Kiwi Rising - Double IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Have definitely had this one before, but the review must be lost in a note book somewhere...nonetheless, this is now available locally! HUZZAH! Enjoyed from a jacks abby snifter.
Brew pours a lush transparent orange yellow with a generous frothy ipa like head.
Nose is fruity hops. Tropical and citric. Lager you say?
Taste is more of the same, fantastic tropical fruit over a soft lager. No grain in the taste, just fresh hop. Feels like a grainy ipa.
Smooth and super drinkable. Could drink this all day and all night.
Overall, jacks abby doesnt disappoint. Great brewery making lagers formthe craft beer drinker. Mfloral, hoppy, wonderful.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 01:12:46 | More by cosmicevan
4/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
you would never know this is a lager, save for the bready crispness of the finish, but even than is covered up by an aggressive hopping that finishes longer than the yeast tries to let it. pale in color with a little haze, an inch of white head. it smells well hoppy, but this is meant (as far as i know) to be a showcase of new zealand varietals. i get a lot of nice juicy hops, but i dont get the nelson or the other tropical ones, but its still nice and bright without bitterness. the taste is good, clean, refreshing, hoppy, impressively flavorful for a lager as most people know them, but its lacking distinction a little bit for me. its not quite as unique or different (on the hop side) as i was hoping and it expecting it to be. its tasty and fresh enough, but i dont get the new zealand spark of fruity flavors, this could easily be done with american C varietals for how it tastes great feel though, well carbonated and light on the palate, refreshing and quicker finishing because of the lager yeast. good beer, not standout, but thanks to drlovemd87 for opening this one with me, it had been high on my list for awhile now.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 19:12:11 | More by StonedTrippin
Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
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