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Orange Oak - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 32
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-07-2009)
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%

I wanted to see what this was like from a bottle, not insanely tired, and with a clean palate while the on-tap version was still fresh in my mind.

Poured into a tulip. Bottle #17 of 216, 2011 vintage.

3.5 A: Unfortunately, the appearance from the bottle isn't any better than the tap. Hazed orange brownish color. One finger of white head quickly fell and left just a touch of non-uniform lacing.

4.0 S: Strangely seems a bit mellower than the on-tap version. Lots of oak and orange. Just a touch of citrusy hops. Not quite as funky, but what is there is horse blanket and dank wood barnyard. No astringency.

4.0 T: The taste follows suite. Mellower than on-tap. Big hits of orange. Oak to a lesser extent. Light to moderate bitterness. Musty basement and sweat sock funk. Low astringency.

3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit lower than the tap version. Could be creamier, but very smooth.

4.0 D: Verdict: The two versions are detectably different, but equal in terms of quality. The bottle version seems to be mellower and smoother, while the on-tap version is more in your face and unrefined. Either way, a very enjoyable beer.

04-05-2011 00:42:16 | More by DavoleBomb
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1%

02-01-2012 16:08:42 | More by fo1ksguitar
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2011 03:32:04 | More by boatshoes
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beveritt

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

Presentation: Poured from a brown bomber into a tulip. I have a few of these bottles left over from the release party and figured now is as good a time as any to check them out. Bottle 3/156, bottled 11/28/09.

Appearance: Pours with half a finger of very light, nearly white head. This settles very quickly to a thin ring around the glass and a few islands of foam here and there. The beer itself is brilliant amber with just the slightest chill haze.

Smell: Tart cherry sweetness upfront with definite sourness funk in the finish. I think I get a hint of orange, but it may very be bias based on knowing how the beer was made.

Taste: Tart upfront with distinct undertones of the oak; vanilla and an earthy flavor. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: A not-overly-tart sour that I could handle several of. Another hit from Jackie O's extensive line of brews.

05-23-2010 00:56:23 | More by beveritt
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1%

From 22oz bomber to Devil's Backbone glass on 5/5/12
*From notes

A: It looks almost like unfiltered OJ. No real head, sans a white .25 finger topper that fades quickly. No lacing or collar.

S: Sour oranges. The wild yeast is quite prevalent at this point, and it's about as funky as you'd expect.

T: Tart, bitter blood oranges. It's like they've been sitting in the back of the fridge for a couple of months. The balance of funk and fruit is extremely well done. And there's a touch of woody tannin on the finish.

M: Too oily for my liking. The carbonation is a tad low, which intensifies the sour more then it should.

O: Another winner from Señor Clark at Jackie O's. I love me some fruit beers, and this is no exception. Wonderfully balanced and something I'd reach for again. Easily recommended.

05-09-2012 21:34:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev +1%

01-14-2013 00:12:41 | More by MordorMongo
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

05-22-2012 18:16:44 | More by kjkinsey
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

01-07-2013 00:05:37 | More by AlexFields
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

11-26-2011 02:52:30 | More by Exiled
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brew3crew

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

On tap at jackie o's

A-hazy orange with white lacing around the edges.
S-orange peel and a little bit of sour
T-alot lot like it smells. the orange really came through more than I expected
m-medium body and smooth
o-nice beer. Would love to see what the sourness does with age.

04-02-2011 13:26:47 | More by brew3crew
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-15-2011 09:05:11 | More by corby112
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

11-17-2011 05:35:35 | More by pest
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

05-21-2012 05:17:03 | More by Texasfan549
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Bcarson7287

California

4/5  rDev +1%

09-16-2013 23:38:03 | More by Bcarson7287
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2011 17:45:28 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

11-14-2011 11:07:57 | More by TurdFurgison
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earthboundagain

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

This beer is a golden orange, with a white head. The nose is wonderful; I get some oak and orange, with a bit of Brett funk. Ok the taste is a light vanilla, with a dusting of oak, with a bit a bitter orange at the end. The beer is smooth and crisp.

Good brew, and will get better with a few years on it.

04-02-2011 19:54:03 | More by earthboundagain
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%

Pours clear orange/red with hardly any head whatsoever with an agressive pour.

Aroma is what is expected. Subtle clementine, some oak and wheat with an overwhelming brett character.

Starts out with a clementine citrus presence. Some tart wheat notes enter and it finishes with some more juicy citrus and some brett funk.

Very undercarbonated almost flat. Mouthfeel is fairly light.

I'd love to see how this one is with just a hint of carbonation because I enjoyed it as is. The brett stayed in the background and let other flavors shine. Just wish it had some bubbles.

02-25-2012 13:54:49 | More by jmarsh123
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EricCioe

Montana

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%

Bottle 38 of 216. Thank a ton ne0m00re.

This pours a cloudy orange with a small one finger white head that dies down to a ring and island with a little bit of lace. On the nose there is a mixture of citrus notes, oranges mostly, with some telltale but not overwhelming signs of brett and oak, with a bit of spicy wheat and citric hops underneath it all. In the mouth the citric notes come out first, with the funky brett and oak rearing their heads too. There is some nicely integrated tart fruitiness coming out and lasting through a long finish, mingling nicely with the citric hops. The body is medium light and nicely drinkable.

Overall, I've never had a beer quite like this one. The combination of citrus, brett, and oak integrates so well that I wonder why this isn't a more popular combination. A very nice brew, totally unique in my experience. Very impressed with both this brewery on first blush and ne0m00re for the great extra.

05-24-2011 00:14:40 | More by EricCioe
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +3%

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.

05-08-2011 21:47:15 | More by sisuspeed
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

07-02-2011 01:30:10 | More by mikesgroove
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rhinos00

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

12-07-2009 23:30:02 | More by rhinos00
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

04-13-2011 12:41:38 | More by Thorpe429
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

12-28-2011 01:36:51 | More by wagenvolks
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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

09-21-2010 00:49:31 | More by glid02
Orange Oak from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.