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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,103 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,103
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 322
Gots: 116 | FT: 5
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Rifugium
2.55/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Slightly hazy, pale yellow pour, with a thin cap of bubbly white head that retained as a ringlet; light lacing. Grassy aroma, pine needles, distant biscuity malts, pretty stale overall. Major vegetal hop bitterness in the taste, the bitterness nearly blasting out all flavor and complexity in the brew; grass and pine-scented cleaner, ammonia, herbal tea. Body was light and watery, like lagery, but not fleshed out enough with malts to compensate for the overblown hop profile, and the higher almost soda-like carbonation wasn't helping either. "Messy" I guess is a good way to describe the beer. Between the people fawning over this when it was shared, and the high ratings it seems to get...I'm simply confused.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mdfb79
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to jslot38 for grabbing me a bottle of this one; thanks Justin. Been a big fan of Jack's Abbey since visiting the brewery last year, and this has been a big want of mine since they first brewed it. 16.9 oz. bottle poured into my Bell's tulip, picked up in MA last week for $5.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent golden-bright yellow color with two fingers plus of fluff white head and high carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. Looks like a great pilsner.

s - Smells of pint hops, citrus hops, peanuts, grains, wheat, toasted malts, wheat, and light yeast. The hops are definitely up front, though I'm getting a lot of peanut that I wasn't expecting. Pretty nice, though a bit different than I was expecting.

t - The taste is great and exactly what I was hoping for. Tastes of a ton of dank pine hops and citrus hops, as well as grapefruit juice, floral hops, lightly tropical fruits, wheat, grains, and bready malts. Awesome taste; tons of hops and super fresh. Love it.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and crisp, and very easy to drink for 8.5% ABV. Was expecting more carbonation after looking at it but glad it isn't overcarbonated.

o - Overall I thought this was a great imperial pilsner. It looks great and has a great mouthfeel, and is very drinkable. The nose was good, though a little different than I was expecting due to some nuts in the smell, but the taste was fantastic and spot on. Tons of pine and citrus hops, would love to have this one again. Another winner from JA.

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smooth, large, tight-bubbled head. The broth is very cloudy with a light gold color. Leaves ring lace after each sip.

Some pine hop aroma. Very little malt in the background.

Flavor wise, this is far closer to a Double IPA than a double pilsner. This is because of the strong citrus hop presence. Very bitter, even up front. Long aftertaste of black pepper. Relatively thin body with a high level of carbonation.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of InspectorBob
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of orangesol
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of corby112
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber courtesy of AutumnBeerLove. Thanks again man.

Pours a hazy, pale golden orange color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Streaks and spots of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with a prominent piney and citrus hop presence along with hints of grass and pale malt. Hints of pine needle, pineapple and citrus ring followed by some light fruit, straw and biscuit.

Fuller bodied than expected with a very prominent dry hoppy presence up front that lingers over the sweeter notes into a lingering dry finish. Decently bitter with some pine needle flavor but this is countered by some sweet citrus and light fruit notes. slight earthy grass and straw presence add to the earthiness but again are balanced out by hints of apple and pear. Still, hop bitterness dominates the flavor throughout before finishing with some slight heat.

Overall this beer is really flavorful but it could use a touch more sweetness for balance. There is some subtle heat in the finish but I was shocked to see that the ABV is so high. Fuller bodied than expected for the style but still pretty quaffable. I would love to try this again in the summer.

Photo of Gonzoillini
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

S: Nice tropical fruit, some melon, and grapefruit with a bit of citrus zest as well.

T: A continuation of the aroma, plenty of citrus and tropical fruit, some grapefruit, a little pineapple, some orange, and orange zest.

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

O: Another great beer from Jack's Abby. Glad to have finally tried this one, and fruitier version of Hoponius.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,103 ratings.