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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Dedham, 4/23/15. Hazy golden, large foamy white head. Good retention. Aroma of doughy malt, a bit of butter, spicy, grassy hops, mild apple. The taste is bitter piney, resin hops, apples, pale malt. Thin bodied, low carbonation, strong lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1649) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2015

355 ml bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.

Looks: Cloudy hazy straw golden honey colour with thin traces of yeast sediments; One finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant malt, with strong floral, pretty strong passion fruits, apricots, grapefruit zest, oranges, honey, molasses, strong pine, resin, light spices, biscuits, lemon and light grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet malt, with strong lemon peels, grapefruits peels, molasses, pine, very strong resin, earth, biscuits, yeast, very strong lime, very strong and sharp bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to light. Slick, fairly thick and very oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Solid maltyness in a not so rich body. Molasses sweetness is nearly offset by total dominance of extra citrus hops - strong fruit peels with not much flesh, lots of lime and resiny ooze, not to mention the ramped-up bitterness. Earthy spices and dry biscuits to round. The 8% booze is totally hidden. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Passion fruits, apricots, floral, oranges, grapefruit, pine and strong resin in nose. Very strong lime, citrus peels, strong resin, pine and earthy spices in taste. Bitterness is very sharp and strong (but not as expressive as those of German Pils) for a lasting, fairly strong astringent bitter-citrus finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Very limey and fruity-bitter to mouth.

Comments: Just as I thought, this one is like a pumped-up version of Hoponius Union, with notable difference in more bittering hops, Columbus I guess. The end result though is still pretty restrained, certainly not as outrageously piney-oozy as most IIPAs, but the citrusy aroma and taste is still neatly presented. Not mind-blowing but very sessionable. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Pale straw colour. The nose is really bright and juicy. There is a bit of a soft fruitiness and a touch of kiwi and light fruit. A touch of noble character especially as it warms. There is a little bit of lingering juicy hop aroma. Pretty solid brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (2014) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap at Nor’East Beer Garden, Provincetown. Aroma is a perfect 10: an explosion of tropical hops. Delicious sweet double IPA taste with massive tropical and citrus fruit taste, and a bitter finish. No hint of any lager yeast; apparently its masked with the load of hops. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1675) - ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG. Clear orange. Aroma of fruity and floral hops, a bit stale. Taste of sweetish malt, citrus, grass, green fruits and grains. Medium bodied, dry and easy drinking. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (1411) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin, Tel Aviv. Thanks DSG. Clear light yellow with medium bubbly off-white head. The aroma has sweet maltiness, hoppy, some citrus and some tropical fruits. There is nice hoppy bitterness in the flavor, notes of citrus (lemon, orange), grassy, some maltiness, notes of tropical fruits, doesn’t feel like 8% abv. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied. Very nice and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Clear golden. Decent hoppy aroma, citric and floral. Flavor of citric hops, quite dry, with a bit of malt sweetness and nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. Could be fresher but still pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17681) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
Hopfiger, etwas erhöht karbonisierter Antrunk. Geringe Süße, konstante Hopfigkeit. Schwerfällig, etwas malzig. Vollmundig hopfiger Nachgeschmack. 11/10/7/10/11/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, 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.

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