Sunny Ridge - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by utopiajane:
3.04/5 rDev -19.8%
This bottle had no date on it and it poured hazy and with an off white head that fell fast. it had only a bit of grain sweetness on the nose and something that smelled like cereal. Like cheerios actually. It had the distinct scent of harsh weeds rather than sweet grass and the taste was equally disappointing. It had no body and a dullness overall. A sour edge to the flavors that made me think this beer was past it's prime. It was muddled by lemon int eh finish and is the first beer I have ever had that I thought actually tasted and did not just smell dank. Flat lifeless and had a sickly sweet undertone.
Definitely would benefit by a best by date.
03-09-2014 18:32:30 | More by utopiajane
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: 1 inch head, light gold in color, clear, high carbonation
Smell: straw, grass, toasted malt
Taste: straw, grass, toasted malt, light hops at the end
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with light bitterness
Overall: Typical Jack's Abbey. Nice and clean lager. I could have several of these. This beer is worth seeking out.
07-07-2014 15:44:29 | More by tigg924
4.11/5 rDev +8.4%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a clear pale golden yellow with a dense white head sitting on top. Not very much visible carbonation. Head sticks around for a while before leaving some lacing and settling down.
S: Light lagery malt base balanced out with a touch of hop bitterness. Breadiness comes through nicely. Grassy hops.
T: Very balanced brew with a fantastic blend of malts and hops. Starts off with a bit of sweet pale malts, then a dose of hops comes through adding a bit of bitterness. Lager yeast rounds out the backend. Hops linger into the aftertaste.
M: This could be the definition of an easy drinking lager. Light body with ample carbonation. Clean and refreshing dry finish.
Overall this is a very solid pilsner that reminds me of the warm summer weather. Great malting and the hop compliments well.
03-02-2014 23:16:09 | More by CloudStrife
3.88/5 rDev +2.4%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Clear pale orange/yellow. Small white head. Thin collar.
Smell - Slightly herbal hop. Crisp pilsner malt. Clean aroma.
Taste - Again a little bit of an herbal hop. Nice pilsner malt. Crisp. Maybe just a bit of sweetness. Spicy finish.
Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Excellent pilsner. I had this after Mocha Wednesday. Still tasted good.
04-01-2014 02:34:24 | More by Alieniloquium
4/5 rDev +5.5%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 15, 2014.
The color of the pour is an unfiltered pale yellow sitting under a big white fizzy head that eventually settles back.
The aroma smells muchy like one would expect from a pilsener with its toasted biscuit malt and sweet character along with a grassy hop note. However I do pick up the added herbal bite.
The body is medium
Pilseners are one of those refreshing beers that have some expectations with which we are all familiar and with the added herbal, spice twist mixed in with those toasty malts and clean hops, I'm am enjoying this variation.
08-15-2014 21:01:04 | More by puboflyons
3.76/5 rDev -0.8%
Appearance: Mostly clear with some chill haze, pale gold/straw - pours with a medium-sized, bright white head - impressive retention, more or less keeps the same size cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing
Smell: Clean and bright - a bit different than a typical pils, somewhat delicate - Jack's Abby lager yeast, some light fruits, some light citrus - noble hops are definitely here, but they're nicely subtle, with some grass, earth, spice, and straight-up leafy hops - pale grains, pale malts, light bread, half-baked biscuits
Taste: Light, clean, and crisp - pale malts, pale grains - about as grainy as a "typical" pilsner - some light bready sweetness, with a very light touch of toast, biscuits - Jack's Abby yeast, light fruit esters with some floral citrus - some hints of earthy, spicy, leafy hops, but not much - finishes mostly clean
Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, nicely smooth, finishes clean with some lingering spice
Overall: Ridge Racer?
Jack's Abby probably could have made this beer blindfolded, half-asleep, or otherwise impaired. They're just that good at making easy drinking, clean lagers. This is no exception. There's nothing particularly exceptional about this, but it's worth a try simply because it's so drinkable.
05-12-2014 03:55:46 | More by angrybabboon
Sunny Ridge from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.