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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

800 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 800
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 302
Gots: 45 | 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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vfgccp

New York

3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Strong haze on a bright apricot wheat body. Pure white, fine bubbled head has nice retention and awesome lace.

S - Light nose, but what's there is really nice. Lemon pith, parsley, white bread, and old wood tables.

T - Bread crust forward flavor profile with lemon zest and light parsley highlights. Touch of tangerine in the center.

M - Super smooth, slightly slick, medium frame.

O - Nice, smooth, well integrated, and easy drinking. Not sure if it's quite top 250 material though.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 01:06:21 | More by vfgccp
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2013 22:57:02 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2012 00:50:22 | More by Duff27
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a pilsner glass. MFG. 11.11.2013 printed on the label. Pours a beautiful translucent honey-gold with a dense, four-fingered bright white head. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in-solution from the base of the glass to the underside of the head. Head eventually settles into a two-finger cap with delicate, textured bands to lacing revealed in the wake. Nose expresses grains, a hint of skunk and aromas akin to white wine. Taste consistent with nose; however, the kiwi definitely expresses itself in the flavor profile (more towards the tart side of the spectrum). There's a also a slight piney/floral hops presence and a kiss of ethanol bittering towards the back. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a slightly oily texture. Overall, a great beer, but not as good as I remember. Nonetheless, well worth your time if the opportunity presents.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 18:36:12 | More by Jwale73
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Big thanks to Hopstoopid120 for sharing. Enjoyed fresh and reviewed from notes.

A: Hazy pale amber body beneath a finger of fine, dense white head. Good retention, very nice lace. Lovely.

S: Gigantic, juicy, tropical, and floral hops. Clean, pure hoppy goodness. Terrific.

T: Juicy hops up front, with mango, citrus, and resinous flavors filling in behind. Clean, bitter, and spicy finish with a distant lager-yeast bite on the aftertaste. A trifle harsh on the back end, but still amazing.

M: Lively, ultra-fine carbonation in a fairly light body. A little less body than I'd like, but not bad at all.

O: Terrific beer, with an aroma that puts 90% (at least) of DIPAs to shame, and is simply unparalleled for a lager. I absolutely love what Jack's Abby is doing here.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 04:19:21 | More by woosterbill
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FosterJM

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1776th Review on BA
Bottle to Jack's Abby Pint
500ml

Thanks to Jlindros and Rudzud for this one

App- A solid orange with some mixed golds and yellows. For some reason the head on this one was huge. A giant 3 finger puffy white long lasting head. Generous cling down the glass.

Smell- A solid mix of lager and IPA. A bit of tropical notes with a generous lager yeast aroma came wofting up to greet the noise. Slightly grainular as well.

Taste- I thought this was a good beer. I wanted to like it more, but I think the New Zealand hops arent my favorite variety. I thought the mix of IPA and lager was subtle and the grainular nose followed the beer in the taste department. Good but wanted more.

Mouth- A wet drinking beer but this was a bit of a softer medium body with a light feel behind. Residual grain and some tropical fruits.

Drink- Its a solid beer and I like jacks abbys, I just wanted to like this one more.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 18:10:17 | More by FosterJM
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rudzud

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey. This is a double IPL (Indian pale lager). Adding this as a dortmunder as their other hoppy offering was classified as such. This was brewed exclusively with New Zealand hops (I was told Pacific Jade and a few others).

A - Poured into a standard snifter a hazy golden orange with a very creamy half a finger of off white head that leaves rich side lacing and a nice creamy blanket.

S - Wow was the first feeling that coursed through my brain upon putting my nose to the snifter. Super fresh aroma of what is New Zealand hops. Smells almost like citra hops; no pine at all lots of citrus (grapefruit, orange, and tangerine). Very light crystal like malt sweetness mixed in as well. Wow.

T - Wow again. Is this really just New Zealand hops? Loads of fresh citrus on the tongue. The grapefruit rind is much more subtle, instead I get huge orange notes. Lots of orange rind but the biggest thing for me is it tastes almost like a Clementine. Reminds me of childhood, using my teeth to start peeling a Clementine. The bitterness and slight oil from the rind followed by the sweet citrus acidic mouthful of juice that would wash over my tongue. There is a very light bitterness at the finish. That lack of a super bitter finish, truely this is a Jack's Abby larger.

M - Smooth very creamy mild carbonation. This is crazy...8.5%?! Get the hell out of here with that. I'd maybe, maybe believe 5% but 8.5% no goddamn way. This is a snifter of orange juice!

O - Overall I like this beer so much I can't stand up from the bar in fear of being arrested for indecent exposure. What the hell guys. Why...why make a beer this good, this surprising. If lagering an IPA turns it into this symphony then all breweries should play these notes. I would drink this over any nondark beet any day of the week. This is truey something magical get this while it lasts everyone because as Cinderella said: "You don't know what you've got till its gone."

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2011 18:34:29 | More by rudzud
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-03-2014 00:40:03 | More by Lare453
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-17-2011 11:27:38 | More by Reagan1984
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2012 03:28:07 | More by enelson
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -30.7%

01-30-2013 20:12:42 | More by BGsWo22
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-28-2013 13:00:48 | More by AngusOg
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-15-2013 00:21:29 | More by eawolff99
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-13-2014 14:03:32 | More by tectactoe
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-12-2013 19:54:33 | More by Sean9689
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-21-2014 23:15:07 | More by Griffith
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2013 00:46:18 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-03-2013 03:52:19 | More by outoffocus
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2013 19:13:19 | More by ShemRahBoo
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

FINALLY.

A-Pours a hazy brilliant golden color. Head is thick and doughy. Head retains with intimidating stature. This puppy laces all over the place. Looks excellent, and I can even smell it from about 2 feet away...

S-This one is exquisite. Lager yeast lends a rich and buttery aroma. Just like buttered buns from a restaurant. Then, the (I think I am right) Nelson Sauvin hops just floor my senses. Nelson Sauvin may be the easiest hop aroma to detect. Unbelievably detailed tropical hoppiness. Pineapple, apricot, canteloupe and honeydew. Light mango and sweet citrus. Awesome.

T-Flavor matches the aroma in many aspects but It is a bit more vegetal and grassy. Just a tropical fruit cornucopia. Piña Colada. Light cookie malt and Lager yeastiness. The New Zealand hops are so damn exotic and fruity but it also has this crazy earthy and veggie aspect to it. Back to the point; this lager is phenomenal.

M-Booze hidden excellently. Moderate to high bitterness. Flavor lasts forever. Zipping carbonation. Lightly resinous.

O/D-The "Double India Pale Lager" is better than 90-95% of the DIPAs I have had. I love the Nelson Sauvin hop (still pretty certain this is the correct varietal) and I love how they utilized its flavors in this beer. Jack's Abby is the best brewery in MA and is up there with the best in the country in my opinion. Don't let their specific niche-brewing deter you; these lagers are unequivocally world class!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 03:01:34 | More by VelvetExtract
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flexabull

California

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of cbeer88, thanks again!

Bottle says "November 2012" so this must be pretty fresh.

Pours a hazy light gold color with a small white head. Nice lacing down the glass.

Aromas are nice, definitely smells like an IPA. Notes of grapefruit, cream, hard candies, mineral water, and bread dough.

Taste is crisp and clean with creamy sweatiness, and very fresh hops. Light white wine notes, grass, hard candies, and a bitter finish of grapefruit, floral hops, orange peel, and light resin.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth.

Overall, wow... this is a very impressive beer. Unique, flavorful, and super drinkable. A very tasty hoppy lager that I'd be very happy to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 04:07:21 | More by flexabull
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-27-2013 03:45:04 | More by AlexFields
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scottfrie

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into nonic pint. Thanks, Michael.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy citrus gold with a couple fingers of bright white head that faded into a lasting film that left a ton of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Light notes of pine needles, grass, earth and a bit of citrus. Peppery.
T: Follows the nose with a big hop flavor. Citrus shines through, lemon, along with earthy yeast, citrus pith, bready dough, and a touch of sweet fruit. A hoppy lager if there was one.
M: Thicker than expected body, thick and fluffy mouthfeel with creamy carbonation.
O: Easy to drink, thick, with a good hoppy flavor. Worth checking out if you’re into a hoppy chance of pace.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 01:07:11 | More by scottfrie
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cosmicevan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have definitely had this one before, but the review must be lost in a note book somewhere...nonetheless, this is now available locally! HUZZAH! Enjoyed from a jacks abby snifter.

Brew pours a lush transparent orange yellow with a generous frothy ipa like head.

Nose is fruity hops. Tropical and citric. Lager you say?

Taste is more of the same, fantastic tropical fruit over a soft lager. No grain in the taste, just fresh hop. Feels like a grainy ipa.

Smooth and super drinkable. Could drink this all day and all night.

Overall, jacks abby doesnt disappoint. Great brewery making lagers formthe craft beer drinker. Mfloral, hoppy, wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 01:12:46 | More by cosmicevan
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-15-2014 03:03:30 | More by mattmarka1
Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
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