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Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing

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853 Ratings
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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 55
Gots: 89 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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jstilwell, Jan 23, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured from the growler into a St. Bernardus chalice.

Appeared a golden/pale yellow color with a thick, frothy perfect white head.

Smelled like, well, hops. Lots of juice in this one. Citrus, Pine, Grapefruit, and Lemons. Slight tartness in the nose.

Taste is delicious. Definitely bitter but refreshing none-the-less. Taste closely mirrored the nose, and again, there is some tartness in their that I can't quite describe.

Mouth-feel is pretty much spot on for the style, though would like a bit less carbonation (might be a symptom of drinking a fresh growler but not sure).

Overall, loved it. Another delicious DIPL from JA. I definitely prefer Kiwi Rising to Mass Rising but this is still one delicious brew.

Warning - the alcohol is well hidden on this one. I found myself getting a bit sloppy half way through the growler without even realizing it. Whoops.

TWStandley, Jan 23, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out a light yellow with really nice clarity. Super small bubbles in the nice in the head that comes up real thick. There's plenty of lacing and glass retention on this one. Good looking beer.

Smell is really good, as expected, plenty of hops in the nose. Plenty of tropical citrus fruit, primarily tangerine and some not quite ripe mango. There's also blood orange and some grapefruit zest. Slightly biscuit breadiness to it as well that adds an appropriate amount of sweetness to the nose.

Taste pretty much on par with/picks up where the nose leaves off. I think the tangerine citrus flavors are most prominent of the citrus flavors. Sweet pale/carmel/pinlser malts come out at you to give some bready flavors.

Mouthfeel is pretty freaking awesome. Hard light to medium bodied and a great carbonation level, perfect anytime beer. Perfect amount of bitterness from the hops. This beer starts slightly sweet, has a nice smooth feel with a dry, earthy, snappy finish. Crazy drinkable (like almost anything from Jack's Abby), you most certainly wouldn't think this beer was an 8%er. Goes down quick, this one almost needs to be in the bigger bottles, this amount is barely enough. Great beer.

AndyAvalanche, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Griffith, Jan 21, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance - Poured a frothy, two finger width, white head. Clear golden straw color. Some carbonation can be seen climbing up the beer. Some lacing is retained along the side of the glass.

Aroma - Piney, citrus fruit flavored from the hops. Some lemon zest along with the malts in the background.

Taste - Slight citrus fruits up front followed by some piney hop flavors plus a touch of malts.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation, smooth and clean with piney hop bitterness on the finish.

Overall - Another great hoppy lager from Jack's Abby which is becoming one of my local favorites.

ChrisL24481, Jan 21, 2014
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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.