Mass Rising | Jack's Abby Brewing

Mass RisingMass Rising
BA SCORE
4.25/5
1,516 Ratings
Mass RisingMass Rising
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by rudzud on 09-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#807
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
1,516
pDev:
8%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
266
Trade:
9
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Maudrey
3.82/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drhall36
3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured grainy malts with a pronounced DMS and herbal hop.

The taste was likewise grainy with a strong layered herbal element.

The mouthfeel was dry and slightly astringent.

Overall a mediocre experience.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The lager backbone of this beer is pretty weak & washed-out, and the hop addition isn't enough to compensate. It isn't bad by any stretch, but just ends up flaccid & harmless - some danker tropical hop, vague malt, inoffensive, a little astringent

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Photo of PaulJM
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

IMO better than heady topper

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Photo of cd34
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a glossy yellow color with a nice looking subtle carbonation rising to fill a one finger lasting head. It eventually dies off into a film of a head. Nice filmy/almost semi-thick foaminess in the rings looked nicely. The aroma had some sweet grassy hops blending in with a little bit of spice smelling really nice. The taste was moderately sweet and bitter blending the hops with a low crisp to sweet malt consistency. There’s a nice crisp bready/lager aftertaste leading into a nice semi-sticky sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionable feel. Carbonation feels low enough to allow a nice bitter to sweet feel on my tongue, nothing overly done, feels nice and crisp. Overall, good Imperial pale lager. I’d have again and would be a nice one with food.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pouring a cold 16 oz can into a snifter. The beer pours a mostly clear goldenrod color with a fluffy bleached white head of 1 cm foaming up from the pour. The head fades slowly leaving tight lattice on the sides of my glass and some wispy islands on the surface of my beer.
The aroma is some fruity hops with citrus notes of orange and mango but also a bit of resin hit and herbal tea. Fairly complex hop character. I also get a bit of grainy malt but no hint of the ABV at this point.
The first sip reveals a clean crisp textured beer with very fine tingly carbonation. The body is average and overall the physical drinkability of the beer is very high.
Flavor is briefly sweet malt and then some fruit with white grape and orange notes, but then some more bitter hops come forth in my mouth. I get herbal tea bite and more of the pith and rind notes of citrus grapefruit. The bitterness lingers a bit but otherwise my palate dries after each sip and doesnt reveal the alcohol at all.
This is a great easy drinking big and interesting beer with complex flavors yet a clean profile. I enjoy these cans and could see myself buying these more regularly when I find them.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NonicPanic
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Doomcifer
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwalters
3.45/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger creamy white head. Retention is moderate and there are some sticky spots of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is bright and hoppy. Mango, pineapple, melon, citrus and a touch of peppery spice. There is a bit of bready malt flavor and lager yeast that come out as the beer warms.

Taste is the same. Starts off fruity and juicy, but finishes clean and dry with the breast malts taking over.

Feel is medium, well carbonated and slightly resinous up until the dry finish.

Overall this is a very good beer. It is obviously very very hoppy, but unlike some other beers in this category (such as Peak Organic Super Fresh) it actually has enough malt presence and yeast flavor to remind you that is a lager and not an IPA.

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Photo of cfd1223
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mistro
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1,516 ratings
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