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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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96
world-class

1,192 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,192
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 322
Gots: 144 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: rudzud on 11-17-2011

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4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden color with 2+ fingers of head that slowly recedes to a nice cap that leaves some good, sticky lacing

S: Very citrusy with a good floral presence as well. Some malt and fruitiness in the back, but very hop forward

T: Follows the nose. Citrus and floral hops are right up front followed by a mellowing malt presence and some lighter fruity notes. Quite bitter throughout and into the finish. Alcohol extremely well hidden behind the hop wall

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: JA knocks another one out of the park. Extremely drinkable for 8.5% even with the high amount of bitterness throughout. Definitely worth picking up

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden color that is nearly transparent with a huge billowing foamy white head. Some tropical fruit notes but mostly citrus rind on the nose. There is a bit of bright citrus and fruit on the first taste, but the bitterness overwhelms after that. The body is very clean and smooth to drink. Overall, I was taken aback by the level of bitterness on this beer. It's very clean and well-made, but the intense bitterness reminds me of some of the west coast IPAs that aren't my personal favorites.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.57/5  rDev -17.4%
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

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.31/5  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.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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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 1,192 ratings.