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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Double IPL.
Two years into our brewery and we’re fueling the fires surrounding extremely hoppy beers. In celebration of our anniversary and in support of our fans, we’re brewing this extra hoppy Double IPL. Together, we have taken a journey to redefine the term ’lager.’ Prost! 17.5°
June 2013 Released as ’2nd Anniversary Lager’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, grapefruit, lemon zest and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, dank bud, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from The Bottle Shop and drunk at home. Clear gold deepish gold lasting ricky white head. Very big American PNW hop aroma. Aroma of a DIPA. It then has the drinkability of a lager in the mouth then big hops on the finish. Rather good to be honest. Big hoppy drinking beer. I think it’s hoppy and rather good. Bitter on the finish. It’s great. Big and hoppy and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2745) - Haderslev, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Clear yellow, creamy white head. Strong, hoppy piney aroma. Flavour is smooth, heavy malty with well balanced bitternes.solid feel, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle, 8%. Good grapefruity hop aroma. Almost clear shiny golden colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is papery and nicely hoppy. The hop flavour is papery, fruity, grapefruity and more or less clean. Distinct and good hop note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (5023) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle @ Wannsinchen / MiP bliver gammel. Pours clear pale golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with notes of yeast and malt. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of hops, touches of fruit, perfume and malt. Bitter aftertaste. Again a decent beer for the style but only because it is so far away from the widespread mocne...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and slight citrusy. Crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity, peachy and crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
23rd September 2014
Lightly hazy amber beer, good off white head. Palate is airy, slighty dry and a little crisp. Airy malts bring a little cream and pleasant light sweetness. Really nice hops - smooth pine that is both sweet and spicy. Underpinned by lovely light citric orange. Finishes smooth, mild bitter linger. Not really that lagerish but a lovely quaffable beer and beautifully joined up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold pour with nice frothy white head. Aroma of piney hop, nice fresh and piney. Taste is hoppy but not really bitter, maltiness is really discreet but the body of the beer really props up the hops nicel, really grassy. Body is light, carbonation is medium, finishes dry. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Jack’s Abby has pretty much single-handedly invented a bunch of new beer styles. They only brew lagers, but in traditional ale styles. Mass Rising is their take on a Double IPA, which they, not surprisingly, dub as a “Double IPL.” It definitely does drink like a beer of the style, though. Huge hop flavor and bitterness using some of the most popular hop combinations of the day.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 7/28/14 and cost $3.99 ($0.33 per ounce).

Appearance: Bright pale yellow hue. Extremely hazy, but spastic carbonation can be seen. Pours to a huge, Duvel-like, white fluffy head which retains and laces extremely well.

Smell: Huge spicy hop aroma with notes of garlic, onion and lemon rind.

Taste: I’m not sure which hops are in this beer, as they’re not listed on the label or the brewery’s website. To me, it tastes a lot like Sorachi Ave – huge spicy notes with distinct onion, garlic and lemon rind flavors. An interesting combination to be sure, but they definitely do work. Strong dry bitterness from beginning to end (especially on the end, I might add). The malty backbone is strong enough to support the palette, though it doesn’t add much towards the taste except for a slight stone wheat cracker-like flavor. It complements the hops well, which also leave a residual spice rack seasoning aftertaste. Definitely the kind of beer to pair with a savory meal.

Drinkability: Though quite hefty at 8% ABV, Jack’s Abby Mass Rising is actually quite lithe. Since it is a lager, it does have a crisp mouthfeel and a body that’s on the lighter side for its potency. It goes down smooth, but it’s better enjoyed in sips than gulps. No alcohol warmth or distraction, which makes it almost too easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Big time lemony aroma here with some grassy pine to go along with a hint of pineapple and honey. The flavor is lots of lemon bitter hops, a bit of pine, some fruits, and low sweetness from the malts. Finishes smooth but with a funky note left on the palate. High carbonation, light or medium body, super easy drinking, and slightly dry. Overall solid and dangerously crushable.

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