Dynamo Hum - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 155
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 3.66%
Wants: 128
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: beveritt on 12-06-2009

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Photo of brentk56
4.89/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a pink lemonade color with a modest head that leaves just a smidge of lacing behind

Smell: All tartness, with raspberry and magnificent funk

Taste: Raspberry lemonade flavors, up front, and then, the tart and funky parade begins; loads of complexity in the interplay, through the finish, where the oaked aspect leaves an impression'

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Even by the high standards of Jackie O's, this beer is quite an achievement; so different and so good (515 characters)

Photo of jmarsh123
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright pink with a couple fingers of off-white pink hued head. Good retention and lacing.

Intense raspberry tartness in the aroma. Bits of oak and some bugs as well.

Heavy raspberry in the flavor as well. I don't think I've ever had a fruited beer that bursts just like this one. Big raspberry tartness accompanied by some lactic acid and oak. Tart, but not overwhelmingly sour. Finishes bone dry almost like a wine.

Medium body with good carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer and one I hope they release again soon. Another great Jackie O's sour. (558 characters)

Photo of brew3crew
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at jackie os

A-hazy orange body with no head

S-very funky. Not just a clever name. Exudes sourness

T-follows the nose. Tart and funky. Man is it good

M-medium body and smooth. Very tart

O-wow. My mouth is still watering from this beer. Wow (251 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, poured in oversized wine glass

A- pours bright pink color with a small foamy head that reduces to just a later floating on top

S- freshly pressed raspberries along with some major funk and some woodsy notes

T- fresh tart raspberries mix with some puckering lacto notes, raspberry jam and some vinous qualities, light toasted oak on the finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a dry, puckering finish

O- one of the better raspberry sours that I've had, very good! (492 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice light pinkih/amber muddied color with a small foamy top that hust kissed the side of the glass. tart grape skins, cherries and loads of funk, some light spiciness and a decent touch of oak. lots of dark fruit, tart funkiness and a nice earthy, woodsy like smell blending together very nicely on this one. Silk like smoothness, and the finest carbonation bubbles, really well done in that regard. ;ots of sour in here right up front with frapes and light lemon like citrus taking over. Rolling through some nice notes of cherry then came over me. Decent funkiness in through the middle and the finish, but it was actually almost blended out by a cherry like sweetness (671 characters)

Photo of nlmartin
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer was chilled and actually a bit too cold when opened but this was done to prevent gushers. The beer was served in a snifter and allowed to warm to a proper temperature.

A- The body of the beer is a bright clear ruby coloration. The head of the beer was a lightly purple tinged coloration but quickly resolved.

S- The aroma of the beer is lactic, slightly acitic riding this wave of funkyness is lemony raspberry aroma. Very nice aroma!

T- The flavor of the beer leads with plenty of sour and funky notes yes plenty of lactic and acitic flavors nicely puckering at times. A nearly perfect blending of tart and sour raspberry rides this sour train.

M- The body of the beer is light and funky. The carbonation is lively and helps to cut some of the funkyness up.

O- This is a beer that the Jackie O's crew should be proud of! A joy to drink from start to finish makes me wish I had several more of these available. (927 characters)

Photo of Gobzilla
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a reddish fuchsia in color with pink highlights and a thin head that barely left any lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of raspberry goodness exploding our from the aroma that was more fruit like and not juice. it did have a little lemony citrus, oakiness is present, some acidic character, and mild funkiness.

T: like the aroma it had tons of raspberry fruit flavor upfront including the pit skin and all alongside nice oaky accents, citrusy lemon zing that helped on the sour factor, a little acidic notes, slight funk but nice sour bite.

M: the brew was medium to light in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a mildly sweet, funky, oaky, fruity and sour finish.

O: It was way better than I thought it was going to be, really surprised me since its from the midwest. (798 characters)

Photo of Spider889
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Quite clear, the Dynamo Hum is a reddish/rose color with orange hues. Not really any head though.

S - Sour - nice and acidic/lactic. The fruity aromas are well integrated - the raspberry is mellow but easily distinguishable.

T - The raspberries are much more assertive than in the aroma. Very sour - about as sour as anything Jackie O's has yet produced. Sour, in all the best ways possible to be frank. There is some nice orange and tangerine flavor going on.

M - There's a notable lactic/puckering effect with this beer. That said, Dynamo Hum drinks really cleanly, has a pleasant finish, and appropriately light carbonation.

O - This was an excellent beer, and lived up to my highest hopes for what it could be. This could easily compete with some of the Cascade sours.

I have since had one or two bottles of this and it is holding up well, though I think I preferred it on tap. (890 characters)

Photo of ne0m00re
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live review of a 22 oz bottle of the 2011 number 178/216.
A: Clear pinkish golden color, it poured with a very slight carbonation. It still looks pretty good.
S: Raspberries, musty oak, of course a red wine vinegar acidity, granny smith apples, and some nice brett. character in the background. Inviting.
T: Lemon and acetic acidity is in the forefront along with a slight raspberries sweetness, which fades into a very nice woody raspberry with a small bit of honey walnut and wheat. This is great stuff.
M: Thinner with a slight carbonation, which is fitting for what I'd expect.
O: This is a great framboise. Of course no one is calling it that. I wonder how it would stand up to Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise, which I'd imagine is very similar... (749 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jason for sharing this one. Bottle #200 of 216. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

A - Thin white foam quickly sizzles to a thin collar, some wisps, and minimal lace. Lightly hazy amber body.

S - Musky raspberries, slightly overripe fruit, sour candies, and plenty of potent tart and sour flavors.

T - Taste reminds me a lot of raspberry Sweet Tarts. Big lactic sourness mingling with sweet ripe raspberries. Gets very tart and puckering after only a few sips.

M - Medium body, super dry and tannic, no alcohol presence, moderate carbonation spritz, and only light acidity.

D - This was great. I think we crushed this bottle faster than anything else that was opened yesterday. Super refreshing with a great balance of sweet, tart, and sour flavors. Could perhaps use a touch more depth, but otherwise really enjoyable. (831 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to jedwards for sharing. Pours a lovely dull raspberry hue with no head, just a thin, bubbly band around the edges. Nose expresses muted raspberries, cork, salty and tart fruit. The raspberry present in the nose all but disappears in the flavor profile with the most prominent flavors being salty, citrusy and vinegary. Mouthfeel is fairly light in body, acidic and astringent; not puckeringly so, but close. There's also some residual saltiness that lingers on the palate and along the cheeks. Overall, this is an exceptional sour. It's definitely lost quite a bit of fruit, which makes me wonder how this beer will develop with age. Right now it's not overly sour; however, I definitely seeing this one taking on a life of its own with some time on it (and not necessarily in a good way). (801 characters)

Photo of claspada
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly-muddied pinkish-red with a inch of quickly dissipating off-white head with hues of pink. Decent retention and lacing.

Aromas begin with raspberry and light oak. Bit of acidity, though not overwhelming. Somewhat earthy and musty smells emerge as it warms.

The tastes begin with a good dosing of raspberries and the accompanying earthy mustiness. Big lactic sourness mingling with sweet ripe raspberries.

The mouthfeel is medium to light in body with good carbonation. Finish is tart and dry and lightly oaky.

Overall I really enjoyed this. Personally I feel it is at a good level of funkiness and sourness and still plenty of raspberry goodness. Compared to the Cellar Cuvee 6 I sampled back to back, this one is ready to go now where that one needed some more time to sour/develop. (803 characters)

Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Duvel Tulip - 2011 release,

A: Poures a dark amber color with pink highlights , One finger head thatforms a thin lacing that holds solid throughout, decent carbonation.

S: Raspberry , apples , orange, sour patch kids.

T: Decent tartness upfront with slight acidic sweetness, hints of toffee and hues of funk.

O: Overall a decent example of the style that has a good flavorfull profile, would have again. (431 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 83/276.

A - Poured into the Great tulip a light raspberry blonde hue with some thin head that left no lacing.

S - Aromas of raspberry, blonde, lacto.

T - Taste is light blonde notes, raspberry, lacto, light vinegar. Really tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, clean.

O - Overall this was a very tasty. (326 characters)

Photo of CaptainRaisin
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh Jackie O's, how Ohio loves you.
Picked up at the most recent bottle release, though not my bottle. So kind of my friend, considering they bottled only 300.

Pinkish, yellowish hue with big, sticky lacing

Raspberries, cheese, funk, lemon

Lemon juice, fresh raspberries, slight funk, really nice acid

Not too big or too thin, this is great for the style.

B.C. hits another homerun. So talented. Thanks Jackie O's! (419 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the August 27th bottle release. 4 oz from a tasting snifter.

4.0 A: Lightly hazed orange amber color. Came without a head.

4.5 S: Raspberry and cabernet are running wild and work together perfectly. Good bit of tartness overall. Some funky lactic acid and a touch of acetic acid. Woody and wheaty.

4.0 T: Again, great duality between raspberry and grape. Plenty of vanilla to add to plenty of oak. Tart and moderately acetic with plenty of tangy lactic acid.

4.0 M: Lighter to lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.

4.0 D: Great balance and acidic enough to stratch your sour itch. (636 characters)

Photo of Sean9689
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Jason! 22oz bottle into Darkness tulip.

A - Pours a pinkish/reddish color, light fizzy white head, some bubbles here and there, and a barely-noticable thin ring.

S - Smells like Jolly Ranchers, raspberries, sweet sugars. There's a nice light level of tartness in there as well, which is enjoyable.

T - Tastes like raspberry Jolly Ranchers with a nice tart middle and finish with some fruity sweetness. Very enjoyable and not overly sweet or sour, just about right to really drink though easily.

M - Light body, light carbonation, semi-dry finish.

O - An enjoyable wild from Jackie O's that's super-easy to drink. The raspberry and fruity tart notes are excellent and make this beer refreshing and almost berliner-like. Recommend. (742 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Callmecoon for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.

Bottle # 96/216.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some fruity raspberry aromas. Taste is much the same with a very tart and acidic flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice sour fruit presence. (543 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks to the Pittsburgh gang for sending this to the Cali gang!

(Aged for 1 year)

Clear orange and light ruby with a small head that leaves dots of lace down the glass.

A very nice aroma for the style: distinct, strong raspberry aroma, milled grains, light caramel, and lactic acid. Complete.

The flavor is also quite nice, with big notes of raspberry and mild funk combining nicely, along with flavors of grain and sweet bread. This also has moderate to high levels of lactic sourness.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

I would love to have this one again! This one was better than the sum of its parts. (639 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle 206/216 courtesy of TurdFurgison last weekend. Consumed from a Cantillon glass on his deck. The ultimate road trip stop. Thanks Eric.

Pours a slightly-muddied pinkish-red with a single-finger off-white head with hints of pink. Good retention and lacing. The nose carries a nice bit of raspberry and light oak. Bit of acidity, though not overwhelming. Somewhat earthy.

Flavor was quite nice, with a good dosing of raspberries and the accompanying earthy mustiness. Moderately-strong acidity and light funk. Light body with good bitterness and earthy character post-swallow. Quite tasty. Another hit from Brad. (617 characters)

Photo of beveritt
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Had on tap at Jackie O's 4th Anniversary. Described as "Razz Wheat soured out." Arrives in a tulip.

Appearance: Thin coat of almost white head. This settles to a ring around the glass. The beer itself is medium brown with a slight red tinge. Cloudy yet still translucent.

Smell: Distinct sourness reminiscent of a vinaigrette dressing. Hints of a cheese-like aroma.

Taste: Medium sour bite upfront rolls into the notable sourness of raspberries. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Slick mouthfeel that accompanies the sourness well.

Drinkability: Good stuff. The sourness pairs well with the hints of raspberry. Sour, but not to the point of not being drinkable. (696 characters)

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 bomber #84 of 216. Thanks to BA Stormking47 the biggest out of state homer of Jackie O's who hoards more bottles of their beer than the brewery itself. Thanks for breaking out a bottle of this precious elixir you shit bird.

Poured into a matching Jackie O's staff short pils glass that I swiped from the cabinet of the previously mentioned user. The brew appears copper in color with a fine white bubble formation. Some yellowish hints are noted around the edges and spots of lace stick to the glass.

The smell is fresh and seedy like one would expect from the inclusion of raspberry. Also present are hints of funk, sulfur and footy to almost cheesey grain. Not bad.

The taste is tart with the raspberry inclusion sitting center stage. More sips make these beer lean into more of an acidic realm with a backing of cheese and funk. A bit of lemony lactic tartness and wheaty grain inclusion are present into the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light to modest level of carbonation. Fruity that blenda from tart to snappy and sharp. I would drink this again if the opportunity presented itself. Thanks again Wiss. (1,137 characters)

Photo of jale
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brad this great bottle with me at the brewery.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy light pink with a dime of white head.

S: Nice bright sourness and mild raspberries.

T: Sharp tartness with a hint of raspberry. The sourness tapers off smoothly in the finish.

M: Light body with good carbonation.

O: Wish I had more. Another great sour from Brad. (341 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Chris at Thorpe's going away festivities. Thanks man.

The beer resembles pink lemonade with a thin, wispy head. The aroma brings funk and tartness with raspberries. Lemon juice and raspberries in the flavor with a bit of an acetic finish. Fairly light in body. Tasty stuff. Worth a try. (304 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although this was officially released in bottles one week ago, I feel lucky to have tried this maybe 4 times to date. Initially from the barrel (!), then twice in bottles and finally plenty of draft pours at the release. Safe to say this is one of my favorites from Brad, although his malty stouts can get pretty good too, especially with barrel treatment.

This pours a slightly murky off-pink color wiht a thin but dense foam. Framboise notes dominate, earthy and fruity, tart, more bretty than "lambicy" (excellent nonetheless).

It's got a nice acetic bite to it, lactic acid in effect. Slightly salty on the tip of my tongue, otherwise sour with a nice raspberry aftertaste.

Definitely worth getting, although the low number of bottles (and single bottle limit) makes it difficult to do so. Recommended! (811 characters)

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