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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Double IPL.
Two years into our brewery and weíre fueling the fires surrounding extremely hoppy beers. In celebration of our anniversary and in support of our fans, weíre brewing this extra hoppy Double IPL. Together, we have taken a journey to redefine the term ílager.í Prost! 17.5į
June 2013 Released as í2nd Anniversary Lagerí


mrhopsbeertalk's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (215) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015 Hoppiest lager Iíve ever tasted and the best tasting Jackís Abby brew Iíve had except for possibly Kiwi Rising. Fresh, thereís plenty of bitterness and a very pleasant aroma, but itís the peppery hop flavor that really impresses. DMS flavoring is minimal. This beer is very bright, crisp and almost too easy to drink considering the ABV. Update 7/21/14- Finally tried this on draft. Although the complexity and character of the flavor is diminished due to the lack of yeast in the kegs, this is still delicious and highly drinkable.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1584) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are grapefruit, pine, and straw - with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (766) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Tap at Pony w James. Yellow body. Yeasty notes on nose and palate, a little but dry and astringent, grainy. Clean finish. Not much else to note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (694) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours Yellow with a small dense white head. Aroma of hops, grape, light malts, tropical. Taste is Hops, nice maltbase, grape, light caramel, piney. Very Drinkable dispite the high abv.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Where and how: b 355 ml.
Aroma semi dry alcohol with sweet malts. Grassy-citrus aroma as wrap.
Appearance :
Top: lighter denser snowy white cap.
Base: hazy amber gold.
Palate : full bodied with average carbonation. Slightly softer at edges. Average finish. Refined.
Taste: balanced approach. Malts are solid, not too heavy, not too dry or sweet. Alcohol noted but sooth and refined. Well matured. Grassy herbal hops with longer finish.
Other notes malt likka for beer snobs? Yes, but it is also so much more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
Pours clear golden with a finger of white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, light grapefruit, caramel. Taste is robust sweet caramel malty with a pine bitter finish. Fairly rich, smooth body with soft carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ctplt777 (324) - - JUL 10, 2015
This is easily one of the best beers I have ever had. This is up there in my book with elevated ipa. There is just so much going on with this one itís crazy. First thing you get blasted with in the aroma is huge citrus, dankness and tropical fruit and a nice sweet easy aroma from the lager yeast. I think the lager part of this beer is what makes it so damn good. I cannot even imagine the skill it took to make this beer. Taste is bitter and full of citrus and tropical fruit. Itís so hoppy. I guess itís clear I loved this one. Iíve gotten bored with a lot of ipaís now because they all taste the same and all are basically the same beer just packaged different. This one is so refreshing and so delicious itís made me excited for a craft beer again. I wish I could get it where I am, but I had to go home to Connecticut to grab a bunch of 4 packs which Iíll be savoring. Definitely without a doubt get this if you see it, itís a really awesome beer and I canít say enough good things about it. Cheers!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (582) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Hops and deep coloring. Average but still worth the try. Light Caramel and slight malt. Tap

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10506) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1067) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.


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