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Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing

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1,242 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,242
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 67
Gots: 148 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rudzud on 09-07-2013

In the spirit of our local history we are revolting against the status quo. We are writing our own story by fueling the fire surrounding extra hoppy beers. We infuse Mass Rising with increasing amounts of American hops during the kettle, hopbock and dry hopping processes. Together, we have taken a journey to redefine the term 'lager.'
IBUs 100 IBU
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Ratings: 1,242 | Reviews: 170
Photo of Chestmcn
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best IPL hands down!

Photo of Camjmorton
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

Whoa, Mamma—you may want to sit down before you take the first sip, as the epicness hits you that hard. “Limited anniversary beer” ... say it’s not so! Really, guys, bring it back or just brew this every year at least. Reminder: This is a lager, and Jack’s Abby is redefining the way people should think about our bottom-fermenting friends.

STYLE: Double India Pale Lager
ABV: 8.0%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Lasting head, bubbly hazed golden color

SMELL: Fresh orange zest, pine, faint tobacco, hint of alcohol, spicy, slightly dank

TASTE: Hop forward, pungent, smooth, medium body, aggressive bitterness, grapefruit rind, peppery, warming, faint nuttiness, underlying breadiness, pithy, fresh-cut grass, herbal, juicy; drying, bitter finish

Photo of HopBomb515
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep golden color with an off white head that builds thick and laces great. Smell is of biscuit, citrus pulp and zest. Great aroma but a bit subdued. Taste is light biscuit backbone carrying great citrus zesty flavors. Crisp feel with an initial zip that breaks and goes creamy on the palate. Great beer, very drinkable at 8% and great flavor.

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leaversuch
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmeGT
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost a wheat-ipa. Had the hops I love but had a drop of lemon similar to a wheat beer on the back of the tongue.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice IPL, hoppy, with the perfect malt for the balance!

Photo of Vogey77
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JGlitz87
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wlocke
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stonermouse
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

Pours yellow and hazy. Decent lacing, thin head.

Fruity aroma, pretty potent too, but doesn't smell too harsh.

Unique profile for sure. It has a sweet, creamy taste and feel. Combined with the fruity hop profile, it's a bit reminiscent of a sherbet. That's the first time I've made that comparison to a beer, so this is definitely one of a kind.

Smooth and creamy feel, very interesting stuff.

Photo of FATC1TY
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samibr
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdkist
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AirBob
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A little too sweet for me but otherwise a fantastic beer. Would love to try this on a hot summer morning next to a nice, spicy bloody mary. Jack's Abby continues to amaze me with what they can do with their Lagers, try this one without hesitation.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rallyr32
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buddance
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,242 ratings.