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The ABCS - Jack's Abby Brewing

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250 Ratings
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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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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-28-2013 18:19:26 | More by ncaudle
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-27-2013 20:34:48 | More by Duff27
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MinnTwins

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-27-2013 02:45:04 | More by MinnTwins
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-26-2013 23:15:39 | More by egrace84
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Stonehill64


4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-26-2013 23:02:13 | More by Stonehill64
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IpaSipa

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

05-26-2013 01:47:22 | More by IpaSipa
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kirkse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-24-2013 17:17:38 | More by kirkse
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-23-2013 18:56:23 | More by Boston_Steve
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dfecteau

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-23-2013 13:52:00 | More by dfecteau
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BumpkinBrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

05-22-2013 18:54:38 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-22-2013 10:17:54 | More by lucas1801
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 20:27:58 | More by peensteen
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-20-2013 16:01:17 | More by Apathetiq
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-19-2013 23:55:08 | More by ericlawton007
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gdub

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-19-2013 00:24:18 | More by gdub
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Tschnab

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-18-2013 22:37:27 | More by Tschnab
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-18-2013 00:07:32 | More by NHbeerfishing
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Marcelozicker

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

05-17-2013 19:27:47 | More by Marcelozicker
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geocool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-17-2013 01:07:47 | More by geocool
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davey101

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 01:55:34 | More by davey101
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-16-2013 00:25:45 | More by pisano
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brydeen

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:20:44 | More by brydeen
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MattGoose

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-14-2013 14:37:07 | More by MattGoose
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 06:17:07 | More by angrybabboon
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 04:36:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
The ABCS from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.