The ABCS | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jbertsch on 03-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another Jack's Abby bottle shared by Liam

Hazy orange, solid ring of white head here, good amount of lace left on the glass here. Smell is hoppy with a ton of citrus fruit, grapefruit, mango, and some sweet peach candy, a faint suggestion of pine as well with a little bit of crisp malt as well. Taste is heavy on the hops, citrus fruit with a nice bitterness, drying grapefruit flavours with a bit of malt in here as well. Low-medium carbonation, fairly full bodied with a nice oil to it. Awesome stuff here, lovely juicy hop flavours with a definite lager quality to it, great stuff here.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

MFG 03.28. Looks like they went from a generic printed month on some labels to an actual date stamp. 500 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a clear amber body. An absurd amount of foam forms after the pour, four fingers worth of bone white foam just over flowing out of the glass. Takes a while to calm down. Really excellent lacing with decent retention.

S - Pine and grapefruit. Faint malts. Oily and dank, but not as overpowering and intense as I was anticipating.

T - Pine, resin, and some bitter grapefruit juice washed away by a clean and crisp finish. Its a really interesting beer in the fact that it starts off with a huge wave of flavor but it casually turns into something light and drinkable with a bit of a crackery malt. Long lasting bitterness with a lingering citric fruitiness. Damn you Jack's Abby and your crazy lager magic!

M - Medium bodied and crisp, this is dangerously drinkable. The 7.5% abv seems unbelievable.

O - I went into this beer expecting a hop bomb (100+ IBU's, 7.5%, multiple big name hop varieties) but that is not at all what this beer is about. In typical Jack's Abby fashion you get a whollop of flavor in a light and approachable vessel.The kind of beer that you could easily polish off a growler solo while destroying your palate. These guys continue to amaze me.

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The ABCS from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.15 out of 5 based on 253 ratings.
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