Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by Brad007:
3.56/5 rDev -16.4%
Somehow, I missed this when I first starting purchasing Jack's Abby products.
Pours a yellowish-blond color with a thick, frothy white head into my glass.
Lots of pine and perhaps citrus notes in the nose. Crisp and malty. At 8%, it's not something to laugh at.
Pine and grapefruit upfront, followed by sweet, biscuity malt.
If you'll notice, the texture of the beer changes towards the back of the throat. After swallowing, there's a good dose of alcohol heat.
A delicious take on a double pilsner. To make this beer REALLY stand out, I'd love to see a continuation of the texture, which was "pillowy" before the alcohol heat kicked in.
03-22-2014 22:13:04 | More by Brad007
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3.95/5 rDev -7.3%
12 oz. poured into a pint tumbler. Big creamy 1 finger head, lots of lacing, crystal clear pale yellow golden color. Nose had fresh hops, resins, hops oils, bit musty, some fresh citrus fruit and grapefruit, almost no lager or malts.
Taste explodes with fresh citrus hops, grapefruit and tropical fruits, light hop resins and musty fresh hop oils, a bit oily, then some light lager fruits and light pale malts, some sweet toasty malts. Light sweet honey like flavor. The it gets very bitter and slightly astringent, the hops way overpower the lager flavors and gets a bit overly on the finish, dry and very bitter finish with lingering fresh hops and citrus, light pine as well, and has a sticky almost creamy feel.
I'm an IPA guy, not a Lager guy, but bumping the IBU's to 100 seemed to kind of work. I would choose this over many standard IPA's out there but prefer the 65 IBU's of their Hoponius Union over this. The beers seemed identical with welcomed less bitterness at 65 IBU.
02-04-2014 01:15:58 | More by ExtraStout
3.95/5 rDev -7.3%
12 ounce bottle. W/o freshness/bottling info that I can find.
Cloudy and straw hued. Near white cap that's sturdy and staying. Leaves ample low sheeting and plenty of bands and blobs of stick.
Grapefruit bomb of a nose.
Citric and hop forward Imperial lager. More grapefruit, lime and orange. Unflinchingly hoppy, crisp and quite enjoyable. Well worth a try.
02-21-2014 03:54:15 | More by Billolick
3.98/5 rDev -6.6%
Jacks Abby Mass Rising
Big thanks to Pisano for this one !
Poured into pint glass
A: Hazy straw color topped off with a huge white frothy head.
S: Lemon, grass . . . That's about all I'm getting.
T: Pretty tasty and refreshing.
O: A nice refreshing beer for being 8%
06-04-2014 23:40:12 | More by GOBLIN
Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.