Ohio Pale Ale - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ohio Pale Ale
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: beveritt on 02-01-2009

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 10
Photo of KevBearcat529
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Gold, light copper color. Not much head

S: Strong citrus notes, pine, floral notes

T: Strong citrus at first, tastes like it smells

M: Lightly carbonated, sits nicely, dry but inviting aftertaste in a good way

O: Great beer, especially from a small brewery. Unbeatable by a large brewer. Great choice!

Photo of zimm421
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the growler into a standard pint glass. Appears a nice golden orange color with average white head. The head leaves a nice ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and small amounts of lacing.

Nose is citrus, floral and spiciness. All hops in the aroma. Taste starts malty upfront, but quickly moves to bitter. Again the citrus and floral hops, and huge spiciness to finish. Big spicy kick at the end of each sip.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, average carbonation and each sip leaves a nice film, but not overly sticky. Very drinkable and seems almost more like an IPA than on APA. Overall, a good, dependable brew. Glad a friend in Athens could grab this for me before coming up this weekend. Definitely worth having, and just a few adjustments could make it a go-to brew.

Photo of Jesse13713
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On Nitro-Tap. My second trip to Jackie O's.

Appearance - A solid foam like whipped cream, of course. A pale orange and yellow color that is amber-like. Bubbly with carbonation.

Smell - Light citrus and hops. A very light smell with not much else going on.

Taste - Succulent citrus and hops. Very smooth, but sort of plain. Slightly dry. A light hop-bite.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Easily palatable and drinkable. A fairly dry taste overall. I was ready for my glass to be empty when I finished it. This isn't saying that the brew was bad, just that it wasn't one of my favorite pale ales.

Photo of Tripphop
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A solid Pale Ale. Generously hopped with a bicuity malt front. Light straw color with quick white head. Light aromas of dough and pine needles. Taste is of pale malt and white bread, piney and earthy hops take over for a dry, crisp finish. A good last call beer.

Photo of Spider889
2.17/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewery.The last of the pale ale/IPA/single hoppped beers I will likely want to pay for from Jackie O's sadly. They just all seem way below average imo.

Arrived a very light, golden wheat color with a short white head. Spotted lace ran down my glass after each sip.

Ouch, the smell is clean - as in crisp and also cleaner - as in cleaning solvent. Lots of pine character from the hops and lemon pledge from whatever else. This one just smelled off to me, I don't get the praise for this beer.

Light and bitter hops on the taste. Nothing too complex or deep, though luckily it didn't taste as bad as it smelled. The malts are soft and bready.

Very dry going down. My notes say, "dry, going on dry-teen." Whatever that means to you...

I have determined that Jackie O's just doesn't make very good hop-forward beer. Plenty of breweries are better at certain styles, Jackie O's ought to focus on stouts and sour porters it would seem.

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy orange-tinted amber color and an inch of a head that leaves some streaks of lace

Smell: The aroma smells of fresh floral hops

Taste: Bready, up front, with a pith and pine character that is joined with some graham cracker sweetness in the mid-palate; after the swallow the flavors merge together leaving considerable hoppy bitterness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A top flight example of the style that verges on IPA territory

Photo of jharmon110
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a decent head that resolves to a nice cap.

Smells fruity with a very nice overall aroma.

Taste is fruity with enough flavor to give it character, but not too much that it is complex and over powering. Very nice flavor.

It feels like it looks, a little hazy, but light.

Drinks well with not much of an aftertaste.

If you like Pale Ale's then you really should give this a try. Good solid beer that won't leave you disappointed.

Photo of msemich
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange hazy, pours like a good strong APA/IPA should. Head was about an inch and hung around for a while due to hop oil retention.

S: This doesn't smell like an APA, it smells like an IPA with kick. Big hoppy off the top when fresh.

T: Again, I don't think that APA is the proper style for this one, but it is right there on the edge. Maybe I got there for a hoppy batch or something, but this one tripped my hop trigger. Great body, great citrus hops off both the initial taste and the lingering aftertaste. Not so major that it coats the mouth, but it takes something serious to erase the flavor entirely.

M: no problems

D: It drinks good, don't it? Seriously, a great one that you would want to turn into a session beer....but call a cab. Doesn't assault you so harshly that you can't diversify your night's imbibe, but it definately keeps you coming back for more. The closest thing I could put next to this one on the flavor scale is Bell's 2 Hearted and Sweetwater's IPA (though less sandy than that one)

Photo of DoctorDog
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle (bottled directly from tap) into a nonic.

A- Hazy orange appearance. Pours with ~1 fingers of light tan head, which fades slowly, leaving a thin cap. Ample lacing.

S- Spicy citrus hopiness with a hint of pine. Very nice.

T- Citrus hoppiness coupled with understated pine resin sensations combine for ample bitterness. Malty sweetness balances the deal superbly.

M- Moderate carbonation. Crisp, smooth, and refreshing.

D- Excellent. Another tasty, highly sessionable offering from Jackie O's.

Future outlook: Jackie O's seems to deliver the goods with everything that they offer, and this is no exception. I'd love to have it again when the opportunity arises.

Photo of beveritt
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Had on tap at the pub, poured into a standard pint glass. Pretty sure they said this was tapped yesterday.

Appearance: Arrives with a thin layer of head. Beer is orange and cloudy from the dry hopping. Great lacing.

Smell: Orange citrus hop aroma with a slight metallic sourness in the finish.

Taste: Spicy hops upfront, citrus and grapefruit. Blends into a caramel/bready malt with orange blossom honey in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is good.

Drinkability: A great dry hopped beer. Spicy hops are well balanced with a solid malt backbone.

Ohio Pale Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.