Lashes Lager
Jack's Abby Brewing

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Lager - American Amber / Red
Ranked #1
Ranked #12,475
3.93 | pDev: 9.16%
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly Lashes Hopbock Lager. Also known as Lashes Red IPL.
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zshaft from Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this beer looks awsome but seems to have thin feel as well as less than desirable red malt flavor and hops. nose is ok but seems to thin overall to be a go to for me. flavors kind of muted.

Jun 05, 2016
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oberon from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 10/26/16.First off damn what a superb pour into a pokal,deep bronze with a large blooming fluffy off white head that ever so slowly settles into a frothy mass,great lacing.Spicy hops and grilled pineapple and doughy caramel malts in the nose,like and amped up vienna lager...sorta.I'am really diggin the fuller but mellow feel to the beer.A great mix of caramel and doughy malts intertwined with spicy and somewhat earthy hops,just really good balance.Now this is a damn fine lager,maibockish....vienna lagerish....,whatever it's fricken good as hell!

May 11, 2016
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jneiswender from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass nice Garnet red color an off-white had smell is very roasted grain and some fruit the taste is fruit with some grain some nice roast a bit of pineapple nice dinner snap at the end medium to high carbonation overall a great beer certainly a deviation from other Red ales

Feb 28, 2016
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 11/18/15

Pours a hazy amber orange with a creamy white foam head. Smells like dark honey, mild pineapple, pine and light grass. Tastes like dark honey, mild pineapple, bitter pine and herbal grass. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a good amber IPL.

Jan 31, 2016
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

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

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, grassy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and some citrus that are quickly followed by a heavy breadiness from lager yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid flavorful beer to drink for a while.

Jan 24, 2016
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at the brewery.

The pour is a dark, copper-ish amber color with a massive, fluffy off-white head. The head retention is nice and it leaves plenty of cobweb lacing around the glass.

The aroma is very piney up front, but is balanced out by the sweet caramel malt character.

The aroma follows the nose. I get plenty of dry, bitter hops, followed by sweet bread. I also detect a subtle nutty character on the back end.

The feel is medium-light bodied with very good carbonation. A slight bit of warming from the alcohol is present, but not overpowering. Pretty dry finish.

Overall, a fine example of a red lager and a very drinkable one at that. Not as smooth going down as I would like, but still very pleasant.

Jan 20, 2016
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma of spicy cinnamon. Some nice cinnamon, spice, combined with sweet fruity hops. Good weight on it makes it a good winter IPL, but it lacks a little depth for my tastes. A really nice beer though.

Jan 17, 2016
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed Tree House tulip

a: Clear dark amber with an inch thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Floral and pine resin. Soon peppery spice becomes prominent.

t: Spicy rye malt up front followed by a moderate hop bite. Dry finish.

m: Medium, good body and tremendous carbonation tingle.

o: A flavorful rye IPL, the prominent malt balanced by a medium (50 IBU) hop bitterness. A good fall to winter seasonal.

Dec 31, 2015
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nodder from New York

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

A- Dark red/amber and clear. A one finger off white head fades to a ring with spotty lacing.

S- Herbal hops with bready malts and caramel.

T- Bitter/flowery hops with a sweet melba toast like balance. A slight taste of alcohol is present.

M- Light to medium with decent carbonation. I wouldn't call it smooth but goes down easy enough.

O- A decent enough beer. Nothing bad, really. If you like this style it could be worth a try.

Dec 17, 2015
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h4ger from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy what Jack's Abby does and I love red's and brown's but good one's seem hard to find. This was only a month or so old, 11/05. They found a really nice balance with this one. The nose wasn't big (alas my nose can't always be trusted) but the taste was a good hop caramel balance. I will seek this out again, it's definitely worth a try.

Dec 13, 2015
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Theheroguy from Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light bodied with a gentle carbonation. Piney as the description says. This is much less red than I would expect for a “red IPL”. Nice and Piney but it begs for resinous hop notes to elevate it to excellent.

Dec 07, 2015
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Beric from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into snifter
Served: 8 Nov 2015

The last beer that probably fell through the cracks.

Appearance: Pours a distinctive amber color crowned with an off-white, 1.5 finger head.

Smell: Floral and pine hoppiness with a pinch of herbal spiciness to round it out, overlaid on a sweet caramel malt note.

Taste: Much the same as the nose, except that the hops are distinctively 'juicy', which is fantastic, since they don't get washed out by the bigger malt base. The beer finishes semi-sweet, I feel, since I didn't notice any strong bitterness or anything with the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. I thought the mouthfeel was okay, but I would have liked to see the carbonation tuned down just a pinch.

Overall: A good beer, and one that is certainly one of the better 'red IPLs' I've had. This is likely a good beer for introducing amber lovers to stronger, hop-forward beers.

Dec 02, 2015
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger light tan head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: floral, spicy, pine, a little burnt note as well which detracted from the overall;

T: floral with a little spice and caramel; mild bitterness and a little earthy on the finish;

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

O: complex flavors; easy to drink;

Nov 29, 2015
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HBBJ from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Reddish-amber colored. Every so slightly cloudy (likely a bit of yeast from the bottom of the bottle). Moderate-sized light tan head, settling to a short, long-lasting layer of foam. Abundant lacing down the glass.

Smell: Huge fresh hop aroma, mainly herbal with some pine. Just a bit of malt coming through. Otherwise, clean with no off smells.

Taste: Lots of herbal and spice hop flavors, but balanced well with some caramel and a bit of toffee. Bittering is noticeable but restrained. Slightly acidic. Very nice lingering aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and somewhat creamy.

Overall: I'm not a big fan of IPLs, as past examples I've had have been too heavy on the hops. I think Jack's Abby found just the right balance here, delivering enough hop aroma and flavor to make a hophead happy, while keeping enough malt character (note: label says they use Munich malt) for a red lager.

Nov 20, 2015
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irrevjim from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look; medium amber with moderate carbonation, nice thick white 3/4" head, shrinks to a thin covering that stays,moderate lacing
smell; bold piney spicy hops, black pepper, hint of burnt rubber, calms down a little after initial few sips
taste; pine, bitter but juicy, nice smooth malt
feel; medium heavy but with a lot of carbonation feel, a tiny bit harsh at first but then carbonation calms down and feels balanced and more malty
overall; i really like this, reminds me of a rye ipa with a nice bitter hop kick, but smoother

Nov 20, 2015
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GuitarIPA from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really interesting beer. I was not find of the first sip, quite bitter, then it mellowed. The finish is sweet and juicy. Ruination 2.0 meets Hoponious Union?

L - dark amber, full head and lacing
S - pine, fresh hops
T - very bitter at first, pine and malt, then sweetness comes through.
F - tingly, light body
O - interesting beer, very different feel/taste from first sip to last

May 29, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle bottled 11/24/14. Sampled on April 26, 2015.

Vaguely cloudy medium amber-orange-reddish pour under a thin head.

The aroma makes me think of perfume or cologne more than beer. Maybe it is the malt ingredient meshing with grassy hops. But I that was the best way to describe it. Maybe a touch of peat moss or a little fruit.

Light to medium body.

Sweetish malt character in the taste but that same perfume character trolls around in the background. Clean, crisp finish however.

Apr 26, 2015
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fscottkey from New York

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: [4.00] Cloudy tan to brown in color. The beer is not transparent. It formed a small white head that dissipated within a few seconds. The bottle lists the ABV (6.8%) and the IBU (50). Born 10/29/14 (just at 100 days)

S: [3.50] I get some bread and a sweet caramel scent. Neither smell is strong at fridge temperature.

T: [4.25] Sweet and almost spicy on the tip of the tongue. The aftertaste is a nice sweetness throughout the mouth. Kind of like the feeling of Scope, but not mint - beer. It is nice trust me.

M: [4.00] The mouth feel is nice there is a slight tingle of carbonation up front but it adds and doesn't subtract.

O: [4.00] This beer reminds me of Eliot Ness (that is a good thing) but with some added zip in the spices and in the carbonation. I am enjoying this and could drink more than 1 in a single sitting.

Feb 09, 2015
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Chris_Carraher from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice off white head. Beautiful Amber hazy color. Nose is biscuit, toasted, subtle malt and hop. Great malt bite right at first, very subtle hop bitterness with a super dry finish.

Feb 02, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from ZebraCakez. 12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 11/12/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, herbal, floral, grass, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of big citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, herbal, floral, grass, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of spicy herbal/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy amber lager. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Jan 31, 2015
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mterrence5 from Massachusetts

3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pungent citrus smell. Sweet citrus taste with a hop bite. Very clean & not complex.aftertaste isn't overly pleasant. Prefer Troegs perpetual ipa which is similar although I do appreciate the flavor in a clear clean beer.

Jan 11, 2015
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into chalice

Clear copper, puffy white one finger foam lid, good clingy lacings.

Bready, peppery aroma

Malt on the front of the tongue. Peppery taste in the back .

Low sudsing. Slight bitter aftertaste . Smooth and well balanced.

Grabbed it a Wegmans to fill up a six pack. Nice lager

Jan 10, 2015
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Light citrus malts, toasted malts, grains, bready, and a little caramel.

Taste: Pretty much what you smell is what you taste. Straightforward and simple. Some bitterness in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and some bitterness.

Overall: Nice amber lager. Simple malts and hops that round things out.

Dec 19, 2014
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Julio's. Bottled 24 Oct.

Pouring a dark amber with a dense off white head that leaves sheets of lacing, this looks great. The nose is loaded with hop bitterness and flavor with pine, candied orange peel, mint, pine sap. Quite spicy. Bread like Munich malt character is present with toffee and burnt sugar. The palate opens mildly bitter with burnt sugar, toasted malt and spicy and fruity hops. Pine, pine sap, mint, green grass, candied oranges, a mild chalky bitterness, mildly gritty. The mid palate has flavors of toast and burnt sugar. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this beer has a long finish with a blend of the Munich malt base and the hop melange. Not wholly harmonious, but still quite enjoyable.

Dec 01, 2014
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predikit from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Pours a deep auburn, similar to medium amber maple syrup, with a foamy white head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving plenty of lacing behind. The head settles at the surface and retains a surface presence for a good long time.

Smells quite beautiful, a mesh of citrus/grapefruit and pine and apple.

A light sweetness yields a pungent hop profile. But after that the hops overpower anything else this beer may have to offer in the background, and leaves a lasting bitterness.

Light to medium bodied, light carbonation, smooth and easy going down.

Too hoppy for my tongue, but only just. Teeters on the edge of being enjoyable before eventually falling the wrong way.

Nov 25, 2014
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