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%
 
 
Wants:
341
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253
Trade:
5
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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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  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
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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4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
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4.05/5  rDev -6%
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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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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
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3.59/5  rDev -16.7%
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Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,521 ratings