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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Seasonal; Autumn - Released in November.
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (470) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle dated 11/4. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with one finger of head that subsides into a ring of sticky lacing. Aroma is dank and stinky tropical fruit, orange peel, honey, sweet malts, spicy hops, rye bread, acetone, grass, pine. Taste is a mixture of juicy mango and chewy malts with an unusual spicy note coming through and a bit of booze. Finish of grapefruit peel and soapy, woody hops – serious raw hop pellet flavor. Like Mass Rising, this one is underwhelming, a little heavy and messy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duchammer (123) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle thanks matt_ducharme poured hazy gold a nice lacy white head. Citrus and passion fruit explode in the nose with little under tones of wet hops. Taste had overprowering amountof grapefruit, passion fruit, and floral hops with light malt. Very crisp finishing dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3914) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared by duchammer thanks to Matt_ducharme: Poured a hazy straw color with a huge frothy head (I poured it like an asshole). Right to the nose hops can almost taste it. Nice fruity hops taste, very sessionable and soft finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Pale yellow pour with a thick white head. The aroma has a really bright lemon and citrus note. A bit of very lean malt and a bit of honey. Slightly fruity with a touch of light bitterness. A little bit fruity with some grapey flavour. A little bit peppery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1166) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
500ml bottle pours a hazy golden color without much head. Nice hop flavors to balance the malt. Marmalade.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Big sticky citrus and a bit of malt. Medium bodied, a touch of grain with nice citrus notes. Sticky citrus moves into a long grapefruit bitterness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiosna (377) - - DEC 17, 2014
0,5 pullo@ Valtteri. Hitusen samea kullankeltainen. Tuoksussa raikasta hedelmää, humalaa, sitrusta, kukkaisuutta, hiukan mallasta. Maussa humalaa, sitrusta, kesäyön metsää.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2812) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
0,5l bottle from Bauer Wine & Spirits, Boston. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is very crisp hops with fruits and malts. Flavor is malts with plenty of hoppy bitterness and some fruits and alcohol. Sturdy palate. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle: Pour is cloudy light golden, with a frothy stark white head into this glass -it retains well, with sticky lacing present - The nose is bright, citrus, bready, florals, with that tangerine earthiness from the new zealand additions. I’m not sure which one I like better (Mass or Kiwi), and while I didn’t have them quite side by side, I’m leaning towards this variant. It’s juicy, citrus, bittering, with more sweet bread and earthy notes, and yet the finish is clean, floral, with a hint of cream - I suppose I’ve yet to have better -

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (803) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a clear gold with light white head. Has a grainy and citrus hop aroma. Taste is a mix of a pilsner and IPA with grains, citrus hops, pine and light malts. Lingering taste of bitter hops and dry grains.


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