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Lawson's Finest Liquids, Sip of Sunshine, IPA*Packaging may vary

Lawson's Finest Liquids, Sip of Sunshine, IPA

New England / Hazy IPA /8% ABV / Vermont, United States

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Product details

Category
New England / Hazy IPA
Region
Vermont, United States
Type
Craft
ABV
8%
IBU
65
Tasting Notes
Hoppy, Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Smooth
Food Pairing
Salads & Greens, Cheese - Hard Aged
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass, Snifter/Goblet/Chalice
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product description

This lupulin-laden India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and delectable layers of hop flavor. Sip of Sunshine is inspired by the original Double Sunshine IPA. They have recipes with distinct differences in the hops, specialty malts and water source for the beer, yet they share a similar juicy, tropical fruit character and a floral aroma that jumps from the glass! Pour mindfully, inhale deeply and enjoy a tropical vacation in a glass. Always store cold, enjoy fresh and stay cool!

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  • James Cirrone .
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    My Favorite IPA and at a great price

  • Craig McCarthy .
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    Yummy.

  • John Gowan.
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    Possibly the best IPA on the planet...

  • David G.
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    ALWAYS delicious.

  • Tristan L.
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    It’s great! Ive had it before, too bad it wasn’t delivered!

  • Matthew
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    VT ipas. Enough said

  • Jeremy P.
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    One of the better IPAs out there in my opinion

  • Kelly A.
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    Didn’t arrive

  • Jamie
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    My go to IPA

  • Trey D.
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    Always fantastic

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FAQs

The New England IPA (also called the hazy or juicy IPA) is the oft-referred to darling of the craft beer movement; Americans had enjoyed the more traditional, piney, well-hopped version for decades, but it wasn’t until 2003 when a small Vermont brewery, aptly named the Alchemist, released Heady Topper to the world. New England IPAs are distinct in their silky, indulgent mouthfeel, cloudy appearance and pleasing aroma, not to mention the ingredient lists that often feature bright, citrus fruits. These opaque, golden beauties are featured in nearly every taproom around the country and further buoyed IPAs into the top spot in the craft beer market (IPAs make up a third of the industry’s annual sales).
The New England IPA has many of the same qualities as the traditional American IPA; the former is unfiltered, slightly less bitter, extra juicy and has a drinkability that beer aficionados describe as plush, creamy and silky. The hazy IPAs tend to integrate fresh citrus and other tart flavors in the recipe, with many featuring notes like orange, grapefruit, papaya, mango, passionfruit, tangerine, guava and pineapple — in the cold winters of New England, it’s no wonder these tropically inspired beers became so popular. The true “juicy” quality in the hazy IPAs is from the style’s dry-hopping method; brewers add the plump hops later in the process, which diminishes their bitter nature and instead heightens their fruitier qualities.
Most IPAs, whether the traditional style or the beloved New England variety, contain an alcohol content between 6-8%; the Alchemist’s Heady Topper (considered by many to be the pioneer of the hazy IPA scene) clocked in an 8% ABV, but many of the more easily accessible varieties, like Sierra Nevada’s Hazy Little Thing (at 6.7% ABV) aren’t quite as high. Imperial versions of the hazy IPA are equally popular on the market though, and many of those (like the Imperial IPA in New Belgium Brewing’s Voodoo Ranger series) easily top 9-10% ABV. These high-alcohol contents are well hidden, as the actual IPA smells and looks more like orange juice than booze.
The bright and tropical fruit flavors you experience in New England IPAs pair well with equally fresh ingredients; you don’t, however, want your IPA to overwhelm the dish, so avoid some of those extra intense imperial styles. Select a standard 6-8% ABV hazy IPA and consider menu items like fish tacos with pineapple salsa, Indian curries with sweet mango and green peas or maybe pad thai with a sweet peanut sauce and a squeeze of lime. Anything that features a punch of citrus and a little extra heat will pair well with the fruit flavors and soothing texture of a New England IPA.
The ideal serving vessel for a New England-style or hazy IPA is the standard tulip-shaped snifter or Spiegelau glass; you want your IPA glass to have a big bulbous bottom, a feature that optimizes your space to swirl the beer around and release the unique tropical fruit aromas. New England IPAs often present with a nice, foamy head, which improves the overall drinking experience of the beer — your drinking vessel should capture these bubbles with a slightly tapered rim. Don’t serve these brews too cold, a mistake that will mellow the beer’s flavor (the ideal temperature is about 45 degrees Fahrenheit).
One of the most notable accolades of the IPA family (especially in its hazier, New England-style cousins) is the higher ABV, which is practically unnoticeable behind the bold hops flavors and appealing aromas. Hazy IPAs are particularly misleading; while many of them resemble a glass of orange juice and taste equally refreshing, most contain somewhere between 6-8% ABV and as such, well over 200 calories and 20 grams of carbohydrates. The Hazy Little Thing from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, one of the more widely available hazy IPAs, is 214 calories and 20 grams of carbohydrates for one, 12-ounce can; some of the 8% IPAs can quickly surpass 240 calories.

Drizly's take

Brewed in Stratford, Connecticut, Lawson's Sip of Sunshine® IPA contains 8% ABV. It has a glowing orange-gold hue with mild haziness and reasonable foam that rises over the rim of the glass. As you taste the Sip of Sunshine IPA, juicy notes of citrus like orange greet the nose. On the palate, this craft IPA has a fruit-forward character with many layers of hop flavors that lend it more complexity and depth. The Lawson's Sip of Sunshine brew has a rich and oily finish with an intense resinous taste from the hops.

The aromatics in this pale ale match the spicy notes of Thai and Asian cuisine for a balanced platter. The resinous quality of the drink cleanses the palate, so it works well with fatty meals like burgers. Grab a pack of Sip of Sunshine beer on Drizly or to check if we're in your city, and look for liquor stores on Drizly in your area.

-Brewed in Stratford, Connecticut
-Features an orange-gold hue and mild haziness
-Has a fruity, hoppy flavor


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