Mass Rising | Jack's Abby Brewing

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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
Ratings:
1,509
Reviews:
199
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
261
For Trade:
9
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Photo of ntanner83
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbw5009
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tekstr1der
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 04/03. Clear golden pour with intensely sticky finger of white. Light fruits and a hint of spice on the nose belying the 100 IBUs. Flavor is just fantastic. Definitely a hop bomb most of the journey through the sip, but offset by the lightness and bready malt flavor. Finish is very clean for as bitter as this gets mid-sip. Another really solid offering from Jack's.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GabrielEVH
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep yellow, hint of orange. Clear. Great, persistent lacing.

Smell: Pear, green apple, white grape. Reminds me of fresh Dogfish Head 60min.

Taste: Follows nose, plus some resiny sweetness. Malt profile is balanced to suit it. Very little alcohol detected.

Feel: Nothing jumps out, which is good. Thickness is a touch lighter than you'd expect for a similar ale. I'd say medium
to medium-light. Carb is refreshing but not overly soft, which is fine for a lager.

Overall: JA really is top notch with lPLs and DIPLs. Always a nice experience to compare with their ale counterparts.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 0z tallboy can > imperial pint glass 100 ibu 8% abv. Unfiltered Unpasteurized

A practically clear white hazy gold color. Excellent carbonation with a rocky, seafoam style cap to prove it. Sloooow dissipation. Plenty of lace. Big lace!

A huge hoppy nose! Wet-hop like power, major earthy tones, sour fruit, pineapple, herbal and spicy, a very excellent and bold hop smell. The lager yeast adds a very wonderful sour-earthy funk and baked wheat bread effect that really sets this apart. As much as I'm tired of DIPA...the DIPL seems pretty exciting.

The flavor is simply awesome. The balance between some mega hoppy flavor's and bold lager is as perfect as I could imagine. Ultra dry and crispy bite lends itself to big earthy notes like crispy dry wheat and corn. The lager edge gives a baked bread and herbs effect. The malt has amazing depth of charecter, bready and wildly crisp. I love how subtle the 100 ibu's are, never do the hops get bitter, dry and earthy for sure but never bitter. The hops stay in touch with the earthy tones mostly, herbal and mildly spicy effect with subtle pineapple and light tropical fruits, but mostly dominated by classic earthy, old world tasting hops. Some sour citrus and tangy fruity hop flavor's pop out more as the liquid warms. I'm finding it very hard to believe this is 8% abv. It's insanely....no, dangerously sessionable for such a big hoppy lager. Once again, I'm amazed by the balance of the dominant flavor's and depth of the various subtle one's.

The feel, I touched on briefly, but it's very crisp, light to medium feel, full and lush finish, jazzy till the end. I was expectinng a much "heavier" feel.

If this was a DIPA I would rank it among the Heady Toppers, Sip of Sunshine and Green's level of quality. As a DIPL...it's practically in it's own league! High grade stuff.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ Milk and Hops Chelsea.

Everything an IPL should be, though hop selection could be more interesting and a lighter more refreshing body would be ideal.

B / GOOD

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mkyer
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 20holmbrew
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale orange with a quickly dissipating white, two-finger head. Minimal retention and lacing. Smells of incredibly dank and citric hops. Quite similar to Sip of Sunshine. Taste is nice and fruity with a little malty sweetness on the finish. No residual bitterness, which is nice. Finish is a little watery. Overall this is great, up there with BBA Framinghammer as my favorite Jack's Abby offering. Good price as well, at ~$10/4-pack of 16oz cans

87/100

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Photo of jcflorian
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilaMila
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deanhead
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


Mass rising
Straw colored withs a voluminous head.
Slightly hazy
Dank and slightly syrupy, adequately carbonated
Warming and alcoholic, but highly drinkable
Dusty finish, with a tiny hint of oxidation.
Not my favorite from Jacks abby, but a nice offering

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Photo of BGCoon
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tregan_20
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTaleMan
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redsoxjim
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mickyge
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iski100
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,509 ratings.
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