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Session Rye IPL - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.92%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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jbeervt, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" beige head over the slightly cloudy golden amber brew. Frothy head lasts and lasts, with sporadic chunky lacing. Aroma is citrus and light pale malts.

Taste starts with a peek of sweetness, citrus in the middle, and bitterness and more lemony goodness through the close. Smooth mouthfeel, and drinkability is way easy. Sessional thirst-quencher, check.

ppoitras, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Skibum211, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Dicers, Aug 17, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

a real nice lager from jacks abby, but they all are from these guys, totally reinventing the word lager for most craft beer people, a noble and so far highly successful mission. this session rye lager is under 4% abv, clear light copper in color, and carbonated well enough to be supremely refreshing. a classic but robust American hopping makes it about as hop forward as a good ipa, but the low alcohol and the clean finish of the lager yeast make it that much more of a perfect summer day drinker for those seeking such a thing. the rye is really mild in this, probably well under 20% of the grain bill, and quite pale, influencing the overall flavor profile of this beer fairly minimally, which is my only real critique. a little more rye would be awesome, but in the theme of a lighter brew, I think it just accents the hops without being too much. really snappy finish and overall a fun session brew. jacks abby has done nothing but impress me.

StonedTrippin, Aug 15, 2014
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tom10101, Aug 13, 2014
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bobv, Aug 06, 2014
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Session Rye IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.