Lawson’s has been one of the hardest beers to find in Vermont for years. If you are lucky enough to be at the Warren Store on Thursday or Beverage Warehouse / Hunger Mountain Coop on Fridays you may have been able to score a bottle or two. A few months ago Sean started brewing Sip of Sunshine at Two Roads in Stratford Connecticut. This has made the beer more accessible as the deliveries of Sip of Sunshine are huge compared to the very small batches Sean brews at his home in Warren.
The bottles lack the foil wrap that most Lawson’s bottles have and have a yellow label instead of the normal white label. Fortunately the quality of the beer didn’t change. Sip of Sunshine pours a deep orange with a nice white head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is big and bright, tropical fruit and very dank.
Taste is excellent and only a fraction below the famed Double Sunshine. Lots of tropical, citrus fruits to start and the finish is all herbal and very dank. This beer is incredibly complex for a double IPA. So much going on it hard to describe. Alcohol is well hidden and it does have a fair amount of bitterness which is to be expected. Great beer and it should be “easier” to find than most other Lawson’s offerings.
Pros: Huge aroma and complex flavors
Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
Brewers Website: Lawson’s Finest
Brewers Description: This lupulin-ladin India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and delectable layers of hop flavor. Pour mindfully, inhale deeply and enjoy a tropical vacation in a glass. Always store cold, enjoy fresh and stay cool!
Sip of Sunshine IPA is brewed by Lawson’s Finest Liquids at Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stratford CT.