Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine Double IPA: Brewed in Warren, VT this Double IPA comes in at a strength of 8% abv with an undisclosed IBU level. Like other famous Vermont IPA’s, it’s in a tall boy can with a date stamp on the bottom (mine was 5 weeks fresh) and features some pretty cool label art.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours with a clear golden colour with 3 fingers of thick foam and average level of carbonation. The aroma is sweet biscuit dough, passion fruit, peaches and lemon zest.
Flavour: The flavour is quite intense and compelling, starting off with lemon citrus and tangerine upfront, it teases some caramel and biscuit dough malts in the middle. Sip of Sunshine finishes with orange peel, grapefruit, lime and a citrus fruit rind like bitterness.
Overall Impression: Pretty nice beer, basically any citrus fruit you can think of was in there which blended well with the sweet doughy malt base. Very different from most west coast IPA’s in that there wasn’t a hint of pine resin that I could detect, so the citrus hop flavour really shine here.
Rating: I give it an excellent rating of 8.5/10, it is a pretty crushable beer for 8% abv.
Food Pairing: Orange honey chicken on the BBQ!
Apparently this also comes in “triple” form…may have to investigate this further!