williamstome (888) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour, nice foamy white head.
Crisp aroma of resiny hops.
Great crisp hoppy flavor, with a surprisingly smooth and buttery mouthfeel.
Tonkun (866) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at a dark bar. Relatively light yellow golden pour with a good thick white head. Pine, grapefruit, herb. Smooth, medium body and almost creamy finish with slight bitterness. Very easy to drink. Very nice
mkgrenwel (569) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy golden orange pour. I swear there was a hint of green in there as I poured, but maybe I’m seeing things. Beautiful lemon and grapefruit pith aroma. Sweet gummy candies. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, even touches of lime. Actually on the sweet side, but not overly malty. Clean and fresh. Bitterness lingers, but is never in the forefront. Sticky and foamy on the palate. Another example of the Jack’s Abby skill of brewing big flavorful beers that remain delicate and refined. Huge flavors without beating you over the head with them. This one is also way out there in terms of complexity. Just full of all kinds of fruity hop flavors. Special stuff.
Beerathon (1159) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So clean, so hoppy, so good! Color- deep yellow with huge fluffy white foamy head. Dry, grassy, slight citrus back flavor. Does not taste 8% at all, seems much lower, because it comes off lighter.
DrSilverworm (6368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks to cincysig. Golden orange color. Mildly hazy with lots of fine yeast bits suspended inside. Pours with an ample off-white head, with good retention. Leaves great, thicker swaths of lace. I love the way Jack’s Abby brews strong lagers that taste as good as the best DIPAs out there. This is no exception. Nice, citrusy, grapefruity, resiny hop aroma. Very big, satisfying tasty hop, and very big bitter taste. Light sweet. Light hop heat in the finish. Big bready, biscuity malt base, but the hop profile outshines it. Lightly peppery. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick texture. Smooth and easy to sip. Tasty lager-based DIPA. Very satisfying.
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.; thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a hazy golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good tojuaira is of juicy and bitter hops with a fairly sweet pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. I’m shocked that this is a lager; impressive.
gruberm (329) - - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Calling this a lager is a little unfair. It tastes just like an IPA but apparently the fermentation location counts. Still great tasting.
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Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, pours a nice bright yellow, aroma is citrusy, a nice lemon zest in the flavour, a nice bitterness and lots of hop taste, pretty refreshing
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Shane/Brian! Pours a hazy pale orangish yellow with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice pine note with a good amount of grass and just a hint of grains and lager yeast. Flavor has more pine with a bit of grass and some earthy grains coming out in the finish.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Mark. Thanks, dude! Pours a decent hazed golden orange hue, more pale yellow golden glow and lively hues in the body. Lighter, well carbonated with firm cakey offwhite head atop. Stays larger overall, sticks around, laces well enough. Aromas are fairly hoppy, earthy florals, grass, and gentle powder. Subtle pine, bready malts, gentle fruit presence. Some lemon, gentle fruity elements. Initial is lighter end of the fold, cool and dry, a bit powdery, firm bitterness meets some gentle eatery fruit, dough and apple, touches. Of lemon, florals. The middle nicely bitter, dry, fairly drinkable for an 8 percent ABV offering. Some pwoder, gentle citrus, dry cracked grain and florals, grass. A firm floral quality as we round the corner.. Firm hopping, more pine and florals, gentle grapefruit rind and juice show a little life. Pretty nice stuff, quite smooth overall with firm and strong bitter qualities, more earthy yet potent overalll. This grew on me quite a bit as I saddled into it, really nice appearance and flow and feel on the palate. While the flavors are assertive or complex, it really is well constructed. Nice stuff, probably one of it not the best of these new IPLs we’ve been seeing more of lately that I’ve actually had. And Jack’s Abby seems to be leading the way.