I love getting beer gifts, especially when it’s a beer that I’ve been waiting to try for years. There’s a lot of hype around this beer and I’ve heard that it actually lives up to it.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”
Random: Since they contract brew this now, it is a little easier to get.
The beer poured with a huge, three finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and had a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was incredibly fragrant with a lot of pine, lemon zest and earthy hop notes. The taste had pine needles and fresh spruce tips. There was also lemon zest and lemon verbena. There was a small amount of malt. The flavors were all very fresh. The alcohol was almost undetectable. It had medium thickness with moderate carbonation. The finish took awhile and had lemon verbena. This was another gift beer, so I have no idea on price, but this beer was just outstanding. If this got distribution to New Jersey, this would have a permanent place in my fridge.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0