Kiwi Rising - Double IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.38/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale cloudy yellow with glowing orange hue. Two finger creamy head with good retention. Spotty lacing down the glass.
Smells like a cornucopia of tropical hops. A ton of pineapple with some mango, citrus and spicy grass. This smell would be amazing in a DIPA and even more amazing that a lager smells like this.
Lots of pine hops and earthy bitterness. Very little malt character in this. Perhaps a touch of the typical grainy "lager flavor". Since it's a lager, it finishes incredibly crisp and bitter on the back end. The hops near the end get a bit medicinal and I wish there were more of the pineapple and citrus from the aroma, but otherwise this is spot on delicious.
Medium to light bodied with a very crisp dry finish featuring plenty of carbonation. A bit oily as well.
The finish is all preventing this beer from being about as perfect as possible. I love what Jack's Abby is doing with lagers and this is their best one yet. It's like a DIPA bred with a German pils. Amazing.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 18:35:25 | More by jmarsh123
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3.78/5 rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Strong haze on a bright apricot wheat body. Pure white, fine bubbled head has nice retention and awesome lace.
S - Light nose, but what's there is really nice. Lemon pith, parsley, white bread, and old wood tables.
T - Bread crust forward flavor profile with lemon zest and light parsley highlights. Touch of tangerine in the center.
M - Super smooth, slightly slick, medium frame.
O - Nice, smooth, well integrated, and easy drinking. Not sure if it's quite top 250 material though.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 01:06:21 | More by vfgccp
Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.