Session Rye IPL | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

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.

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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 17
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4.98/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just flat out impressed with all their IPLs !!

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 8/5/2014 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

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

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering burst of piney hops bitterness. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good hoppy representation of style, this is a very good beer to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of CTHomer
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: pine, tropical fruit, a little spice from the rye;

T: pine and tropical fruit up front; tobacco toward the finish that lasted into the aftertaste; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: not a huge fan of the flavor, but it's very well done;

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4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" beige head over the slightly cloudy golden amber brew. Frothy head lasts and lasts, with sporadic chunky lacing. Aroma is citrus and light pale malts.

Taste starts with a peek of sweetness, citrus in the middle, and bitterness and more lemony goodness through the close. Smooth mouthfeel, and drinkability is way easy. Sessional thirst-quencher, check.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first poured this beer into a Pilsner glass; later switched to a Spiegelgau glass which is better. Choose a glass which is best for hoppy beers.

Poured a light bronze color with a 4F head which resolved itself quickly.

The aroma was light grapefruit and a nutty.

Mouth feel: moderately carbonated.

Taste is excellent: grapefruit, light rye, finished with a good hoppy bitterness.

Overall: lots of flavor and quite hoppy for 3.8% session beer-comparable to beers with a much higher ABV.

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Session Rye IPL from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 126 ratings
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