Lawson’s Finest Liquids Reviews




tapefuzz
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Kiwi Double IPA
22oz bottle. Pours hazy golden amber with a small, quickly dissipating white head. Big herbal aroma with grass, minerals, caramel, and melon. Taste is initially sweet; caramel, melon, light tangerine, and a little kiwi. Very bitter and somewhat mineral in the middle before an earthy, peppery finish with a more subdued bitterness. Some resinous pine lingers. Some alcohol. Medium-full body. Lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhere between oily and creamy. Very odd. Aroma is kind of unpleasant and almost skunky at first but it grows on you after a while (probably a 5, but it’s very interesting).
Saturday, May 20, 2017

jksipa
3.3
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #8
On tap at Black Bear Saloon BDL. Clear medium amber under a small short lived white head. Nose is pine and citrus with some light bread. Flavour follows with light caramel sweetness and a medium- bitterness. Mouth is slightly thin with average carbonation and a light lingering bitter finish. 7/3+/6/3/14-
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

drsordr
4.3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
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.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

b3shine
3.7
Lawson’s Finest Kiwi Double IPA
Draft to snifter at Blackback Pub (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a cloudy dark apricot with foamy eggshell head. Smells and tastes of juicy hops and a moderately bittersweet backbone up front with a bit of kiwi on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied and pleasant. Enjoyable.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

blynde77
4
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Very good IPA. Strong flavor and aroma, but not overly hoppy. Holds up well in a can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, May 15, 2017

RobertDale
3.8
Lawson’s Finest Idaho 7 IPA
22 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange with an average white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical. Taste is pineapple, orange, mango, pine, and malt. Missed the black tea. Pretty good.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

RobertDale
3.4
Lawson’s Finest The Space In Between
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and floral. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, pine, floral, and some onion. Decent.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

nickd717
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Draft at City Tap House in Boston. Slightly hazy golden color with a one finger white head. The aroma is nice, citrusy with grapefruit and lemon, somewhat restrained. Flavor is nice and pleasant, pale/caramel malts balanced by citrus hops, medium-mild bitterness. Light on the feel, well carbonated. Pretty good SIPA.
Friday, May 12, 2017

noslug
3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
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Friday, May 12, 2017

tapefuzz
2.9
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
12oz can. Pours clear orange with a moderate white head. Aroma is grass, floral hops, pine, and citrus. Taste is lime and grapefruit with a hint of cracker, a little grass, and a little pine. Lightly herbal. Moderately bitter. Light body. Lively carbonation. Crisp, light mouthfeel. This tastes very, very similar to Two Roads Lil’ Heaven.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

tapefuzz
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
16oz can. Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is floral, piney, and full of tropical fruit. Taste is caramel, grapefruit-y citrus, and a little tropical fruit. Fairly bitter, resinous finish. Medium body. Average carbonation. Slick, smooth mouthfeel.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

RRistow12
4.8
Lawson’s Finest Triple Sunshine IPA
Tasted from bottle. Pours an awesome cloudy orange with thick bright white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit. Incredibly complex and well balanced flavor for an IPA. Flavors of mango, orange, papaya, passion fruit, caramel, slight pine and resin. Hides ABV very well and quite crushable. Incredible imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fred82
3.8
Lawson’s Finest Idaho 7 IPA
650ml bomber from WInooski. Pours almost clear pale yellow with small white head. Nose Fruity apricots with peppery notes. Light floral notes. Very light grassy notes. Taste fruity with peppery notes. Spicy finish with fruity notes. Slightly resinous. Well balanced and quite drinkable. Interesting single hop and my first experience (I tihnk) with this hop. Nothing really special however. Well made but not mind blowing.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DietPepsican
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Can dated may 2nd thanks macboot for this brew. Orange slightly hazed pour with a minimal white head. Up front tropical fruit hops in the nose. It has minor notes of resin and a bit of diesel, but honestly this is just up front bright and fruity hops. It’s mildly bitter, but really just enough to round out all of the hops. Mild sweetness, light to medium mouthfeel, no real trace this is an 8% Ipa at all. A very small metallic twinge is all that keeps this from being god tier.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

radagast83
4
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a very lightly hazed pale yellow color with a thick white head - went to batchroom and the head finally dissipated. Aroma was lots of citrus notes, lemon, perhaps a little bit of grapefruit. A touch of grass with some very light herbal, resin notes.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Sampler at Ginger Man Boston. Pours orange with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has some floral and fruity notes on the nose. Solid tropical fruit notes on the tongue. Finished clean. Pretty good but not a pantheon beer for me.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #8
Sampler at the ginger man Boston. Pours yellow with white head. Solid lacing in the glass. Nice pine and grass notes on the nose. Solid hop flavoron the tongue without a ton of bitterness. Finished clean. My first from Lawson’s and it was pretty good.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

djd07
3.8
Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged
Bottle thanks to Derek. Pours black with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is cocoa, roast, wood, brandy. Medium body, roast, almond, wood, brandy, nice sweetness, very good.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

fernans
5
Lawson’s Finest Triple Sunshine IPA
This is an astonishing beer. Mango and mild piney notes. The flavors are long and balanced. I found the alcohol to be muted.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Papadurivage
5
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
One of the tastiest brews to cross my lips.. truly delicious. Hints of fruit, well balanced, exceptionally drinkable for its ABV.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

dnstone
4.5
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Hazed golden with an excellent white head. Aroma pope with pine and juicy fruit character. Light bodied. Sharp hop pine and juicy fruity flavor. Notes: can from Steve.
Monday, May 1, 2017

Fred82
3.7
Lawson’s Finest The Space In Between
Bomber from Winooski. Nose dry sharp floral hops. Nice fruity notes. Taste thin floral hops. Finish slightly watery. Nice sharp floral and fruity notes. Interesting but underwhelming.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

RobertDale
3.7
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
12 ounce can. Pours a somewhat hazy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and floral. Taste is citrus, tropical, floral, and malt. Refreshing.
Friday, April 28, 2017

AdamChandler
3.4
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #8
Hazy hold. 2 finger sticky head. Smells of a really juicy pine cone and lime aroma. Very light malt. Some cracker and oats. Grapefruit skin
Friday, April 28, 2017

RobertDale
4
Lawson’s Finest Triple Sunshine IPA
22 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, orange, mango, pine, malt, and alcohol. Very good.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

hopscotch
3.8
Lawson’s Finest Mosaic IPA
Bottle... Pour cloudy and yellow with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma features tropical fruits, muskiness, herbal notes and a light touch of pine. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is moderately bitter, bright and fruity. Crisp, lightly bitter, herbal finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

djd07
2.2
Lawson’s Finest The Space In Between
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is faint citrus, onion, pepper, yeast. Medium body, soapy, mineral, onion, citrus, off finish.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

drsandman
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Spring Fever Session IPA
Bottle. Pours clear gold, white head. Aroma is grass, pine, grapefruit / citrus rind, grain. Flavor is pine, bitter citrus rind, dough, grain. Solid session.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

theprof
3.6
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Tap. Pours golden and clear with bubbly lace top. Aroma is hay, floral, grass, dough, citrus, but only in review. On casual encounter this is a hoppy beer. Initially taste is one of medium sweetness, but bitter sour notes build. Body is medium and texture is sticky. Carbonation is average to lively with a bitter finish. A refreshing session IPA.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

decaturstevo
3.8
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Haze from bottom on yellow pour. Aroma is citrus zest and light fruit. Flavor is light lemon and solid bitter. A lot of flavor
Sunday, April 23, 2017

tderoeck
4.4
Lawson’s Finest Triple Sunshine IPA
18/IV/17 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ American BBQ Guy Tasting (ElManana+1’s place) - BB: n/a (2017-464) Thanks to Stephen and Kim for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular yellowish head, stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: dank, hoppy, sweet, malty, caramel, bit fruity, little cheesy touch. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, very malty, alcohol, bitter, hoppy, some grapefruit, some caramel. Aftertaste: citrus, sweet mango, papaya, soft bitterness, caramel. Lovely beer.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Scopey
3.7
Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged
Bottle at Leighton’s 20K, big thanks to L-Dogg himself. It pours jet black with a small light tan head. The aroma is rich, slick, dark roasted malt, milk chocolate, touch of coffee, vanilla, toffee, fudge and some sweet apple brandy. The taste is slick, rich roasted malt, toasty, wood, leather, chocolate cake, sweet liqueur, coffee grounds ,brandy, wood and tannin with a warming finish. Slick and thick in the mouth. Pretty good, but lacks a bit of depth that is expected of the style. Fun stuff nonetheless.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Lubiere
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Coffee
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice chocolate malt with light maple notes, light coffee grind, musty character, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of vanilla, coffee crisp, oily mouth feel, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex. On tap at Good Measure Brewing.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

gephross100
3.2
Lawson’s Finest Triple Sunshine IPA
Bottle thanks to Andrew, pours orange with a thin white head that lasts. Orange zest, pine, resin, pineapple leaves. Very malty body medium mouthfeel low carbonation.
Friday, April 14, 2017

rjplumer
4.3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
The aroma is a mix of tropical fruitiness and resin. Clear burned orange body topped with a modest head. Starts with a modest hop bite but is followed by sweet tropical fruitiness. Deceptively smooth and refreshing given it’s strength. It lives up to the hype.
Friday, April 14, 2017

Fred82
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Can bottled March 10. Pours clear pale yellow with big foamy white head. Nose malt floral hops and citrusy hops. Quite fruity and mellow. Taste mellow hops.with malt. Fruity and floral. Overall highly drinkable and work balanced but not very complex. Still pretty awesome.
Friday, April 14, 2017

salvaticas
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
Can pour. Intense grassy aroma. Pours a slightly cloudy amber. Medium to high bitterness, with strong hops. Intense flavor for a session. Great session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, April 13, 2017

rejtable
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Idaho 7 IPA
Tap at churchkey. Pours clear goldmsomemhead and lots of lacing. Nose is grassy and pineapple. Flavours of pineapple, mango, grassy. Taste med bitter light sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation lively.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

rejtable
4.4
Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Coffee
Tapmat churchkey. Pours black somemhead and lacing. Nose is maplemand coffee. Flavours of rich coffee maple, dark chocolate. Fullmsticky body creamy med carbonation. Taste huge sweet big bitter.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

jc1762
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Idaho 7 IPA
Tap into a snifter showing lightly hazy yellow with sparse white foam. The nose shows a lot of dank cannabis. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Flavors of intense cannabis with a moderate bitterness.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

jc1762
3.7
Lawson’s Finest Equinox IPA
Tap into a snifter showing lightly hazy yellow with sparse white foam. The nose shows moderate green notes of mango and kiwi. The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Flavors of pineapple and mango with a moderate bitterness.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

jc1762
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged
Tap into a snifter showing translucent coffee with sparse latte colored foam. The nose shows a lot of raisin and brandy barrel. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Strong flavors of brandy with barely any coffee flavor.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

jc1762
4
Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Coffee
Tap into a snifter showing translucent coffee with sparse latte colored foam. The nose shows a lot of roasted coffee notes. The palate is medium bodied and smoothly carbonated. Lightly sweet with flavors of roasted coffee and a light coffee tartness.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

jc1762
3.9
Lawson’s Finest Triple Sunshine IPA
Tap into a pint glass showing moderately filtered brownish yellow with boat s finger of clean white foam. The nose shows a lot of clean pineapple with hints of pine resin. The palate is light bodied and lightly carbonated. Light alcoholic heat with flavors of oily resinous pine and a strong sharp IPA bitterness. Alcoholic heat stretches well into the finish.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fred82
4.1
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
500ml can 03/22/17. Pours clear amber with foamy head. Nose resinous and quite fruity. Quite malty with light spices. Taste resinous and fruity with spices. Floral notes. Finish quite spicy with floral notes and resinous oils. Quite persistent bitterness with resinous notes. Very very light caramel notes. Soft carbonation. Wow pretty nice balance between fruity and resinous notes. Amazing example of the style.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

rejtable
4.6
Lawson’s Finest Triple Sunshine IPA
Tap at jackpot. Pours slightly hazy some head lots of lacing. Nose is fruity. Flavours of peach, mango, grapefruit. Taste big bitter med juicy sweet. Full sticky body alc is cray well hidden. Wow
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

mariuspoenari
3.8
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Can at home. Semi-hazy amber pour with a coare-grained white head and visible carbonation. Notes of pineapple, unripe mango, floral and herbal hops, light caramelized onions, a bit of dank resin in the aroma. Very grassy and a bit alcoholic.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

mrhopsbeertalk
3.5
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
I guess session should have scared me off, but I love Sip... This is a very very light, thin, all day kinda beer. Very light aroma featuring more ceral than hops. Some bitterness, but no depth of flavor or aroma to the hop character. At least it wasn’t pricey...
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Nickls
4.3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Tap. Fluffy white head, clear lighter Amber orange. Tropical fruit, juicy citrus hops, light resin in the aroma. Flavor is juicy, dank, touch herbal, citrusy, and a grassy herbal / tropical finish. Medium slick soft body.
Friday, April 7, 2017

Terminus
4.3
Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
Tap At a burger bar in DC. Pours slightly hazy orange hue with a very small fizzy white head and very small lacing. Nose is big bug bright tropical citrus grapefruit rinds firm bitterness. Body is very crisp for this style. Somewhat slick and round. Love the bitterness here lite yet firm and prickly bright. A fantastic ups in my book.
Thursday, April 6, 2017