Reviewed on 2020-12-27
By
Rating 93
Style Double IPA
Produced In Waitsfield, Vt.
United States
ABV 8%
Availability Year Round

Perfect For

Backyard BBQs, Boozy Beach Trips, Brunch Sipping

Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine Review

A decade or so ago, the only people who got to drink this beer were devoted fans or industry folks, or anyone willing to spend way too much time, gas, and cash on weekend trips to the brewery's appropriately named home: Waitsfield, Vt. The Vermont-born, Connecticut-brewed beer is substantially more available today (contract-brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, Ct.), but it is still a delicious DIPA. It pours a golden deep orange, and a little cloudy. It has loads of citrus fruit on the nose — grapefruit and orange flesh, and the green of the tree, too — then washes over the palate with unapologetically bitter pith. Its texture is more snappy than smoothie, as far as DIPAs go, and it has a lingering bitterness, but sweet malt is there on the finish, too. I keep thinking I'm "over" Sip of Sunshine, but every now and then I pick up another can and remember why we all loved it so much.

93
POINTS
Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine
A decade or so ago, the only people who got to drink this beer were devoted fans or industry folks, or anyone willing to spend way too much time, gas, and cash on weekend trips to the brewery's appropriately named home: Waitsfield, Vt. The Vermont-born, Connecticut-brewed beer is substantially more available today (contract-brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, Ct.), but it is still a delicious DIPA. It pours a golden deep orange, and a little cloudy. It has loads of citrus fruit on the nose — grapefruit and orange flesh, and the green of the tree, too — then washes over the palate with unapologetically bitter pith. Its texture is more snappy than smoothie, as far as DIPAs go, and it has a lingering bitterness, but sweet malt is there on the finish, too. I keep thinking I'm "over" Sip of Sunshine, but every now and then I pick up another can and remember why we all loved it so much.

Reviewed On: 12-27-2020
93
POINTS
Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine
A decade or so ago, the only people who got to drink this beer were devoted fans or industry folks, or anyone willing to spend way too much time, gas, and cash on weekend trips to the brewery's appropriately named home: Waitsfield, Vt. The Vermont-born, Connecticut-brewed beer is substantially more available today (contract-brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, Ct.), but it is still a delicious DIPA. It pours a golden deep orange, and a little cloudy. It has loads of citrus fruit on the nose — grapefruit and orange flesh, and the green of the tree, too — then washes over the palate with unapologetically bitter pith. Its texture is more snappy than smoothie, as far as DIPAs go, and it has a lingering bitterness, but sweet malt is there on the finish, too. I keep thinking I'm "over" Sip of Sunshine, but every now and then I pick up another can and remember why we all loved it so much.

Reviewed On: 12-27-2020