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The ABCS - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
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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johnsilk

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-13-2013 23:56:40 | More by johnsilk
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TomRB

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-11-2013 18:56:58 | More by TomRB
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Golden in color with a mild haze. Four fingers of creamy white head retain insanely well. Foamy rings of lacing stripe the glass.

S: Intense starfruit and pineapple. Wet leaves, earthy, slight pine resin. Lemon zest and tangerine. Tropical esters. Bursting with tropical aromas. Pilsner malt almost gets lost beneath the hops.

T: Explosion of tropical fruits. Starfruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, honeydew melon, kiwi. Hop tastes shift and go dank and piney, herbal and spicy. Bitterness builds and becomes formidable. Peppery. Malt base is biscuity with a slight toasted edge. Gripping spicy hop bitterness lingers on a long finish.

M: Medium bodied. Very full and firm in the mouth in that classic lager sort of way. Creamy. Prickling carbonation.

O: Impressive. Much of the hop flavor spectrum is represented in one glass. A hop-head's delight.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 17:01:37 | More by ryan1788a5
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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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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-11-2013 03:28:07 | More by zestar
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-11-2013 02:04:52 | More by Resuin
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-10-2013 03:08:03 | More by Hugonaut13
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kdmcguire10

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-10-2013 02:03:36 | More by kdmcguire10
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-09-2013 21:17:34 | More by BostonHops
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caguiar

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-09-2013 15:54:54 | More by caguiar
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-08-2013 13:31:33 | More by mjohnson17
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-08-2013 01:58:23 | More by guezarka
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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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Dagsy

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-07-2013 19:36:29 | More by Dagsy
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-07-2013 14:18:06 | More by dunix
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-07-2013 14:15:29 | More by mklisz
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-07-2013 14:10:33 | More by vonnegut21
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 23:45:34 | More by dbrauneis
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

05-06-2013 22:21:22 | More by THECPJ
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-06-2013 17:19:08 | More by HawkIPA
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-06-2013 01:01:34 | More by pveilleux
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-05-2013 15:59:39 | More by AdamP
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

05-04-2013 22:00:34 | More by mattparsons
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a stein: a beautiful light golden color with a 3 finger head which resolved itself.

Strong grapefruit and citrus wafted from the head.

The mouth feel was pleasant and tingling.

The taste is strong grapefruit, grapefruit rinds, and loads of hops.
The 100 IBUs are apparent with the warm spicy bitterness felt on the back of the tongue.

Another excellent beer from Jack's Abby- creating a new American craft lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 00:59:20 | More by brureview
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-03-2013 22:48:18 | More by Texasfan549
The ABCS from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.