Matriarch - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Dark amber with a slight haziness. Forms a rather small almond colored head, but it is fairly stable. There is some minimal lacing.
S: Aroma is pretty good with a blend of sweet caramel malts and lots of fruity, juicy hops.
T: Taste is even better than the aroma and I've got to admit this is the most perfectly balanced IPA I've ever had. Starts off with a slight sweetness: caramel and toffee with a little toast. Then the hops kick in: primarily citrus, orange, and grapefruit with some pine and a slight hint of tropical fruits. Then there is a bit of spice on the finish and the alcohol just barely peeks through.
M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a mild to moderate bitterness.
O: A pretty good DIPA (damn these shitty new ratings). About as perfectly "balanced" as a DIPA could ever be and I'm the type who enjoys my DIPA heavy on the hops. But this one still gets it right with a complex blend of both malt, hops, and even a little bit alcohol as well. Very nice.
Serving type: growler
12-17-2011 02:42:50 | More by Florida9
4.28/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured on nitro at the 6th anniversary
Pours a gorgeous orange with. Lots of white head. Beautiful pour. Smells hoppy up the wazoo. Geat aroma. Lots of pine and citrus. Tastes a bit bitter from the pine. Overall very nice flavour profile. Awesome mouthfeel. Overall very enjoyable
Serving type: nitro-tap
12-03-2011 15:51:04 | More by Urbancaver
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoying this beer on tap at Jackie O's. Beautiful orange amber in appearance. Strong scent of piney/citrusy hops right up front, smooth and balanced flavor, not overhopped like some DIPAs seem to be. Nice finish with a lingering piney flavor. Overall a great DIPA when fresh.
Serving type: on-tap
11-25-2011 19:45:46 | More by TheBeerologist
Matriarch from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.