Garrold (4850) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, picked up at Craft Beer Cellar, Waterbury, and shared, at home, with the missus. Hazy, dark, orangey gold. Bubbly, messy, sticky, white head. A bit leggy. Looks great. Nose is orange marmalade on buttered toast, apparently. I can’t disagree. There’s also tinned peach and pear, for me. Ripe strawberry. Melon. Smells fantastic. Taste is chewy sweet. Robust, fruity, resinous bitter. Feels rich, silky, oily, and hop oil juicy. Stupidly easy drinking. Finishes long, juicy, resinous bitter, with a lasting sweetness on the lips. It’s a bit of a big hitter, this. A stunner.
Mr_Abner (370) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (purchased two weeks ago tomorrow and kept cold since purchasing the warm bottle at Hunger Mountain). Pours a hazy orange with an ample, fluffy white head. Lots of messy lacing coats the glass, as I am three-fourths of the way through. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruit, some dank notes; bubble gum after it has warmed a bit and the head has dissipated. Moderately sweet up front balanced by a moderate bitterness that takes over mid-palate and builds. Love the balance. Would like it to taste juicier, though. Medium to medium+ bodied; soft carbonation; moderately bitter finish. I’ve had better (and fresher) bottles of this beer and remember being blown away. This is excellent, but not quite what I remember from that first bottle at my campsite hours after purchasing it at the Waitsfield Farmers’ Market years ago...
mathieuc (3779) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of dank and resinous hops and tropical fruits. Light alcohol. Taste is lightly sweet but mostly fruity with a firm bitterness. Alcohol shows a little, but hey, it’s a double IPA. Mangoes. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel juicy. Really nice and quite similar to Heady, a bit more tropical juice and a bit less alcohol and it would be amongst my best I’m sure!
Bulk_Carrier (4743) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bought at Winooski Beverage Warehouse.
This was poured into a Lawson’s tulip.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange almost brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that concaved gracefully to leave some bubbles inside of a thin white cap.
The smell starts off with a sweet onion up front and then some light tropical fruits and a delicate sweet and bitter sprucy piney stickiness.
The taste was mainly bitter backed up by a light sweet tropical fruit revolving around the pine. Bitter sticky piney-ness leading into the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a good sipping quality and a danky sweet stickiness clinging to my tongue. Some slight hop oils lay down to want to allow a certain slick feel, but still indicates a well balanced oily to slick and clinginess on my tongue.
Overall, what a wonderful DIPA that I know I would have again.
Ungstrup (36217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. An unclear golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has of hops, malt, exotic fruit, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, exotic fruits, alcohol, malt and straw, leading to a bitter finish
djd07 (13517) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong floral, tropical fruit, and dank. Thick mouth, grapefruit, pine, juicy, nice resin finish, very impressive.
AlbusDumbledor (17) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
floral, citrus, herbs, tropical fruits, golden, clear, white foam, rocky head, light sweetness, very bitter, thin feel, oily feel, flat, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,
infoman411 (21) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
simply one of the best balanced double IPA is on the market. appearances golden exactly like the color of sunshine. aroma is full of tropical fruit notes and hops suggest what should be a very bitter beer turns out to be exceptionally well balanced. there’s something about the water used by Hill farmstead Lawsons and the alchemist that makes all three of these breweries the finest in the United States. I make a trip up to Waterbury every winter and these three are by far and away the best brewers.
SuperTiti33 (880) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde doré. Voilé. Entré légèrement sucré. Malté. Belle amertume. Très fruité. Agrume. Orange. Résineuse. Un peu végétale et âcre. Finale sèche et terreuse. Très bien.
Marheb (5551) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Des malts à demi-sucrés qui supportent des exubérances fruitées et herbacées. Vraiment l’équilibre comme signature pour Lawson’s.