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Matriarch - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 21
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-06-2009)
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csmiley

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle 66/156

A - Color ranges from dark gold to light amber from the bottom to top of the glass. Seems to be on the lighter side for a Double IPA. The mostly white head tops out at just under half inch and doesn't stick around for very long. Average amount of lace stays behind in the glass. It has a refreshing look overall which can be dangerous for this particular style.

S - Tons of orange and mango hit the nose first. Hints of bitter citrus follow around the middle somewhere. Think pink grapefruit. The aroma is very juicy overall. Grassy toward the end with a touch caramel and bread in a distant background. Alcohol is completely hidden in the aroma.

T - It starts out with some pretty big fruit flavors. Orange is a little more tame in the flavor which allows more grapefruit and lemon to come through. The bitter and sweet balance in the fruitiness is quite nice. This is the approximate point in which the palate gets manhandled by bitterness - in a good way. Plenty of pine and grass to go around as well. There is a solid malt base in this beer but it stays out of the way in the flavor. There might be some bread on the end but anything past that bitter "point of no return" is really tough to pick out. Alcohol is hidden well in the flavor.

M - Medium bodied for the style. Carbonation is relatively light and works really well for this one. It starts out very smooth and creamy and finishes dry and bitter.

D - Drinkability is very good for the Matriarch. It's a big juicy Double IPA and that works well with me. The flavor has a couple different distinct layers that give the right complexity. Alcohol is hidden a little too well which makes it go down quicker than expected. I would definitely have this one again if given the chance. Much appreciation to the brewer for the tasty concoction.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 03:22:25 | More by csmiley
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Shared by the former drinkndrive. Thanks Devin!

The beer is golden orange with a small, soapy white head. Aromas of spicy malt, tropical fruit, booze. Bold and assertive flavor, with mango, pineapple. Resinous and full bodied, finishing with alcoholic warmth. Pretty tasty.

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APPEARANCE (4.25) - Served from a tap handle at the always-lovely Creekside Local Cantina in Gahanna into a strange little 12oz glass, this beer was a burnished orange color, not quite glowing golden, but not overly red either. It looked heavy and had half a finger of dense, white head that remained as a ring around the glass til the very end.

SMELL (3.75) - I had this directly following a glass of FFF's Dreadnaught, so my nose may have been slightly off, but in comparison I found the aroma of the Matriarch to be slightly lacking. Some pale malt sweetness and a little grassy, citrusy hops, but nothing memorable here.

TASTE (4.75) - Fortunately the taste floored me with quality in every direction. While not a perfect IPA, this had all the notes you want for the style starting off with a flash of malty sweetness accompanied by ripe peach notes unique to this beer which was immediately whisked away on a train ride of tropical bitterness that ranged from mango to grapefruit, but never veered into piney territory. This was a fruit bomb, for sure, and with all the peach put me in mind of some sort of delicious peach cobbler balanced by some hoppy bitters. The alcohol was well-hidden (and mine was certainly stronger than 8.5%; it was labelled as 11%) and served to lend some spicy notes to the finish.

FEEL (4.0) - Big and creamy, but a little bit prickly from the alcohol. Not actually a problem for me, as that prickliness added to the overall taste experience, it did however make the beer "feel" a little, just a little bit less smooth than it could have.

OVERALL (4.5) - Right up there with the best IPAs I've ever had, to be sure. This had such strong, fruit-forward, tropical flavors, and the peach notes were unique to this beer alone. Delicious and round, this is easily my favorite Jackie O's beer by a massive margin.

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Jackie O's Matriarch

Lovely

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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 !

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O: Fantastic Jackie O's . . . Fantastic !

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Matriarch from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.