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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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96
world-class

1,163 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,163
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 320
Gots: 136 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rudzud on 11-17-2011

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of jbertsch
3.51/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. This brew is is hazy with a honey/wood-like color. Its white head is 1-finger in size and fades to a cap.

Nice aroma; primarily lemon/lime. Malt profile is lean and clean.

The flavor provides a quick hit of orange sweetness up front before that lemon/lime flavor kicks in. A touch of honey is found in the middle. Some onion rears its head as this begins to warm. Grassy/earthy bitterness builds a bit on the finish the more you drink it, but doesn't overwhelm.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, but very frothy. It looks like it would carry more weight on the tongue than it does. I have no problem with this, however.

In the end I really enjoyed this. It's clean, direct, flavorful. However, I think I prefer Mass Rising, which has a more juicy tropical flavor to it.

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3.52/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Drtfinelli
3.53/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into snifter

appearance: clear, golden liquid with an off-white head which sticks to the glass

smell: a little citrus but a musty pot-like aroma is prevalent

taste: Delicious! Hoppy bitterness with little malt which lingers

mouthfeel: thin, but that's what it should be

overall: a very good Double IPA, I mean L.
A nice aroma leads into the expected hoppy flavor. Not as citrusy as Hoponious Union,
a bit more bitter, and the alcohol is a little noticeable. A really nice beer that I will be
having again soon.

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.53/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Area Four. This was raved about by the waiter and so highly rated I was anticipating a lot. I like this brewery. Poured a hazy golden color with a nice head. Hoppy taste hits you right away and this had a nice smooth balance. However....I found an odd after taste. I may be kicked off Beer Advocate, but I didn't like this. Found it difficult to finish, but being a trooper I did. Maybe I need to revisit again

Photo of koutkid41
3.55/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy yellow/golden color with a strong white/foamy head with nice retention and sticky lacing down the sides.

S: Pine upfront with tropical fruit, melon, grapefruit, and some nuttiness.

T: Like the aroma, piney, citrus and tropical fruit, some grapefruit, a little pineapple, and again a little nutty.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. Kind of chalky.

O: Decent beer was hoping it was better fresh and it is just slightly, if I were able to regularly get this I would be inclined to drink this every so often.

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3.6/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of utopiajane
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed golden lager color with yellow hues with the orangey blush of a peach on it. Pastel eye candy. It had a 3 finger head of soft creamy bone white foam that sat like cloud over the top of the beer fo the longest time before it fell. left Grand splotchy thick lace. Oh so pretty.

Nose is righteous! This one has soft ripe peach for a nose with tropical back notes and a little bit of cat pee as it warms. Grass, lemon grass a white grape sweetness that seem to keep each other in check. The kiwi hops remind me of the nelson sauvin hops int heir grapey sweetness and powdery perfumey lightness. The malt is a pinch of sugar.

Taste is well done. My compunction with this style beer is because of the high abv it often feels like these beers are trying to put themselves together with pieces that don't fit. This one is a bit different. It has a light lager type smoothness to the drink that is not undone by the higher abv. There is a touch of warmth from alcohol on the palate and the mouthfeel is medium and smooth. The fruit is ripe and juicy, peach tropical backnotes and lemon grass. There is a wine like sweetness to the drink. The cat pee/dank is scent only and in the drink there is a moderate bitter that takes the back end . Light sugary malt. Crisp but has sweet scents from alcohol that I do not think belong in the lagerbier.

This is one of the beers in this style that actually drinks well. It's not a lager in that you cannot have tow, three or even four. It drinks a bit sweet and with an alcohol presence BUT the fruit and the choice of hops on this have made it work. The pale malt is at it's best to smooth everything out an leave the palate dry and even a bit refreshed with plenty of carbonation to excite the tongue.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; medium yellow in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; light lacing;

S: light malts; citrus and tropical fruit;

T: follows the nose up front, then the combo of citrus and tropical fruit takes over; moderate, astringent bitterness from mid-palate through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: very interesting; the astringency of the bitterness is a bit much for me;

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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,163 ratings.