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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL | Jack's Abby Brewing

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4.31/5
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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
Ranking:
#524
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
1,495
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
345
Gots:
251
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,495 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of JMuro77
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 oz Crowler. Pours medium gold with a slight haze, thin white head disappears. Fruity aroma, melon and pineapple, bread. Some fruit carries over into the taste, but very floral mostly, a little piney earthiness in that crisp lager finish. Very tasty IPL, liked it.

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Photo of Cradle_of_liberty
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smanson56
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 32oz growler into my tulip glass. It pours a pale golden color. There is a fair amount of hops in the nose along with a bready earthy type aroma. The taste is smooth with a good amount of hoppy bitterness with some bready malts also in the profile. A nice smooth drinking beer that surely hides the 8.5% abv well.

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Photo of stakem
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kegatron for the share. The brew appears a hazy golden color with a white head that fades leaving spotty lace.

It smells vinous and juicy with hops then some cheesy sulfur and cereal grains are noticed.

The taste has a vinous feel like Nelson hops and it is indeed wuite hoppy without much perceived butterness. Towards the finish its a little cheesy and sulfuric like the nose indicated.

This is a medium bodied brew with modest carbonation. A juicy, creamy and poundable offering.

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Photo of erjaq
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wobbly
3.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of edoetsch
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluehende
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitz284
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregJ
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wellsnb
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
3.87/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. Served in a pilsner glass. The beer has a clear yellow-copper appearance with thin retention but thick lacing on the sides. Aromas include pine hops with tropical fruit like pineapple, melons, orange, and grapefruit. Taste is pretty good with a hop citrus bitter-sweetness with a very light earthy aftertaste. Great medium body and smooth crispness to the drink. Overall, a pretty good drink with an attractive appearance and great mouthfeel.

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

Photo of Oap--1127
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudMan
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color w a generous head and some lacing. It smells hoppy...a little pineapple but mostly floral. It tastes bitter and hoppy throughout. A nice lager.

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Photo of sachie23
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MA_hops
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Slightly hazy, orange/copper in color with a thin, white head.
S: Pineapple, grapefruit, very tropical, caramel like sweetness, bready.
T: Similar to the nose. Tropical notes popped out.
M: Medium carbonation, slight bitterness. Hops are prickly to the palate. Crisp, dry finish. Has a dank, sticky hop presence as well.
O: Very juicy IPL! Good stuff!

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Photo of nra818
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Vikesfan93
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,495 ratings
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