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
Ratings:
1,467
Reviews:
193
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
345
Gots:
239
For Trade:
5
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Photo of AOShabaz
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of mnj21655
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow gold in color with a finger of rapidly disappearing white head. Aroma has both tropical and herbal hops with a touch of clean malt, there is also a peppery note that seems a bit out of place to me. Taste mirrors the aroma with tropical fruits upfront followed by something of a green or herbal hop note that just doesn't do it for me. Decent mouthfeel, medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall I just didn't really enjoy this beer; the tropical notes are on point but the green/herbal notes significantly detract from my enjoyment of this beer.

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of mani
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of grannaniwa
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of GFD400
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of beanoboy7
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Drtfinelli
3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into snifter

appearance: clear, golden liquid with an off-white head which sticks to the glass

smell: a little citrus but a musty pot-like aroma is prevalent

taste: Delicious! Hoppy bitterness with little malt which lingers

mouthfeel: thin, but that's what it should be

overall: a very good Double IPA, I mean L.
A nice aroma leads into the expected hoppy flavor. Not as citrusy as Hoponious Union,
a bit more bitter, and the alcohol is a little noticeable. A really nice beer that I will be
having again soon.

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Photo of koutkid41
3.55/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy yellow/golden color with a strong white/foamy head with nice retention and sticky lacing down the sides.

S: Pine upfront with tropical fruit, melon, grapefruit, and some nuttiness.

T: Like the aroma, piney, citrus and tropical fruit, some grapefruit, a little pineapple, and again a little nutty.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. Kind of chalky.

O: Decent beer was hoping it was better fresh and it is just slightly, if I were able to regularly get this I would be inclined to drink this every so often.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
3.57/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Area Four. This was raved about by the waiter and so highly rated I was anticipating a lot. I like this brewery. Poured a hazy golden color with a nice head. Hoppy taste hits you right away and this had a nice smooth balance. However....I found an odd after taste. I may be kicked off Beer Advocate, but I didn't like this. Found it difficult to finish, but being a trooper I did. Maybe I need to revisit again

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Photo of d5001986
3.59/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.59/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerGulper
3.6/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.61/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange color with a frothy white head. Leaves some decent lacing around the glass.

The aroma is a bit disappointing here, as I'm not picking up a lot of strong notes. I get some pineapple and melon, with some faint doughy malt on the back end. Pleasant, just not very strong.

The taste has a lot of pineapple and bitter hops. Very crisp. And a bit floral. As with the nose, just the faintest hint of malt on the backbone.

Feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit oily, but still very smooth.

Overall, a solid beer from Jack's Abby, but also a very disappointing one. The aroma is almost non-existent and the flavors are far less complex than expected. I enjoy what is there, but I expected a lot more.

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Photo of Wobbly
3.62/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of SJRyogi
3.64/5  rDev -15%

Photo of fenshefenshe
3.69/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holland
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anteater
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alphakitty
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeLava
3.72/5  rDev -13.1%

Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 1,467 ratings.
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