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The ABCS - Jack's Abby Brewing

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253 Ratings

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 57
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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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.

greenmtn1111, Jun 23, 2013
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.

tigg924, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Psychmusic
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Psychmusic, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Treyliff, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of comfortablynirm
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

comfortablynirm, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of brunop
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

brunop, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of TobiasG
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

TobiasG, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Hubarooski
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Hubarooski, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Steve_Oldrati
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Steve_Oldrati, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of blt2646
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

blt2646, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev -4.3%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of mltobin
4.18/5  rDev 0%
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.

mltobin, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of ErrandWolfe
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

ErrandWolfe, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of RayUF07
4/5  rDev -4.3%

RayUF07, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of tehmogue
4/5  rDev -4.3%

tehmogue, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of mketchen
4/5  rDev -4.3%

mketchen, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of SHCC
4/5  rDev -4.3%

SHCC, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of cdmillard
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

cdmillard, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Dhamma73
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Dhamma73, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev -4.3%

bcm75, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 02, 2013
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

NOONANCE, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

OUJayhawk1799, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

RummyRedbeard, May 30, 2013
Photo of unclejazz
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

unclejazz, May 29, 2013
The ABCS from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.