auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL Bottle, purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits - Somerville, MA. Minty resin aroma, nipped with orange and rosemary. On the palate, this is okay. It reminds me of early attempts in the brewing world to make hoppy, bitter lager and it was kind of middling. This has a clean, but strong bitterness, but not a ton of hop flavor. The lagering is clean and crisp, but the malt has a flavor like too much Crystal malt or Special B that turns me off a little bit. Sadly, one of my less favorite Jack’s Abby experiences.
czar (6561) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear bright golden, orange (more than red) tint, with a nice reviving off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. strong and clean colombus - very spicy and piney; spicy and peppery cereals as well - specialty malts imparting toasted bread flavours; few nuts, hint of sweetness - raspberry jam/seeds; citrus, dill, clean yeast. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily; smooth, semi-sweet yet assertive grassy-spicy-piney finish. a clean hoppy amber with toasted bread and stone fruit lagering character. quite enjoyed!
mathieuc (2683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery so hopefully pretty fresh. Pours a clear copper with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of pine, slight peppery "something" (rye? alcohol?) and toasted cereals. Taste is of caramel, slight fruits and is moderately bitter. Slight bread/grainy flavors. Drying alcohol. Body is medium, carbonation moderately high and texture is oily. Overall a pretty solid red IPL, of course I haven’t have a lot of them but Jack’s Abby always delivers something interesting regardless of the style!
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery poured into shaker. Dark amber with lacy head, piney aroma upfront. Full body with mildly bitter hops taste and lingering finish.
kevinsenn (1674) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of the World, Henrietta. Grape, resin, and spicy aroma. Resin and grape taste, crisp lagery finish, with high IBUs. Good.
Quick3Beers (635) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber from a bottle, nose of pine, citrus and spicy hops. All rather balanced in the mouth as well, with some malt backbone there too. A slight sourness as well. Good beer.
PhillyCraft (4767) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours copper with small off white head. Smell is Munich and other malting, toast, caramel, and nice pine from the hops. Flavor is most of the same with tremendous balance of malt and hops. Some toast, grain, resinous pine and dark fruits. Really crushable.
Ron (3281) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle after a run. Pours amber with a lacy, cream colored head. Aroma of pine upfront then citrusy and floral hops with toasted malts. Flavor the same with a nice amount of hops for this style. Average texture. The added hops make this lager better.
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of citrus and light malt. Some peel. Pours amber with ok head. Tangy finish. Tap at brewpub, where they are playing old school Beck and I’m thinking my dad would like this place.
katseb (4) - Norfolk, Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled 11 05 15 purchased at TJ great Sandy colored substantial head loved at first sip. Opened a second one to be sure, excellent with a blue cheese and cracker. So good I decided to stay home and savor rather than go out to shop. Good job Jack’s Abby, I will be sure to get over to brewpub to sample it on draft. Will go back to TJ to buy more to see if my Cicerone certified son agrees when he arrives for Tday
JulienHuxley (5210) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear amber brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is malty, nutty, fruity notes, light peppery hop. Taste is sweet, malty, toasted and nutty. Palate is light bodied with good carbonation. Good.