Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour from the Cask at Alehouse
Aroma is spicy rye, grassy bitter hops, and a lovely pils maltiness that comes forward. Lovely creamy mouthfeel with a tingle of carbonation. Flavor is bursting with tangy rye, and crackery malt. The hops tingle the taste buds from start to finish with flavors of sweet grass and bitter grapefruit. Lovely
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to radarsock for this one in trade. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head; nice retention. Nose is big lager yeast with some sweet malt, prickly rye, and some grapefruit hops. Flavor is sweet malt, prickly rye, and grapefruit hops. Lingering rye and hops on the finish with some yeast.
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RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from gn0sis and my first taste of JA. And it’s great! Pours straight up gold with a slight white head and some light lacing. Very fresh, citrusy aroma with a nice rye spice. Taste is spicy, grassy, nice malt backbone. Very crisp and drinkable.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another very fine offering from Jack’s Abby. This is dry and spicy without either description overwhelming the beer. Rye comes through at the end.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle courtesy of the lu - assuming this is a fresh sample. finally got to my door thanks to a small shipping snafu and my first jack’s abby brew to boot... pours a rather lively somewhat givid orangey copper coloration, fairly consistent throughout, and crowned with a thin to medium soapy frothy white head... spicy rye and doughtbread character along with some herbalness giving way to a tangerine and citrusy hopped focus which supercede the aforementioned. hop forward and really a nice lead-in in hopes that the flavors continue along the same wavelength... clean crisp citrusy tangering notes with a light touch of florals that mesh nicely with a spicy semi-pithy bitter backend that comes together quite well altogether. crackery malt, pale grain backbone play second fiddle to the formerly mentioned. adequate but unexpected prolonged bitterness on the backend. semi-sweet through the middle with the malt opening itself up a bit but this is hop forward and well executed at that. i would love to have this at my disposal.
mcox90 (1674) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a light orange with hints of yellow, like a not quite ripe orange. An average pour nets a one finger white head and a bit of lace. Definitely a lot of rye in the nose with some mild hops. Somewhat spicey with some peppery notes. Rye flavor with spicey bitterness. Very light on the hops. Thin body with good carbonation. Pretty good.
mikem409 (1816) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks Ernesto. Pours pale orange bubbly whit head. Spicy rye aroma loads of hops. Taste is bitter spicy citrus
Drunkdietitian (21) - - NOV 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
leaves a weird taste in your mouth afterwards, ruined the taste of the grasshopper cookie i ate right before.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
it really nice rye larger. Great bittering and pepper on the tongue. light and crispy in the mouthfeel . Another easy to drink beer from Jack Abby
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden-yellow body, large dense white head, spotty lacing. Nose is lemon, pine, and pale malts. Unmistakable lager yeast/malt profile. Flavor carries over a similar dynamic. Medium to light body, light rye-spiciness, assertive carbonation, lingering finish.