Kiwi
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #83
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
96
Ranked #804
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 7.57%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
256
From:
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Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  169
Gots
  17
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 256 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by dahlen22:
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dahlen22 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was at Mad Taco in Waitsfield, VT enjoying a Heady Topper can when a worker told me to try this. As I love Sip of Sunshine, this was an easy sell. What I can recall about this beer is that it is very similar to the Sip of Sunshine in all areas, with a slight taste of kiwi in the flavor, but not a fake or overwhelming taste like Sculpin did with the Grapefruit Sculpin. The kiwi is subtle, and does not overwhelm the flavor. It is not released too often, so get some while you can as it is worth it. Cheers!

Apr 08, 2015
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Hendry from Vermont

4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Golden pour, nice and clear, super fluffy two finger Navajo white head, tons of chunky lacing in the glassware.

Aroma is hop forward, redolent of apples and grapes, malt hidden quite well.

Fruity and complex flavors that remind me again of fresh apples and white grapes, nice bitterness at the end. Seems there are a few stages to the flavors as it dances gracefully on the palate right through to the swallow.

Wonderful mouthfeel, slight touch of booziness in the throat, beautifully carbonated, masterful job. Very smooth drinking.

Another fabulous LFL double IPA that I have been waiting to try, and it did not disappoint.
Alpine Bad Boy remains my favorite IIPA that features New Zealand hops, but Kiwi is also a world class beer that is complex, and highly recommended.

Sep 22, 2013
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jbeervt from Vermont

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 20, 2013
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Fusebuddy from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Sep 30, 2013
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Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden hue, hazy but not in the Tree House/Trillium fashion. Not horribly aromatic. May be a touch of mango, if that. The mouthfeel is soft with a gentle cascade of peppercorny, resiny earthiness. It's substantial but dry. There's a little bit of heat. I wish it had a little more sweetness to play off of the peppery hops, but it's still good overall.

May 16, 2017
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Hopheadhiker from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Aug 21, 2013
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earljones199 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Sep 29, 2013
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JohnCassillo from California

4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 25, 2015
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MichaelAllenVT from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Dec 16, 2013
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MRVermont from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 30, 2016
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Bferber from New York

4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 16, 2015
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twizzard from New York

3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received in trade a week or so ago. Not sure how old it is but everything about it seemed muted. Very faint nose and hardly any sense of the Nelson Sauvin hops(my absolute favorite). I think I'll need to revisit this one when I can guaranty a fresh bottle.

Jun 26, 2015
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Kurmaraja from California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Feb 24, 2014
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N1Nkasi from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 15, 2016
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beerasaurusrex from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Sep 28, 2013
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JKV96 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Oct 09, 2013
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mjstacker from New Hampshire

4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 12, 2015
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Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Sep 26, 2013
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Sean802 from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Jul 18, 2013
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DrewGingras from Vermont

5/5  rDev +14.7%

Sep 24, 2013
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speaking_for_trees from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Oct 18, 2013
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Stum-pub from Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 07, 2015
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bomber into a stemmed tulip.
Pours a hazy, medium amber with a finger of head with nice lacing and retention.
Smells nice but not overly aromatic. Good hoppiness and stickiness present.
Taste is remarkable. Lots of hop flavor from hop varietals I am not used to tasting. Hard to find descriptors. Zingy and certainly elements of citrus zest on the front end with mellowness and then some bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel is chewy and really nice.
Overall this beer is balanced and very well crafted. Distinct NZ hops are quite interesting to this taster used to pacific northwest varietals. Great beer.

Mar 30, 2015
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fthegiants from California

4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 07, 2020
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VTBeerTrade from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Oct 03, 2013
Kiwi from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 256 ratings