RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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’

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1540) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
500ml bottle (10/13 date) pours clear golden orange with big head. Nose is big orange, grapefruit, citrus. Mouthfeel is malty with a light finish, very carbonated. Taste is resiny lemon, some pine, citrus, sap. Finish is a pleasant fruity pine bitterness. Really nice.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hiledd (114) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Clear, golden honey color. Citrus and floral aroma, Medium to full body. Warming sensation on tongue but alcohol does not come off strong. Very strong citra hop flavor with lemon and melon flavors. Drinks like a lighter IPL without a lot of malty flavor. Deceptively strong alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (428) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2017
16oz can. Pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is citrus, earth, and a touch of spice. Taste is citrus, mango, dough, and a bit of yeast. Moderately bitter. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (357) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2017
I wonder if there is anything such as an ale versus beer camp these days? I prefer ales as a rule and tend to find similarly flavored and well made lagers a bit lacking. Sure it’s the different styles of yeast, but I think the lagers lack the body, the heft of an ale. Anywho, draft at the brewery. Yes, it is very like unto Dogfish Head’s 60 minute, previous caveats applied. A well made, well balanced brew, hiding its alcohol quite well. Aroma is dankness and mild citrus. The flavor is reminiscent of many a DIPA but not overboard on anything, citrus, bitterness, dankness. Crisp, medium bodied, smooth and creamy. In my own descending 1 to 5 ranking, I would rate this a #2 brew, not to be avoided by any means, but not one of the greats.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meccahh69lol (157) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2017
Yet another great beer from Jacks Abby. The one pours the standard yellowy amber clear lager thing. The smell is piney, hoppy, nutty, with a little funk almost bretty-saisony. The flavor is more strident hops and resiny dank nuggs with more of a lagery mouthfeel to it than Jacks Abby’s other IPL style offerings, which lean more aleish in taste usually despite the categorization. Still this one is very good, if not quite as good as I remember it being after having Excess IPL and Kiwi Rising. Good for smoky room italo disco jams on the nicest day of the year in anticipation of your beloveds belated return.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bright yellowish pour in Boston. White head and cloudy. Crisp earthy and some fruity kick. Tangy. Pretty good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (479) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2017
Canned 04/03. Clear golden pour with intensely sticky finger of white. Light fruits and a hint of spice on the nose belying the 100 IBUs. Flavor is just fantastic. Definitely a hop bomb most of the journey through the sip, but offset by the lightness and bready malt flavor. Finish is very clean for as bitter as this gets mid-sip. Another really solid offering from Jack’s.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (6239) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2017
Draft at Harbor Bar, Whole Foods Bryant Park. Mostly clear golden pour. Frothy off-white head and plenty of lacing. Fruity and grassy, some pale malt notes. Tastes hoppy, fruity, and bitter. Drinks soft with a strong, dry finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2824) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted grain for the malt, light orange and herbs for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with over ripe pear, pepper and peach liqueur in the background. Head is average size, frothy turning wispy, white, with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark murky amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is moderately sweet and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a soft to lively carbonation and a moderately astringent finish. A higher end Imperial Pils for sure, but not much my style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Yellow, white head, fruity aroma, hoppy, fresh, flavor of grapefruit, apricot, caramel, mandarina, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7702) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle shared by Eugène. Pours unclear amber, Smell is full, sweet, orange, bit bitter. Taste is likewise. Very malty. Sweet, mild orange-like bitterness.


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