RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popway (180) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Clear waffle yellow pour with a ring of white foam The nose - melon, orange juice, tropical melange. On the palette, crisp and sugary, medium bodied The backbone has a dry coating of flour, which seems odd to me

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
satagajr (19) - Virum, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2016
My first Double IPL...let’s see where the bar is set. Poured from a large can. Golden colour- on the lighter side. Big fluffy white head. The aroma...dear lord the aroma. Very fresh, very clean. Citrusy and fruity. Taste is nice, very well balanced. Those fruity hops (tropical) come to play but there is a malty sweetness that is there as well. It’s really, really good. I had no heads up going into this and WOW how pleasantly surprised I am. This is freaking good.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1935) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2016
On draft at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall it is a clear golden with an off white head. The aroma is pineapple and the taste is pineapple with hints of grapefruit with a bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6597) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2016
On draft at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall. Pours A clear gold with an off white head. CItrus aroma. Flavors of pineapple, grapefruit and biscuit. Bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Pours a hazy golden color with a creamy white head. Notes of lemons, green hops, white grapefruit, honey, and baked bread. very very good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13162) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head. The aroma is strong tropical fruit and floral. Medium mouth, fruity hop, citrus, light bitterness, good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3650) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Hazy yellow body with a soapy white cap. Aromas of sourdough bread, lager yeast, citrus hops. A balanced beer, with sufficient hop character atop a robust malt bill. Light to medium bitterness. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1964) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Big thank you to Maxbier for sharing this one. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Amazing tropical fruit and citrus aroma. Bitter up front followed by big tropical fruit and grapefruit. Finishes with citrus rind bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1654) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie de Marco. Bière blonde plutôt trouble, de couleur jaune pêche qui affiche une mousse bien riche et généreuse. Des arômes fruités au nez. Je ressens du fruit et au-delà du kiwi, une certaine fraise sur une base plutôt granuleuse et beurrée. Un houblon est présent certes, mais celui-ci est très léger. La bière est plutôt construite autours des malts jeunes et d’une fermentation Lager si bien faite et équilibrée que j’ai plutôt l’impression d’être en présence d’une Ale (pas trop fan de Lager généralement). Un alcool est indéniable en bouche. Le grain est encore une fois joli et équilibré. L’amertume est moyenne, voire douce, mais le houblon très aromatique en fait une bière légère, douce et très rafraîchissante. Très agréable et facile à boire.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (4483) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2016
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a slight hazy burnt yellow to golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated in a messy fashion. Lacing speckled in a messy fashion. The smell had a charming sweet to bitter juicy grassy to citrus blend sliding into an underscore of floral bitterness. Hop oils start to come out as it warms. Really nice! The taste followed the smell nicely. Low dry floral to citrusy aspects burst into the aftertaste and slide into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel as to not wreck the palate. Carbonation seems good for a lager style - enough smoothness but also enough IBU harshness hitting my tongue. Overall, I’ve wanted this for a long time and am so glad I finally found it. One of the best IPL’s, I’ve ever had and would recommend with its respected food. But for me, I might like to try with some bleu cheese crusted New York strip steak.


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