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Mystic Mama - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: boatshoes on 02-15-2010)
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Photo of raznug


4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Mystic Mama pours a orange color and is topped with a good solid 1” of white head that tends to hang around nicely on the side of the pint glass.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is all grass pine and citrus hops, damn fine smelling brew one of this best that I have had in a while.
Taste: The flavor of this beer is again a great IPA it has a dominating hop presence with pine and citrus hops in the foreground and grass hops in the background. WOW!!!
Mouthfeel: This medium bodied beer has great hop aroma and smell and great beer coming from Jackie O’s

Serving type: can

11-02-2013 23:18:10 | More by raznug
Photo of jackscrow


4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like an earlier review said, a little watery for an IPA -- which I like -- not too much carbonation.

Almost a West Coast IPA taste, but I get just a touch of a little deeper, earthier taste here than classic WstCst brews.

A little "hard water" aftertaste that I really like.

Great beer.

Btw, I believe the page description is off on the ABV. I'm guessing more like the 7% Jackie O's claims.


ABV: 7%

Malts: American 2-row, Crystal 10, White Wheat

Hops: Centennial, Amarillo, Warrior, Simcoe, Columbus

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2010 19:42:29 | More by jackscrow
Photo of brew3crew


4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-nice hazy golden orange with white lace head
S-nice amount if fruity hops. Really inviting scent. Can def tell this is a west coast style Ipa.
T-nice and fruity hops. This growler is over a week old and it still tastes phenominal.
M-medium bodied and oh so smoth
O-sets the standard of what an Ipa should be. Great job brad!

Serving type: growler

03-30-2011 01:04:56 | More by brew3crew
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a white head. Head has great retention and left quite a bit of lacing behind.

S- Chalk board says this is their west coast IPA and yep they aren't kidding. A ton of tropical fruits all over the place. Just a touch of a malt back bone here.

T- Again dominated by tropical fruit with just a tiny bit of a malt back bone here. Very solid IPA, nice hoppy and bitter. I like it.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

D- This is super easy to drink and very solid. I could of drank this one all day long.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2010 08:03:37 | More by nrbw23
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West Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Copper tan/brown, nice 3/4 inch head with plenty of sticky lacing.

Smell - Dank, musky hops, very strong aroma. Grapefruit, oranges, pears, lemon. Minor malts near the finish. This smells intense.

Taste - Much like the smell, nice strong dank hops are immediate. Loads of grapefruit and orange mixed with some lemon, spices and sugars. Malts are really present after the first blast of hops. Caramel, toffee and some smoke add nice flavor.

Mouthfeel - Hops blast the tongue with full force. The palate gets more hops but some malts and sugars come in. The aftertaste is really piney and malty.

Overall - This is a really good beer, so glad it is now canned and available for customer purchase. Has a nice mix of bold hops, sweet malts, yet smooth and easy to drink. A winner for sure, will be drinking again for sure.

Serving type: can

10-22-2013 19:08:31 | More by wvsabbath
Photo of boatshoes


4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2010 03:41:15 | More by boatshoes
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New York

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer has a big aroma of a guava, mango, dried citrus and a light bready malt.

The flavor follows with juicy pineapple, mango with a heavy pine and citrus pith bitterness. Digging into the beer more, the beer leans towards heavy bitterness as the fruity hop notes begin taking a backseat.

A well done IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2014 20:35:55 | More by dar482
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North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color capped by a rather modest head that still curtains the pint glass

Smell: Grapefruit capped with a spoonful of sugar

Taste: Sugar-coated grapefruit, up front, with a bitter citrusy pith flavor developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors continue though there is a lingering sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another nice IPA, though I prefer a little less residual sweetness in the finish

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 23:55:49 | More by brentk56
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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!!!

Serving type: can

10-19-2013 23:11:42 | More by WVbeergeek
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap into a snifter at the barrel aged fest...A light peach pour, good retention, but low lacing, a little watery...The aroma is lots of candied sugar, apricot, light hops...The taste is grapefruit on the front then a really nice strong hop flavor. A very good ipa, easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2010 01:23:51 | More by jrallen34
Photo of Swettenham_Shire


4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First brew from Jackie O's. I was initially skeptical of the canning process - thought it would taste weird, but I was wrong. It's excellent, and I'm looking forward to trying their other beers.

Can poured into pint glass...

Appearance: orange hue with 2 finger white head; initial tree line lacing
Smell: fruit mixed with dank hops; similar to Head Hunter
Taste: reminded me of Head Hunter at first, maybe a little lighter and fruitier
Mouthfeel: smooth on the palate, dry finish
Overall: amazing! looking forward to having this on tap. Ohio is spoiled: we really put out some great IPA's

Serving type: can

03-26-2014 00:03:56 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like this beer for its clean flavor. The musky/spicy hops set it apart from the typical top rated IPAs. The taste transitions from a fast bitter to a sweet aroma rather quickly.

I'm not sure what I dislike all I can say is there is better out there's out doesn't deserve a perfect 5.

Serving type: can

11-08-2013 03:59:28 | More by aeviaanah
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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub on December 30, 2010.

Pours a slightly-hazed moderate golden color with a good white head and a bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose is quite nice with quite a bit of tropical fruits as well as some strong citrus and a bit of pine. The flavor isn't quite is in-your-face, but the hop flavor and bitterness mix well together with a touch of malt in the background. Good body and a nice overall bitterness level. Good drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2011 12:07:54 | More by Thorpe429
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4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can from Peter's free beer week. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy orange yellow color with a small white head on top. Aroma of strong grapefruits, pine, more sweet citrus. Flavor is mostly pine bitter up front with a sweet citrus rind on the back end that lingers for a good while. Light yet resinous with medium carbonation and a nicely crisp finish. Solid crushable IPA.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 20:34:24 | More by BMMillsy
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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared at a recent local tasting. It poured a dark amber/copper color with a thin white head sticking to the edges of the glass. Very cool color and great lacing as I drank it.

The aroma has a excellent hoppiness to it. It's very vibrant and bright with a good dose of juicy citrus coming out at first. Behind the initial hoppiness I get more of a malty, sweeter, candied fruit like flavor coming through. I thought it was an excellent aroma overall, I loved how the hoppiness mixed with the malty, sweet flavors.

In the taste I get more of the bright, juicy, citrus hops right up front. More of the malty, candied fruit like flavors come out towards the finish and mix with some bitter grapefruit notes. Very nice mix of flavors to it overall.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall I thought it was a very solid IPA. I really liked how the sweeter, malty flavors mixed with the bright hoppiness. Easy drinking and very flavorful beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 19:53:52 | More by billab914
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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden amber, with one finger of foamy white head, and good lacing.

S: Tons of floral and tropical citrus hops going on here, with a good deal of sweet caramel malts. (I know it's advertised as a West Coast IPA, but the strong, sweet malts were not unwelcome.) Very enjoyable.

T: Bitter hops most of all- lots of grapefruit, along with floral and earthy flavors. Light caramel sweetness on the finish gives this a pleasant balance.

M: Medium-bodied and well carbonated, with a foamy, tingly palate coating finish.

D: I could have drank a few glasses of this, if it wasn't the amazing tap selection at their Feb. 5th stout/big beer fest.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2011 01:33:32 | More by AwYeh
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South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

10-22-2011 01:20:31 | More by mikesgroove
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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest/rind, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, mango, floral, grass, pine, caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of hop flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity and balance of crisp hop flavors and moderate malt presence; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 21:37:20 | More by superspak
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Jackie O's brewpub this weekend. It pours a light golden color, slightly hazy, with a poofy foam that lays nicely on the liquid.

The hops take the lead aromatically, to my nose a west coast / midwest blend of hops. Amarillo comes through strongest I think, but otherwise maybe Simcoe. Pine needles and grapefruit, exactly what you want in this style. The hops are the show-case flavor-wise too, leading with abrasive citrus tones and ending with an almost chalky bitterness that was a little much for me. A little diacetal might have been in there too, without which I'd score the taste even higher. At no point to the malts come close to balancing out the hops, which is great for an IPA to suit my tastes.

The body is creamy and a little sticky feeling, an almost resinous mouthfeel even at a low-ish ABV. I decided I'd spent too much on Jackie O's bottles to buy a growler of this, and now I regret the decision. When I get back to Athens I'm definitely picking up some of this to go.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2010 16:29:30 | More by TurdFurgison
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a great looking IPA. A slightly hazy orange-golden color. There is a thin white head that laces throughout the drink.
Smell is great. An awesome citrus and pine smell is strong on the nose. The citrus smells so fresh and very grapefruity.
Taste is very strong in the pine taste. It is a nice clean taste with the pine at the beginning of the sip and a real sharp grapefruit citrus at the end.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin. However, it has a nice smoothness to it and the crisp citrus is very refreshing.
Drinkability is good. There are some really strong and nice tastes to this American IPA, but Jackie O's does a great job of making them all balance each other and fill out the drink. A great American IPA. I would definitely go out of your way to get a hold of this because it is greatly unique and delicious.

Serving type: growler

10-28-2011 01:10:50 | More by BDIMike
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - A copper, haze orange. with a white head.
S - Strong on grapefruit hops, earthy
T - Hop kick. Citrus, like the smell theres Grapefruit up front with bitterness lingering. it has a juicy/ fruit quality. Sweet.
M - Medium body. It finishes smooth but with a bite.
0 - Unique flavor is the most noticed. Another good Ohio IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 22:49:51 | More by patpbr
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz can (coded 30814A1BC) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a three-finger head of off-white foam that clings to the glass in chunks. Retention is decent, i.e., more than three minutes and there is still a good cap. The beer is clear and golden-orange in color with a few stray bubbles of carbonation.

S-Hops are immediately obvious with citrus flavors, including a pithy orange peel scent, moderate bitterness, some juicy peach, and dank pine. It is a unique mix of earthy, old-school bitterness and new-school citrus.

T-The taste starts with an interesting (and pleasing) mix of citrus (orange mostly) and mint flavors. There is the same pithy, bitter orange peel from the nose, along with a bit of minty sharpness. The finish transitions to more of an earthy, pine bitterness. The toasted bready malts are mostly overwhelmed by the hops, but provide a helping bit of balance.

M-The feel is quite oily and dank with just enough carbonation to break things up. Heft is medium to heavy.

O-This is an interesting, and tasty, IPA. I like the mix of juicy fruit and citrus flavors with the earthy, pine-forward flavors. It doesn't wow me, but its a good IPA with pleasing smell and flavors, good looks, and a decent (if oily) feel. My first Jackie O's beer and I would happily drink more.

Serving type: can

11-02-2013 01:07:26 | More by spoony
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4.06/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: can

09-19-2013 15:45:21 | More by Brenden
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New York

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Nice light amber color, very nice head with great retention, very mild carbonation throughout. Looks great.

S - Grapefruit is prevalent, very fresh, some subtle pine underneath. Seems like this may be bitter. Very good aroma though.

T - Lots of grapefruit flavor again, fairly fresh, bitterness well balanced with flavor, some light bready maltiness there as well. Maybe some light orange there too. Very clean. Not super interesting, but definitely solid, and enjoyable.

M - Medium-light, the color suggested the beer may have some more mouthfeel to it. Fairly perfect for an IPA.

O - Very solid IPA. Recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 03:11:29 | More by mattbk
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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rating is pretty stellar so it should be worth the $2.19 single I got from Vintage Estate.

A - They went for a rather hazy unfiltered look with an amber brown hue. Head is nice a 1/2 inch of rocky head that sticks around for a bit and has hella nice lacing.
S - Solid grapefruit and piney hops, crystal sweet malts and cracker crusts.
T - Sweet citrus peel and lemon rind like bitterness with balanced malt sweetness. Assertive with cloying hop bitterness clinging to the palate after each sip but in no way overly bitter or herbal. I like it.
M - Light to medium it goes down smooth. Almost session able ABV

Overall quite a tasty well crafted IPA for a very affordable price. Just sucks that I could only find this in Ohio.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 03:29:55 | More by DrDemento456
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Mystic Mama from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.