Kiwi Rising - Double IPL | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.


Added by rudzud on 11-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#895
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
1,536
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
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342
Gots:
255
Trade:
5
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into a pint glass. lengthy code on the bottom is difficult to figure out, but may indicate this beer is over a year old.

Cloudy orange/yellow body. Big white head with large bubbles leaving good lacing.

Kind of a floral, perfume-like aroma, with mild citrus notes

Lightly bitter, some citrus. One of those drinks that gets better the more you drink it.

Mouth closing in on full, finish a slightly sour citrus bitterness.

Overall, if it is indeed over a year old, this is still a pretty tasty beer. A fair amount going on, and as mentioned above, is more pleasing a the drink goes on.

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Photo of Glider
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Smell is citrus, tropical fruit, and resin. Taste starts with citrus, then gets quite resinous with some savory or spicy notes that border on scallion. Nicely balanced light bitterness, without too much sweetness. The hops here are packing a lot of flavor, and definitely different from many hoppy beers I've tried. I like this one a lot.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strengthdoc
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ravisingh
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Came in a pint glass with a little bit of head and hardly any lacing. Aroma is resinous and citrus peel forward. The taste is very citrus forward and very refreshing. Nice dipa.

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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden-orange with a creamy white head. Good retention. Streaky lacing is left behind.
The aroma offers ripe orange, honeydew melon, mango, gooseberry, cantaloupe, and a touch of green onion.
The palate hits with tart tropical fruits upfront. Gooseberry, passion fruit, cantaloupe, mango, and orange in spades, with a hint of white grape, honeydew melon, and grapefruit. Very punchy with a light creepy bitterness, yet extremely balanced. Firm creamy malt offers just a touch of biscuit sweetness. Finishes lightly dry with a faint lingering bitterness.
The feel is smooth, silky, moderately carbonated, filling, and lightly sticky.
Overall, an incredibly flavorful, pungent, and drinkable DIPL showcasing unique hopppy flavors!

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Photo of Spiceepicklez
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredibly golden hazy look, very rich looking. Smell is a little dull compared to the taste, but its still strong with kiwi, orange, melon, and all the wonderful hops. Taste punches you in the mouth with hops and lupulin, then bleeds into a little sweetness to make your tongue happy, and then it slowly crisps out and is a wonderfully dry finish. Feel is bright and smooth and the perfect IPA mouthfeel. Amazing beer!

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Photo of smb71481
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a snifter canned on 9/24.

A: Small Soapy white head that dissipates to a film. The body is a bright orange, gold body with fairly good clarity, but some slight haziness.

S: lots of tangerine and grapefruit. Not getting much else from the nose.

T: lots of tangerine and grapefruit fairly sweet body with hints of the alcohol on the finish. This is very juicy and has a nice lingering bitterness.

M: Nice medium bodied leaning toward fuller, good carbonation, and nice lingering bitterness and sweetness.

O: This is a great beer, super orange and tangerine forward, might be a touch sweet both otherwise quite good.

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Photo of Ronl12
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can into Sam Adams glass. Dated 9/24/18.
Look is cloudy golden yellow. Smell is citrus. Taste follows and ends with nice grapefruit bite. Feel is medium. Overall great IPL that I get every time is is around.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to HighLowJack for sending this one. Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can, which proudly proclaims "NO KIWI FRUIT", into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Bright gold and just mildly hazy, with a two-finger white white head with moderate retention and a fair amount of small bubble visible carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, melons, and citrus juice. Some resin and dank over pale cracker malts. Nice, though maybe not crazy amazing.

T: Juicy melon, spicy, and dank. Tropical fruit and citrus rind. Light cracker malts. Moderate spice-hop and rind bitterness in the hang.

M: A light crisp body, average amount of carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: A solid beer, just not my favorite hop flavors. Spicy and melon are too much rather than the more juicy-forward varietals. But still really well put-together.

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Photo of chriswjr
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robjm1987
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer that sets itself away from the other lagers. Taste is smooth - floral citrusy some may compare taste to that of an IPA. Feel & look draws this solid lager to the front of the line.

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Photo of KevinMc
3.61/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bobstockwell
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VivaTheHate
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
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