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:
1,465
Reviews:
191
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
349
Gots:
238
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,465 |  Reviews: 191
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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Photo of Holly1215
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours an orange amber with an inch of head, leaves some slight lacing. Smell of citrus, lots of pine, musk, bit of menthol. Tastes of grapefruit, resin, malt, brown bread, pepper. Very balanced malt backbone, and a smooth mouthfeel. A delicious beer.

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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 djamesb
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

New at rating beer ,not drinking it though. It is called an IPl but it tastes like an IPA .i would rate it as one of the best of the thousands I have tried excellent taste ,smell wish it was easier to find

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Photo of clake
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKCNittany
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipChaight
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a pilsner glass

A- A slightly hazy golden amber with a two finger white head.

S- Biscuity/bready malts, citrus, faint tropical fruits, piney, hints of wet grass.

T- Citrus, some melons, wet grass, slightly sweet bready malts, floral/herbal, bitterness is a nice piney/earthy combo.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- This is my first beer from Jack's Abby and it is a solid lager. Not the biggest fan of the wet grass the hops are giving it, but everything else is great.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into fluted snifter.

Golden pour, mostly clear, thick foamy big bubbled head, settles and rings the glass.

Herbal, vegetal, and biscuit aroma. Subtle citrus zest and a bit of earthy resins.

The flavor is headed by spicy herbal hops, bit of grapefruit bitterness and the lager aspects take control. Biscuit, yeasty, raw dough. Grassy notes floral hops play their part too.

Moderate carbonation and a medium body.

Heavy flavored lager, bold hops in the earthy/herbal/floral nature.

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Photo of MilaMila
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 Bdel34
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicagoish
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer, among others from Jacks Abby, puts lagers back on the map. Such a smooth beer. Looks and tastes incredible. The name might throw some people off, but don't let it. Love that it is in 4 packs of tall boys now

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Photo of Danstaats
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ntanner83
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ER527
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.28 out of 5 based on 1,465 ratings.
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