Session Rye IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by Dope:
3.89/5 rDev +2.9%
3.8%, no sign of a bottle date but released less than a month ago.
A: Pours a hazy light amber. Tall, fizzy and frothy offwhite head. Head fizzes out at a moderate pace, decent lacing and head retention.
S: Spicy, herbal pine and spicy rye at the same time. Good combination.
T: More of the same, lots of pine and herbal hops up front. Has a bit of sulfur-like pilsner malt character oddly enough. I'm not sure why, but I swear I taste it. Spicy rye malt in the middle and finish. Lots of pine in the finish, including lingering in the dry aftertaste.
M: Surprisingly medium bodied for only 3.8%. Dry, smooth and decently bitter and spicy at the same time.
O: One of the best of the new fad session IPA(L)s I've had. Way better than the Lagunitas and Founders examples which is pretty high praise. The rye gives it additional complexity and the mouthfeel is crisp and smooth without being too weak. Drinks like a rye pilsner, which is a good thing.
06-07-2014 06:38:12 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev -3.2%
A - A light off-white head sits on top of a amber body, Not much lacing remains, just specks here and there on the pint glass.
S - Nice, deep malt aroma off the top, doesn't overwhelm. There's almost a nuttiness in there.
T - It took me a few sips to wrap my head around this one. There's an immediate bitterness with floral notes for sure, but they hang in the background. What you come away with is something very subdued.
M - Medium to light mouthfeel here. I was expecting something a bit heavier and was surprised on the lightness, almost wateriness, of this beer.
O - Not sure if I was wrong in expecting something a bit more full here, but the taste just doesn't seem to blossom in this Rye IPL.
07-27-2014 18:28:50 | More by alexbutler
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
Second pour from a growler, purchased this afternoon from the brewery.
A -- Really nice body, bright and clear orange/copper color. Very little head, but decent retention and lacing.
N -- Light nose, with grapefruit hops and a little bit of spicy rye malts.
T -- Really tasty. The spice of the rye is upfront, with a good hoppy finish. There's nothing overpowering. Its really crisp and refreshing.
M -- A little watery, but not too bad. Carbonation is good and contributes to the refreshing, crisp quality.
O -- An excellent beer for day drinking or cookouts or whatever you want. Awesome.
05-31-2014 20:20:40 | More by tkelley
3.99/5 rDev +5.6%
On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.
This isn't an AAL, as categorized by the site. It's an American Pale Lager, or an IPL (not a category on this site).
Pours a light, clear amber, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.
Smells like citrus, pine, and some rye malt.
The taste is similar. Spicy hop and malt flavors, with some citrus zest, and some slight pale malt flavors.
Medium bodied, low carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.
A lot going on here for only 3.8% ABV.
05-18-2014 00:14:12 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.74/5 rDev -1.1%
A- 500ml bottle poured to a pint glass with a barely hazed, deep golden body. Cap to about one finger with a white and frothy appearance. Head retention is decent and a small ring leaves just a bit of spotty lace.
S- Hops and lager in an aroma that is still fairly assertive, especially considering the 3.8% ABV. Notes of citrus fruits, tangerine, spicy rye bread, stone fruits and dank grass.
T- Hop forward but plenty of balance is provided by the rye and yeast. The hops present a strong citrus presence with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange and bitter zest but pine, spicy, herbal and dank hop notes also come to light. Rye spiciness plays nicely off of the hops.
MF- For 3.8% I would say the body is medium with a fizzy texture. Carbonation on the high end and the crisp beer foams up on the palate. Finishes with a spicy bitterness.
Hmm, the first bottle I had of this with a friend had a sulfury nose but still a nice flavor. This bottle is probably what the beer is supposed to be with a refreshing mix of citrus hops and spicy rye grains.
06-11-2014 02:20:31 | More by cbutova
Session Rye IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
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