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Orange Oak - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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very good

43 Reviews

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Reviews: 43
Hads: 104
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 41
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-07-2009

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Reviews: 43 | Hads: 104
Photo of sisuspeed
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for opening the bottle Dave!
Bottle 40 of 216

Poured into a Cigar City snifter. Light, slightly-hazy, orange body with a thin film of white foam. Leaves a few patches of lacing.

The aroma is packed with sweet, oaky, clementines. Lots of zesty orange citrus and light fruity sourness. Nice.

Dry, bretty, hoppy oak with crushed clementines. This is quite good. Orange peel on the finish. Love the dry citrus component to this one. Light sourness.

Mouthfeel is filled with small, tingly carbonation. Quite dry and a touch woody. I like how dry this is.

Overall, this is a solid brett beer. My first from Jackie O's and I'm fairly impressed. The hops, brett and clementines work really well together. Goes down easy. Worth seeking out. Wish they could up the bottle count on this one.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Served a little too cold. Orange Oak is a India Pale Wheat Ale aged in oak barrels along with cut up valencia oranges.

A- Pours a dark, apricot color. Hazy with some lacing. Had a fingers width of soapy head.

S- Oranges definitely noticeable. Offers a layer of complexity to the wheat aroma of this beer. Also picking up some oak in the background.

T- Once this beer warmed up, it really became quite delicious. Orange juices and zest prickle the palate for a lively sensation. The oak barrel notes came in perfectly midway through. The beer finished with an slightly sweet, orange wheat flavor.

M- Light bodied. Really liked the consistency of this beer. My only complaint was that it may have been too carbonated. The prickling feeling I noticed in the taste almost gave the sensation of pop rocks when I came in for a sip every now and then.

D- Extremely drinkable. For simple flavors, it still had a complexity that was unique, but not overbearing on the palate. The 9% abv was not noticeable at all.

Overall, a great twist on what would otherwise be a normal session-like beer. Really was digging this one, especially when it warmed up.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip and enjoyed on 6/30/11 while catching up on tv/

very nice pour here with a lovely burnt amber color and smooth, even and consistent head of off white that seemed to layer itself nicely on the glass. a huge whiff of orange overtakes you right away and you are off to the races with this one. tons of orange here with some down time letting it morph and take over you start to get the complexity of it now. light oak notes, vanilla, hints of caramel and light tart and funky notes that seemed to balance out the orange quite nicely. suttle mid palate explodes into more orange for the finish with a very dry fruity and tart finish that caps it off wonderfully.

another winner from jackie in my opinion.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the One Funky Afternoon Release. Served in a tulip.

Pours a light orange color. Almost entirely clear, though it doesn't ever really form up a head, which is surprising given the wheat base. The nose brings a nice bit of orange character and has some funk. A bit of light orange rind. The flavor brings some funky orange with a bit of zest. Mild tartness. Bit of an oak presence. Really dry finish. Body is medium with a really nice dry finish. Really excellent funk. Good body and carbonation. Pretty tasty; the mouthfeel was my favorite part. Excellent use of oak and funk plus the hops then take it over the edge.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Right out of the bottle, this one seemed like the Brett and the clementines didn't blend. But as it warmed a bit, the two meshed almost perfectly, creating a lovely brew.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (#209/216) from 2011 into a snifter.

Pours with a bright, hazy orange-golden body. The head is scant and quickly retreats to a tiny wisp of white bubbles. Despite the lack of foam, the aroma is prominent, suggesting sharp citrus peel, funky earth, wood, and tangy wheat notes. Clementine flesh is sweet in the background providing a nice balance to the nose.

The flavor matches the aroma well at first, delivering creamy wheat and sweet, juicy orange notes to the front of the palate. A slightly tart, funky astringency from the oak and Brettanomyces takes hold mid-sip. Citrus peel in the finish is bitter with drying, wooden notes that thin out the medium body. Low carbonation supports a very juicy mouthfeel. Overall, Orange Oak is a delightful beer that skirts across several styles and ties them together quite nicely. One of Jackie O's finer attempts at the wild/sour ale genre.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle.

Bottle 31 of 156. This has to be the best American Pale Wheat Ale I have ever tried. The beer pours an orange-gold color with a white head. The aroma is slightly tart with some citrus and yeast notes. The flavor is a great mix of orange, oak and brett and overall it is slightly tart citrus and a little bit funky. There is some honey in the taste as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome beer.

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Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Grant - much obliged!

Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a half-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet and light malts with solid amounts of earthy oak aromas. Also present and more prevalent as the beer warms are hints of orange rinds.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Light malt flavors kick things off and are quickly joined by mildly tart indistinct fruit flavors with good amounts of oak. Midway through the sip the fruit flavors turn more toward light citrus - orange mostly with hints of grapefruit - and carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was an interesting beer that didn't go overboard on either the orange or the oak. Well worth a shot if you can get your hands on one.

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Photo of Pecorasc
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber from bottle sale poured into wine glass. Decanted the remainder in same pour.

A- A clear pale to deep gold, with a small amount of head. No noticable carbonation. Decent retention with some lacing.

S- Oak, alcohol, background malt, orange peel. Slightly bitter aroma with a touch of sweetness.

T- A little flat on the way in, but then wow... the bitterness blends right into the orange peel and finishes with a great bitter-oak flavor. Very refreshing, so unique.

M- Feels like it foams up as you swallow. A wierd sensation that really plays well with the oak. Very well suited for the style(?).

D- Pretty high alcohol, but the refreshing character of this beer make it dangerously drinkable.

A well constructed, innovative beer that I really love.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to Sean for busting this out.

A - Hazy gold color with an off-white head. Little bit of lace left throughout the consumption.

S - This is a very cool smelling beer, orange seems like a difficult thing to do, but this one captures the essence of oranges and manages to be a beer at the same time. Oak comes through, and adds a touch of vanilla as well.

T - Essence of orange, very well done, but not overdone. Somehow this is an orange beer, it's not overly citrusy or juicy, but it's a real orange taste somehow keeping the malt qualities of a beer. Vanilla and oak add a lot of depth to this one. Great tasting beer.

M - Lighter, good carbonation adds a nice refreshing touch.

D - Pretty easy to drink, the sweetness and orange taste will keep it from being sessionable, but this is an easy 9% drinker. Props to Brad for making this work.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pretty orwngish gold with a bit of white head. Vry well carbonated and pretty. Smells strongly of orange rinds and oak. Exactly what I expected. The nose is great. Tastes oaky with a nice bitter arrange, the orange is maybe a bit too bitter but still tasty. Solid mouthfeel and overall a very tasty brew

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Photo of brentk56
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 269 of 525; Batch 14

Appearance: Pours a hazy burnt orange color; the modest head turns rocky though it leaves some splashy lace

Smell: Wheat bread and orange zest, as well as some funk and clementine

Taste: Clementine and wheat bread, up front, with the Brett and bittering hops taking over the mid-palate; funky and bitter through the finish, though the Clementine flavor lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very interesting combination here, with the orange, the Brett, the wheat and the hops; glad to finally get the opportunity to try this having sought it out for several years; good things come to those who wait and I think this recipe has been tweaked and perfected

Thanks, dson08, for the opportunity

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Photo of Bartos
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer in concept. A but lacking in Brett and the clementimes and hops come across as a bit too bitter and overwhelm the funk. Would enjoying more if it had some more citrus sweetness or juiciness. Has the potential to really develop nicely over time

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Photo of Sean9689
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, thank you Brad, you be da man!

A - Pours golden yellow, off-white head, some bubbles on top/thin cap, some spotty lacing along the sides.

S - Oranges, slight tart, mostly funk, and rounded up with some oak.

T - Oranges, a nice funky brett characteristic, oak, slight malty sweetness.

M - Light, good carbonation, smooth and crisp.

D - We drank this one right after Town Hall Mango Mama, for our orange kick of the night, and this one was FAR superior in every way. I really enjoyed this one and hope Brad will hook me up with some more in the future (are you reading this, Brad?)!

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Photo of jrallen34
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of Beace, poured into my Narke tulip...Pours a light orange with a light white tan head...The aroma is awesome, complex with great balance; zesty oranges, brett and oak. The three meld together perfectly in a way that perfectly compliment each other...The taste loses a lot of the orange, slightly disappointing, most the orange is gone and it leaves just a great oaky brett.

Try this if you can, way to hook it up Brad.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):

Funk on top of citrus on top of hops on top of wheat, and aged eight months in an oak barrel ... bunkmate is Brett. Mild haze on the golden orange-colored brew; minimal head due to a low carbonation level, but it looks beery enough to us. Brett is pretty wild—smells of a bag of potpourri with ripe exotic fruit and citrus. Faint smoothness, more of placid medium body here. The taste buds smack of oak, and the dryness is provided; dried citric fruit flavor with a bit of eucalyptus and cilantro show where this brew is going. Medicinal phenols with undertones of tangerines. Such a dense, complex character this beer has. If Orval went to Woodstock, this is how it would have come back: mellow and enlightened, but still true to its own form.

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Photo of kingston2
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a phenomenal beer. Very multidimensional. Nicely hopped with a great funk. Nice oak characteristics. Vastly underrated by BA users IMO. Beautiful bright orange color, great nose, sweet nose, very citrus forward. Taste is fantastic. Had at the release. I think it is better already and should continue to evolve. Get it if u can trade for it.

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Photo of Tripphop
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy cow. One of the most unique and strangely fantastic beers I have ever had. This drinks like a Sour West Cost IPA Weizen. Color is a lovely golden orange with frothy white foam, big rocky bubbles and funky citrus aromas. Taste is a blast of fresh citrus, orange, clementine, hops, with a delightfully tangy and tart finish. Very dry, great hop profile and huge citrus. Everything about this is perfect, the look, the smell, the taste is enormous, what a beer. My favorite Jackie O's yet, and the only beer I've given a '5'.

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Orange Oak from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.