Kiwi Rising - Double IPL
Jack's Abby Brewing

Kiwi Rising - Double IPLKiwi Rising - Double IPL
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #1
Ranked #1,163
4.31 | pDev: 8.58%
Jan 15, 2024
Nov 17, 2011
This is an intensely hoppy and strong lager that we refer to as a Double India Pale Lager. Over four pounds of hops per BBL of New Zealand hops (Kiwi Hops) were used in progressively larger hop additions throughout the brewing process. Four kettle hop additions, whole leaf hops in the hop back, and multiple dry hop additions infuse an intense floral and citrusy aroma. No kiwifruit or kiwi birds were used in the production of this beer.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of stevoj
Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can from Toby. Very pale golden, fine sparse head. Light citrusy aromas, taste ticks up the tartness, tangy: prickly finish. Fairly juicy, light on the palate.
Jan 15, 2024
Rated: 4.52 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Sep 27, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 04, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Aug 05, 2023
Photo of Rug
Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Canned 12/2/20

We've arrived! The top rated IPL on this site, unsurprising for one of the pioneers of the style, and crafters of incredible lagers all around. I've been looking around for this one for a while but seldom saw it on the shelf, except for a few times I saw it in passing before actively seeking out. Let's jump into it

Pours a semi-cloudy orange gold with 2 fingers of soapy white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose presents a nice sweetness, just as I suspected for an 8.5% IPL, pushing into imperial territory. I'm picking up on aromas of floral hops, bready malt, caramel, orange marmalade, peach, piney hops, and a touch of lemon

A nice balance between the hops and malt keeps this beer constantly shifting flavor palates to keep things exciting. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting bready malt, white pepper, resinous oily hops, and sweet citrus. The swallow shows more of a sweetness, bringing notes of caramel malt, papaya, floral hops, and crisp bready malt to finish

A medium body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in an astonishingly smooth beer, feeling nothing like 8.5%. Finishes dry and crisp, but with a nice sweetness that lingers a bit

While I enjoyed this quite a bit, it did really blow me away like I expected to. I'd love to try it a bit fresher, as this can was almost 3 months old. If I find some fresher I'll be sure to update this, but it was good for what it is and damn drinkable
Feb 22, 2021
Photo of SmashAdams
Reviewed by SmashAdams from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I recently had fresh Mass Rising and though it was just absolutely incredible. I grabbed this version and wow it's every bit as good if not even a hair better. The Nelson and New Zealand hops add a great earthy, winey, almost funkiness to the beer. Excellent. yb
Feb 16, 2021
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jan 24, 2021
Photo of Mugman8
Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 12.02.20. Slightly cloudy gold on the pour with slight, disappearing head and almost no lace. Aroma is hoppy resin and melon. Taste is interesting; starts aggressively hoppy, with a peppery spice middle, and finish stays bitter with lingering resins and tropical fruit hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and creamy, and 8.5% ABV comes on as it warms. This beer is heaven for hop-heads, which I am not. This is a well-crafted brew, but I prefer something slightly smoother and fruitier.
Jan 15, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Juggerr from New York

Jan 01, 2021
Photo of tigg924
Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is floral and wet hops, melon with a good does of peppery spice. High carbonation, slightly biter with moderate carbonation. A lot spicier than I thought it would be. Very clean like most Jack's beers. That said I do prefer some of their other ipas. I am fine with just the one.
Dec 31, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by AD17 from New Jersey

Dec 25, 2020
Photo of dele
Reviewed by dele from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
16 ounce can dated 12/2/20, poured into a Willi Becher and consumed 12/23/20.

This IPL - or Double IPL as the brewery calls it - is incredible. The Nelson and Motueka hops are presented without the distractions that often turn muddy in a NEIPA, and the result is magnificent. Pure hop flavor with no distractions - all the flavor of the best NEIPAs in a package that brings out the best in the hops.

The look, smell, and feel of the beer are all good, but not exceptional. The flavor, though - wow. Just remarkable concentration of hops. As punchy a hop flavor as any beer I've had, including plenty that cost twice as much.

Buy this beer if you see it. You will not regret it.
Dec 23, 2020
Rated: 4.73 by juicebox from Kentucky

Jul 17, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

May 06, 2020
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 13, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by Hangryginger from Connecticut

Apr 06, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by VTbrewfan from New Hampshire

Dec 06, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Oct 07, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by WormGod from New York

Jul 31, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by jheimbigner from Washington

Jul 22, 2019
Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 1570 ratings