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 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:
#863
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
1,521
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
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341
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253
Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of jaydoc
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

you would never know this is a lager, save for the bready crispness of the finish, but even than is covered up by an aggressive hopping that finishes longer than the yeast tries to let it. pale in color with a little haze, an inch of white head. it smells well hoppy, but this is meant (as far as i know) to be a showcase of new zealand varietals. i get a lot of nice juicy hops, but i dont get the nelson or the other tropical ones, but its still nice and bright without bitterness. the taste is good, clean, refreshing, hoppy, impressively flavorful for a lager as most people know them, but its lacking distinction a little bit for me. its not quite as unique or different (on the hop side) as i was hoping and it expecting it to be. its tasty and fresh enough, but i dont get the new zealand spark of fruity flavors, this could easily be done with american C varietals for how it tastes great feel though, well carbonated and light on the palate, refreshing and quicker finishing because of the lager yeast. good beer, not standout, but thanks to drlovemd87 for opening this one with me, it had been high on my list for awhile now.

edit: an absolutely far superior offering on draft, and least in my experience. the hops shine in a way that dont in the bottle (maybe some freshness issues in my packaged experiences), but on tap, they burst with lime and pineapple and they come on strong at the end, excited and juicy, but still somehow light, and only moderately bitter. boosting a couple of scores here to reflect the draft quality, which has this as one of the best ipl types out there!

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Knapp85
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a nice bright yellow color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer is loaded with very nice aromatic hops. The taste of the beer is clean yet juicy and bitter. The feel is crisp and light bodied. Overall it's a very good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of oline73
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the bottle share during the beer release at Jackie O's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber with a ring of off white head.

Smell: Citrus hops with some pine in there as well. I'm picking up some pineapple. There is some sweet malt to balance the nose a bit.

Taste: Juicy, sweet citrus hops. I'm tasting tangerine and pineapple. The finish is bitter from the citrus peel hops. Really good.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really good hoppy beer. I was very surprised when I found out the style. I would definitely have another.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of emerge077
3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives at the table with a couple of inches of foam perched on top of the clear gold-tinged amber liquid; rings of lacing coat the pint glass on the way down

Smell: Tropical fruit, wine grapes and grass

Taste: A bit of cookie dough for the malt base and then the Nelson Sauvin hops take over, bringing tropical fruit, grassy elements and a slightly vinous character to the middle; finishes rather clean as you would expect a lager would

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate but crisp carbonation

Overall: Another great lager from Jack's Abby; these guys continue to impress

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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Armsby Abbey

Big creamy 1+ finger head fades slowly with some lacing, very hazy nectar peach orange color.

Nose is loaded with fresh hops, a bit resinous and musty, then fresh tropical fruits, pineapple, peach, bit of grapefruit, hint of mango, light citrus with tangerine, and even a bit of pine. Also a hint of sweet malts.

Taste is loaded with more tropical fruit hops, again super fresh hops, a bit musty and resinous, light pine, then citrus fruits, light orange rind, tangerine, nectarine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, etc. bitterness is there but not heavy at first, until it builds up. A light sweet malt base adds a good balance, with a nice soft base. After the big hop kick fades a bit I get a little lager crispness and soft flavors. Finish stays bitter with lots of lingering resins and tropical fruit hops, a bit more soft malt feel, and a bit crisp, more pineapple and guava even.

Mouth is med bodied, soft malts and almost creamy, good carb, no real alcohol kick.

Overall delicious, hard to get and lager flavors but got a little as I really tried, great tropical fruit hops, citrus, a bit resinous, nice soft malt balance. Very drinkable esp for 8.5%.

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3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Strong haze on a bright apricot wheat body. Pure white, fine bubbled head has nice retention and awesome lace.

S - Light nose, but what's there is really nice. Lemon pith, parsley, white bread, and old wood tables.

T - Bread crust forward flavor profile with lemon zest and light parsley highlights. Touch of tangerine in the center.

M - Super smooth, slightly slick, medium frame.

O - Nice, smooth, well integrated, and easy drinking. Not sure if it's quite top 250 material though.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,521 ratings