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Lawson's Sip of Sunshine IPA

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

Product Details

New England / Hazy IPA
Vermont, United States
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. Pour mindfully, inhale deeply and enjoy a tropical vacation in a glass. Always store cold, enjoy fresh and stay cool!

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Community Reviews

4.8(30 Reviews)
  • David G.
    Verified Buyer
    Jan 19 2022
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    ALWAYS delicious.

  • Tristan L.
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    Oct 16 2021
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    It’s great! Ive had it before, too bad it wasn’t delivered!

  • Matthew
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    Jul 4 2021
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    VT ipas. Enough said

  • Jeremy P.
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    May 25 2021
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    One of the better IPAs out there in my opinion

  • Kelly A.
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    May 3 2021
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    Didn’t arrive

  • Jamie
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    Feb 7 2021
    Verified Buyer

    My go to IPA

  • Trey D.
    Verified Buyer
    Feb 5 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Always fantastic

  • Craig
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 17 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing, staple of what a fun IPA should be.

  • Paul G.
    Verified Buyer
    Nov 25 2020
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    Lovely NEIPA that used to be impossible to find but now is becoming hard to ignore.

  • Brian
    Verified Buyer
    Nov 11 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Love Drizly! Beer always shows up super cold and ready to drink. Way better then getting through grocery delivery where it’s been on the shelf and needs refrigeration.


A standard ale is a malty, mildly bitter style of beer that can trace its roots for thousands of years; the more modern style coincides with the Middle Ages when hops were thankfully introduced to the brewing process. Ale recipes use a quick-acting style of yeast that floats at the top of the brewing vessel; fermentation occurs at a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to the style’s signature sweet flavor and subsequent higher ABVs. A basic ale is fruity, slightly bitter and generally darker in color, though there are dozens and dozens of distinct styles of beer that qualify as an ale.
Because ales yeasts ferment at a higher temperature and create more alcoholic conditions, ales are typically darker in color than lagers and lean towards a sweeter, maltier flavor. It depends on the sort of ale you’ve selected, however, as there are over 75 unique types of ale; a pale ale tends to be more bitter and dry, a brown ale delivers a toasted nut and caramel taste, a sour ale is tart and funky and an IPA is bold and hoppy. Many traditional, European-style ales are best described as fruit-forward, warm and even a little spicy, delivering an undeniably rich tasting experience, especially the darker, robust varieties.
Ales are more alcoholic than lagers, largely due to the style of yeast and the temperature at which the yeasts ferment; ale yeasts tolerate a more alcoholic environment and thus provide a darker, richer product. A standard pub-style pale ale or basic brown ale will generally clock in around 5% ABV, though, with dozens of different styles in today’s crowded craft beer market, you can easily find a pint that packs more of a punch. IPAs, the darling of the craft brewing industry, will typically range from 6-8%, and the popular trend towards double and triple-style versions pushes these well over 10% ABV.
Beer, by definition is crafted from cereal grains (very few of which are gluten-safe) and as such, ale is not a gluten-free product; on the beer spectrum, lagers and stouts tend to contain less gluten than ales which rely on the barley and wheat malt to deliver its distinctive sweetness. Some brewers are experimenting with more gluten-safe grains, like sorghum or rice, and others are introducing an enzyme that helps remove the gluten molecules from the final products. Household names like New Belgium Brewing Company and Stone Brewing offer gluten-safe pale ales and even IPAs, though even then, you’re not guaranteed an 100% gluten-free product.
While a rhetorical question no doubt (an ale is, in fact, an ale after all), you might not know what exactly marks the difference between the two fundamental beer styles; it all comes down to the yeasts employed and the fermentation process. The process by which ales are made is much older than that of lagers, as lager yeasts originally came from South America and thus did not enter European markets for some time. Ales rely on top-fermenting yeast strains, which, as the name suggests, remain on top of the warm wort while feeding on sugars, whereas lager yeasts sink to the bottom and ferment at much colder temperatures.
Ales, especially IPAs and Belgian-style ales, tend to be higher in alcohol than other beers, so you’re likely to consume more calories and carbs per pint. A basic, 5% ABV, 12-ounce bottle of pale ale contains around 150 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates; a common IPA (say, a Lagunitas) is closer to 190 calories and 19 grams of carbs; a glass of dark Belgian-style ale might even surpass 300 and 30 grams of carbs. Ales tend to deliver a richer, maltier taste and often appear as darker shades of ambers and toasted browns — these qualities coincide with a higher calorie count.

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