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Morning Cloak | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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3.85
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by DeFaz on 04-08-2014

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 100
Reviews by DeFaz:
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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Chappy's in Moraine. This is one of the less impressive offerings from Jackie O's, but yet it is quite drinkable. There's a balanced mix between hops and wheat, and there are flavors of grapefruit and citrus. The mouthfeel is light to medium, making it drinkable for a spring day, and the carbonation is moderate. Someone who enjoys this style may like it a bit more (I was expecting a more hoppy beer, and that's not at all what I got). It's a decent choice for a session spring ale, but probably not one that I will make again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jcorn
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice session ipa. Dare I say one of the few session ipa's that has a nice glow about it. Pleasant aromas to go along with a crisp, hoppy dandelion taste. Pretty good . . . Go ahead and can this one guys.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a good-looking brew, clearly unfiltered as even the pale, almost pastel color is clouded, though it clears up somewhat and shows some brightness. The head is pure white, fluffy and soapy. It's got a softness to it that also proves to be quite strong. It holds up a full finger pretty well through the session, and the lacing that's dropped behind it is patchy and in good quantity.
This is a very nicely hopped session beer, both in bitterness considering the (technical) style and how lightly hopped a beer of this ABV tends to be and the overall bouquet/flavor. There's a ghost of something almost cat-like, maybe a touch acidic, which isn't bad and really only shows up in any real way in the aroma. I wonder if Simcoe is used at all or if Citra and sometimes produce something like that. Regardless, I don't find it to detract much at all. Munich malts are well used just for balance, adding a nice, soft malty sweetness and a bit of grainy character. Overall, though, it's semi-dry, as the hops and the wheat add a bit of cracker/bread as well as bitterness. The aroma and flavor really shine with hops, thouh, as lots of citrus comes out, lightly pithy. Notes of some fresh grapefruit as well as rind make for a brighter, zesty sort of bitterness. It finishes out with a bit of lingering floral character. For such a sessionable beer to be so flavorful makes it a pleasure to drink several of these in a row pretty easily.
This beer flows on the tongue with tight carbonation and an easy smoothness with a brightness all through and zippy crispness from front to end.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of wildcatboy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of twizzard
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smk54
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into a tulip glass. Straw colored with slight haze. Moderate white head that dissipated quickly to moderate lacing. Light pine notes. Hops are there. Smooth mouthfeel. Again, hops are present but not overwhelming. Chewy body.
This is a solid APA with hop presence. Very drinkable. Overall a very solid beer!

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jackie O's Pub & Brewery - Morning Cloak. 4.5% ABV. 12oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on 2/3/16.

Look: Settles a bright translucent lemon yellow, with a half finger sized white bubbly head.

Smell: Some floral hops and citrus characteristics, such as orange peel and lemon zest, but also has a grassy, wheat aroma backing everything.

Feel: Light to medium bodied, good amount of carbonation to it.

Taste: Starts off with bitter floral hops and grassy wheat, including a slight resin taste. Near the backend, some slight citrus flavors appear, like the orange peel, lemon zest, and grapefruit.

Overall: Quite a sessionable Pale Ale with good hop presence, leaning more toward the herbal side rather than fruit. Finishes crisp and dry with a bitter wheat aftertaste.

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Photo of zimm421
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a week old can into a pint glass. Appears a perfectly clear golden color with a nice white head. The nose is nicely hoppy with a touch of citrus coming through, along with a touch of malt sweetness. The taste is grainy, with a malty finish, balanced with good hoppiness in the middle There's a bit of citrus and pine. Overall, it's a decent session IPA, but is a touch thin and a little too grainy for my tastes.

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Photo of glass_house
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid apa. Nothing exceptional, but solid. I got mostly grassy pine with subtle citrus highlights in the taste. Light-bodied and crisp with lively carbonation. Finishes clean and slightly dry. Not enough complexity in the hop profile to be considered great, but there's plenty going on to keep it interesting for such a low abv pale.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of wellsnb
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregvg
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BrewUSA
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at The Daily Growler in Upper Arlington, OH.

Pours a light yellow, with a one inch head and not much lacing.

Smells a bit catty, with some underlying citrus flavors.

The taste is a bit similar, and shows one of the typical downfalls of all Citra-hopped beers. Sort a grainy, catty flavor overtakes the proceedings, and is not all that pleasant. There is a small amount of bitterness, with some mild pine and citrus.

Light bodied, crisp, well carbonated. Not all that drinkable due to off flavors.

Probably the least of the new beers I tried this weekend.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpartyJoe
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zaphog
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Morning Cloak from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.