Lawson’s Finest Liquids Reviews




Zoret
4
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
De llauna al BBF-Lab Barcelona 2016. Cervesa color daurat pàlid i transparent. Aromes frescos d’herba, pinya i mango. En boca es afruitada amb una amargor llarga i elegant. Molt Bona!
Thursday, July 28, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
12oz can pours out golden topped with a white head. Nose is tropical melon hops some dank notes. Taste is more of the melon tropical fruit hops and a nice rich malt.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

The_Osprey
3
Lawson’s Finest Lost Meadow Cider 2011
Bottle share at Watford Non-Beer Tasting, with thanks to Leighton. As ’Lawson’s Finest Lost Meadow Cider ’. Clear orange, pretty still, foamy off-white head. Aroma is rubber, oak, apple, popcorn. Possibly a bit of sulphur just slanting the aroma. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is dry apple, oak, Strongbow cider. It’s OK but definitely has a bit of a commercial cider vibe.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
4.1
Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout
On tap at three penny. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big roast malts maple syrup sweetness coffee. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness maple coffee rich and chewy.
Friday, July 22, 2016

VT
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
473 ml can. Pours a veiled golden with a nice white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, lime, pine tree and pineapple. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, lime, pine tree and pineapple. Finish is very bitter, fresh hops, and some toasty malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bosco
3.3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
1 pint can pours bright hazy yellow. Medium bitterness with fruity floral notes. Pineapple, fruit punch, some dryness yet sweet. Gifted from friends returning from Vermont (thanks Barry)
Sunday, July 17, 2016

kevinsenn
4.3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
On tap at Black Back Pub, Waterbury. Aroma: perfect tropical citrus explosion - wow. Tasty resin citrus taste, with some booze in there too. A great DIPA.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

vtafro
3.8
Lawson’s Finest Kiwi Double IPA
Draft. Orange pour with light head. Light fruit, herbal, floral and sweet hop aromas. Light citrus, fruit, grassy and herbal hop Flavors, touch of of booze.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sdaniel90
4
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Can, 1 pint. Sparkling clearish golden wirh sediment and a frothy offwhite head. Pungent aromas of tropical and floral hops, caramel, resin, Medium to robust bodied, moderate to fizzy carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Deep malty flavors into a rich hoppy finish. Utterly drinkable, I could drink 10 of these.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Percy0103
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Can, 1 pint. A clear golden beer with a small white head. Floral aromas with citrics, resin and hops. Taste is medium bitter and moderately sweet. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation, some astringency and a nice hoppy finish. Bitter malty aftertaste.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

yourilevesque
4
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Cannette. Liquide voilé à la teinte claire surmonté d’une mousse blanche, onctueuse et déstructurée qui colle au verre un certain temps. Explosion de houblons fruités au nez qui vont de l’ananas au melon, en passant par la poire et le fruit de la passion. Liquide de faible densité en bouche dont je jouis pleinement de la légèreté. Bulles très agréables qui conjugués aux houblons, apportent fraîcheur et extrême buvabilité. Les houblons offrent maintenant une résine intéressante qui balance bien les fruits tropicaux sans être toutefois la bombe de fruits qui m’était d’abord montée ai nez. Amertume faible, buvabilité incomparable, une très belle bière, plus aromatique que savoureuse.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

kevinsenn
4.5
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
On tap at Prohibition Pig. Super citrus aroma. Super citrus taste. Great balance. Love it.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Radek Kliber
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Where and how: on tap at Prohibition Pig brewery
Aroma: mid pitch for IPA yet its approach was very refined. Its aroma highly concentrated in narrow field. Very pleasant. 8-
Appearance :
Top: large, creamy white top.
Base: hazy, amber gold.
Palate : medium plus bodied, Medium plus carbonation. Smooth, clean, easy going. Lovely finish. Slight creamy feel on top end.
Taste: a bit of everything. Some raw greens, touch of alcohol. Touch of body aggression blended and soften by mellowed mid. Sweeter notes left on lips.
other notes great profile with a bit nutty edge to it. Very good.

Friday, July 08, 2016

ClarkVV
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Sticky Ale
Bottled December 2013, drunk 6/25/16.
Good clarity in this maple-mahogany body with moderate auburn tints and a dark beige head atop that sits at cover.
Very light milk, cinnamon, hardwood and black pepper in the nose all signify what I associate with maple syrup fermentation. There’s a good deal of fruitiness as well (cherries, apples, grapes) and a lingering vanilla-caramel note on the end. Little/no bourbon character and light on any wood as well, with no alcohol or flaw. Some minor oxidation at this point, but nothing serious.
Low carbonation and a bit tired at this point with tons of fruity esters from the nose, softly sweet maple sugars, soft wood tannins and peppery phenols lingering on the finish. It’s certainly soft and drinkable, though I’m not in love with the actual flavors themselves. Just vaguely fruity, sugary, peppery. Certainly unique though, and nothing is overdone. Definitely grew on me a bit, as well, as it warmed and breathed.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

ShivanDragon
4.2
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
blik van @Countbeer, bij na Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016 - bedankt
schenkt oranje met witte kraag. aroma is enorm fruitig, citrus, sinaasappel, passievrucht, mout en hop. smaken, het drinkt wat siroopachtig, dik, redelijk bitter, fris, veel fruit, alcoholisch, iets pittigs, hopbitter, sinaasappel, passievrucht, citrus, matig zoet, kruidig, mango, stro/hooi, ananas, licht gras, matig body, afdronk hop bitter en redelijk frruitig. wel wat grassig droog in de mond.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Luvystypotables
3.3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
An aroma of dried fruit and floral hops. A clear caramel color with a thin white head. A dry feel with a light body and a dried fruit taste. Another over rated IPA
Monday, July 04, 2016

mike5326
3.3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Poured from a can. Clear golden color, medium frothy white head. Strong floral hops aroma. Medium body with a strong floral hops flavor and a sweet hops finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, July 04, 2016

DinVT
4.3
Lawson’s Finest Spring Fever Session IPA
Perfect beer for after a hike on July 4th weekend in Warren, VT. Light, yet full of flavor. Not much lacing but that’s to be expected.
Sunday, July 03, 2016

King_Alex_II
3.6
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Orange clear color with foam layer. Earthy hop bitterness. Simple light bitter taste. Light sweetness with a little boozy and oily body. Light sweet and bitter forest aftertaste. Very nice imperial IPA that is easy to drink.
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Art
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Double Sunshine IPA
Holy crap this beer dropped off quickly. From talking to the person who traded for it, it’s one month old. Aromas are slightly tropical with a big west coast grapefruit vibe. Kind of overly bitter and slightly old hops, slight caramel. Big letdown.
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Leighton
4.3
Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Coffee
Bottle shared during the Sander stag. Pours deep oily black with a dense, frothy beige head. Big coffee about, some cocoa notes, understated toast, dark berries. Medium sweet flavour with chewy chocolate character, meaty coffee, mellow earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Oily. Lightly warming to finish, with tons more oily coffee, gooey chocolate, rich dark fruits, some fig. Awesome stuff. Really rich but not over the top.
Saturday, July 02, 2016

strowlands8
4.2
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Very floral citrusy hops. Mouth feel is a little over carved but it totally works for this light refreshing pale ale. Best I’ve ever had in the style.
Friday, July 01, 2016

ThirstyBird
4
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
On tap at the Three Penny Tap. Pours a cloudy light honey color with a fluffy cream head. The smell is floral, citrus and tropical fruit. The taste is huge citrus, touch of pine resin, grainy ending crisp and slightly bitter. Light in body and smooth.
Friday, July 01, 2016

markducommun
3.8
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Clear golden, small light head. Very piney, light lime. Floral. Lightly bitter. Crisp and dry, very little malt. Light clean body, short finish. "crushable". Excellent.
Friday, July 01, 2016

ebone1988
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Double Sunshine IPA
Yowza. Aroma is much like Sip, sweet, tropical fruit, pine, and malt. Appearance is amber copper, light tan head. Taste is tropical fruit, lots of it, pine, slight dankness, a candy sweetness, and caramel malt, super weird and complex. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, juicy candy aftertaste. Overall, I’m pretty disappointed by this beer, for the hype it receives.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Goodgrief
4.2
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Golden colored pour, small head. Aroma of citrus. Light citrus fruit, moderate citrus hops. A surprising amount of flavor and sweetness for a session. One of the best sessions, which isn’t a style that normally thrills. Got too sweet and lost its refreshiveness as it warmed, which is my fault for letting sit by the grill. Good beer.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ritzn
3.3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Clear amber with little white head. Aroma is pine cone, floral hops, some sweet fruits. Taste is so much pine cone, sourness and hoppy bitterness. More pine cone in the finish, however smooth creamy mouthfeel. Overall ok.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SinH4
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
My 400th US beer. Can from a trade with sneakychi, many thanks! Deep cloudy golden-copper color with white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, blueberry. Taste is hoppy, more tropical fruits and sweatsocks, a bit fussle oils, with a nice residual sweetness, caramel, slightly boozy finish. Medium carbonation. Very good.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

jonas
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Can. Golden, offwhite golden cream. Maracuja, citrus, dank notes, very classic. Earthy, tropical fruit, earthy chewiness, restrained, light sweet malt. Good fruity finish, dangerously drinkable.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

jfb
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
(can, many thanks to sin4h!) slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of nettles and herbal hops, slightly resinous, with a touch of watermelon and orange peel. flavour is mostly pale malts, yeast and nettles, with a hint of ethanol, powdered sugar and a light-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pailhead
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Courtesy of northernbrews

Can: The aroma consists of moderate tropical fruits, lighter candied orange, mango, peach, grapefruit, and a hint of dank hops. It pours lightly hazed golden-orange with a large yellow tinted off-white head that takes quite a while to settle to just a thick foam. There is some soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate juicy citrus, tropical fruits, and a touch of pineapple. The finish has moderate grapefruit, citrus/lemon peel, and faint dank hops. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Pailhead
3.7
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Courtesy of northernbrews

Can: The aroma consists of light-moderate citrus, tropical fruits, light grapefruit, and lemon peel. It pours a slightly hazed golden-orange with a one finger white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some minimal thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate citrus with a touch of tropical fruit. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, mild pine, and a touch of lemon peel. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Pailhead
3.7
Lawson’s Finest Spring Fever Session IPA
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate tropical fruits, citrus, lemon, faint dank hops, and grapefruit. It pours a hazy dull orange with a small white head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin soapy ring. The flavor starts with light tropical fruits and mild citrus. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, light pine, grass, and lemon peel. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

dnstone
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout
Roasty malty and maple aroma. Pours a nice black color with tan head. A really nice stout with a maple edge (as expected). Notes: Poor notes...deep into New England Beer Tasting night Nov ’15
Friday, June 24, 2016

Benzai
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Can shared by Countbeer, train tasting. Lightly hazy pale golden color, small white head. Aroma is malts, superbly hoppy. Taste lightly malts, hops, bitter hops, a slight piney hop touch. Dry finish. A bit thin texture, average carbonation. Decent.
Friday, June 24, 2016

ametras
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Spring Fever Session IPA
On tap at Prohibition Pig. Flavors are sweet cereals, resinous hops and pine needles with grassy and earthy notes. Light to medium body, moderate to good carbonation, smooth texture.
Monday, June 20, 2016

acearl
4.3
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Pour from can, cloudy orange pour with thick cream white lasting head, very crisp and refreshing, some citrus and resin, excellent
Sunday, June 19, 2016

GRM
3.5
Lawson’s Finest The Carrier Sessions (New Guinea)
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, Christmas gathering at Stephen Morris’s, savoured on December 18 2015; eye: dirty brown, opaque, minuscule ring of brown head, slight lacing; nose: coffee, espresso, burnt barley; mouth: coffee, espresso, burnt barley, finale in coffee with presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, a bit thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, party de Noël chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 18 décembre 2015; œil : brun sale, opaque, minuscule anneau de mousse brune, très légère dentelle; nez : café, expresso, orge brûlée; bouche : café, expresso, orge brulée, finale en café avec présence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, un peu mince; en résumé : bien
Thursday, June 16, 2016

koleminer20
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
12 oz can shared with ebone1988. The pour is a darker orangey gold with a thin film of white head that had has a nice bit of lace and a thicker collar. The aroma is dank as hell. There is a ton of Amarillo in this. The bitterness, the dankness, everything. There is so much Amarillo and I’m not a fan of this particular hop. The flavor is much of the same. The dank and bitter hops are just all Amarillo. The mouth feel is pretty great. It’s light and crisp with a light carbonation and a a lingeringly bitter and dank hop. It’s an interesting brew, but this just plays to my dislike of the Amarillo hop.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ebone1988
4
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Can shared with koleminer20. Aroma is dank, citrus, pine, grassy, great. Appearance is golden amber, off white head, hazy. Taste is citrus, dank, resin, tropical fruit, light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, dank pine aftertaste. Overall, a really really great session.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

teorn88
3.4
Lawson’s Finest Lost Meadow Cider 2011
22oz bottle shared at the Non-Beer Tasting @Fergus’, Watford. It pours a clean pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is tangy citric and fruity acidic. Taste is also tangy acidic with notes of lemon peel and Greek yogurt. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, odd but tasty
Monday, June 13, 2016

Goodgrief
4.2
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Can given by an awesome beer friend from work. Pour was orange with nice frothy head. Sweet melon, tangerine and grapefruit on the nose. More of that on the palate. Bitterness is mild given the fruity sweetness. No alcohol present. Would be world classed for an IPA, doesn’t pack the character needed to be the best Imperial. But still, worth trying. Tasty. Very tasty.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Scopey
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Lost Meadow Cider 2011
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours clear pale gold with minimal white head. The aroma is musty, earthy, barnyard, sweet apple, some sulphur and a hint of butter. The taste is smooth, crisp, some acidity, bright apple sourness, pear, white grape, gooseberry and sherbet with a dry finish. Light - medium body and fine carbonation. Nice tart edge to it. Not particularly complex, but not bad.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.6
Lawson’s Finest Lost Meadow Cider 2011
Bottle shared at the Watford tasting, many thanks to Leighton for this one. Aroma is funky, apple, farmyard, slightly musty. Flavour is composed of dry apple, woody tannin, plastic, woody, tannin, funky farmyard musty apple. Palate is super dry and crisp, tangy woody dry finish. Really interesting funky cider. Good stuff.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Leighton
3.6
Lawson’s Finest Lost Meadow Cider 2011
Bottle shared in Watford - picked up in VT. Vintage 2011. Pours clear gold with a small, white foam head. The nose has dried apples, good funky notes, musty basement. Light sweet flavor, bone dry, with some herbal notes, apple skins. Light bodied, fizzy. Super dry on the finish, with more apple skins, musty funk,blight acidity, lemon peel. Nice stuff.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

davidezdonz
4.6
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
A 1 pint can canned on 1st April 2016 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger frothy white head that had good retention and left nice lacing. Aroma of lots of fruit with orange, orange rind, grapefruit pith, lemon and pineapple. There’s also some honey and a hint of dank mustiness. Tastes citrusy lemon, lime, orange zest, tangerine and grapefruit bitterness plus tropical mango and peach. Nice light candied toffee and caramel sweetness in the background. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall… Ahh, what a stunning DIPA. I prefer Sip of Sunshine over Heady Topper, but in the end both are really good. Great balance between bitter and sweet and easily ends up as a must buy beer for me.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Westcoasttex
4.6
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Fantastic aroma with a smooth palate. Very smooth IPA with nice color and superior aftertaste Fredo
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

gregwilsonstl
4
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
A nice juice bomb. Turbid. Im surprised this is an ipa.....so fruity. Thx thepatrickman
Friday, June 03, 2016

reggiedunlop
4.2
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Clear golden pour with a medium white head...great retention and lacing. Aroma has lots of tropical and stonefruits...juicy. flavor follows suit and adds a nice citrus rindy/spicy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a dry, rindy/Grassy finish. Lots of hoppy layers...crushable.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

mansquito
3.6
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Proletariat, NYC tap: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit and lemon. Taste is lightly bitter. It be pretty citrusy. Not watery. Nice mineralish body. Light citrusy aftertaste. Good.
Saturday, May 28, 2016