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Jack's Abby 2nd Anniversary Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 18
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Two years into our brewery and we're fueling the fires surrounding extremely hoppy beers. In celebration of our anniversary and in support of our fans, we're brewing this extra hoppy Double IPL. Together, we have taken a journey to redefine the term "lager". Prost!

Called Mass Rising when released, but that name was later used for a new recipe lager.

(Beer added by: jbertsch on 06-21-2013)
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Userme59

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -53.3%

09-26-2013 03:42:56 | More by Userme59
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.9%

07-21-2013 18:36:07 | More by Rekrule
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.9%

06-12-2014 19:22:48 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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Sheppard

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -26.9%

Purchased a growler at the brewery, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: It's a light golden color.

Smell: Smell a lot of piney notes, which I would surmise are from the simcoe hops that were used.

Taste: Man, this is bitter. I was expecting it to be hoppier than The ABCS, but man, this is overwhelming. It tastes like a condensed hop, but lacks the malt backbone to support it. It's really, really bitter.

Mouthfeel: Not too much texture from the different hops. Lingering bitter resin aftertaste.

Overall: I'm kind of disappointed. I was really looking forward to this beer, but I think it lacks the balance that I expected from it. It's very, very hoppy. The ABCS struck a fine balance between the crispness of a lager and the hoppyness of an IPA. This was shockingly bitter to start, though I'm adjusting to it now.

06-22-2013 19:00:09 | More by Sheppard
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vonnegut21

New York

3.13/5  rDev -26.9%

A: Pours a golden hue with three fingers of billowing white head. The head lingers for quite some time.

S: Grassy, floral and full of pine. Not much else of note.

T: Pine, lemon, grassy and spicy. Kind of unbalanced without much malt body or sweetness to accompany the bitterness.

M: Nice carbonation, but somewhat thin and watery on the palate.

O: Not my favorite JA offering. Double IPLs are a tough style and this one just doesn't do it for me. Too much akin to hop water for my tastes...

09-19-2013 01:02:55 | More by vonnegut21
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mynie

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -26.4%

This was described to me as an East Coast Humulus, so of course I had to give it a try.

N-not quite. While Humulus retains just enough crispness to clearly differentiate itself from a double IPA, the back end of JA's second anniversary strays into the harsh medicinal nodes that mar most iterations of this difficult style. Thankfully the front end is still smooth and pleasant and the back-end never gets painfully sharp, but it comes too close for my liking.

08-31-2013 19:51:02 | More by mynie
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

07-22-2014 19:14:18 | More by curlybird
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

10-28-2013 02:16:30 | More by DelicateDelirium
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mikennat

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

08-07-2013 19:09:49 | More by mikennat
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

07-26-2013 23:03:52 | More by jayhunter357
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-26-2013 22:41:16 | More by RKing44
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-22-2013 22:42:54 | More by Janeinma
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-24-2013 00:22:39 | More by Hophead717
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-29-2013 02:53:44 | More by PaulD
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-27-2013 13:49:15 | More by jeff1973
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-05-2013 14:51:08 | More by mklisz
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braican

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

09-08-2013 23:45:48 | More by braican
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-29-2013 21:28:12 | More by Jslay013
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Benjaminwileketchum

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-28-2013 02:48:52 | More by Benjaminwileketchum
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-05-2013 21:22:30 | More by AOShabaz
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-03-2013 02:20:15 | More by AJ01923
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-16-2013 12:17:36 | More by bobv
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

09-25-2013 00:29:06 | More by PEIhop
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-09-2013 07:51:25 | More by Kelp
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-17-2013 16:35:55 | More by JAHMUR
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Jack's Abby 2nd Anniversary Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.