Jack’s Abby Mass Rising

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Mine was nice, although I wish I had Black Friday off. The food was really good and I was stuffed afterwards. On Black Friday, we made leftover turkey sandwiches. Anyways, this was a beer that I picked up awhile back from Half Time. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial Pilsner

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.'”

Random: We DVR “Jeopardy” and before this week had over 60 episodes to watch. We’re now in the 40s.

This brew poured with an incredibly thick and creamy, ecru colored head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the pint glass. The body was cloudy with high carbonation and was a golden-yellow color. The nose had crisp notes of hops with grass and lemon peel and herbs. The taste was much like the nose. It was incredibly crisp and light for the style, with lots of grass and light hops. Lemon peel and herbal notes transition into light bready malt. The body was shockingly light with generous carbonation. It had a long and clean finish with grassy Saaz hops. This beer was exceptionally good and flavorful and had a really nice hop profile. I would definitely have this beer again. If only it was distributed to New Jersey.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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