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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Double IPL.
Two years into our brewery and we’re fueling the fires surrounding extremely hoppy beers. In celebration of our anniversary and in support of our fans, we’re brewing this extra hoppy Double IPL. Together, we have taken a journey to redefine the term ’lager.’ Prost! 17.5°
June 2013 Released as ’2nd Anniversary Lager’


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Jack’s Abby Mass Rising ].
Clear light medium yellow color with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, fruity malt, grain, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity hops, fruity malt, grassy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150411]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (4341) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottles from debut onwards, most recently Winter ’14-’15
Deep amber body is topped by a small white head, high clarity.
Fruity and citric nose has light touches of tropical fruits but is mostly full of various grapefruit notes as well as some softer floral notes on the edgges. Malt is dry, not crystal-like, thankfully and add a touch of sourdough bread to the equation. Very little sweetness. Not as much heavy pine as the ABCS but the citric notes are very heavy and only somewhat broken up by the lighter, more playful tropical fruit notes. Alcohol is well-concealed, but some light vapors do emerge with warming.
Bitter and dry, it immediately goes to work on the palate, though light caramel-like sweetness does both soften the palate and attempt to balance. It never balances out for me, especially as it warms and breathes, becoming ever more citric and heavily acidic. There are some very lovely floral and fruity notes here, but they’re heavily drowned out by all of the aggressiveness. Again, these lagers are intentionally extremely hopped and that’s fine, just not my thing. I could do one of these as a sipper, but I’ll just never understand why you’d drink something so fatiguing like this, when you could just drink an IPA with the same amount of flavor and aroma but without all of this obnoxious bitterness/acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5466) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Very hoppy head. Some citrus and lots of pine. Medium bitter finish. Golden pour with OK head. Good body and good balance. Tap at Bierstube.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevd193213 (937) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Slightly opaque yellow golden pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of crackers, grass, hops and faint vanilla. Medium body, very refreshing with a slight bitter but clean finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobrm (39) - - MAY 9, 2015
Best lager I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle @ Vinoble , Odense. Pours hazy orange with a creamy white head. Nose is floral hops, crackers, soap and grains. Flavor is grapefruit, bread and crackers - also quite grassy. Dry and punchy bitter finish. Good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose is pale malt, hops, white peppery spice, florals. Tastes rich, with florals, hops, fruity notes of apricot, some finishing yeasty flavors. A solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Draft at Eulogy. Hazy golden amber pour with a solid white head. Nice lacing. Smooth full body. Thick blonde caramel malts. Golden rasins. Pineapple. Honeycomb. Sweet, but not overly so. Grassy resiny hops are strong, but overly bitter. A nice balance. Big, but not overdone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (272) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2015
Pours a clear yellow gold color, but has nice lacing and real decent head retention. Smells malty and slightly sweet. It has a slightly bitter taste and finishes quite sweet. Has nice caramel notes and is a nice lager. Big fan of this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2443) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft at iron abbey. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma is big of pine and floral notes. The taste has a light bitterness, big citrus, sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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