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Matriarch - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 22
Gots: 3 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE (4.5) - 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 (4) - 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 (5) - 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 (4.75) - 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 (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 (at the time of this tasting) by a massive margin.

EDIT: I've later gone to the brewery to sample some really amazing beers you can't get elsewhere. This year's Dark Robustic was a wild milk stout brewed with chocolate and cherries, and wow, that's my current favorite offering from the brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
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 !

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a world class ipa right here on tap at hops and pie. its listed there at 10.5% abv, and I believe it is that high. lovely red glow to this, sexy in a globe, with over an inch of white soft head, that is easily reawakened with a swish of the glass. dead sexy. yum. smells over the top hopped, whole leaf hops in the dry hop for sure, tons of oil and bitterness, above a fruity red malt base. the flavor is a hop assault, its everything from grapefruit to pine to dank and oily to downright bitter, it has the entire spectrum covered and then some. I taste the whole cones, all leafy and floral and huge. it is easily one of the hoppiest beers ive ever had, and it takes a lot to get me to say that, as a major hop head here. I cannot believe how bold and assertive this is, just punch in the face of hops. I love it, but it is indeed a palate wrecker. carbonated well, very soft feel to such a robust beer, but it gets a little heavy as it comes to room temperature, and that's when the alcohol comes out too, almost fusel in nature, hot, but still pleasant. my first beer from Jackie o, and I hope for many more. this impressed me to the max. what an ipa!

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Matriarch from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.