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

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Added by rudzud on 11-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,466
Reviews:
192
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
347
Gots:
238
For Trade:
5
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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -47.4%

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2.56/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Slightly hazy, pale yellow pour, with a thin cap of bubbly white head that retained as a ringlet; light lacing. Grassy aroma, pine needles, distant biscuity malts, pretty stale overall. Major vegetal hop bitterness in the taste, the bitterness nearly blasting out all flavor and complexity in the brew; grass and pine-scented cleaner, ammonia, herbal tea. Body was light and watery, like lagery, but not fleshed out enough with malts to compensate for the overblown hop profile, and the higher almost soda-like carbonation wasn't helping either. "Messy" I guess is a good way to describe the beer. Between the people fawning over this when it was shared, and the high ratings it seems to get...I'm simply confused.

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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

Pours a clouded gold, with a white head that has decent retention, leaves a fair amount of lacing behind.

Smell is muted, not picking up much, some faint strawberry.

A faint fruity flavor before my tongue is assaulted by grapefruit pungence. No flavor could possibly manage to get through that snarled mass of hoppish doom. Definitely not a brew for me.

Medium body and medium carbonation, has a noticeable warmth of alcohol.

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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of ettbeer
2.77/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Super MEH.. i don't like Kiwi hops apparently

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2.82/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: The body is a very pale yellow with a huge head. The head was way excessive measuring four-five fingers.

S: Not impressed. The smell is of wet stale grass. There is the redeming quality of biscuits on the back end but way to hop dominate and not pleasant.

T: Unbalanced is the first word that comes to mind. I enjoy hoppy beers and hop bombs but this was like chewing on grass, not good. There was very little malt to back it up but that is to be a little more expected in a lager compared to an ale but not a near absence.

M: Good body but was way overcarbonated.

O: I have had many IPLs in the past and this is among the worst I've had. Hoponus Union is a much better beer from Jack's Abby. There was no balance between the malt and hops, it was overcarbonated, and tasted stale. As a side note the bottle was picked up from the brewery about 11 days before it was consumed, I don't know when it was bottled but I have got to assume that the brewery would only release fresh IPLs. A definite miss from Jack's Abby. Very disappointing. I have no idea how this beer got onto the top 250 list.

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3.19/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sharp asprin bitterness mixed with a disappointing vegetal/DMS note. The new-world hops try to pop up, but somehow the effect with the lager yeast produces some inharmonious accords. Really quite surprised at the love for this one. JA makes same fine brews, but I think they're really in their wheelhouse at lower ABVs - Mass Rising, while somewhat more enjoyable than Kiwi, suffers from similar problems.

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3.2/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.32/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

All around pretty decent. Smell is good but not worthy of a higher rating.

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3.33/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very off tasting brew, a strange funk that was not expected. Bottle has been stored properly and appeared fine. Mouthfeel was quite thin and color was quite unappealing. Bitterness was mild for such a high ibu, just an overpowering off taste.

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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 1,466 ratings.
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