Mass Rising | Jack's Abby Brewing

Mass RisingMass Rising
1,516 Ratings
Mass RisingMass Rising

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

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

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Unique nose with citrus, maybe pine & caramel. Smooth all the way through. Tip of the tongue finish.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%

Served on-tap in a 10 oz clear glass snifter at The Reservoir (Waterbury, VT).

A: Clear honey-golden with 1/2-finger cap of foamy, light beige head with good retention and a think collar of lace. (4)

S: Noble hops dominate with grassy, minty aromas combined with slightly sweet pilsner maltiness with a light grainy edge. Alcohol is well-masked. No yeast esters. (3.75)

T: Clean and crisp despite the high ABV, it drinks more like 6% than 8%. The minty, herbal nature of the hops carries through all the way from early to the finish with a clean lightly grainy and sweet pilsner maltiness that is bready. The flavor, while enjoyable, is not terribly complex. Bitterness is medium at most. (4)

M: The feel is amazing for this big of a beer -- still crisp and drinks lighter than its true heft. (4.25)

O: I liked this beer but wish it had more complexity -- it is a one-trick pony flavor-wise but it does that trick with noble hopping well.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Dark golden pour. Very strong citrus flavors. Crisp feel and finish. Foam retention on this one was impressive. Visible carbonation.

Jack's Abbey clearly knows their lagers and this is a good example of an extreme lager. Very solid offering.

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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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