Kiwi Rising - Double IPL | Jack's Abby Brewing

Kiwi Rising - Double IPLKiwi Rising - Double IPL
BA SCORE
94.8%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 1,467 ratings
Kiwi Rising - Double IPLKiwi Rising - Double IPL
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:
#477
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
1,467
Liked:
1,390
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
8.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
345
Gots:
239
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,467 |  Reviews: 193
Photo of Ssippisam
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ystazi
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appears marginally cloudy gold. Smells of delicious crisp malts and fruity tropical fruit hops. Tastes of bitter citrus hops with no malt balance to speak of. Hoppier than many IPAs but with none of the bready crisp malt backbone I'm used to with IPLs. A good solid beer from Jacks Abby, and kind of true to the style, but I honestly expected a bit more delivery (and balance) on the taste.

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Photo of moysauce
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kuhndog
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 11/09/16

Pours foggy hazy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like nutty biscuity caramel malt, kiwi fruit, gooseberries, grape, papaya, melon, passionfruit, guava, pear, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange, peach nectar, with resinous earthy herbal grass and peppery floral pine. Tastes like nutty biscuity caramel malt, kiwi fruit, gooseberries, grape, papaya, melon, passionfruit, guava, pears, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange, peach nectar, with dank resinous earthy herbal grass and peppery floral pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and crisp with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice and intense DIPL.

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Photo of nychas
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

As Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan once said: "This one's got all that stuff, all that stuff and more". As other reviewers have pointed out, there is a cream aleness to it, there is a definite hint of lagerness to it and then there are soft peppery hop notes too.

A pleasure to drink and explore all these facets (and more) as I drained my glass. (16oz can into pint glass.)

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Photo of Dukies222001
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16 oz can into pint glass. The kiwi scared me but the guy at the beer store convinced me kiwi was more in the name than the taste, he was right. First double IPL i have had and no surprise jacks nailed it. Really smooth citrus offering. Great job

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newcastlemike
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Tbone2131
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OrangeMen
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 release
~ 1 month from canning date

Appearance- Pours a pale golden color, transparent. Finger thick, fluffy white head. Tons of spotty head lacing.

Aroma- Earthy, dank hops. Oniony, grassy, herbal. Melon, white grape, pear.

Taste- Grassy, floral, piney, earthy bitterness. Creamy sweet malts complimented by a host of juicy fruits, candied orange, melon, white grape, pineapple, and bright berries.

Feel- Medium bodied, very creamy and smooth. Moderate carbonation, crisp yet fluffy.

Overall- Great combination of bitter earthiness and creamy juiciness. Definitely aggressively hoppy, but the sweetness of the malts and juiciness cuts right through. The beer doesn't come across as malty by any means, but there is a discernible light sweetness from the malts that holds up the beer so well.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yanks017
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrewBest
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kalosjakar
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flek
4.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can with an illegible date stamped on the bottom because it runs off the side.

It pours a predominately clear, copper gold with a 2-3 finger width, thick, egg shell white foamy head.

It smells very flowery with some citrus. Fairly dank/pungent fruit too. The leafy green and flower petals aroma dominates with some sharp grapefruit and a subtle background of toasted white bread grains.

I like the flavors immensely. It is a complex mix. It opens up very grainy, and then hits you with some spicy, biting dankness of hops and fruit. Very ripe grapefruit, mango, and some peach. Then there is a lot of grass, bitter pine, and what I would describe as flower petals (though I have yet to eat any). Then it comes back around to the malt grains again. Not exactly crisp, but pilsner like with cracker to light bread. There is also a lot of sugar on the back end. A candied orange flavor with a hint of bubble gum even. Solid lingering bitterness.

A solid medium body. More of a soft, creamy feel than crisp or dry.

An outstanding beer, which is no surprise from these folks. I would actually score the taste and overall higher if the sugar and bitterness were dialed back a hair at the end.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 94.8% out of 100 with 1,467 ratings
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