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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1843) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
orange amber, white foam head. nose full of citrus. taste follows, good bitterness held by a solid pale malt core.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pour out of bottle, thanks Levi! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cat pee, hints of stone fruits, peach, some slight grapefruit into some spice, piney notes in there, touch of biscuit. Taste is a mix of cat pee, grapefruit, some slight orange into pine, spice, hints of biscuit, bread, finishing fairly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Thanks Eric Bottle pourer a hazy golden orange, three finget head. Smell was floral, citrusy lemon peel. Taste had a burst of intense hoppiness, followed by a sweet malt fruit character. Really well balanced beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1711) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle shared by Levi - light hazy yellow pour. Funky nose, with a slight leaning to grapefruit. Strong bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScipioA (331) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours out a slightly hazy yellow/orange with a huge tan head, nice to look at in a tulip glass. Amazing juicy citrus notes, some floral scents and a bit of alcohol to the aroma. Taste follows the aroma, but some dank weedy notes creep into the flavor. Sweet malt provides a clean backing and contrasts with the alcohol. Great mouthfeel, thick and sticky with a little alcohol heat. Really tasty fall beer, $5 for a 16 oz bottle. I think I prefer Mass Rising a little bit more, and it’s available more often.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gruberm (329) - - DEC 17, 2013
Clear straw yellow color. Dense white head with small bubbles. Nice floral notes in aroma. Coriander maybe. Taste is nice and malty considering the strong hoppy smells. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, and warm bread. Appearance is bright gold with excellent clarity. Dense with head and nice lacing. Taste is passion fruit, pineapple, papaya, straw, and some grassy notes. Medium light body, clean finish. Overall very enjoyable and an interesting style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (777) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Big citrus aroma and flavor. I really liked it. A lot of good hop flavors and very drinkable. Definitely good use of the kiwi.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle: thanks, Chris! Golden, mostly clear body (looked filtered) with a big, voluptuous white foam capping it off. Aroma is mostly full of fruity, citric hops with oranges, citrus, & grapefruit abound. Not sure if these hops are supposed to smell like actual kiwis, but I don’t get much kiwi smell. Grass, leaves, some lighter pine notes. Taste is crisp with a big citrus peel presence, among other notes of grapefruit, tangerine, & maybe pineapple. Sharp with big leafy pine notes. Nice bready malt backbone & a crisp, super clean finish thanks to the yeast. Very well attenuated. I thought this beer was really good, though it didn’t quite meet the large expectations I had for it (I much preferred Hoponius Union).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle thanks to BroBoostIPA. Pours super hazy gold with a persistent half-inch of white head. Super grainy/biscuity aroma. Taste is biscuit, cracker, juicy fruit, citrus. Some apple and cherry notes. Real thick mouthfeel. Real easy drinking for a fairly high-boost brew.


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