Sip of Sunshine

Vermont
United States
Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This lupulin-laden 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!

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ABV: 
8.0%
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer pours a deep golden color like orange blossom honey or a sunbeam. It has a faint haze and a lasting off-white head. The aroma is very citra-esque with lots of tropical fruit notes- passionfruit, guava, pineapple – orange, some lemongrass, but also a bit catty. Beyond the hops there is also some grainy malt with a toasty character and a hint of light caramel. The flavor is similarly full of hops, very tropical with some floral & citrus (grapefruit, orange) as well. The hops also lend lots of bitterness, but not to an offensive level, which leads to dry finish with a bit of malty sweetness. I’ve had this beer a number of times and it’s a bit unmistakable, yet different each time. This time was still great, but surprised in the drop-off in hop potency for only 3 weeks since canning which let a bit more malt sweetness come thru than usual. Just another reminder drink your IPAs as fresh as possible.