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Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing

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790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 53
Gots: 74 | FT: 11
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:
This beer is based off of the recipe for the 2nd Anniversary Lager. Hop variety percentages have been adjusted. It is not the same beer.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: rudzud on 09-07-2013)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%

Served in a snifter at The Avenue in Allston.

Appearance: A small head was poured on the beer that is for the most part still there. It is a pale yellow orange with a little haziness to it and good vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super tight lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical and citrus. Mango, peach, tangerine, grapefruit, and pine followed by sweet and bready pilsner malts. The floral bouquet on thus beer is fantastic.

Taste: Same as above with some mild hoppy bitterness in the rear. Nice balance to the beer too.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, chewy, medium bodied, a little tingly bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Me likey this double imperial. Smelled great, but the flavor was a tad lesser that what I smelled. I could drink several of these every day.

02-19-2014 00:51:17 | More by Flounder57
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

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
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woodchipper

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-09-2014 22:29:55 | More by woodchipper
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-26-2014 02:39:48 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-18-2014 03:37:36 | More by warnerry
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Billolick

New York

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
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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tredole

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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dogfishandi

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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GOBLIN

Ohio

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.

M: Crisp.

O: A nice refreshing beer for being 8%

06-04-2014 23:40:12 | More by GOBLIN
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-16-2013 03:31:20 | More by doremite
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-25-2013 14:36:08 | More by Bizoneill
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NickyT

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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HopAttack3

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.