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Matriarch - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 25
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-06-2009

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
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

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
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

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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jackie O's last weekend. Glad to see this on, as I've waited awhile to try this one.

Pours a nice golden-orange color with a thick white head that sticks around for a bit, leaving some spotty lacing behind. The nose carries a really nice combination of hops. Lots of citrus rind plus some resinous pine. Loads of pine and citrus in the flavor. Not quite as pungent and out there as the nose, but still quite nice. Medium body and fairly chewy. Good carbonation and a really solid bitterness in the finish. Fantastic DIPA.

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3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Matriarch from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.