Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing

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996 Ratings

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Ratings: 996
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 59
Gots: 117 | FT: 12
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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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Folden/orange body with a huge foamy white head. Tons of sticky lacing all over the glass. Body lets some light through but is pretty hazy.

S- Lots of toasted malts, hints of piney and citrusy hops.

T- Similar to the aroma, big toasty malts, hops come through, but not as hop-forward as would have expected. Bitterness is there, but not the big hop flavor.

M- Very drinkable for the abv, medium bodied, medium carbonation.

O- This is a pretty good beer, but I think the single IPL is way better than the double.

Photo of nootch23
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of thebigredone
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jwchestnut
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw, yellow orange-ish color, with a compact white head of medium bubbles. The smell is dominated by the hops - a mix of citrus fruit notes - grapefruit rind, lemon, some lime, orange rind. There are also some hints of pine. Smells like a west coast IPA to me. Taste follows the smell though there is a strong, sweet, malty base to the beer that has strong honey-like qualities. I picked up on more lemon than I had expected though grapefruit rind dominated. A little pepper at the close, which I think comes from the lager yeast - finishes dry and pleasant. The mouthfeel is pretty big and smooth for the style though there is medium carbonation. As with everything else I've had from Jack's Abby I really quite enjoyed this.

Photo of jgpineda
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ScottieD
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of CTbrew32
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

WOW. Just an absolutely amazing beer. Starting off with the nose there is big hop citrus aroma that transitions right into the taste. The taste and feel of this feel are an awesome combo. Taste consists of big citrus flavors , a slight bit of grapefuit, and a nice pilsner malt backbone. The lager aspect gives this beer a smooth, crisp taste that makes this extremely drinkable. The amazing citrus hop taste and smoothness of this beer has instantly made this one my favorites. Cannot wait to try more of jacks abby beers. Note: Reminded me of hop ranch except a hell of a lot better. (97/100)

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of cavedave
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light gold/dark straw, just a bit of fine yeast cloudiness, three fingers of puffy white head, and ridiculous wallpaper lace on the glass that lasts.

Medium strength bouquet, but oh what an aroma! Just a hint of lager yeast tart to be found here, but it wraps around the aromas sweet grapefruit and pith, lemony goodness, and lime that is just a wonder here. Salivary glands activate from this relentless enticement.

Taste doesn't disappoint,nicely full flavor, with more of the pith bitter backing coming into the picture, carrying all the scents of the bouquet, with somewhat less sweet than expected. Sip ends with the herbal bitter and citrus pith winning the day.

Easy drinking, and refreshing, despite it being quite viscous and coating. The flavors are framed well by this, along with some higher than usual carbonation that also suits. Finish is dry, clean, and creates desire for next sip.

Just a great beer. Jack's Abby proves that bottom ferment can do just as well what top ferment can do. Highest recommendation, better than their Flagship Hoponius Union.

Photo of Brianodon
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ogrerugby
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of sdaly3
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of tkelley
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle loured into a tulip glass.

A - pillowy white head. Good lacing and retention. A little hazy in the body, which is a dark straw color.

N - wicked hoppy. Citrusy lemons.

T - very good. Surprisingly light for a high abv. Hops and citrus. A little boozy.

M - again, light and crisp.

O - excellent. Cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.