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Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing

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964 Ratings

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Ratings: 964
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 55
Gots: 108 | FT: 13
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Sammy, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

spycow, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better hop aroma in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

acurtis, Oct 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

nmann08, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Texasfan549, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

GRG1313, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

kjkinsey, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Quite a bit of foam billows on top of the golden liquid; the retention and lacing action are great but the liquid is a bit out of reach on the first few sips

Smell: Doughy, with an herbal and lemony twist

Taste: Doughy, up front, with a touch of sugary malt; in the middle, the 100 IBUs arrive with force, bringing a grassy and pithy element, with lemon, green apple and tropical fruit flavors; the finish is a bit soapy and herbaceous

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate, but crisp, carbonation

Overall: I am a fan of this brewery but I am going against the grain on this beer as it had a number of elements that I didn't particularly like

Thanks, mj0126, for the opportunity

brentk56, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

ygtbsm94, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

kylehay2004, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Knapp85, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

SocalKicks, Mar 03, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -8.5%

oberon, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jason, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

nickfl, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a very large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, fruity citrus, lager yeast and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a floral burst of hops bitterness followed by mildly sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then some breadiness from lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character comes in and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very flavorful beer worth drinking for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Kegatron, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Slatetank, Jul 01, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The long slendering neck forces a nice pour into my Tree House tulip, with a big creamy 1.5 finger head that fades semi slowly, in fact it seems to want to stick around to enjoy the beer as much as it can itself. It eventually leaves a nice lacing on the sides, bit of a soapy lacing, a nice golden slightly hazy tan honey colored beer.

Nose just wafts out of the glass when I pop the top, just he essence of pure awesome hops, such an amazing aroma and I'm glad I can pick this up fairly easily and smell it anytime. Great tropical fruit, a some mango and papaya, a mild tangerine citrus and hint of grapefruit pith, very juicy aroma with pure tropical fruit juice like, the slightest hint of melon to top off the hop goodness. Under that is a mild sweet malty aroma, a kiss of malty balance to, um, balance it. Then a nice big passion fruit waft like I just took a scoop of a halved passion fruit, a bit more mango, and a hint of musty resin.

Taste is very nice too, continuing where the nose left off, more awesome hops that explode and brings lots of great tropical fruit but don't get overly saturated. The malty balance comes through nicely with a good balance and touch of sweetness, but alcohol is hidden fairly well behind the mild sweetness and big hop character. bitterness is fair but not crazy, with a great crisp lager character in there too to help bring everything out nicely and not weigh down on the tongue. Finally all that writing is out of the way I can get to the hop characters. Again tons of mango and passion fruit, tons of generic tropical fruit juice. It really has that taste and even a little feel of sucking on a mango pit, before moving into the citrus, overall not too heavy on the citrus, but a nice tangerine, nectarine like citrus, a hint of grapefruit pith, and little clementine like mild orange.The pithy slight spicy bitterness comes through more towards the finish, as well as a bit of a musty resin, and a mild earthy like terroir kinda hop character. Finish is dry, crisp, and lots of hops lingering, more mango, passion fruit, little citrus and orange juice, more grapefruit pith, and little malt base.

Mouth is med bodied but soft and crisp lager touch, although maybe a bit overcarbonationed.

Overall great, another amazing beer from Jack's Abby, but this time getting into the realm of Hill farmstead of Tree House with the amazing hop characters, tropical fruit, etc, but keeping that nice crisp soft lager base to make this a winner and a half!

jlindros, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

oline73, Feb 05, 2014
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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 964 ratings.