Mass Rising
Jack's Abby Brewing

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Style:
Lager - India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #2
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,146
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.98%
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
1,561
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Jack's Abby Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
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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: 214 | Ratings: 1,561 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mhksuccess:
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mhksuccess from California

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours golden color with about a half inch of head
smell is nice typical of the style makes you want to dive in and drink
then the taste makes you want more
great smooth bittering hops combo with some fruity pine-apple citrus hops taste
great mix of hops very easy nice drinking
think this one is meant to be had fresh and would get again
overall execellent brew

Jul 22, 2013
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

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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KelsoSaaz from Maine

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New_Northerner from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jun 21, 2014
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ContentmentDIPA from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Aug 05, 2014
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markgugs from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Apr 13, 2014
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dheacck11 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jan 26, 2014
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jaasen64 from Massachusetts

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.

Aug 02, 2013
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davemathews68 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Oct 28, 2013
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ScotNH from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jan 02, 2014
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dtm426 from Michigan

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

Feb 13, 2015
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Nov 01, 2013
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jburns301 from Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Jun 18, 2014
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SwG237 from New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

May 21, 2014
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OUJayhawk1799 from Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -12%

Oct 10, 2014
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Rootz from New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

May 27, 2014
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Hootie159 from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

Dec 14, 2014
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

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.

Aug 22, 2013
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

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!

Sep 16, 2013
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williamjbauer from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Nov 11, 2013
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whitenads from Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Aug 25, 2014
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nh_hawkeye from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Apr 30, 2014
Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1561 ratings