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Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 55
Gots: 93 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: rudzud on 09-07-2013)
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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Jslowe, Yesterday at 03:40 AM
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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a snifter. It pours a slightly hazy dark straw color with a big white head. The head lingers for a bit and leaves nice lacing down the side of the glass before dissipating slowly. The nose is a little lemony with notes of grass and grapefruit. The taste is a little more herbal and grassy than I anticipated but the citrus notes still dominate the palate. Lemon and grapefruit come through the strongest. Light bodied and clean on the finish.

A great IPL that I would love to have regular access to.

PSU_Mike, Sunday at 11:23 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

MarkSansone, Thursday at 12:03 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

paulish, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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dominic4beer, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

A: This head. Blows my mind! Thick pillow of sea foam atop a hazy, pale straw liquid. This is what beer should look like! The type of lacing you'd kill for and the head just won't die!

S: Grassy and herbal, with some light grapefruit and citrus, Smells dry and intense.

T: Surprisingly bitter and hoppy, but good. Lemon ring, grape fruit and grassy notes, with lots of pith and some herbal elements like marjoram and, even a hint of lavender. Mildly astringent.

M: Medium body with soft carbonation, the mouth-feel is sturdy, yet gentle.

Overall, a little bitter for my palette. Somewhat astringent and the herbals are a tad medicinal, but, sometimes you need your medicine! I'm impressed that this is a lager.

logicalparadox, Sep 11, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

poured 12oz bottle into snifter

A - Hazy and straw colored with a 2 finger white head. Fades into a thick collar and there is webbed lacing aplenty on my glass.

S - Lighter malts similar to Pilsner, some grains and pleasant yeast. Hops are bright and fruity, hints of pine, citrus, and lemon zest.

T - Starts off with the light sweetness of a Pilsner and moves into a nice hoppy bitterness. Malts are light and cracker like, bits of grain before the hops take over. Nice and bitter, with pine and good amounts of citrus, including grapefruit and lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated. Clean and dry with some hop residue.

O - I would bet that few could tell this apart from some of the best IPA's on the shelf. I almost thought I was indulging on a Toppling Goliath IPA for a moment.

Ri0, Sep 11, 2014
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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.