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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:
#523
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
1,499
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
344
Gots:
251
Trade:
5
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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ntanner83
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ER527
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of ystazi
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of citizencane
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appears marginally cloudy gold. Smells of delicious crisp malts and fruity tropical fruit hops. Tastes of bitter citrus hops with no malt balance to speak of. Hoppier than many IPAs but with none of the bready crisp malt backbone I'm used to with IPLs. A good solid beer from Jacks Abby, and kind of true to the style, but I honestly expected a bit more delivery (and balance) on the taste.

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Photo of moysauce
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kuhndog
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 11/09/16

Pours foggy hazy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like nutty biscuity caramel malt, kiwi fruit, gooseberries, grape, papaya, melon, passionfruit, guava, pear, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange, peach nectar, with resinous earthy herbal grass and peppery floral pine. Tastes like nutty biscuity caramel malt, kiwi fruit, gooseberries, grape, papaya, melon, passionfruit, guava, pears, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange, peach nectar, with dank resinous earthy herbal grass and peppery floral pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and crisp with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice and intense DIPL.

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Photo of nychas
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

As Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan once said: "This one's got all that stuff, all that stuff and more". As other reviewers have pointed out, there is a cream aleness to it, there is a definite hint of lagerness to it and then there are soft peppery hop notes too.

A pleasure to drink and explore all these facets (and more) as I drained my glass. (16oz can into pint glass.)

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Photo of Dukies222001
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16 oz can into pint glass. The kiwi scared me but the guy at the beer store convinced me kiwi was more in the name than the taste, he was right. First double IPL i have had and no surprise jacks nailed it. Really smooth citrus offering. Great job

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newcastlemike
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tbone2131
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

2016 release
~ 1 month from canning date

Appearance- Pours a pale golden color, transparent. Finger thick, fluffy white head. Tons of spotty head lacing.

Aroma- Earthy, dank hops. Oniony, grassy, herbal. Melon, white grape, pear.

Taste- Grassy, floral, piney, earthy bitterness. Creamy sweet malts complimented by a host of juicy fruits, candied orange, melon, white grape, pineapple, and bright berries.

Feel- Medium bodied, very creamy and smooth. Moderate carbonation, crisp yet fluffy.

Overall- Great combination of bitter earthiness and creamy juiciness. Definitely aggressively hoppy, but the sweetness of the malts and juiciness cuts right through. The beer doesn't come across as malty by any means, but there is a discernible light sweetness from the malts that holds up the beer so well.

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4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yanks017
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kiwi Rising - Double IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,499 ratings
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