SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
Fresh Bottle. Aroma of big dank resin, straw, with a neat dank rye malt presence. Some bitter grapefruit peaks through. Juicy. Quite hop forward. Dry mouthfeel. Rye and juicy dank hop combo comes across almost like ginger. Prettay prettty preettay good. Hope this lager never RIP unless if in my belly. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 5, 2012
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 hampale (117) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Very interesting product from a very promising young brewery. Pours a bright golden color with a citrusy fragrance. Unusually hoppy for a lager but the hops are not overpowering. The rye seems to add a spicy note. Medium carbonation - relatively dry finish. Overall, quite possibly the best new product I’ve tried this year - hope it will be a year-round regular.
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2012
50cl bottle pours a slightly hazy, deep gold color with some frothy, white head. Nose gave me flashbacks of grabbing my dad a beer as a kid. Pretty sure he never drank anything this good. Big yeasty, malty aroma invites you right in, honey, sugary malt, orange, rye bread, some caraway seed, some light pine, a little lemon. The nose doesn’t really reveal totally the delicious hoppiness of the flavor. The flavor is perfectly balanced, sweet oranges, candied lemon peel, light grapefruit, sugary malt, honey, bread dough, spicy rye. Medium bodied, dry, citrus, spicy finish. With this was local for me because I would buy it by the case. Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Another Home Run by JA. This is very citrus forward with notes of orange and lemon and a bit of grassy hop presence as well. Really nice spiciness compliments all the hops. Love it.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
In short: A tasty rye-based aromatic hoppy lager like no other. Excellentpantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed fresh two weeks after purchase from the brewery, bottle given to me by lushawn, thanks a lot Shawn
The look: Clear shining pale golden body topped by a enormous dense white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass. A beautiful beer.
In long: Very aromatic hoppy nose full of flowers, lemon pie, citrus fruits, more… A very bright aroma with a freshness quality that is hard to put into words. Needless to say it is inviting. Taste lets the rye shines but it does not overwhelming the beer, typical spiciness that usually accompanies rye-based beers, a slice of lemon pie with a lot of meringue, a little piece of fluffy cheese cake, a truckload of hops (fresh flowers, wet green grass, citrus fruits) providing a tasty bitterness is never aggressive. Mouthfeel is super-comfortable with a full and slightly doughy body supported by lots of soft bubbles. Maybe a bit too tasty to be as seesionnable as like their own Jabby Brau, but this is nonetheless another kick-ass Jack’s Abby offering. Oh man I love craftbeer, I wish everybody loved craftbeer, I find it hard to watch my neighbour drink macro crap, mostly because she keeps her blinds closed.
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. VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours golden with a huge, fluffy and pure white head. Excellent lacing and head retention. Aromas of rye and some dank citrus. Bitterness is at the front with some sweetness ending with a sulfer like finish. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Pours a deep golden color with a slightly hazy body and a good two finger foamy head. Big sticky spicy hop aromas jump from the glass. On the palate its a complex array of spicy earthy goodness... balance by ripe tight grapefruit citrusy hop bitterness all wrapped in a nice doughy earthy malt package. A lot of complexity but well balanced with a long lingering finish! Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2012
500 ml bottle, very spicey rye flavors, very hoppy and bitter with that awesome light lager body. Another awesome brew by jacks abby