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Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.24%


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 OtherShoe2:
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale orange with a big foam head. Lots of sticky lace.

Big malt and citric hop nose. Grain and bread round this out.

Juicy citric hops up front. Nice bread malt and alcohol in the background. Bitterness comes in strong, but not enough to distort the other flavors. Boozy hoppy finish that dries out.

Medium bodied, good carbonation.

Solid tasty hoppy beer. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 22:55:54 | More by OtherShoe2
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 03:05:04 | More by hockeypuck
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pmlondrigan

New York

3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy opaque yellowish golden colored beer. Judging this as a lager, should be clearer. Egg whites is what the head looks like, not tight carbonation but pretty. Plenty of lacing. Aroma is big, pine, lemon pinesol, pithy citrus. What more can be said? The aroma blasts out of the glass and is the strongest aspect of this beer. Tastes good! Hoppy in the citrus and pine variety way with a slight grassy quality married with hidden sulfur. Clean malt profile, the hops lead the way. Somewhat one dimensional in taste and a slight let down. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, medium all the way around in the mouthfeel category. Clean, clean finish, slight bitter hop, but with the clean palate expected of a lagered beer. The finish is another strong aspect of this beer. It's good, period.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 01:28:17 | More by pmlondrigan
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no bottled on date (but purchased at the brewery, so I'm assuming it is fresh) into a Jack's Abby branded 10oz snifter...with the bottle still at a 90 degree angle, the remainder is decanted into a 4oz Libbey snifter.

A- The initial, conservative pour (into aforementioned glass) reveals an absolutely beautiful yellow brew with about 1/2-finger's worth of a white, soapy head. The residual pour takes with it a significant amount of yeast from the bottom of the bottle (thank you, bottle conditioning). As such, my comments will only concern the pour into the larger vessel. (5.0)

S- The nose is bright and intensely aromatic! Pine, white grapefruit rind, lemon/lime citrus and lycee fruits are immediate. Digging a bit deeper reveals some of the grassy/floral/spicy notes that usually accompany a lager...for a hophead (like myself), this is nothing short of impressive (5.0)

T- The hops found in the aroma remain the star of the show on the palate. Being (for a lager) a hefty 8.0% ABV, the malt supports the (calculated) 100 IBU's just enough to keep it from being astringent, but the bitterness dominates. A sweet, crackery malt hits the palate first, but quickly succumbs to a tidal wave of citrus hops. The finish is an extremely dry and piney hop bitterness...perhaps a bit too dry for my liking. Although Mass Rising is quite simple on the palate, the hopping is quite intense and aggressive. This notion is further accentuated by the clean/crisp flavors imparted by the lager yeast which really helps accentuate the hop flavors. (4.5)

M- Although light compared to ales of this strength, there is a noticeable body to this beer. As a result, I would rank it is being on the heavier side of light. If you said I was drinking a "session IPA" (my jury is still out on that concept), I might very well believe you until the 2nd or 3rd bottle! Slightly higher carbonation than an ale-fermented IPA of this strength, but nothing over-the-top...2.56vols, perhaps? (4.5)

O- This is one serious DIPL...the L only for the fact that it is fermented with Lager Yeast. However, this is nothing but a tried-and true DIPA in all aspects. Jack's Abby continues to break the barriers and twist our (yes...us, the craft beer aficionados) definition of the 'L' word that we so (up until now...) herald as the bane of our existence. However, we should release those shackles and rejoice in the beauty of what our bottom-fermenting microorganisms can achieve with proper care...and proper hopping! (4.75)

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:58:39 | More by threeviews
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-17-2014 01:10:21 | More by POTABLE83
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: a bright golden orange color. A little cloudy but mostly clear. A finger of a white head that fades slowly and leaves a sticky lacing on the top and sides.

Smell:citrus and some piney hops. Sweet and slightly bready malts. And some clean lager yeast

Taste: opens up with citrus hops. Followed by some sweet malts, maybe some pils or carapils malts and something a little bready. Ends agains with hops. This time a slightly piney herbal note. Clean lager yeast through out

Mouthfeel: refreshing. Easily drinkable for the higher alcohol. Some bitterness but I think a lot of it is cut out by the cleanness of the yeast

Overall: a good ipl. Good hop character and good clean feel. Very refreshing and drinkable. Can't wait to try more of the great lagers from their line up.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 00:08:11 | More by SportsandJorts
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shermy48

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.8%

04-16-2014 22:36:29 | More by shermy48
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2014 02:19:54 | More by wafers
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sprat1960

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful golden color Slightly cloudy, as unfiltered. Huge head when poured; with head that lasted the entire time I was drinking the beer. Not much of a smell. Delicious taste; perfect amount of hops, bitterness and nice light carbonation. Nice body - not too heavy and not thin. Great drinking beer. Would be great with a light meal, pizza or Italian.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:45:18 | More by sprat1960
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Bnjmnlws

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

04-14-2014 16:59:21 | More by Bnjmnlws
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a. Head for days. 3+ finger head that lasted and lasted. Looked like marshmallow fluff after a few sips. Thick patches of lacing last from the top of the glass down to the bottom.

s. Not much of an aroma. Hops, pine. Nothing distinctive.

t. Smooth. Controlled bitterness. Pine, grapefruit, hops. Bitter finish is just right.

m. Carbonated beautifully. You can see carbonation being released well into the last quarter of the beer. Head is still there as well. Still one finger.

o. Excellent beer from an excellent brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 21:35:36 | More by gonzo000
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jbh26

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-13-2014 16:11:55 | More by jbh26
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-13-2014 13:04:22 | More by markgugs
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-12-2014 12:53:28 | More by Bunuelian
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-12-2014 04:07:15 | More by ccurrid
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-11-2014 02:46:46 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

04-09-2014 17:50:39 | More by RWNay
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neurobot01

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-08-2014 15:04:01 | More by Mikexw
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-07-2014 20:11:39 | More by harsley
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-07-2014 00:26:54 | More by thegerm87
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is hazed golden yellow with a tight white head. Nose has a light touch of grain and an appealing citrus and grapefruit hop balance. Taste is similar, very nicely done. Light grain and a hint of earthy malt. Hops aren't overly strong but take center state, soft grapefruit with notes of sweet orange rind. Body is light and very well carbonated with a softer feel through the finish. Not super bright but good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 19:30:03 | More by cpetrone84
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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.