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The ABCS - Jack's Abby Brewing

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93
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250 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 53
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jbertsch on 03-29-2013)
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.99/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1 pint .9oz. bottle poured into a larger version of the Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. The beer itself comes out a nice golden straw color with some slight haze to it, overall there is a little bit of clarity. Glows golden yellow when held up to the light. Large white colored head with a lot of small white bubbles.

Smell is awesome, nice and super hoppy without being overwhelming. Huge notes of citrus, primarily grapefruit but tangerine and lemon as well, with hints of pine and tropical fruits as well (mango/pine apple). Great sweet malt backbone that seems absolutely perfectly balanced.

Taste, much like the smell is spot on. Nice and hoppy again. Same tropical fruits as mentioned earlier come out here as well, maybe a little more citrus than the smell. There's some honey/nectar sweetness to balance out the bitterness. The flavors all really mesh together quite well, really just about as perfect as it can get.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Overall quite medium bodied with a nice carbonation level. Perfectly balanced so it's perfectly drinkable, bitterness to sweetness factor is perfect. Great sharp and dry bitter and not to mention clean finish. It's awesome, I'm a little dissapointed that this isn't a year round brew, I love this beer.

Edit: This beer should REALLY be consumed fresh. I was able to pick up a couple more bottles at a store that had an a lot left over (I figured why not). The beer had several months of age and while it was still very tasty, it had lost greatness in all categories except appearance.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 20:12:51 | More by AndyAvalanche
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EnronCFO

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-15-2013 12:48:07 | More by EnronCFO
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-27-2013 23:12:13 | More by ThrashMaster
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brunop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-18-2013 17:20:10 | More by brunop
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-11-2013 13:35:56 | More by Mikecap
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mre0683

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-11-2013 22:22:44 | More by mre0683
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ErrandWolfe

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-11-2013 03:25:42 | More by ErrandWolfe
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ackbarleywine

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-16-2013 22:54:11 | More by ackbarleywine
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Boomblaze

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-14-2013 02:16:23 | More by Boomblaze
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-26-2013 15:19:04 | More by Mullen2525
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-18-2013 23:38:33 | More by PatGreer
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-Pours a crystal clear honeyed hue. Big, frothy crown. Head sits leasurely and laces generously.

S-A stiff jab of squished grapefruit, pine and tropical madness. A mixture of bright, vibrant hops and deep, resinous hops. Hops offer subliminal notes of apricot, peach and pineapple. Slight, lingering Lager yeastiness and some cracker.

T-Wet, tropical fruits. The hops are concentrated and deep but maintain much complexity. All those exotic fruits and citrus notes are quickly bear hugged by a strong, gripping, piney finish. Mild sweetness...errr...let's just say its fully hop forward.

M-Super dry. Super bitter. Super drinkable. Killer.

O/D-Another, another, another, another Jack's Abby gem! Better than 95% on any DIPAs I can easily get. Let's not mention its a damn lager. Unbelievable.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 01:42:21 | More by VelvetExtract
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cskollmann

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lovely pour, golden with a frothy pure white heard that leaves gorgeous lacing down my glass. Smell is tropical fruit from the hops, but not as intense as some DIPAs i've had. Taste is what I look for in west coast double IPA(L), just enough malt presence to know it's there, but mainly super clean hop flavor and bitterness. The mouthfeel is spot on as well, full without filling if that makes sense. Honestly reminiscent of PtE pints at Russian River. Very nice beer, world class in my opinion, JA has been killing it.

Serving type: growler

04-06-2013 22:04:01 | More by cskollmann
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-29-2013 18:53:15 | More by cincysig
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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kirkse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Okisailor

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-02-2013 19:31:36 | More by Okisailor
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Synergy87

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-29-2013 20:18:42 | More by Synergy87
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Kevin89065

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-08-2013 01:53:13 | More by kevgod
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-26-2013 01:11:58 | More by liamt07
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The ABCS from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.