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Session Rye IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Centennial, Chinook, Columbus and Crystal hops were added at the very end of the boil to give a robust hop flavor and smooth bitterness. This Spicy and floral beer was brewed with a touch of rye malt to accent the spiciness of the hops. Low in alcohol, yet full in flavor.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-12-2014)
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

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
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-20-2014 22:27:43 | More by BeerEnergy
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Jason

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-29-2014 02:40:46 | More by Jason
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2014 16:49:44 | More by ccurrid
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06-15-2014 03:29:57 | More by Sammy
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alexbutler

Massachusetts

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
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tkelley

Massachusetts

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.

Cheers!

05-31-2014 20:20:40 | More by tkelley
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-28-2014 16:53:04 | More by Kevincredible
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07-12-2014 01:40:49 | More by vancean2
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06-30-2014 01:19:36 | More by Phished880
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GreesyFizeek

New York

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
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06-01-2014 01:47:01 | More by ThatsThatDude
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cbutova

Massachusetts

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.

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Session Rye IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.