The ABCS - Jack's Abby Brewing
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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
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
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
The ABCS from Jack's Abby Brewing
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