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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Is this an imperial lager, or is it a IIPA. Not sure where one ends and the other begins. Pours pale and almost clear with nice white head. Reminiscent of the newest Victory IIPA. Starts like a IIPA finishes clean and crisp like a lager. Nice beer that I was glad to share with my little brother. Bottle - Received in Trade

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (389) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pours a golden-orange, nice fluffy white head. Aroma is sharp with citrus hops, some malty sweetness and a hint of booze. Taste follows the aroma nicely. Lots of big hop flavors. Bitter and slightly boozy but balanced by a big malt profile and the ensuing sweetness. Very nice lager.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Pours a golden orange with a rather large head. Citrus, floral and resin on the nose. Very nicely hoppy on the tongue with a decent malt backing. Somewhat sweet. Nicely intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
.5 liter bottle. It pours a nice semi-clear golden orange with a huge, fluffy white head. The aroma is bready with big hop character. Grapefruit, gooseberries and strong florals backed up by fresh baked bread. Very nice. The flavor is an onslaught of hop goodness. Sweet grape, grapefruit, and peach backed up by a dry spicy character finishing with a floral bitterness in the back of the mouth. Not much malt character save a bit of honey and bread on the palate to smooth things out. Amazing beer. Iíve been floored by the hoppy pilsners coming from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours a hazed golden lager color with yellow hues with the orangey blush of a peach on it. Pastel eye candy. It had a 3 finger head of soft creamy bone white foam that sat like cloud over the top of the beer fo the longest time before it fell. left Grand splotchy thick lace. Oh so pretty.

Nose is righteous! This one has soft ripe peach for a nose with tropical back notes and a little bit of cat pee as it warms. Grass, lemon grass a white grape sweetness that seem to keep each other in check. The kiwi hops remind me of the nelson sauvin hops int heir grapey sweetness and powdery perfumey lightness. The malt is a pinch of sugar.

Taste is well done. My compunction with this style beer is because of the high abv it often feels like these beers are trying to put themselves together with pieces that donít fit. This one is a bit different. It has a light lager type smoothness to the drink that is not undone by the higher abv. There is a touch of warmth from alcohol on the palate and the mouthfeel is medium and smooth. The fruit is ripe and juicy, peach tropical backnotes and lemon grass. There is a wine like sweetness to the drink. The cat pee/dank is scent only and in the drink there is a moderate bitter that takes the back end . Light sugary malt. Crisp but has sweet scents from alcohol that I do not think belong in the lagerbier.

This is one of the beers in this style that actually drinks well. Itís not a lager in that you cannot have tow, three or even four. It drinks a bit sweet and with an alcohol presence BUT the fruit and the choice of hops on this have made it work. The pale malt is at itís best to smooth everything out an leave the palate dry and even a bit refreshed with plenty of carbonation to excite the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours pale golden yellow with small white head. Aroma fresh grassy hops and a little sweet malt. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel. Flavor herbal and citrus hops, off-dry, nice overall. So after black and white IPAs, now when have Lager IPAs? Always nice to try something new.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5065) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Gold with a white head. Nose is florals, heavy grapefruit, grainy, fresh hops, and crisp. Easy palate, bitter, grapefruit, florals, and a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a slightly hazy gold with a huge lasting frothy off-white head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma or hops first and foremost followed by some sweetness, bready malt and light vegetal notes. Flavour is hoppy and Lager-ish, which is interesting, along with fruit, bready malt and a long moderate bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. An enjoyable beer but the idea doesnít quite work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (10017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Best of class. A very tasty ipl, with authentic New Zealand kiwi taste, and citrus. Very fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet, very drinkable. Lasting head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Seek out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, 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.

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