pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 22oz bottle (Rare Batch #167, bottle #31) acquired via a recent trade.... pours a hazy, mostly non-transparent, copper orange brown with a pillowy soft frothy white head. kind of looks like a hefe only a bit more orange... bright/pungent/aromatic tropical fruits in the nose, with a little mineral and bubblegum notes take form and provides a nice starting point. some dankness in the background wafts back and forth between the dominating pulls from the assertive nature of the fruit...flavors are bright and juicy, just like the description attests, and backed up adequately with a malt backbone that’s present but still allowing the hops to shine. the hops themselves are tropical fruit in nature with some nice added juicy citrus notes. finish lends itself to a mild bitterness that has a tendency to linger on the palate. body is medium to full with adequate carbonation....reading some of the other reviews of Lawson’s brews, i was able to ascertain their hoppy brews were first class and this definitetely supports that notion. with hill farmstead and lawson’s creating such fine elixirs, vermont is def becoming a haven for some fantastic, attention-getting, and most of all credible brewing. now who wants to send me more? def looking forward to the their hop-zilla which will be consumed very soon. deyholla (12038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2016 Bottle I shared at Ryan and Paul’s 5000th celebration. Poured a near clear gold with an orange hue and a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of pine, slightly dank, with a hint of grapefruit and tropical fruits and a bit of a grain backbone. Flavor had more grapefruit and tropical fruits as well as a strong pine note. Really nicely balanced. cfrancis (3539) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Thanks to Ryan for this. Pours cloudy straw gold with a moderate white head and good lacing. Aroma is a little subdued but big bright citrus nose. Taste is great bitter brashness with citrus and grapefruit tartness that also drys the palate. Pretty awesome palate on this beer. I could drink this anytime. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2013
Thanks Nick! Hazy golden pour with a robust lasting white head. Huge oozing resinous hop character with bright citrus in the nose lead to herbal dankness, hints of scallion, stone fruit, and sappy richness. Classic American style hop bill, executed quite deftly. Medium body with caressing carbonation and a dry, albeit sticky finish. Stellar DIPA! salvaticas (939) - - JUL 5, 2013
On tap. Pours a bright crisp amber orange. Light notes of hopes on the nose. Really strong but balanced flavor of hops, strong finish but it works
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NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft at Pro Pig. Glad I was able to find this one! Pours a bright golden orange. Nose huge, big citrus and tropical fruit, clean, low malt. Hop dominated. On tasting, closer to an IPA based on the low alcohol and more moderate bittering. Dry and fruity. Great late hopping character. Fantastic IIPA. VsXsV (4528) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, mango, biscuit, toast, lemon peel and light grain. Very nice. Taste is dry to light sweet and medium to high bitter with notes of tangerine, mango, toffee and grapefruit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great DIPA, just how I want them. Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
bottled poured into a pint glass, nice foamy white head. smell of citrus and mango. flavor was very nice, citrusy hops. orange zest and lemon peel, sweet pinapple. very well balanced and delicious DIPA Theydon_Bois (20487) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Craft Clerkenwell, Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting, massive thanks to Leighton for this beauty, 17/09/13.
Hazed golden with a good sized white head.
Nose is juicy hops, orange, grapefruit, grass, light pine, not as rich and aromatic as I’d expected but a pleasant treat to the nostrils none the less.
Taste comprises juicy hops, tangerine, grapefruit, orange pith, pine resin, toasty malts.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation that massages the palate, great feel, great beer ! Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
22 oz bottle served in a Lawson’s snifter. Bottle a few days before imbibing. Huge thanks to kevanb for the share.
A: Pours a yellowish orange color with a slight chilled haze to it. One finger of white foam forms on the pour and recedes to a thin cap. Soapy lace is left down the glass.
S: Tons of citrus fruit on the nose. Hefty amounts of grapefruit with a mild tangerine/orange citrus sweetness. Minimal biscuit malt in the background as this is all about the hops.
T: The taste is even better and much balanced. A ton of grapefruit with fruity and earthy tone to it. Pineapple and mango tropical fruits with a sweet biscuit malt body to give it a little tangent amongst the heavy fruit brightness. Light bitterness rounds it out.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. This drinks like a single IPA/Pale ale with the flavor of a big DIPA. Huge drinkability.
O: Dangerously drinkable with a great representation of grapefruit. Probably the best I’ve ever tasted or smelt in a beer. Absolutely delicious and incredibly balanced. Hopefully I’ll get to try this again sometime.
Serving type: bottle