Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Session Rye IPL | Jack's Abby Brewing

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
86
very good
17 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Session Rye IPLSession Rye IPL
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Centennial, Chinook, Columbus and Crystal hops were added at the very end of the boil to give a robust hop flavor and smooth bitterness. This Spicy and floral beer was brewed with a touch of rye malt to accent the spiciness of the hops. Low in alcohol, yet full in flavor.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-12-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
126
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
22.92%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 126
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3.8%, no sign of a bottle date but released less than a month ago.

A: Pours a hazy light amber. Tall, fizzy and frothy offwhite head. Head fizzes out at a moderate pace, decent lacing and head retention.

S: Spicy, herbal pine and spicy rye at the same time. Good combination.

T: More of the same, lots of pine and herbal hops up front. Has a bit of sulfur-like pilsner malt character oddly enough. I'm not sure why, but I swear I taste it. Spicy rye malt in the middle and finish. Lots of pine in the finish, including lingering in the dry aftertaste.

M: Surprisingly medium bodied for only 3.8%. Dry, smooth and decently bitter and spicy at the same time.

O: One of the best of the new fad session IPA(L)s I've had. Way better than the Lagunitas and Founders examples which is pretty high praise. The rye gives it additional complexity and the mouthfeel is crisp and smooth without being too weak. Drinks like a rye pilsner, which is a good thing.

 955 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerEnergy
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ccurrid
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of alexbutler
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - A light off-white head sits on top of a amber body, Not much lacing remains, just specks here and there on the pint glass.

S - Nice, deep malt aroma off the top, doesn't overwhelm. There's almost a nuttiness in there.

T - It took me a few sips to wrap my head around this one. There's an immediate bitterness with floral notes for sure, but they hang in the background. What you come away with is something very subdued.

M - Medium to light mouthfeel here. I was expecting something a bit heavier and was surprised on the lightness, almost wateriness, of this beer.

O - Not sure if I was wrong in expecting something a bit more full here, but the taste just doesn't seem to blossom in this Rye IPL.

 709 characters

Photo of tkelley
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second pour from a growler, purchased this afternoon from the brewery.

A -- Really nice body, bright and clear orange/copper color. Very little head, but decent retention and lacing.

N -- Light nose, with grapefruit hops and a little bit of spicy rye malts.

T -- Really tasty. The spice of the rye is upfront, with a good hoppy finish. There's nothing overpowering. Its really crisp and refreshing.

M -- A little watery, but not too bad. Carbonation is good and contributes to the refreshing, crisp quality.

O -- An excellent beer for day drinking or cookouts or whatever you want. Awesome.

Cheers!

 605 characters

Photo of Kevincredible
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of vancean2
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Peter1977
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Phished880
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This isn't an AAL, as categorized by the site. It's an American Pale Lager, or an IPL (not a category on this site).

Pours a light, clear amber, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like citrus, pine, and some rye malt.

The taste is similar. Spicy hop and malt flavors, with some citrus zest, and some slight pale malt flavors.

Medium bodied, low carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.

A lot going on here for only 3.8% ABV.

 504 characters

Photo of Dhamma73
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Skibum211
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dannyfayy
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of alwaysplayin
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of LutherBrau
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kniles38
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of CJRubes
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of csustar001
4/5  rDev +4.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Session Rye IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe