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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

853 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 328
Gots: 41 | FT: 4
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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

thewimperoo, Dec 06, 2011
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.

corby112, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

speakorspasm, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

sholland119, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of warriorsoul
5/5  rDev +15.7%

warriorsoul, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of oline73
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the bottle share during the beer release at Jackie O's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber with a ring of off white head.

Smell: Citrus hops with some pine in there as well. I'm picking up some pineapple. There is some sweet malt to balance the nose a bit.

Taste: Juicy, sweet citrus hops. I'm tasting tangerine and pineapple. The finish is bitter from the citrus peel hops. Really good.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really good hoppy beer. I was very surprised when I found out the style. I would definitely have another.

oline73, Dec 05, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A curious looking bottle found its way home with me yesterday. Pours a cloudy deep straw color bordering on golden with a decent white head that displays minimal retention and lace. Smell comes through with lots of citrus with grapefruit and lemon dominating. Moderate pilsner malt deep underneath. Taste is quite hoppy, lots of citrus with barely any malt to back it up. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. Great hoppy brew and a great price too, I may have to revisit this again.

johnnnniee, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Damian
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a snifter

The liquid poured a super hazy, glowing yellow ochre color and was topped by a bubbly, bright white, one-finger head. Similar in appearance to many hard ciders. Sheets of lacing coated the glass.

The nose was fantastic. Pure hop juice in a bottle. Super fruity and bright. Intense tropical fruits. Tons of mango and pineapple. Peach and apricot notes also came through strong. Semi-sweet with a slight caramel malt presence.

Strong, fruity hops dominated again in the unique flavor profile. Tangerine notes were immediately apparent. Lots of peach and apricot as well. The malt presence was just enough to keep the hops from becoming overwhelming. Strong grapefruit rind in the center. A smooth, crisp, lager-like quality also became detectible. Somewhat dry and a bit powdery. On the back end, the hops turned rather earthy and herbal. The beer finished piney and bitter. Near perfect. At 8.5% ABV, the alcohol was extraordinarily well hidden.

The mouthfeel was the only part of this beer that I found a bit disappointing. The liquid was much thinner than expected and it contained a crisp, bubbly effervescence.

This is my third time trying a beer by Jack's Abby Brewing and all have been outstanding. It is truly amazing how they got this lager to resemble a flavorful and dry, yet remarkably well balanced, West Coast-style double IPA. Expect to see other breweries doing something similar in the near future.

Damian, Dec 04, 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: A very cloudy golden pour, nice fluffy offwhite head and great lacing/retention.

S: WOW. Hop explosion in my nose not unlike a huge DIPA. Tons of grapefruit and tropical fruit like pineapple and mango. I'm not sure if this has simcoe in it but the pleasant cat urine odor is there in spades. Maybe a bit of pine too? Can't stop smelling this one.

T: More hop craziness. Lots of grapefruit and a little tropical fruit as you would expect. Not as bitter as I expected. Not to say that it's NOT bitter, I just expected a puckering wave of bitterness. Surprisingly well balanced, borderline sweet even - the hops cut it nicely though. Some pine resin is apparent in the aftertaste and carries nicely.

M: Carbonation is dead on, nice resin mouth coating action going on too.

O: This is definitely one of the most interesting beers I've had lately. I almost passed on it due to the "lager" label but I'm glad I didn't. It's 85% like a big DIPA. If I didn't know it was a lager I would have assumed it was a DIPA in fact. Doesn't beat you up too badly despite the high hoppiness, making is surprisingly drinkable. I think I could have more than one of these, which is more than I could say for a Ruination, Maharaja or a Hopsickle.

Dope, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

mikereaser, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

bpk59, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of celticfutblclub
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A - cloudy straw yellow body. thin snow white head sits on top and is quickly a thin layer. great lacing.

S - great tropical floral bouquet on this. grapefruit most prominent, bread malts linger in the back. amazing stuff.

T - grapefruit hits immediately then fades only to come back again at the end. bread malts lay in the back as in the nose with resiny hop taste throughout.

M - holy moly. light bodied with lots of carbonation. supreme astringency leaves the back of your mouth numbed and asking for more.

O - the second beer i've had from these guys and damn does it raise a bar i felt was already pretty high.

celticfutblclub, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

theellebee, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Mielbeer, Nov 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

wdarcy77, Nov 28, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jbertsch, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Kkottonmouthkngz, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

mschofield, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

koflaherty, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

kaelingirl, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

phyfe99, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

bkett01, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

AutumnBeerLove, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

rab53, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

BTPete, Nov 19, 2011
Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.