Mystic Mama - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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88
very good

745 Ratings
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Ratings: 745
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 22
Gots: 116 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: boatshoes on 02-15-2010

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Ratings: 745 | Reviews: 104
Photo of DoGGer
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite IPA, when it's reasonably priced I have no problem putting down ten of them. It's kinda got that grapefruit taste to it that so many people enjoy in #9 with a nice full IPA attached to it. I recommend this for anyone looking for a good session beer.

Photo of FogDishHead
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Gorgeous hazy orange color. Smells like fresh citrus fruit, floral piney hops and some pineapple juice. Taste follows the nose - tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, finishes smooth with moderate bitterness. This beer is fantastic. One of my favorites.

Photo of Seejae
4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finest Ohio IPA from one of Ohio's finest breweries. The IBU count is somewhat shocking given the complexity and balance this beer still navigates with its malts. One of my all-time favorites.

Photo of Mattchamp189
4.65/5  rDev +18%

Starts a bit bland but finishes crisp and floral. Very hoppy with A- texture. A very good beer and although not a world class brew, it is as good of an IPA that you'll have easy access to.

Going to pick some more up.

Photo of raznug
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
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

Photo of Cjw1639
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Similar to Lagunitas Sucks and Brew Kettles White Rajah. Extremely fragrant with heavy citrus with some melon and passion fruit. Very bitter ending note. Malt is present but takes backstage to the hop profile

Photo of WillWillows
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jackie O's Mystic Mama india pale ale brewed with copious amounts of pungent hops. Man the HOPGoblin jumped up and BAM smacked this beer and the result is fantastic. 7% abv, 12 ounce can cold goood. Very grapefruit on the hops. Excellent beer. I gave it a 4.5. Got to get down to Bobcat land and get this on tap. Wow. The smell when you crack the can jumps out and gets you in the nose. Very hoppy, very tasty, no dry mouth. Very good beer.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This smelks like a lighter version of hop juju solid ipa

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.

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ABV: 7%

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

Hops: Centennial, Amarillo, Warrior, Simcoe, Columbus

Photo of brew3crew
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
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!

Photo of wvsabbath
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Photo of nrbw23
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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 dar482
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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 T_Reeves92
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Pours Deep Yellow/Orange in glass.

Thick/Resiny Mouthfeel

S: Floral and citrus notes

T: Intense bitterness (in a good way) followed by a zesty citrus taste.

Overall, a fantastic beer. This makes me happy to be in Ohio!

Serving: Tap and Can

Photo of Pepper7
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very very good beer, IPA with a fruity honey kinda feel to it, almost like a hoppy Irish ale. Great beer from a great craft brewery.

Photo of jrallen34
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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 brentk56
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
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

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

Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of aeviaanah
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of billab914
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Mystic Mama from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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