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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 Double / 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:
#526
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
1,499
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
345
Gots:
251
Trade:
5
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a can dated 10/23/17 into the test glass
A - Sunflower yellow backdrop, active carbonation tops aout in a fine white cap
S - Sweet malt, then a trip to the tropics, lots of pineapple, some peach skin as well
T - Follows the nose well, excellent malt base, matched with fruit
M - Heavy as lagers go, a bit oily excellent carbonation, with a pleasant dry finish
O - A big hoppy IPL lives up to the billing.

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Photo of Sideshow_Luke_Perry
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, pours a thin golden haze with medium body. Floral and bright up front, but then almost immediately metallic and bitter. I've enjoyed it fresh on tap before, so maybe not a can-friendly brew.

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Photo of tone77
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is floral, citrus, malts. Taste is citrus, herbal, some malts, a bit of alcohol is present. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is among the hoppiest lagers I have tried.

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

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy yellow gold with thick head and sticky lacing. Nose is a blast of hops, some citrus, and floral. This sucker is a beautiful hoppy beer, mixed with a soft citrus and sweet floral undertone gives this one a great drinkability and keeps you wanting more. I could not put this beer down, it was that tasty. Fantastic stuff.

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4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft in a 12 oz glass

hazy golden yellow in color, thick white head. aroma is very tropical fruit, and pleasant. taste is mildly bitter, with the fruity hop flavors. medium bodied.

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Photo of illpass78
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

13 oz. on draft in a snifterish thing at Hella Good in Portland.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, bright yellow with a ring of sturdy white foam.

Aroma: Hoppy, tropical. Mango, grapefruit, some pine. Maybe pineapple.

Taste: Even fruitier on the palate. Those pineapple and grapefruit notes are there. Very hoppy. Tastes more like an IPA than an IPL to me, but also sort of reminds me of a super-hopped version of their Hoponius Union.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable at 8.5. That might be the best evidence of lager-like quality.

Overall: A well executed hoppy beer for fans of hoppy beer.

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Photo of WhackoMillah93
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crotharagain
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VinumSabbathi
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting stuff. Pours hazy golden with lasting white cap that fades to a millimeter, clingy. Aroma is tropical with a tiny funk, slight pine. Flavor is similar and tasty with a mid-sip blast of juice and bitter, but never too bitter. Very smooth and easy drinking . Jack's definitely knows IPLs.

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

Photo of OzmanBey
3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bret717
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It is a hazy gold color with a big sticky white head.
Nice aroma. Floral, citrus, tropical fruit. Some sweet malt.
Great taste. Pineapple, grapefruit, and melon.
Light to medium bodied. Quite hoppy, but sweet hoppy, not aggressive hoppy. Great beer

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,499 ratings
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