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RATINGS: 106   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4940) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1176) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a crazy thick white head which is very bubbly. Aroma is loaded with hops right up front. Pine, grapefruit, malts, a little skunk and burnt hair (I know it sounds weird) also come into play. This head seriously took close to 5 mins to subside! Oily and heavy palate. Flavor is of citrus, hops, pine, slight booze, a little sweetness in the background, and some more hops. Very fresh hop balanced. Leaves a nice hoppy finish. Much better tasting than what I was expecting. Complex. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (946) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Hazy apricot, small white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and spicy hops. Flavor is tangerine, orange, mango, grass, floral hops, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bavarian81 (64) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2014
pours a light gold pilsner color. Doesn’t quite have the aroma of a pilsner. Smells of citrus and hops like most IPLs or IPAs. Definitely get the hop bitterness right up front mixed with this indistinct fruitiness, which I assume is the kiwi. A very pleasant light/medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1467) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pour is lightly hazed pale golden orange with a ton of tight white head. Nose is strong, presents a nice balance of assertive grains, lightly toasty with notes of bread and a touch of dough. Very strong hops behind, grassy and strong citrus and tart grapefruit. Taste is even more juicy hops, still has a solid grain bill, bread crust mixed with dough. Hops are juicy and bright, tropical fruits and some tart grapefruit, assertive bitterness through the finish. Clean airy body with strong carbonation, great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
On draught at Blue Tusk. Light amber with a creamy head. This was a bit of an odd aroma for me that combined a lager and a DIPA - pilsener, somewhat tropical with pineapple and some orange rind. Moderate carbonation and odd body, booze comes through a bit more towards the end as things dry out a bit and it becomes more bitter but this was just odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
500 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, mango, peach, melon and tangerine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, citrus and earthiness with a smooth dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 14, 2014
I’m am seriously impressed here. This is one of those beers that takes brewing into a new area that hasn’t been done before. India Pale Lagers are a new trend, that in my humble opinion, have not been perfected, because if what you want is a well made hoppy beer, then why not have an IPA, why go to all the trouble to find a lager, but this was different. Instead of trying to hide the fact that its a lager and confuse the palate, this celebrated being a lager, and used the New Zealand hops to great effect. Get your hands on this one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Very strong hop aroma followed by a strong hop flavor. This beer has a full taste but a bit too happy for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3654) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours a cloudy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and other tropical fruit. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, other tropical fruit, pine, grain, and malt. Very good. Not sure of what style it is, but who cares.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1431) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Wiggle. My back hurts. This did not help as much as i had hoped. Strong citrus hops on pale malt. Pale malts shine tbru with the crisp pine hop flowing till abrupt finish.

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