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:
192
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
345
Gots:
239
For Trade:
5
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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a slight hazy burnt yellow to golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated in a messy fashion. Lacing speckled in a messy fashion. The smell had a charming sweet to bitter juicy grassy to citrus blend sliding into an underscore of floral bitterness. Hop oils start to come out as it warms. Really nice! The taste followed the smell nicely. Low dry floral to citrusy aspects burst into the aftertaste and slide into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel as to not wreck the palate. Carbonation seems good for a lager style - enough smoothness but also enough IBU harshness hitting my tongue. Overall, I’ve wanted this for a long time and am so glad I finally found it. One of the best IPL’s, I’ve ever had and would recommend with its respected food.

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Photo of rorjets
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeK89
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.96/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brewnme
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daver32nh
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coldshowers
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kell50
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the half-growler into a Duvel tulip. Body is slightly hazy golden-honey with a small, thin film of grey-ish head.

S: Not a terribly strong nose - some tropical fruits, some ripe melon, some leafy greens.

T: Bready-doughy malt foundation, followed by tropical fruits - melon, grape skins and under-ripe pineapple. Finishes with a slightly crisp cleanliness. Bite of alcohol heat at the finish.

M: Medium in heft, with a slight slickness to the feel.

O: Good, but not awe-inspiring.

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Photo of thoglund
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 jcflorian
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Phurley2
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as fruity/citrusy as many New England IPAs, but tasty in that vein anyway. Softly bitter, in a good way.

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Photo of hopkrid
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VFerrec
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells floral with a hint of orange, pours a gorgeous hazy orange hue.
Taste is dangerously drinkable. I get the citrus right off the bat, ending very smooth. With a slight pleasant bitterness that lingers. Kudos to Jacks Abby, This is an excellent example of an IPL.

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Photo of DIM
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted blind, I doubt many people would call this anything but an ipa. The body is a little lighter I guess, but aside from that...

This is a fantastic New Zealand hop showcase. Pungent fruits, pineapple and lime comes to mind with relatively little bitterness. Had two last night, what a treat!

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Photo of hreb
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a tapered glass of some description. Beer pours orange and cloudy, with lots of big bubbles, and forms a large white head. Aroma is immediate and pleasant: peaches, cut grass. Very green, very fresh smelling. Slightly tropical. Flavor is hoppy and could pass for a double IPA. But way less bitter than I'd expect at 105 IBUs. The bitterness is punchy and fruity, suggesting pineapple.

The finish has a lagery crispness, even though this beer is decidedly heavy and carries some aftertaste. There's also a chewy, dirty mouthfeel, no doubt resulting from the lack of filtering (which also benefits the fresh hop character IMO). Those are the real giveaways that this is not a DIPA. But this definitely does not taste like a pilsner.

A unique and original creation from Jack's Abby. Recommended.

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