286. Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Sunshine IPA

Lawson's Finest Double Sunshine
This beer has become nearly impossible to find since my original review. I happened to be in Vermont recently the day that it was released and had to stand in line in the morning to get a ticket then come back hours later to actually get the bottle of beer. When I first bought this beer I came home with 10 bottles from a 2 day trip to Vermont now you lucky to get one. If you can find it this is one of the standards against which all other double IPAs should be judged.
Nearing the end of the beer I brought back from Vermont but still a few nice beers from Lawson’s and at least one more growler kicking around. I was fortunate to find 10 bottles of this one while in Vermont many of which were shared with fellow beer drinkers in Maine but I did save a couple for myself.
This was one of the beers on my short list to find in Vermont and I now see why. It is a double IPA (my favorite style) and one of the most refined beers I have had. Unlike the beers from The Alchemist and Hill Farmstead this one is clear with a nice white head. Tons of aroma with plenty of citrus fruits. Taste has lots of hops up front with a solid malt finish to balance things out. Very smooth and easy to drink even at 8% ABV.  So glad I was able to find plenty of this beer to bring home with me.
Pros: Aroma, balanced taste,
Cons: Hard to find
Alcohol Content:
 8.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★★
Brewers Website: Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Brewers Description:  Double Sunshine IPA – This American Double India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas, thanks to the abundance of US-grown hops.
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