Mass Rising
Jack's Abby Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Pilsner
Ranked #3
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,041
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.98%
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,554
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Jack's Abby Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
94
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Notes: 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
Reviews: 211 | Ratings: 1,554 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Amendm:
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16-oz. can dated 03/28/18 poured slowly into a 20-oz. mug creates a finger sized white froth with lots of lacing.
The head slowly shrinks to a cap as the lacing continues thoughout the drink.
Golden yellow with slight haze and small rising, head supporting bubbles.
The smell features sweet and grainy malts, tropical hops and a faint spicy hot hop kick.
The taste begins with a piney hop bitterness as the rich sweeter malts fill in the middle along with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. The taste finishes bitter with the spicy hot hops kicked up a notch, white pepper and paprika.
Medium body and above average carbonation, smooth even feel as it dries. Alcohol is barely noticable.
Big flavors yet easy to drink. It says EXTRA HOPPY on the back of the can and they delivered.
Ale like in body and taste. Best lager I have tried so far, dare I say best beer.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear bright gold, nice foamy white head with a good amount of lacing. Smells clean. Seriously! Smells of clean fruity and mild crisp malt which transcends through aroma and feel. So easy to drink. Bright, flavorful without being obnoxious, clean, crisp, and even balanced somehow despite its 100 ibu. I could drink this every day. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jaasen64
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle purchased from the brewery. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a translucent golden with about a half finger of frothy white head that recedes at a moderate pace leaving some light spidery lacing, not overly carbonated.

S- Grapefruit, a hint of pine, nice hop presence with balanced malts. Awesome aroma, slightly above average aroma strength, nice balance.

T- Grapefruit, lemons, slight bitterness, nice presence of oily hops, finishes with balanced malts and a lingering presence of grapefruit, lemons, and some slight pineapple.

M- Medium bodied, very drinkable, slightly oily on the finish, fairly low carbonation but doesn't detract from drink ability.

O- This was another great DIPL from Jack's Abby that is easily up there with Kiwi Rising, however I think I prefer Kiwi slightly more with the more intense citrus presence. The 2nd Anniversary is more balanced and has a great drinkability. Despite being at least a few weeks old the hops in this beer are holding up great. I hope Jack's Abby continues making this beer and I definitely recommend checking it out.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Greg. Guessing this is roughly two months old, so I figured I'd get to it ASAP. Served in an Alchemist pint glass.

A - Generous white foam settles to a chunky, thick cap, leaving behind glass-coating splotchy lacework. Hazy white peach-colored orange-yellow body.

S - Hop character seems to be quite varied, with elements of tropical fruit, citrus zest, cat pee, floral and earth notes, a touch of dank. Malt character is significantly more pronounced than Jack's Abby's other hoppy offerings, and some doughy and sugary supporting the hop melange. A tad understated, although perhaps it's fallen off. No discernible alcohol.

T - The taste has a bit more punch to it, and is largely dominated by the mixture of sweet, doughy, and biscuity malt flavors mixed with tropical and citrus fruits. There's some nebulous floral and grassy notes in the periphery, but the more earthy flavors have fallen by the wayside. Again, no alcohol, and surprisingly restrained bitterness considering the bottle advertises 100+ IBU.

M - Medium-full body, pleasant moderate carbonation, soft texture, with a dry, crisp finish. Again, nary a trace of booze, but only some lingering hop oils and resins.

D - A nice brew to be certain, but I was slightly disappointed considering the pedigree. The hop character was a bit muddled rather than complex, and I was also hoping for more hop kick and a bit less malt. Well-executed and quite tasty, as all Jack's Abby brews tend to be, but I'd still prefer Kiwi Rising or Hoponius Union.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled recently for sure. Pours a straw yellow, with an enormous billowing white head that leaves incredible lace everywhere. Smell extremely tropical and floral, tangerine, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and flowers. Taste is even better, everything in the nose, but even more assertive. Citrus, flowers, and grapefruit in the aggressive finish. Body is medium, perfect carbonation, a little dry, and very easy drinking. This is scary good, WOW!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1554 ratings