1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing

Not Rated.
Mass RisingMass Rising

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

791 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 791
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 791 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-22-2014 03:18:58 | More by Sammy
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.81/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

10-29-2013 03:00:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12%

10-14-2013 18:38:08 | More by djrn2
Photo of nmann08
nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-03-2014 20:16:20 | More by nmann08
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -15.3%

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

05-20-2014 01:20:05 | More by brentk56
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12%

10-16-2013 15:53:15 | More by acurtis
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-10-2013 00:46:30 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of Texasfan549
Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-09-2013 22:09:21 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-27-2014 20:05:35 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of spycow
spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-18-2014 23:19:37 | More by spycow
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

10-28-2013 07:35:03 | More by GRG1313
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-04-2014 02:41:19 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Knapp85
Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-05-2013 00:05:54 | More by Knapp85
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-12-2013 22:54:24 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-03-2014 06:03:31 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of Kegatron
Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-01-2013 01:49:31 | More by Kegatron
Photo of Slatetank
Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-01-2014 14:09:45 | More by Slatetank
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +7.5%

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!

09-26-2013 01:25:40 | More by jlindros
Photo of oline73
oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-05-2014 01:07:35 | More by oline73
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-06-2013 14:40:16 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of Rochefort10nh
Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-19-2013 23:38:54 | More by Rochefort10nh
Photo of smcolw
smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%

Small but lasting head that leaves rings of lace after each sip. The color is dirty gold with a bit of a haze.

Mild smell. I didn't detect the bittering hop I was about to taste. What I did smell was quite floral with a bit of pale malted barley present. Unusually, the smell intensifies as I drink the beer.

This is a hop bomb with plenty of grapefruit rind style bitterness. There's seemingly no malt base. The swallow is lip puckeringly bitter, giving this beer a very long aftertaste. The body is heavy for a pilsner but the higher combination makes it feel appropriate.

03-09-2014 16:11:23 | More by smcolw
Photo of XmnwildX12
XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-05-2013 03:56:45 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of DrunkinYogi
DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12%

10-20-2013 00:59:59 | More by DrunkinYogi
Photo of MarkyMOD
MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-28-2014 02:50:11 | More by MarkyMOD
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.