Kiwi Rising - Double IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 322
Gots: 121 | FT: 6
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:
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(Beer added by: rudzud on 11-17-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of humuloner22
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Lagers get a bad reputation in our world, but this lager was done right! I am telling you this is a fantastic and very drinkable beer. This sucker is 8.5 % and you do not taste the alcohol. Be careful with this one!

Look: Hazy hay yellow. Nice head retention looks like a lager, but this one is a bit thicker and hazier than the rest.

Smell: You get some hops in there, sweet grassy nicely balanced.

Taste: This is a solid beer people, don't discount the lager, it gets no respect in the world of sours, stouts and IPA's but this one is flavorful. Its has a nice malt backbone, not too sweet, but the Kiwi hops they use up the ante on this one. Its very well balanced. Almost like a perfectly balanced ale really but with a better mouthfeel!

Overall: This is a great beer, you cannot taste the alcohol which can get you into trouble with too many of them. The hops balance it out and its got an intensity to it. Almost like an IPA and lager but too balanced to detect a difference. I have two of these and I am happy I got this on a trade from a good friend in RI. If you can get your hands on this beer buy it or trade for it!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -12%

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4.68/5  rDev +8.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.36/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh btl pour

A: Hazy lemon with some golden glimmers. Pure white head.

S: Citrus notes of lime and grapefruit. Sharp pine. Some grass and light sulfur, grape skin.

M: About medium bodied; oily-slick feel. Great carbonation, superfine, matches bitterness well.

T: Surprisingly sweet to start, very resiny. Passionfruit and mandarin presented on kaffir lime leaf platform. Very floral and fruity. Bready malts; heavier than expected. Overall, it's like a cross between a bock and EIPA. Could have used some more alpha notes; hop bitterness is nearly non-existent, and would have provided the needed balance; pine and light wood tingle. Another slant would be that the bitterness has mellowed and taken on some cask like quality. It's unique, delicious, a must-have for anyone into hops from Down Under.

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4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

I have been waiting for this beer for quite some time and we were finally able to get some in the store. I was impressed with the earthiness and minerality in this double IPL 's hop profile. It has a wonderful citrus bouquet but not a specifically lemon, grapefruit or lime taste for me, more of just a general cirtus flavor. I would guess this may come from Kohatu variety but who can be sure. Not sure if it lived up to the hype of "best beer jacks abby has made" but it is definitely up there. Worth the purchase at under 5 for a bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.