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
Ranking:
#551
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
1,517
pDev:
8.82%
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0
 
 
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342
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Photo of Bhunter0812
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy yellow gold with thick head and sticky lacing. Nose is a blast of hops, some citrus, and floral. This sucker is a beautiful hoppy beer, mixed with a soft citrus and sweet floral undertone gives this one a great drinkability and keeps you wanting more. I could not put this beer down, it was that tasty. Fantastic stuff.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft in a 12 oz glass

hazy golden yellow in color, thick white head. aroma is very tropical fruit, and pleasant. taste is mildly bitter, with the fruity hop flavors. medium bodied.

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Photo of illpass78
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

13 oz. on draft in a snifterish thing at Hella Good in Portland.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, bright yellow with a ring of sturdy white foam.

Aroma: Hoppy, tropical. Mango, grapefruit, some pine. Maybe pineapple.

Taste: Even fruitier on the palate. Those pineapple and grapefruit notes are there. Very hoppy. Tastes more like an IPA than an IPL to me, but also sort of reminds me of a super-hopped version of their Hoponius Union.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable at 8.5. That might be the best evidence of lager-like quality.

Overall: A well executed hoppy beer for fans of hoppy beer.

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Photo of WhackoMillah93
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of VinumSabbathi
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting stuff. Pours hazy golden with lasting white cap that fades to a millimeter, clingy. Aroma is tropical with a tiny funk, slight pine. Flavor is similar and tasty with a mid-sip blast of juice and bitter, but never too bitter. Very smooth and easy drinking . Jack's definitely knows IPLs.

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

Photo of OzmanBey
3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bret717
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

It is a hazy gold color with a big sticky white head.
Nice aroma. Floral, citrus, tropical fruit. Some sweet malt.
Great taste. Pineapple, grapefruit, and melon.
Light to medium bodied. Quite hoppy, but sweet hoppy, not aggressive hoppy. Great beer

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Photo of Mjmoney23
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Celtics76
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of svobrien
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GregSemenza
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigferraro
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 8 days ago.

L — Pours a very slightly hazed pale golden body with a three-finger eggshell white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Great retention and decent lacing. The head is really nice on this one; it looks like a merengue.
S — Grapefruit, pineapple, orange, peach, cream, chalk, floral, pilsner malts, and a touch of new sneaker smell. Reminds me a lot of Julius, surprisingly enough
T — At this freshness, still quite green and hot. Starts with a wave of grassy herabecousness that is rounded about by the soft honey-bready malt character. This initial assault is tempered by a rich citrus zestiness that continues to the finish, alongside yeasty bite and bubblegum. Also I know that there isn’t any actual kiwi added to the mash, but I swear I’m getting a hint of some
F — Nice, soft mouthfeel, especially given the ABV. Higher bitterness than expected (but definitely doesn’t taste like the 105 IBUs that it is). still restrained enough and smooth drinking. Medium+ carb.
O — An excellent ‘updated’ version of Mass Rising, another one of my favorite Jack’s Abby offerings. The bitterness — some of which I think was caused by the yeast character — could be scaled back a notch, but overall great stuff.

88/100

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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,517 ratings