Mass Rising | Jack's Abby Brewing

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1,507 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
Ratings:
1,507
Reviews:
199
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
258
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,507 |  Reviews: 199
Photo of zshaft
4.43/5  rDev +5%
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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Photo of nebula1999
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seanchai
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JFolster
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of curtis6290
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SteveCarrozza
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shellynix
2.63/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
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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Photo of Jeneral_Jenkins
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Goddamn this beer is perfect. Legendary.

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Photo of mhs413
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanrob
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burns3y
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ncelauro
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMFBOSTON
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional offering ( among many) from Jack's Abby. White frothy head, exceptional lacing (this is fantastic) Powerful citrus flavor, wonderful hop/bright/clean smell is prevelant while drinking. Brassy/golden hue , wonderful looking beer. One of the finest IIPA available and widly accessable. Drinks smooth, far too easy for 8% . I enjoy this often as the brewry is local, in bottles or on [email protected] (nice new location) Cannot recommeded this highly enough.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Theow103
3.31/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is hoppy like an IPA but the malts resemble a Pilsener or Marzen beer. Taste starts balanced, hoppy with dank and overripe fruit notes, but also malty with honey and bread notes. Aftertaste is more bitter. The alcohol is also present but doesn't bother too much. A good combination between a lager and an IPA but it's not really a style I enjoy too much.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMuro77
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,507 ratings.
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