RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1294) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle thanks to Ernesto. Pours a hazy light orange with a modest white head. Aroma is a little off. Some pepper and almost smoke and ash. Maybe some nuts. Taste is hoppy at the front with a medium mouthfeel that by the end has a lot of the heat from the beer. Haven’t had many hot beers like this. Overall, interesting but having just had a Pizza Port Imperial Pale Lager last week this one just doesn’t stand up to it from a hop perspective.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2595) - USA - APR 29, 2017
Draft from Whole Foods. Interesting brew for sure. It seemed like a British IPA to me but it it’s called an imperial pilsner/lager here. Sweet and grassy, medium weight, notes of lemon verbena, chamomile, capsicum, maybe saaz and fuggles. Clean on the palate with a mild after taste. A good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (6258) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2017
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: pours deep golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruity. Taste is mostly fruity. Not very sweet or very bitter. Easy to drink. Pretty dank.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (2146) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2017
16 ounce can. Hazy deep gold color. Large frothy white head. Nice clinging lace. Big dank hop aroma with citrus notes. Flavor upfront is intense complex hops. Resiny, dank and juicy. All this attention to hops is clearly evident. Notes of mint, lemon verbena, Thai basil, grapefruit and a late grab of toasted malt. Warming alcohol notes. Quite tasty, this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
16oz can, slight hazy golden hue, with a fluffy white, with a nice tropical, citrusy, leafy, grassy hoppy nose, and some zesty candied lemon peel, lemon marmalade, lemon tea leaf, lemon pie crust accents, and faint candied pilsner, pale, bready malt, crackery note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a zesty, spritzy candied lemon, grapefruit, green grapefruit peel, lemon marmalade, lemon pie crust character with some good flowery citrusy, leafy, piney, grassy, tropical hoppy, subtle lemongrass, lemon tea leaf, subtle lemon candyish lollipop flavours, leading towards a candied lemon rind zestiness, lingering citrusy, leafy, grassy, tropical hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3705) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of Marko, shared with him and ogivlado. Hazy yellow, white head. Nice hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, grass, cats piss aroma. Nice hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied. Average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (682) - - FEB 3, 2017
On tap at Hops Hill. Smells like a swimming pool. Really weird. Pours a golden amber. Malty, strong alcohol flavor. Good finish. Interesting. Tastes stronger than it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7706) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 2, 2017
Rating No.7500
Canned 440ml. -Courtesy of Marko, shared with him and Iznogud. Orange/golden coloured, small white head, citrusy hoppy nose. Moderate malty, heavy fresh citrusy fruity hoppy and well balanced bitterness. Notes of alcohol as well but well rounded. Dry bitter hoppy finish. Really really good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dagimp (1001) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Best IPL ever! No really, it was that good. And I’m a big fan of the Mass Rising, but this was better. All about the hops with mild to moderate bitterness. Will grab even more of this next year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5553) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2017
Enormous thanks MacBoost! Shared with ogivlado and Iznogud! Poured a hazy pale golden body, small white head. Superb, fresh aroma, dank, orange, onions, cat piss, just lovely! Nice, soft light body, just a vague touch of caramel, to support a nice, citric-herbal hoppiness, some onion too, lighter than expected, but superbly drinkable. Actually more complex than expected, getting more interestingly hoppy by the sip. Just great. Alcohol very, VERY well hidden. One of the best hoppy lagers ever, anywhere!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (2276) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is pineapple, earthy, grass and citrus. Medium bodied, alcohol well hidden, good carbonation. Nicely done pils as it is bitter with a touch of sweetness.

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