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The ABCS - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

252 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 252
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

somelikehops, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

lucas1801, May 22, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +6.2%

Another Jack's Abby bottle shared by Liam

Hazy orange, solid ring of white head here, good amount of lace left on the glass here. Smell is hoppy with a ton of citrus fruit, grapefruit, mango, and some sweet peach candy, a faint suggestion of pine as well with a little bit of crisp malt as well. Taste is heavy on the hops, citrus fruit with a nice bitterness, drying grapefruit flavours with a bit of malt in here as well. Low-medium carbonation, fairly full bodied with a nice oil to it. Awesome stuff here, lovely juicy hop flavours with a definite lager quality to it, great stuff here.

peensteen, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Apathetiq, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ericlawton007, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

gdub, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Tschnab, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

NHbeerfishing, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Marcelozicker, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

geocool, May 17, 2013
Photo of davey101
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%

MFG 03.28. Looks like they went from a generic printed month on some labels to an actual date stamp. 500 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a clear amber body. An absurd amount of foam forms after the pour, four fingers worth of bone white foam just over flowing out of the glass. Takes a while to calm down. Really excellent lacing with decent retention.

S - Pine and grapefruit. Faint malts. Oily and dank, but not as overpowering and intense as I was anticipating.

T - Pine, resin, and some bitter grapefruit juice washed away by a clean and crisp finish. Its a really interesting beer in the fact that it starts off with a huge wave of flavor but it casually turns into something light and drinkable with a bit of a crackery malt. Long lasting bitterness with a lingering citric fruitiness. Damn you Jack's Abby and your crazy lager magic!

M - Medium bodied and crisp, this is dangerously drinkable. The 7.5% abv seems unbelievable.

O - I went into this beer expecting a hop bomb (100+ IBU's, 7.5%, multiple big name hop varieties) but that is not at all what this beer is about. In typical Jack's Abby fashion you get a whollop of flavor in a light and approachable vessel.The kind of beer that you could easily polish off a growler solo while destroying your palate. These guys continue to amaze me.

davey101, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

pisano, May 16, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +6%

A: Pours a very clear light golden hue. A thin white head emerges, and mostly stays as a creamy layer floating on top.

S: Pretty hop forward, especially for a pilsner/lager. Piney, grassy, and peppery. A little hint of lemon peel.

T: Bitter and spicy. Lots of earthy hops with a resinous piney flavor. A tiny hint of some citrus at the very end.

M: Very crisp, very dry, and light bodied. Prickly carbonation, with a touch of warming alcohol on the back of the throat.

O: I can't get over how impressed I am every time I try a new Jack's Abby brew, and this is no exception. Blind, I gotta imagine people would assume this is a hoppy IPA, but with a cleaner more crisp bite. Absolutely delicious.

brydeen, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

MattGoose, May 14, 2013
The ABCS from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.