philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2014Dacrza (959) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Draft at the Big Picture Show in Waitsfield. Pours a lovely deep copper with an off-white head that lingers. Aroma is a pungent, mixed spicy hops flora. Flavor rich with citrus high notes, but backed up with a solid caramel on the bottom - but not enough to be sticky. Medium body with soft carbonation. Lovely long, twisting aftertaste that finishes softly and leaves you begging for another sip.
This is a gutsy IIPA that takes no prisoners. It’s probably the best beer I’ve had out of the Two Roads Brewery. Different, and bigger, that it’s name-alike Double Sunshine which seems a little shy by comparison. No compromise here I’m happy to say.
DATE: June 16, 2017... OCCASION: the boys are out of school... time for a beer that suggests sunshine and summer... GLASSWARE: Victory Hop Devil nonick... lively light amber body that densely shields any vision through the glass... the white head laces beautifully above the beer line... mango, tangerine, and other tropical fruits combine with lemon and hay to draft a suggestion of an island summer... dangerously medium-bodied, subtle like low-eighties heat, and highly drinkable, belying its 8% ABV... a creamy body dissolves at the finish, with teeth tickled and slight bitterness rolling in... the feeling lingers, but as the label suggests, the lupulin eases you towards the next sip... the flavor profile is decidedly fruity, with passion fruit, mango, and grapefruit ripely on the tongue... slight balance is provided by malts that do not inhibit the experience... big shout-out to Jeff for delivering this one as part of a four-pack treasure trove... having heard a lot of Lawson’s, I can now say the introduction’s pleasure was all mine.,, shawnmurphy (330) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2017
16-ounce can pours clear, bright, sparkling, shiny orange-yellow with thick whipped cream off-white head and lacing. Aroma: orange, pineapple, pine, floral. Flavor: all the above, just ramped up, plus mango, passion fruit.. Mouthfeel: medium- to full-bodied; lush, soft on palette; lingering sticky hop resins coating tongue and roof of mouth. Similar to Heady Topper, just more drinkable; not as astringent, especially as it warms. shobramberg (4) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 11, 2017 does not count
Takeaway: it tastes more like a West Coast IPA than one from VT/New England. If you’re going to drink a few others with this one, save it for the end or every beer you have after will taste like a Sip of Sunshine.
-I typically pour it into an IPA glass, but it’s really good out of the can too.
-If poured, the milky white head stays put for most of the beer.
-It comes out an amber/gold with little to no haze.
-Tropical fruit aromas stay put the entire time.
Frudel (252) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2017
Can splitted 2-ways. Hazy golden/orange-ish liquid with a decent white head. Nose of tropical fruits, peach, pineapple, mango, awesome! Well balanced fruity taste, grapefruit bitterness is quite nice as well, it’s not too much, slight caramel malt. Awesome IPA, I’m glad I could finally taste it! Bebum (960) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Medium body, smooth texture, light flavor, hot mouthfeel, average length.
Hoppy, herbal, citrus pith.
Very disappointing, considering the reputation.
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bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Draft: golden amber pour, no haze, frothy white head, excellent hoppy aroma, taste is hoppy but not overpowering, pretty smooth finish MaBeer1972 (2032) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Four pack of cans from Julio’s. Pours out a slightly hazy light golden color. Off-white head fades to a thin lace. Bright, floral-citrus aromas and flavors. Pronounced sweetness is well-balanced with a long tart oily grapefruit peel bitterness. Incredibly smooth for 8 percent. Dangerously smooth. Very tasty and well made. Gotta be a top ten for me. drsordr (2630) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Can pour lightly hazy dark orange gold with moderate white head. Nose big aromatic hop, grassy, green onion, resin, mango. Taste light bitter up front, then big hop, similar to nose, bit more pineapple and mango. Balancing sweet malt mid palate. Hops continue through the finish. Not as hazy as most of the easy coast fruit bombs, but quite tasty. blynde77 (4) - - MAY 15, 2017 does not count
Very good IPA. Strong flavor and aroma, but not overly hoppy. Holds up well in a can.
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