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Mass Rising | Jack's Abby Brewing

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4.25/5
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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:
#812
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
1,520
pDev:
8%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
267
Trade:
9
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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilaMila
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deanhead
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iski100
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zshaft
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours nice orange yellow with small head. not quite clear but not to hazy either. nose is some floral hops and pine with some grapefruit. little bit of malt in there as well. mouthfeel is full and well developed. taste is full throughout the sip and throughout the palate you get a blend of biscut with notes of tropical fruit . gr as pefruitvand spice at the end. the lager finish is more clean then ales and dry finish makes tHis a great brew. very complex and top of this class. one of my fav lagers.

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3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.63/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

i finally got my hands on one of these, although i must say, i think freshness may have been a slight issue with my sample. i know some lagers are meant to hold up better, especially big ones like this, but this is basically a lagered double ipa, and some hops have faded and changed i am pretty certain. not that old i cant imagine, but probably not exactly the beer thats earned it such impressive scores here. i love the look. big creamy white head on top of a slightly hazy pale yellow body. raw lager, i like that, kellerpils looking base. it smells well hoppy, and rather west coast at that for a beer from new england. the hops are oily and bigger on the citrus, but there has to be a number of varietals in here at once. the flavor is equally bold, hops all the way, with a bready bigger lager yeast, and a pils type malt that has more sweetness than anticipated, but that is perfectly in balance with the bitterness on the back end. harmony there for sure. the hops are somewhat more bitter than flavorful, suggesting my age skepticism, but it still really works. the alcohol strength of this beer is incredibly well hidden too, you would never know its as strong as it is. the feel is my favorite feature. its super frothy and creamy and soft, a character i dont often associate with lagers. i love the yeast, its neat to have that happening in a beer like this. overall this one is really tasty, but i would love to try it with confirmed freshness to compare. i think it would also be need to do a deconstructed version with all the individual hops in isolation. i havent seen a series of lagers do that yet, and these guys seem like the ones most suited to lead such an endeavor.

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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1,520 ratings
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