Bulk_Carrier (5932) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 8, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m not usually one to pour AIPA’s into tulips. But thinking this was a DIPA, I did and so I kept it in this for shits and giggles. Okay, well, here’s the rest.
The appearance was a burnt golden color with a one finger white foamy head that held up for great retention and dissipated at a nice pace into a concave sort of glazing all around.
The smell had some sweet danky onion, tropical fruity bliss and as it warmed bitter piney/resinous aromas wrapping together.
The taste had the bitterness of the pine coinciding with the tropical fruity hops. Bitter juicy to semi-sprucy aftertaste runs into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a good sipping to almost sneaky sessionable feel to it. Carbonation feels good for an AIPA allowing enough bitterness all around.
Overall, I’d say this was an exceptional AIPA that I would love to have again.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of oscarmike, thanks! WOW! this is a great ipa right here. had several hoppy lawsons brews side by side and thought was by far the most complex, and best drinking also. the hop profile is just spot on here, couldnt ask for anything more really, fruity, sweet, tangy, tast, bitter, soapy, just very well balanced. perfect carb and drinking for my palate. screw pliny, ill take this any day!
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma like a fist full of hops. Hazy amber with small head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin head with some lacing. Big hop flavor and bitter comes in for a long finish . Outstanding IPA
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Forte odeur d’agrumes et d’houblon floral. Apparence: La couleur est orange opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe de mangue. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #4609)
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vermont has struck IPA gold again!!! Pours beautiful lemon with an orange hue, mostly unclear with a nice white head. The aroma brings sweet juicy lemons so pleasant in the nose, no bite at all there. The flavor of juicy lemon citrus hops blend so well on the tongue with the medium to full body and perfect carbonation. This beer, along with Heady Topper and Abner, really put Vermont over the edge for hoppy beers.
Tylerbp6 (40) - - OCT 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at prohibition pig in Waterbury. Pours a nice golden haze with a little head. Amazing citrus and piney flavor typical of most vt IPAs
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JAXSON (602) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peach pour, thin white head. Nose is a cornucopia of pine sap, peach skin, white grapefruit, and lots of zingy bright things. Mouth is tight and dry, major hop expression on the mid and back, lingering. There’s a lot of sharp, bright hop qualities as in the nose, and a softer fruit beneath, like white peach skin. But it’s all about the bright hops, a really tight and delicious beer.
PhillyCraft (6967) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Frank, pours a hazy golden orange, with very thin white head and not a ton of lacing. Aromas and taste of grapefruit, pine, pineapple, light malts, and other citrus rinds. Nice and dry and perfectly bitter, very solid but sunshine is better.
Macegan75 (842) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brent at Damico’s. pours a light brown to tan with some head that fades. nose is an intoxicating smell of hard candy, lemons, and guava. first sip is juicyy fruits, followed by biscuit y nots.finish is amazingly clean. great beer.
popery (2160) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s a cloudy glass of beer. Dark orange in the shadows and glowy yellow-orange in direct light. Medium head, off-white. A blanket of little bubbles. Good lacing and retention. The aroma is a very bright blend of citrus and tropical fruit. It smells like a smoothie made of oranges, tangerines, pineapples, mangoes and papayas. Rich and fruity and citrus sweet. Very little malt character. Just a pungent load of hops. My only knock is that the aroma could be a bit stronger. This bottle is pretty fresh, but I wouldn’t be shocked if a pour off a newly filled keg would raise my score. The taste has wonderful hop flavor, particularly for a 7% abv beer. It’s just packed with complexity and delicacy. The bitterness is fairly mild. It’s just got a ton of flavor. It has that same mix of citrus and tropical fruit. Very bright and sweet, though there’s little malt sugariness. It’s just all fresh, tasty hops. What malt can be found is light and a bit cracker-ish. Long finish full of grapefruit-ish hop bitterness. Pretty dry. Mouthfeel is medium. Really fills the mouth with flavor. Nice dry finish. Good platform for the hop flavors. This is an excellent IPA, on par with the best of the style. I’ve been very impressed with all of the Lawson’s beers that I’ve tried, and I’m thrilled to be able to sit down and have a bottle of Triple Play to myself. Great stuff.