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Lawson’s Finest Triple Play IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A trifecta of hop varieties deliver a symphony of juicy tropical hop flavors and a wonderful bouquet of aromas. Brewed and dry hopped with Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18528) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Dennis. Pours apricot amber with white head. Semi cloudy. Nose/taste of pineapple, citrus, caramel malt and pine wood. Dry pine finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
A hazed golden amber IPA with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a nice resinous floral hops with citrusy hops, very nice. In mouth, sweet caramel malt with floral hops, range pulp, menthol notes, nice. On tap at Three Penny Taproom, April 6, 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12535) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
Cloudy yellow with a tinge of orange, with a sgnificant foamy head. Hoppy aroma. The taste is a bit vegetable. A good malty backbone and good drinkability and fits well into style of IPA rather than DIPA.Above average mouthfeel.John’s bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10613) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle... Clear golden pour with a small, wispy, white head. The aroma is a mélange of musky, grapefruity and tangerine-like hops. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The great hop flavor is bitter, but not overly so. Lengthy, crisp, bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Hop bomb alert! Peaches, and tropical fruit galore expand onto a portentous resinous finish while creamy cereals find a way to show their polished honeyed malt flavors.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the hazy beige blond.
-When super fresh, the hop onslaught is so relentless it decreases drinkability.
-The finish is amazingly bitter and coniferous, as per usual for Lawson’s IPAs. A few weeks old though, the bitterness is leveled to the rest of the flavor profile’s medium-high intensity.
-Effervescence lightens the load somewhat.
-A 2-month-old bottle provided a much more drinkable, nearly balanced IPA. Polished and intelligently conceived. From 3.7 (tap) to 4.0.

Bottles and on tap at BlackBack Pub, Waterbury, VT.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle at franks with vin, bill and Alan. Pours a hazy orange body with light white lacing. Aroma is fresh pine, citrus, grapefruit and flowers. Mouthfeel is dry with notes of bitter dry pine, light citrus, bitter grapefruit and light honey.

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