The ABCS - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 54
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: jbertsch on 03-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 254 | Reviews: 42
Photo of parris
1.47/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.25

S: farty and huge amounts of ground oak leaves. Even if you just add good hops, you shouldn't get this flavor... (grasss, oak leaves, grass, grass, grass)

T: same deal. I don't get how JA released such a bad beer. In their defense, my fiend liked it.

apparent-ce: beautiful light brown, beautiful lacing.

Mouthfeel: I dunno, was too underwhelmed. Good MF actually

Overall: I LOVE, LOVE jacks abby beer. LOVE it. I hate to do this, but I couldn't handle this. I actuallly dumped my 4oz glasss. I literally traded 2 bud heavy for my last bottle

Again. JA makes the best beer in the area IMO, this was just fluke miss. I won't even describe what I traded it for,

Again, I love jacks abbey, they make insane good shit. But this was not my favorite... not evan close.

Edit: Think ground oak with no balance., like if you could extradt if you could get pine cone flavor.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.17/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Nice white head and surface wisps. Well retained.

Smell - Citrus hops and a little bit of a diaper aroma. Clean diaper, but weird. Some malt.

Taste - Better. Hoppy. Citrus and more pine comes out. Clean malt. Bitterness and oily hop resins linger in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Closer to medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Decent. Smells kinda bad, but redeems itself.

Photo of tigg924
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1 inch head, orange-gold in color, hazy, moderate carbonation

Smell: tropical fruits and piney hops

Taste: tropical fruits and piney hops

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium bodied, slightly bitter with some sweetness

Overall: Jack's Abbey is pretty hit and miss with me and while this is not a miss, it is not a hit either. The flavors are clean and fruity. Style wise it is fairly true, but it is just missing that wow factor that would make me want to get this again. Not a bad beer, just one I would most likely not get again either.

Photo of greenmtn1111
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a glass chalice.

Bottled 3/28/13

Medium amber, orange color, fairly hazy with a huge white foamy head. Aroma is of citrus, piney hops, and some floral aspects as well. Taste-wise there’s a lot of tropical stuff going on here, some orange and other really bright flavors. The piney notes are not as pronounced as the smell suggested. The IPL finishes really nicely - clean and dry on the palate. As I drink, there isn’t much lacing but the head retention is good. Unfortunately the carbonation level is kind of lacking – it seems a little bit flat. This is a good one, but I much preferred Jack’s Abbey’s Kiwi offering over this.

Photo of WanderingFool
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ABCs pours a clear golden amber with a tiny head of foam. A few spots of lace cling to the glass with each sip.

The aroma is malty and earthy. Pale malt, a little caramel, orange citrus, grass, some tropical fruit and a hint of lemon are all present. I was expecting more hops in the aroma than what I detected.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth and silky with light carbonation. The flavor is a nice balance of pale malt and toast with orange citrus. It finishes moderately bitter and slightly grassy. Once gone the citrus and bitterness lingers on the palate.

Overall this is a well balanced, easy drinking beer. However, I didn't think the aroma matched the flavor.

Photo of NEhophead
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16.9 fl oz brown bottle served in a tulip.
MFG 03.28.2013.

Dull, slightly cloudy gold in color. Very active carbonation that fuels a frothy, bright white head that plasters the rim of the tulip. For the most part, thin and spotted lacing with good strength.

Bright tropical fruit aromas: lime, honeydew, and pine, balanced by clean, bright pine hops. Clean, pale malt character with just a touch of sweetness, imparted mostly by the fruity esters. Notes of lemongrass with a touch of herbs, cilantro.

The pale malt character provides just enough of a backbone for the intense hop profile; clean, yet somewhat bland grains. Unlike the aroma, the primary flavor component is weighted more towards the spicy than the fruity along the hop spectrum. Pretty intense pine along with some herbs that provides a moderate earthen quality. A slightly fresh, juicy honeydew, pear, and peach follow an almost gritty, earthen bitterness.

Medium in body. Drinks a bit light and refreshing in spots, but the spiciness, sweetness, and herbal flavors retract from this beer's ability to quench your thirst. A bit too active on the palate for the style.

A really clean, crisp, and fresh lager with a ton of flavor going on here, surprising for the style. With that said, maybe a little too much going on with the combination of hops.

Photo of jbertsch
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can't get any fresher. Bottle dated today!

Poured into a tulip.

Hazy light orange color. One inch of white head.

The aroma is a medley of melon, pear, pine, a sweetness reminiscent of juicy fruit gum...even a touch of apple.

Fruity hop flavors hit the palate first along with a faint candy sugar-like sweetness. But a piney bitterness kicks in quickly and makes it finish dry and short. The warmer it gets I start to notice a little malt lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel is lively, dry, even a little refreshing.

Given the high alpha hops used and IBUs I expected it to be very bitter, but the bitterness is fairly pleasant. I will say the flavor is a bit short for my liking in a double-anything. I don't like it better than kiwi rising, but its still a great beer. For some reason it makes me want to say this is Jack's Abby's Ruination.

Photo of Maxwell
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clean golden yellow with some orange highlights. The beer also pours with a nice yellowing-white, two-finger’s width head of medium sized bubbles. Its body is super clear and clean, and a mellow torrent of bubbles can be seen constantly replenishing the head. The beer leaves a fat poofy cloud of lacing that forms a wall and a sideways mountain range of bubbles on one side of my glass. On the nose, the beer smells of spicy pine-citrus, with a nice bready malt backbone. Pine is the big player in the nose, and gives some lovely nuances, moving from dank to resinous. This is not the most pungent India pale lager I’ve smelled though. Kiwi Rising had much more tropical fruit in the nose, and a bigger pungency from the glass. Still, this beer smells hoppy and good, and it definitely features some complexity in the nose, which is very intriguing. On the tongue, the beer tastes beautifully bitter and dry. There is actually some huge sweetness from the malt and the hops, but that is quickly enveloped in a strong bitter resonance. The flavors begin as sweet citrus and stone fruit hops, moving into big bitters swiftly with a heavy swath of bitter pine while the sweetness of the malt and hops blend into an almost sweet, bread flavoring that sits slightly below cloying on the tongue. This is washed away by bitter aspirin, grapefruit, and resinous pine flavors with a touch of dry spicy bread malt. The finish is bittersweet, with grapefruit, stone fruit, and pine flavors playing with the light bread malts and citrus lemon flavors. The finish has a solid lasting power, and the aftertaste is of dry bitter bread with a touch of salt. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a little bit of heaviness on the stomach. The carbonation is rough and prickly on the tongue, a touch too much in my opinion, and the mouth is left with a sticky dry scrim of spittle and a nice bitter reverberation in the mouth. This beer also feels a little syrupy on the tongue, which I’m not really sure about. Overall, this is a solid bitter beer. I don’t like it as much as I liked Kiwi Rising or Hoponius Union, but it is still a solid beer with a lot of complexity. The carbonation is a little fierce on the tongue, which is my one true complaint, but overall I think that helps to hold in check the sweetness of the malt, which is good. Another great lager from Jack’s Abby!

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think this is a genius brew. its a german style pilsener lager, with a great dose of American hops. a beautiful fusion of styles. clear on the pour until the sediment layer is disturbed and it runs a little hazy. golden in color with a really active white head a few inches high and lacing up well. the nose is dusty german malts on the light side, and aggressive fruity fresh American hops plenty high in alpha acids. clean flavor too, with a floral side of the hops emerging, fresh and springy, a nice contrast to the fuller malt body for the style. jacks abby has effective redefined the American lager, and this might be their best beer to date. so much flavor, soft feel, and snappy hops with lager yeast, a great combo. everything they make is good, this one is fabulous.

Photo of n2185
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with two fingers of foamy white head that fades into a thin layer with good lacing.

S: Sweeter citrus notes up front followed by strong notes of grapefruit and pine. The aroma finishes sweet.

T: Grapefruit and resiny pine dominate the earthy flavor. The finish is fairly bitter with a citrus rind flavor.

M: Mid-light body with medium-high carbonation, this beer is surprisingly light and crisp for such a hoppy beer. It works well, though.

O: A good beer overall. It's a bit heavy on the bitterness and any of the lager characteristics of the beer (except for the lighter body) are lost under the hops. Still, it's quite enjoyable.

Photo of safaricook
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured this into a small white wine glass at the Collonade hotel in Boston, room 544. Bought at the Bauer wine and spirit at Newbury street just a few blocks away.

Orange golden clear body with plenty of fine carbonation that forms a bright white head of one finger that reduces soon to a thin layer leaving nice lacing 4

Aroma is moderate citric hops, tangerine, orange and some biscuit malts. 3.75

Taste follows aroma at least in the beginning before bitterness starts dominating the palate. Hops are nicely balanced with the biscuit malts. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Actually, when you think it is finally gone, it comes back one more time. 4.25

Medium body slightly oily body with crisp carbonation. 4

One of the most tasty lagers that I have ever drunk. Great effort on balancing the tremendously high 100+ IBU with the malts. I am not sure if I really enjoy this long lingering bitterness, but I know you American hopheads do. Respect to Jack's Abby brewing for amazing me with this one. 4.25

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 4.21.13
Dated 03.29.2013

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a huge yellow-light tan head with good retention and nice lacing left on the glass.

S - Lots of citrus, orange and lemon mostly followed by some hop pine.

T - Orange peel, then some grass and pine, a touch of alcohol heat.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Hoppy citrus and pine with more alcohol and flavor than I have ever had with a lager.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy dark gold. Head and s solid-white. Decently sized super creamy head. Drops to a small chunk and clumpy cap with a loose bubbly collar. Sheets of lacing.
Wish it was a little more clear, but that's the worst of it.

Smell: Bitter pine and tropical fruit. Some peach, tangerine, and even some grapefruit. Vaguely herbal and slightly spicy. Slightly pithy bitterness. Some caramel malt sweetness. Touch of that particular Jack's Abby lager yeast. Mild earthiness. Pale malts as well.

Taste: Straight up pine needle bitterness. Some grapefruit zest with a backing fruitiness. Floral, very floral. Slight tangerine and peach in the back. Aggressive building bitterness, but not abrasive. Warming brightens some of the fruitier elements. Slightly sweet malt backbone is pale malts with a touch of caramel. Some slight esters. Earthy and bitter. Genuinely tastes like a seriously hopped lager and not a light IPA.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Crisp a slight bitter dry finish.

Overall: 1-2-3 baby you and me yeah!

Crazy bitter, but not abrasive (I'm looking at you Arctic Laser Wolf). Stays true to its lager roots and just gets bigger. I had this on tap last night and the bottle is a better choice. I'll definitely lock up more of this next year.

Photo of mltobin
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a couple bottles of this at the brewery.

Poured into a Duvel glass, the appearance is a light golden color, a finger of a white colored head. Its` nose has grapefruit, sourdough bread, other tropical fruit too. Sipping on this offering from JA and I taste earthy hops, pineapple, grapefruit, some pine. This is a very nice imperial pilsner. Mouthfeel is medium, a bit chewy, small amount of bitterness in the finish. I was happy to get some of this and certainly satisfied after trying it.

Photo of Duhast500
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a bright orange/gold with two fingers of foamy white head and good amount of lacing is left on the glass.

The smell has a bit of citrus fruit flavor. The hops elevate this a bit while giving off a bit a tart aroma that could be shaping up to hit hard with bitter hop flavor.

The taste is piney at first with splash of pine, and some grassy hops that push the bitterness up a bit. Some hints of mango and tangerine reveal themselves as the bitterness wears down. Some malty biscuit flavor comes out before a slight twang at the end.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and is really drinkable just as most Jack’s Abbey beers are. Crisp and refreshing this beer goes down easy.

Photo of inlimbo77
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz, Bottled 3/28/13
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color. Fluffy off white pillow layer of two fingers of head. Good carbonation. Some layers of lacing sheeting.

S: Funny that the S isn't silent, definitely getting that Simcoe. Cat pee. Big fruity hop notes. Citrus. Pine. Grainy notes, but lower on the malt bill.

T: Nice punch of hop bitterness on tip of the tongue. Then a rush if the other hop flavors, Calypso and Simcoe seem to come to the forefront. Getting fruit: peach and mango. As for a malt bill, it's thinner due to lagering. Finish is crisp and dry and clean.

M: Light medium bodied beer.

Photo of smcolw
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good head for a bar pour. Lingering single layer of bubbles throughout the tasting. Nearly a blanket of lace. The liquid is hazy with a light golden color.

Strong evergreen and grapefruit rind aroma. Smells like DIPA.

The taste is dessert dry and hop-pellet suckingly bitter. Very full body for a Pilsner. Doesn't have the crispness one would expect from a lager. The alcohol is well hidden with the strong hop bitterness. Low carbonation. Long, long aftertaste.

This is overhopped for the style, but one cannot say that this isn't flavorful and best enjoyed by hopheads.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 5/14/13

Appearance: Light copper from a distance, more of a dark gold when held up to the light - lightly hazy, pours with a gigantic, off-white head - fades to a nearly solid, creamy cap, leaves some serious streaks of lacing - prettiness confirmed

Smell: Holy dry-hopping, Batman - very hoppy, with loads of pine, citrus, and dank weed - fleshy orange, grapefruit - tropical fruits - resiny pine - grassy, herbal notes, and weed - an earthy spiciness that smells somewhere between mint and cilantro (if such a place exists) - some light caramel malts in the back

Taste: Sticky, bitter pine - almost as hoppy as the aroma, with a load of sticky, wet pine - citrus comes next, with some fleshy orange, tangerine, and grapefruit - some more tropical fruits - some oily, sticky citrus rind and pith, too - earthy, grassy, floral - very bitter, but not palate destroying (but palate damaging) - the lager base is here, and it's very lager-y - pale mats, with some spicy yeast

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, oily and sticky with a a lingering bitterness

Overall: Just easy as A-B-C (do the dance, do the dance)

Best consumed while listening to Justice's D.A.N.C.E. (potentially on repeat). This offer from Jack's Abby is pretty ridiculous. It's extremely hoppy, borderline abrasively bitter, but in the end it's still a lager. I'm glad I picked up a bottle of this.

Photo of Treyliff
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- pours clear and bright golden color with an enormous creamy and foamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving behind thick patches of lace

S- lots of fruity notes with a bit of mango and papaya, some citrus hop with lemon zest, a bit of crackery malt and hemp

T- tropical fruity notes lead to citrus and pine resin, hop profile is huge mid-palate with sweet mango and grassy hop, long fruity citrus linger on the palate with just enough malt to contain the huge hops

M- medium body with lively carbonation, creamy mouthfeel leads to a clean, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel

O- loaded with hops and high ABV, but super crisp and refreshing with high drinkability. The hop punch of a DIPA with the crispness of a pilsner.

Photo of Dope
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/28/13. Less than 2 weeks old. Hooray local!

A: A very clear golden/amber-ish. Enormous fluffy white head. Head fades stupidly slow with a huge island persisting. Strong fluffy lacing from top of the glass to the bottom.

S: Lots of citrus. Oranges, mangoes, grapefruit. Just a hint of pine. Surprisingly mellow if I'm honest, not a huge hop bomb in the nose. Some sweet caramel backs it up.

T: Hops are stronger here. Again, lots of citrus. Grapefruit is prominent with some sweeter orange backing it up. A little pine. Hint of sweet malt but it passes pretty quickly. Big wave of bitterness along with a chunk of pine in the finish. Some resinous hops to boot. Long, lingering drying and bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied, very smooth. A little drying from all the hops in the finish.

O: Another awesome beer from Jack's Abby. Not quite Kiwi Rising status, but an interesting variation that's still quite good. This one is more focused on the citrus and pine than the tropical fruit. Delicious and ultra smooth - wonderfully drinkable.

Photo of nquigley16
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 3/28/13

Pours a dark gold with a beautiful white fluffy head. Aromas of sweet citrus fruits, pineapple, peach, and mainly oranges complimented by soft fruity sweetness. The taste starts with some hoppy bitterness and alcohol, moves to an unbelievable smooth fruity fresh middle, and ends with some subtle hop resin and alcohol. The alcohol becomes moderately present as it warms up, but is dangerously unnoticeable when cold.

Overall a delicious and smooth beer,very complex with no dominant or overpowering flavors and an amazing complex fruity hop profile.

Photo of jondeelee
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The ABCS opens to exactly the kind of nose one would expect from a double IPL with 100+ IBUs: massive waves of dank hoppy goodness, with dandelion stem, lemon oil, pine resin, pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, mint, eucalyptus, and grass oozing forth from the open bottle. The aromas are surprisingly faint, but one gets the feeling that this is more because they’re so thick that they don’t rise easily, instead forming an oily layer that more slides than rises. Still, there’s obviously a lot of hops in here, held somewhat in check by orange, apricot, and berry fruit esters, as well as candi sugar, brown sugar, and rosewater. Bits of toast crust and biscuit form a light bready backing, but are mostly drowned by hops and sugars. As a whole, the nose is very nice, and especially for hopheads, represents the sort of rock or icon that people will travel to from thousands of miles away just to touch briefly; it’s hard to imagine more hop aromas crammed into one bottle. This does, of course, mean that the aromas will be a turnoff to anyone not familiar with lupulin overabundance, and the sheer strength of the hops puts the beer largely, if deliciously, out of balance.

On the tongue, the beer is almost exactly as bitter and hoppy as should have been expected: thick swaths of dandelion stem, mint, eucalyptus, grapefruit, pine resin, and mint attack the tongue and soft palate, burning and etching their way into the flesh. The bitterness here is extreme, but balanced, with an impressive variety of almost every conceivable hop flavor working in perfect harmony to irreversibly wreck your palate. There are also bucketloads of sugar in here to try and keep the hops in check, with orange oil, apricot, and berry fruit esters, as well as brown sugar, and bits of toast crust and biscuit lodged in a lifejacket somewhere way in the back, hanging on for dear life. The aftertaste is a long-burning hop fuse that is, even after thirty seconds, more potent than an actual mouthful of many beers. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-heavy, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is very good beer, and once again, hophead heaven. At the same time, the sheer hoppiness of it all does imbalance the beer, and I suspect there are many people who would find this unpalatable, the hops coming across more like burnt anise seeds in fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. But for a paltry $4.50 per bottle, you’re really not going to find more flavor for your buck. Recommended.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA

A: Pours a clear deep golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall fluffy white head that slowly reduces to a large medium thick cap, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit/orange, pine, and tropical/mango hops and light notes of caramel sweetness.

T: Light flavors of bready malts and a touch of caramel sweetness underneath the strong flavors from the hops. There are strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit/orange, pine, and tropical/mango hops. Moderate to strong amounts of bitterness which fades slowly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Wow, I can't believe this is an American Imperial Pilsner as I would have sworn it was a DIPA. This was a very good beer and I would love to be able to get this easily where I live... unfortunately I was only able to get it while visiting Boston on vacation. Totally recommend this one.

Photo of cfrances33
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle thanks to BobZ poured into a Hill Farmstead taster.

Pour: Bright, mostly clear orange with a finger of sticky, frothy white head. Lots of lacing through out, and even a bit of alcohol coating.

Smell: Right from opening the bottle, big burst of resinous pine and bright citrus. Very slick with hop oils, even on the nose. Dank, lightly grassy. A touch of bready malt and a light waft of lager yeast.

Taste: Follows the nose with an aggressive hoppy pine, tangerine, and grassiness. Quite bitter, more so than I expected. More doughy sweetness in the middle, and a touch of honey. Finishes bitter with pine.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness cuts down on the drinkability, but still refreshing. No trace of alcohol.

Overall: Another impressive lager from Jack's Abby. Drinks like an DIPA. Thanks Bob!

Photo of BigCheese
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up today at brewery, 2 days old, fresh to death.

A: pours a big frothy white head, slightly hazy golden hue. Leaves some chunks of lacing.

S: passion fruit, pineapple, pine you, fruity pungent. Has a certain dankness too.

T: taste is more grapefruit and piney. I also get some herbal lemon grass, tangerines and kiwi. A punch of bitterness followed by a hit of caramel malts. Finishes with a bitter tropical hop flavor. Pretty big flavors. Overall a mix of herbal, piney, and citrus, pretty bitter but not obnoxious.

M: very high carbonation, very soft and creamy mouth feel, pleasant.

O: really awesome beer, I've had a few better dipas, but not many. Drinks like an ale, with big flavors, nose was great, I'd prefer more tropical taste, nose was right on. Definitely worth getting.

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The ABCS from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.