone. Extremely juicy and very hoppy, backed beautifully with generously malting, ending on fruity and hoppy notes, leaving a wonderful astringency. A wonderful IPA.
Advocate_Ames (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice hazy traditional amber color, a bubbling foam head, and some floating sediments. The aroma is very inviting. I picked up on fresh citrus, grapefruit, and hops. The flavor is similar to the Heady Topper but the Triple Play lacks the DIPA intensity. I find the difference in that gives the Triple Play its own great identity. Plus the hops are ridiculously good. I tasted everything I could smell. There was no surprises in flavor. It had a great citrus body. The finish has a hoppy bitter kick and is enjoyable if IPAs are to your liking. That in turn impacts the palate. Overall this was a great brew. Its worth getting your hands on a bottle.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th February 2013
Cheers again to Leighton for the New England haul. Light haze on this amber - gold beer. Small white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Light minerals. Touch of cream in the malt. Floral hops with a light orange - tangerine citrus. The floralness returns accompanied by a little pith. Semi dry finish with a medium bitter linger. Super drinkable. Very nice!
Phillies08Champs (551) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brent at Damico’s. pours a light brown to tan with some head that fades. nose is an intoxicating smell of hard candy, lemons, and guava. first sip is juicyy fruits, followed by biscuit y nots.finish is amazingly clean. great beer.
Scopey (3246) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, sherbet, marmalade, Irn Bru, orange squash and candy. The taste is orange, grapefruit, resinous, citric, spice, sherbet, metallic, resinous and nice bitterness with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A big step up from the Jade I had before. Tasty and rather drinkable.
seth_lfod (117) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber supplied by Nick... Thanks for grabbing me one! Pours a orange honey hue, slightly opaque with a decent white head. Smell is fantastic. Fresh citrus, sweet grapefruit and really clean. Taste is resinous hops with the grapefruit bitterness, orange peel at the end. Medium body with just enough carbonation to tickle the tongue. Another great IPA from Mr. Lawson.
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Leighton. The pour’s a light amber color with a small white head. The aroma’s mango, orange maramalade, cotton candy sweetness. The taste is heavy mandarin orange, a bit of grass, summer field. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Light body, medium carbonation. Overall, a really simple set of flavors. Still, this is executed well. It’s a tasty beer indeed.
Leighton (6961) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Pours clear gold with a fine, creamy foam head. Pine and lightly toasted bready malts on the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, some toasty grass, bread, mellow orange, citrus peel. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Lightly resinous finish, some toasty grass, pine, dry toasty pale malts, orange, hints of grapefruit. Pretty drinkable stuff, though not an especially bright IPA.
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Forte odeur d’agrumes et d’houblon floral. Apparence: La couleur est orange opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe de mangue. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #4609)