Matriarch - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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3.13/5 rDev -25.1%
Sampled at Jackie O's the night before the June bottle release. I had this side by side with Double Dry Hopped Matriarch.
This beer had a very good appearance, especially as compared to the double dry hopped version. Perhaps it was the extra oils in the other version, or possibly the pour; but this beer looked fantastic. It had a very clingy, lacy, pure white head that displayed excellent retention. The color is quite pretty as well. Its a deep gold bordering on orange.
The nose here is much weaker than the stepped up version. Its very grassy with some pine thrown in for highlight. A lot of flowers and orange blossom notes.
This beer is pretty toasty and very grassy. It seems to get way more bitter than the double dry hopped version. I think it just doesn't carry as much juicy punch so the bitterness is picked up more quickly. Things get very zesty with notes of orange rind just before a slightly medicinally bitter finish.
Dry and crisp with a medium body. Carbonation keeps inline with most other Jackie O's house beers and remains low.
Not as good as the double dry hopped version. This one really gets lost in the fray of phenomenal DIPAs for me.
06-30-2011 01:12:55 | More by MbpBugeye
3.55/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
01-10-2010 21:20:10 | More by BeerBelcher
3.78/5 rDev -9.6%
A-lightly hazed orange beer with a thin white head that dissipates rather quickly
S-the nose is quite hoppy. The caramel malts lie up front but they aren't too strong so the balance is there but still favoring the hops. Notes of pine set in at the middle as the citrus hops take over in the back. Apricot and tangerine.
T-the malts are a little stronger in the taste. Caramel and a touch of candied sugar up front. The hops are strong in the back. Pine resign is strong and oily hops also play a big role. Citrus tropical fruits dominate the back, tangerine and appricot with just a touch of bitterness at the finish.
M-very smooth and syrupy, medium to full bodied. Low carbonation that allows the back to fall off a little. Slightly dry in the back
D-well balanced with big hop oil and citrus in the back. Smooth and syrupy on the palate which is pretty nice. Not a hop bomb I would love and a little low on bitterness. Solid balance and pretty good flavors, good DIPA all around
04-11-2010 02:07:44 | More by cpetrone84
3.85/5 rDev -7.9%
Reviewed on 3/7/2010. Bottle thanks to alexsdad06, #102/156 (bottled 11/30/09). Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, grassy hops, tropical fruits, caramel malt. Flavor of grapefruit, bitter hops, citrus, tropical fruits. Nice sweet fruity notes along with bitter, citrusy hops. Great beer from an up-and-coming brewery!
12-23-2010 19:40:41 | More by LilBeerDoctor
3.93/5 rDev -6%
Hop heads in Athens love Mystic Mama, but I always preferred Matriarch. And now you can step up the hops even further with the Double Dry Hopped Matriarch.
Appearance - Amber yellow, clear.
Smell - Hop flower, citrus back.
Taste - Bitter hop flower, citrus, orange peel back.
Mouthfeel - Crisp, dry.
Overall - I used to think of this beer as super-hopped, but I guess all of the competition has squelched that. It's still a very drinkable lovely hopped beer with citrus tones, but the Double Dry Hopped Matriarch now gives me that super-hopped punch.
06-30-2011 19:31:28 | More by GrowlerGirl
4/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
04-27-2010 00:20:00 | More by Mora2000
Matriarch from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.