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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL
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845 Ratings

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Ratings: 845
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 319
Gots: 43 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 11-17-2011)
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Reviews by Gushue3:
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4.53/5  rDev +4.9%

Finally get to review this gem.

A Gigantic white 2 finger billows toward the top of the glass and had great retention. The body is a hazy straw yellow with a hint of orange and has active carbonation rushing to the head. as the head slowly dies down sticky lace is left down the side of the glass and a fat foam pillow is left above the beer. Looks fantastic and can already smell it.

S Sweet tropical fruits and a subtle malt are the first thing I notice. Bitter grapefruit and pineapple along with some orange zest round out the nose.

T Mirrors the nose perfectly. Nice piney bitterness upfront that carries to the finish along with some grapefruit and tropical fruits like pineapple and some sweeter fruits. Finish is tropical and bitter with a bitter linger. Galaxy comes through nicely, stuff is top notch..

M Medium to lighter feel with medium to slightly heavy carbonation. Very clean and crisp finish makes this quite enjoyable to drink.

O Really nice DIPA.. err DIPL.. Whatever you want to call this stuff it's fantastic stuff, but thats nothing new for Jack's Abby

11-20-2012 00:33:10 | More by Gushue3
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A: Pours a golden yellow with a one knuckle head. Head doesn’t dissipate. Decently cloudy and some excellent bubbles coming up from the bottom.
S: Hope, Lemon citrus and some small wheat notes.
T: A nice overall hops profile up front pulling into a full bodies lager. Somewhat dry and stale on the end.
M: lots of carbonation and some minor hop notes combined with a dry mouthful.
O: Interesting, definitely good. I couldn’t drink a ton but very enjoyable especially with food.

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Bottled November 2012 (doesn't say exact date). Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy yellow/orange color. Small white head. Beautiful lacing as I'm drinking it.
S: Citrus, grapefruit, mango, grassy smell.
T: Wow! Explosion of hops! Well balanced, fruity, bitter hops. Fresh and juicy tropical hops flavors (those New Zealand hops are magical, I swear). Sweet malts with a crisp, semi-dry finish.
M: Smooth mouthfeel. Never would've guessed this was a lager apart from the nice crisp finish.
O: World-class DIPL. Doubt I'll ever have one as tasty as this! In love with this beer and with Jack's Abby.

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On the tongue, the beer opens with a bitter hop blast that moves far beyond what the nose would lead the drinker to expect. Here the hops are quite bitter and plant-like, with dandelion stem and pine resin dominating, joined by lemon oil, grapefruit rind, eucalyptus, anise, and an almost menthol-like astringency. The effect is powerful enough that the beer almost feels like you’re simply biting into a fresh hop cone. Only touches of pink grapefruit and rose hips from the hops attempt to counter this bitterness; the rest is left up to the sugars. But here, even with the high 8.5% ABV, the sugars are largely overwhelmed. Yes, there are orange, berry, and apricot fruit esters, and touches of brown sugar, but they are easily overcome by hops, as are the faint touches of toast crust and brown sugar. The aftertaste is, unsurprisingly, more hops, searing the tongue and soft palate in a bitter, oily, citrusy coat. Mouthfeel is an oily, viscous medium to medium-high, and carbonation is medium to medium-high.

Overall, this is most certainly a powerful double IPA, and you won’t find many more hop flavors crammed into a single bottle of beer. This does, of course, mean that many casual drinkers will find the beer utterly unpalatable. But hopheads should rejoice in what is an excellently crafted hop profile. Unfortunately, the sugars and breads aren’t quite capable of keeping up with the massive lupulin blast, making the beer seem off-balanced. Worth trying, but be aware of what you’re getting into.

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i try to support my local brewers and have enjoyed the Hoponious lager from Jack's but I was a bit disappointed with Kiwi.

Yes, the color, head and nose were exciting and the taste is spot on. What wasn't right for me was the carbonation. Thin almost flat even though I got it right form the brewery. After pouring a second glass it was totally flat.

Carbonation is an easy fix so I will still Give Kiwi Rising a Big Thumb's up

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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
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