Super Session #3 (Comet)

Vermont
United States
Super Session #3 (Comet), Lawson's Finest Liquids
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Our Super Session #3 is single-hop session IPA brewed with Comet. This hop is often described as zesty with grapefruit and tangerine. It is backed by some unique grassy and herbal elements and notes of lemongrass, black currant, apricot, pineapple.

Profile

Hops: 
Comet
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Super Session #3 (Comet) by Lawson's Finest Liquids is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (2021 BJCP Guidelines Category (21B) with the special criteria of being designated as a Session IPA.

Fresh, fragrant hops dominate the aroma profile with notes of honeysuckle, pineapple and apricot. There is no yeast or malt presence detected allowing the hops to be showcased. The beer pours a clear blonde with a moderately thin white head that falls quickly. The flavor is well balanced with juicy hop flavors of apricot and freshly squeezed orange juice with a moderate supporting hop bitterness. There is a pleasant bread-like malt flavor beneath that creates backbone without getting in the way. The body is bigger than average for a session IPA, which often comes across too thin. There isn't any harshness to be found from hops in this light beer, which aids in drinkability, one of the most important aspects of the style. Hop flavor is lacking on the finish but that is quite alright – in its own way it encourages the next sip or the next can from the refrigerator. Session IPAs can come across as misunderstood American Pale Ales but the best examples distinguish themselves as purveyors of hop flavor and aroma while maintaining the utmost crushability. This beer checks those boxes with flying colors and is worth seeking out.

Brewery Introduction

Lawson’s Finest Liquids produces beer of the highest quality with outstanding freshness. We emulate the best of widely appreciated styles of beer, featuring world class IPAs and unique maple brews, while quenching the thirst of beer lovers from near and far.

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