Beer Review: Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Sip of Sunshine

IMG_20170507_194441_334Name: Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Sip of Sunshine

Style: Double IPA


ABV: 8.0%

“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!

Sip of Sunshine IPA is brewed by Lawson’s Finest Liquids at Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stratford CT.”

Getting back to the beer review game with a good one. I am going to be looking at a good one from Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Lawson’s Finest is a small batch artisanal microbrewery located in Warren, Vermont that pumps out some great beer, especially IPAs. I am going to be looking at their most popular, Sip of Sunshine IPA, so let’s crack this can.

Sip of Sunshine pours a clear amber with about an inch or so of snow white head that has good retention. Right after cracking the can I get big juicy notes. Upon further inspection, I get notes of mango, tangerine, lemon and starfruit on the nose. The taste is extremely balanced with big tropical fruit up front that are blended nicely with some light malty bread notes. The bitterness of the hops seem to fade into the background and give way to the big tropical fruit notes. The fruit notes really linger on the tongue and give a nice medium body to the beer. This is a very good IPA, though I don’t know if it lives up to the 100 rating from The beer is still definitely a top 20 IPA, that I would recommend. I don’t know if I am trading for again like I would with some other beers, but I would definitely pick some up next time I’m in CT. It is definitely a juicy IPA, but it is more West Coast than Hazy NE IPA style. It is definitely worth a try though! Cheers!

Editor’s Note: Please excuse any grammar or spelling mistakes as I am a drinking alcohol while writing since this is a beer blog after all.


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