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Matriarch - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 127
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 31
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-06-2009

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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 127
Reviews by BeerBelcher:
Photo of BeerBelcher
3.54/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I have a lot of ambition to get down to Athens for a visit to Jackie-Os, but haven't yet made the trip from C-bus. I have heard a lot about their beers, but this one was the first I've tried (purchased at their initial bottling by JaBier, so thanks to him!). And I give this beer the benefit of the doubt - I think it is probably a very good beer, but my example was not a sterling example of great beer. I split this bottle with SurlySober, who mentioned that the cap came off pretty easily, and my guess is there are still some quality control issues to be worked out. This beer smelled and tasted pretty decent, but had no head and was very flat. Appearance was thick and viscous, with a gold/straw color. Carbonation was nowhere to be found. Aroma was hoppy and mildly sweet, but not overpowering. Flavor was a little cloying and hoppy, and lightly citrusy. Mouthfeel was pretty disappointing, owing to lack of zip in the carbonation department. I'd like to try this beer at the brew-pub and think it would be great on cask. I'll rewrite this review then. (1,059 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Big tropical hops, especially ripe pineapple, up front along with some piney resin. ABV is completely buried in the taste. Some caramelized malts in the base, but not enough to really balance. Sugars seem to come mostly from fruit juices, like peach. Finish starts with citrus and mango and slides back to resin which lingers on the sides of the tongue for awhile. (368 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle.

Bottle 134 of 156. The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is orange and resiny hops. This is definitely a hop-forward beer. The flavor is heavy on the hops as well with a lot of resiny and pine notes. I don't get much citrus in the flavor, possibly because it is overpowered by the other hop flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (415 characters)

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of boatshoes
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Made my first in-person trip down to Jackie O's this Valentine's weekend for my birthday. Needless to say, I was quite excited and encountered an impressive lineup.

Appearance- Pours a sparkling golden with lots of beading carbonation and about a quarter finger of creamy white head that sticks around almost throughout the entire drink. Lots of sticky lacing left as well.

Smell- Smells like a big ole' fruity hop punch to the face. Similar to their IPA, the DIPA is very much west coast in its fruitiness. Lots of tropical passion-fruit, pineapple, grapefruit rind, and orange. Hop profile smells deliciously fruity.

Taste- Huge hoppy notes of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange creamsicle. The notes of orange are much more prominent than in the standard IPA. A greater complexity in the hop bouquet as well. Finished again with a drying hop bite.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is spot on with a nice creamy smoothness and goes down easy. Drinkability is stellar for the ABV. Really liked this one.

Overall, not only probably the best DIPA I've had on tap, it is one of the best DIPA I've ever had. Probably my favorite beer of the night and really quite good. (1,172 characters)

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jackie O's Matriarch

Lovely

Poured into 10oz snifter

A: Deep orange to red and it has that glow I'm always looking for in an ipa !

S: Sweet sugar, hops, peaches, Apples, cinnamon . . . Like a hopped up peach pie. But very dank !

T: Sweet caramel, apples, peaches, mango and other citrus fruits.

M: Low carbonation . . . Sticky.

O: Fantastic Jackie O's . . . Fantastic ! (376 characters)

Photo of jminch
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of LXIXME
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, left me wanting more. (29 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Matriarch is a bright dark orange in color, translucent, and somehow simultaneously heavy and light in the body. The creamy crown of light tan head drops creamy legging that spreads all over the glass.
This beer's aroma is big, to say the least. honey, pine, citrus, mint, and light pith balance off of lots of malts that keep it from being too harsh. It's balanced, yes, but this beer is absolutely loaded with hops.
The taste is the same with a little more bite, a touch of a slightly more peppery quality, and a light boozy note on the end.
This beer has a crisp feel, and while it's on the drier side it's juicy. It's got a medium body and lots of depth as the dryness and juiciness mingle, crispness keeps its bite, and it's still smooth all the way through. (763 characters)

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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Stigs
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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

Presentation: Poured from a 22 brown bomber into an Imperial pint glass. Picked this up at the first bottle release and am just getting around to sampling it. Bottle 11/30/2009. Bottle 11/156.

Appearance: Pours with 1/2 finger of white head. This settles to a few spotty islands of foam leaving some lacing. The beer itself is the color of honey with just a slight chill haze. Some particulate matter.

Smell: Spicy hop aromas of pine and flowers. Very resinous.

Taste: Spicy upfront, with the flavors of dry hopping; grapefruit, citrus, and pineapple. Slight bready malt backbone. Bitter and long lasting finish.

Mouthfeel: Average level of carbonation. Body is very good, thick and viscous.

Drinkability: Another great beer from Jackie O's. I would certainly have another of these, but Brad makes so many different styles, it is hard to revisit ones I have had. (867 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

orange tinted amber came out of the can and splashed and poured a huge three inch head of white foam that stuck to the side with incredible lacing and a formidable amount of foam. Tons of carbonation was streaming up to the surface throughout the session. Aroma was grapefruit and pineapple heaven. Not piercing bitter, rather totally sweet and fruity and mellow. Wonderful balance of aroma and completely fresh. Really well done. Each sip followed suit as the hops were dripping with freshness and ripe citrus flavor. Touches of sweetness balancing it out nicely as even in the final sips I was pickin up hints of buttery and biscuit like notes before a rich and dry grapefruit finish (685 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Matriarch from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.