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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 (591) - 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (290) - HONG KONG - FEB 27, 2015
Cloudy straw-coloured, sudsy white head, streaky legs. Smells of very dry resinous hop, yeast, dry grass, lightly herbal pine needles, pepper, orange peel, guava, lemon. Tastes of deeply bitter piney hop, resin, light pepper, grapefruit, tangerine. Body is medium, very smooth, fluffy finish - palate is heavier than expected for a lager and very nice. Excellent, especially as it warms up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (348) - HONG KONG - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Slightly translucent straw yellow pour with thin dense head. Color is almost like pee. Aroma is unusual - first very straight lager aroma, then lots of fruity hops. Not used to the combination. Taste is good. Big bitter/tartness and fruity floral hops. Deep resinous hops at the end with malt and booze that lasts. Palate is richer than I expected but not syrupy, but retains a little bit of lager crispness. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1773) - - FEB 17, 2015
Draft. Glowing hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is floral with bready malt. Taste follows and adds a hint of tangerine. Thinnish crisp mouthfeel. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
En fût. Verre de 12 oz déguste chez Farmhouse Tap & Grill (Burlington, VT) au coût de 6,50$. Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de fruits de la passion. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #6148)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (967) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle dated 10/30/2014. Aroma has a moderate pilsner grain malt and bread note. Moderate tropical fruit, mostly pineapple and mango with moderate citrus notes of orange and tangerine. A hint of a grassy hop note. Pours a very cloudy, pale golden straw color with a large, fairly thick, slightly off white head with good retention. High amounts of lacing. Flavor has a light sweetness with medium light grain and bread notes. High bitterness with a hint of alcohol spice. Moderately strong citrus notes of mandarin, tangerine and orange with lighter grapefruit. Medium light tropical fruit notes of mango and pineapple along with some melon. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice beer. Not sure its crisp and dry enough to really stand out as a lager in my mind, but nice nonetheless. Lots of hop character and bitterness, but I do wonder if it was different when fresher.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours a hazy blonde with a generous white head, lasting a good while, leaving a nice lace. Loads of Berry aromas with white grapes à long with something minty. Medium body, smooth carbonation, tons of kiwi hops shining with Nelson heading the way. Nice drinkability with good bitterness. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (915) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
From a bottle into a goblet.The pour is a unfiltered yellow with a bitter wheat light body light cirrus beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daafisch (41) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus and passion fruit. Taste is passion fruit, citrus and grape fruit. I would like a little more malt to balance the big hop flavor but it’s still delicious as it is. Very tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This lean and citrusy Double IPA shares white grapes, citrus fruit and resinous angles for a dangerously drinkable and flavorful example.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the golden.
-This is not a dank IPA like many others brewed in the northeast.
-The mouthfeel is as svelte as can be for the style.
-The soft effervescence serves drinkability quite well.

On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, Burlington.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (411) - 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.


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