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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Aroma of dank, resiny hops, grapefruit, some light malts and bread. Hazy golden pour, white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Flavor is sticky hops, citrus, some onion, bread and toasty malt. Fairly high bitterness, lingering for a while. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (8778) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head. The aroma is strong tropical fruit and floral. Medium mouth, fruity hop, citrus, light bitterness, good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3379) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Hazy yellow body with a soapy white cap. Aromas of sourdough bread, lager yeast, citrus hops. A balanced beer, with sufficient hop character atop a robust malt bill. Light to medium bitterness. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1624) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Big thank you to Maxbier for sharing this one. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Amazing tropical fruit and citrus aroma. Bitter up front followed by big tropical fruit and grapefruit. Finishes with citrus rind bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1169) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie de Marco. Bière blonde plutôt trouble, de couleur jaune pêche qui affiche une mousse bien riche et généreuse. Des arômes fruités au nez. Je ressens du fruit et au-delà du kiwi, une certaine fraise sur une base plutôt granuleuse et beurrée. Un houblon est présent certes, mais celui-ci est très léger. La bière est plutôt construite autours des malts jeunes et d’une fermentation Lager si bien faite et équilibrée que j’ai plutôt l’impression d’être en présence d’une Ale (pas trop fan de Lager généralement). Un alcool est indéniable en bouche. Le grain est encore une fois joli et équilibré. L’amertume est moyenne, voire douce, mais le houblon très aromatique en fait une bière légère, douce et très rafraîchissante. Très agréable et facile à boire.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2016
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. But for me, I might like to try with some bleu cheese crusted New York strip steak.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4068) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
En fût au Prohibition Pig. Une robe dorée avec une mousse pâle. Un nez d’agrume, de houblon frais. Une bouche très agréable avec ses notes d’agrumes légères. Une finale avec une amertume bien dosée.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quick3Beers (810) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Pours a light amber from a bottle. While I like some hoppy beers, I usually roll my eyes at the over-hopped behemoths that many breweries put out. This is not one of those. This is a well-balanced, fruity IPL, lots of bitterness, some nice mellow malt backbone, and an all-around great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3272) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2016
First beer of 2016. Lovely looking golden orange perfect head and nose bursting with tropical fruits. Tastes of honey dew, dank weed, mango, kiwi, herbal, some funk, lime citrus. Juicy palate lovely mouthfeel. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6252) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Draft. Golden orange pour with withe head. Light sweet fruit including kiwi and light fruit like hops. Herbal, grassy, but mostly citrus and kiwi fruit hop flavored.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
voyageurmike (237) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Sampler at the brewery. Golden yellow, hazy with lots of carbonation. Very fruity hops aroma. Sweet flavor up front leading to a lingering bitter finish.


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