Mystic Mama - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 21
Gots: 109 | FT: 5
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: boatshoes on 02-15-2010

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Review taken as soon as cans hit the shelves near the beginning of Fall 2014.

12 oz can with some pretty stunning artwork. I like Jackie O's and their style. Purple artwork of the mystic mama herself sitting on a black background. Poured into a Nonic style pint glass.

A - Hazy yellowish with a slight touch of golden yellow hue. It looks refreshing. Head pours decent and settles to a thin ring of lacing leave very good stick.

S - fruity and citric notes are what I picked out first. Passion fruit, tangerine, and even a whiff of kiwi. Pine resin note comes on faint with a touch of honeyed bread malt make up the backbone.

T - citrusy hops and a nice sweetness. Not quite as good as the nose, but still brings it's flavor across nicely. Citrus and somewhat dank resinous hops come run in between slightly sweet malt notes.

M - medium bodied and highly drinkable. A nice, refreshing feel to this. Texture is solid and it leaves it's flavor clinging to the mouth. Smooth mouthfeel that flows very well.

O - a very good beer from Jackie O's and one I will pick up again. This stuff tastes so fresh and it is just that considering Jackie O's is only about an hour away. Good stuff

Photo of boatshoes
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Made my first in-person trip down to Jackie O's this Valentine's weekend for my birthday. Needless to say, I was quite excited and encountered an impressive lineup.

Appearance- Pours a slightly hazy golden with about a finger of white head that sticks around for a bit before dying back to a thin coating. Some small amounts of lacing left.

Smell- Wow, smells like a west coast IPA here! Lots of huge grapefruit and pineapple notes dominate the nose. Smells very tropical and creamy.

Taste- Up front with lots of grapefruit rind and pineapple. Almost devoid of any notes of pine or resin from the hops, really dominated by a fruity juiciness that surprised me. Finishes with a nice drying hop punch.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a solid amount of carbonation. Drinkability is excellent and I could have sessioned this one if I hadn't want to try a variety of the other beers being offered.

Overall, possibly the best IPAs I've ever had at a small brewpub. Really quite good and paired with the Matriarch DIPA were probably the best beers of the evening.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've been keeping an eye out for offerings from Jackie O's, I've only had one big bottle from them. This is the 3rd can, and the one I'm most likely to enjoy since it's an IPA, and not an amber or brown ale. Appears copper with a slightly hazed body big khaki head forms thick, fine even patterns of speckled lacing. Aroma has big resinous and citrus hop layers blended with some malts in the backend. Just enough malts to stand up to the hop bill, this is IPA the way I like it a bit abrasive on the senses but balanced overall. Flavors upfront big resinous hop layers, citrus peel mainly an orange/grapefruit peel sensation with enough punch from sugary malts to leave a bit of balance on the palate. Big bitter finish nice and dry on the palate no more than medium bodied, this is a great canned IPA I'm glad I got ahold of some of it finally. A great beer to be enjoyed by any true hop head the hops don't die down throughout the can carbonation is dead on mellow enough not to offend me but there's enough there to carry the resinous hop oils across my palate. Overall I'm glad I found this, thanks to wvsabbath for rolling with me on a beer hunting expedition, Zombie Dust was sold out but 2/3 Three Floyd's targets were available for purchase!!!

Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber and clear from the can, with a very good head.

Feel: The not quite medium body is a bit thin but with well set, medium carbonation.
Taste: Herbal and weedy hops with barely detectable bready malt; moderately bitter for style.

O: slightly above average IPA

Photo of jeonseh
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark orange brown body with a soft white head. Orange, pine, slight strawberry and passion fruit in the nose and taste. Medium body with a slight sticky hop presence. Overall, a flavorful IPA that has a lot of sweet fruit flavor balanced with a slight bitterness.

Photo of Brenden
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the can, this beer looks to pour a medium yellow but ends up in the glass a bit darker than that with an amber thickness in the opaque depths. The head, slightly yellow-tinted, is a frothy and creamy one that begins just more than a finger tall and doesn't seem to ever recede past half a finger. A thick ring of lacing is left wherever it rests.
The aroma is just a big hit of pine right off the bat. It's not even just resinous; I get just as much cone/needle, if that makes sense, a little bit different than some pine-forward hop profiles. It is fresh and raw, like the sticky sap on the bark when it's practically still wet. There's some citrus in there, too, and malts keep it from being astringent while the hops are absolutely the star.
The flavor is very much the same, quite bitter but just (and barely) short of having an aspirin-like quality until the end of the sip, where it sneaks into the finish. There's a light graininess beneath that. There is some sweetness like citrus, pretty juicy, complementing the hard bitterness. It smooths and evens out as it sits.
The feel is frothy, a light crispness keeping it active but seeming to focus on smoothness. The medium body seems to thin more than slightly toward the end of the sip.

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had never had a beverage from this brewer before...i am impressed. A very flavorful and fragrant IPA which can compete with, but not surpass, similar beers in its class.

Photo of SomethingClever
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz canned poured into nonic pint canned 10 days ago

A: Dark yellow slightly orange hazy light pour so not much head

S: very piney resin a little fruit

T: Very resiny nice pine a little fruit nice bitterness a little sweet

M: Medium feel lots of hoppy aftertaste

O: This has some nice hop flavors not much fruit which I tend to associate with a west coast IPA but it's all about the hops in this one but it's not abrasive like Hoptimum or hop slam but it doesn't have near the alcohol either. This is a nice beer but it's not mind boggling.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Pours a clear golden orange color with a finger of head, modest retention, and nice rings of lacing.

Smell is not particularly strong but it's floral with a hint of citrus. There is also definitely some base malt in the nose.

Tastes great- so glad to be back in Ohio cause the beer is awesome. Pretty bitter (excellent). Floral notes up front followed by some intense bitterness; has a very very long finish that is bitter and earthy.

Mouthfeel is awesome too- medium light body with a good amount of carbonation. This is a great beer. If you like bitter IPAs, you should get this. If not, stay away.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden orange with a big white head. Retains very well. Chunky collar.

Smell - Citrus hop. Sweet pale malt. A little musty.

Taste - Citrus hop, some grapefruit. Some toasted malt. A little sweet. Low bitterness for an IPA.

Mouthfeel - Slick. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Surprised Jackie O's made an IPA this tasty. Harsh assessment, but true.

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice golden clear orange with a smaller off white head the quickly dissipates into a thin ring with some spotty lacing. Smells of pine, resin and some fruity undertones. A hint of malt comes through too. Flavor is bit light compared to the aroma. Light to medium body, a bit thin. Bitterness on the finish that also lingers a bit. Overall a nice IPA.

Photo of Tripphop
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big bad IPA. Light color and body with an extreme hop profile. Very much a west coast IPA with the Brad spin on it. Very unique malt profile, almost like a nilla wafer with pine and citrus galore on the finish. Very quaffable and always a treat when in Athens.

Photo of raeman70
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

A tad bitter for my taste but good nonetheless.

Photo of Treyliff
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a slightly hazy pale golden-yellow color with a big foamy white head that retains nicely, leaving some patches of lace behind

S- picking up some danky and earthy hops, but they seem slightly subdued. There is a big grainy toasted aroma with some hemp and cracker-like malt

T- Hop flavors are more pronounced than aromas. Grassy, earthy and just a touch of tropical fruit. Sweet malty backbone kicks in mid-palate with some sweet honey flavors. The finish is somewhat dry and balanced

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish, ABV s hidden brilliantly

O- This was a bit more malty than expected, I don't know how old it is because there's no can date. It was however very drinkable and could sneak up on you quick at 7%.

Photo of RyanWobbe
2.6/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bought once, won't buy again.

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is nice, the brew smells like pine, earthy and some citrusy hops, along with a bit of bready malt. I think the taste is mostly the same as the aroma, but there's also a bit of spicyness noticeable. Also, the grapefruit hop flavor seems to get stronger the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good IPA, I like that Jackie O's is putting out some good brews out for statewide distribution! $10.99 a 6-pack.

Photo of screamking
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into pint glass.

Pours light apricot with a 1-finger white head. Very good aroma with honeysuckle, grapefruit, orange, slight pine, and brown sugar. The taste has a good amount of grapefruit upfront with more tropical flavors hidding in the background. Bready malts round out the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, because of this it goes down very easy. This is my favorite offering from jackie o's that I've had to date, let's hope they can keep producing better beers.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice hazy amber with a big off white frothy pillow like head. Nice slow fade and good visible carbonation gave an always great look. Big citrus hop profile, orange, tangerice, pineapple express, mixed with a bit of a pine resin feel. Some decent malt balance to be found as it warmed. The flavor always hits the spot here again.

Photo of buschbeer
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL OZ can
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is amber with gold highlights. It is topped with an inch of off-white head.

S - I smell lots of grapefruit. I suppose there is some pine, as well.

T - It starts out with a little caramel malt. Then WHAM! The hops smack you in the chops. There is a lot of bitterness. A little is derived from grapefruit, and a lot is from the pine characteristics.

M - Moderate

O - This is too west coast and bitter for me. I prefer citrus flavors with my IPA's. I'm sure west coast aficionado's appreciate this IPA. It is good but not to my preferences.

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that consistently covered the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of citrusy hops along with a moderate amount of bitterness. Hints of pine are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of visible carbonation.
O: There is nothing overly special about the taste of this beer but it is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of minterro
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got as part of a beer trade with pkthebuckeye. Poured into a pint.

A&S: The aroma is a great blend of tropical and citrus. Look is hazy yellow-orange. Head has decent retention and leaves a tiny bit of lacing.

T&M: Lots of citrus in the taste mostly lemon, but some grapefruit. The tropical aroma doesn't come through in the taste, but has some interesting grassy hop tones. No real malty backbone, but not totally hop centered. The beer has good balance. Very drinkable, not very heavy on the palate. Medium body and carbonation, not on either of the extremes smooth or crisp.

Overall: Great beer. I've been looking forward to trying stuff from Jackie O's, and this beer lived up to the hype that I put on it.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a Goose Island tulip. No sooner was the can open that I immediately got a hit of dank, resiny hops. In appearance the beer is burnt orange, hazy, and sports a thin head. The nose is very assertive. Lots of pine, grapefruit, and hemp-like aromas.

Medium-firm feel with an aggressive, hoppy flavor. Some bready notes and marmalade-like flavors greet you first, and then at mid-palate a big rush of grapefruit and lemon runs roughshod over your palate. The feel is slick and oily and the beer coats your mouth with all that great hoppy bitterness. The finish is lasting and that nice grapefruit flavor lingers.

This beer is definitely not for those with an aversion to hops. It's like drinking liquid potpourri. Very fragrant and assertive on the palate. I enjoyed it a lot, but tend to favor IPAs with more of a citrus fruit character. Still, very glad I bought a 6-pack of these.

Photo of Jay43613
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Incredibly delicious. Has a great taste and mouthfeel. It reminds me of a Bell's Hopslam, but better in flavor. (The price is way better too) I would drink this as my go to IPA if I cannot find some of the others that I prefer. This is what an IPA should taste like - well done.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a milkshake pilsner glass. Canned on 09/24/14

Appearance: Golden yellow with a hint of haze. Thin white head with plenty of persistent find strands, islands, and some small sheets of lacing.

Smell: Tropical fruit, hint of citrus.

Taste: Hoppy, but nicely balanced with some bready/biscuity malt. Fresh cut tropical fruit (papaya), citrus peel, and as the beer warms up, there is indeed something pungent at the finish. Maybe just a hint of onion. It kind of works though along with all the other flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, with light prickly carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth with all the hop oils.

Overall / Drinkability: More aromatic than some AIPAs I've had, and with a deeper malt base - not massively bitter or having the hops pounding me over the head. A well crafted American IPA. As for drinkability - it went well with Pizza and salad. Not sure if I'd want another one though. Well....I wouldn't have minded a 16oz can. I don't think I could finish another can, but I wouldn't mind a larger glass.

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap during the 7th anniversary celebration. Served in a tasting glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a layer of fluffy off white carbonation. The head fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Citrus peel hops with just a touch of malt sweetness in the background. Definitely a west coast style IPA. There is a touch of sweet tangerine along with the hops.

Taste: The hop bitterness hits the tongue right away and reminds me of grapefruit peel and is a bit grassy. Quite bitter, especially in the finish. There is a just enough malt sweetness to balance the bitter, but the hops star.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a nice enough IPA. The bitterness is intense and the beer is good.

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Mystic Mama from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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