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Mystic Mama - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

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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BMMillsy

Florida

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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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.75 A: Lightly hazed light orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is good and nearly a finger of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Lot of hops in this. Piney, earthy, and grassy notes first. Grapefruit followed by some light orange citrusy notes. Toasty malts, on the drier side, with a few touches of caramel.

3.5 T: Taste follows the nose. Lots of hops, fairly dry, and pungent. Resiny hops with pine, earth, and grapefruit. Lightly citrusy. Toasty, caramel.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very drinkable.

3.5 D: Solid IPA.

Serving type: can

03-29-2014 18:30:49 | More by DavoleBomb
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

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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dar482

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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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: can

03-15-2014 00:37:24 | More by ChrisL24481
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jeonseh

Indiana

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.

Serving type: can

03-10-2014 19:04:41 | More by jeonseh
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Jay43613

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: can

03-04-2014 14:36:42 | More by Jay43613
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can > Pint Glass

A - Murky dark dirty gold with a finger of white foamy head, medium spotty lacing.
S - Nice aroma, pine, grassy, earthy, floral notes, a little citrus and orange juice underneath.
T - Big bready malt, nice pine background, a little grassy and earthy tones to the hops.
M - Decent feel, medium body, nothing really noteable.
O - Good IPA, not something to write home about, but its rather fresh tasting, even though its run-of-the-mill kinda stuff. I'd have it on tap for sure.

Serving type: can

03-03-2014 23:11:06 | More by Omnium
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a finger of head and settled with a thin layer on top while drinking. Color is a cloudy bright orange. Moderate amount of active carbonation. Random sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Medium bodied fruits are balanced by resinous pine. Big biscuity body with accents of caramel as well. Some slightly musty malt tones picked up on the back end. Fruit tones make this a very breathable aroma.

Taste: Grapefruits and saturated tangerines hit the palate first. Grainy malt body takes over which yields a bold body of biscuits, caramel, and toffee. Heavy pine hop tones come in waves on the back end and take a toll on the palate. The finish is a combination of the malt presence and lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Chewy malt body with plenty of lingering bitterness. Carbonation is certainly felt while drinking.

Overall: Malt dominated IPA with plenty of hop tones to please any hop heads. Not a beer I could sit back and drink all night but a single can is a nice change of pace. Hop tones come off piney and bitter over fruity.

Serving type: can

03-02-2014 20:07:24 | More by KFBR392
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a medium copper with significant haze. Forms just under a half-finger of eggshell head with good retention.

S: Resin, tropical fruit, floral and citrus rind hops with a bit of biscuit malt – a nice aroma, but not huge and nothing mind blowing.

T: Perhaps a bit of a letdown here. Citrus rind hops and biscuit malts up front, with some fruity orange, floral and resinous hop character to follow. A mild caramel aspect develops to the malt flavor as the beer warms a bit. A touch of spice hops shows up near the end along with the lingering bitterness.

M: Body is a bit heavier than some IPAs. Good carbonation and minimal alcohol presence.

O: Well…it's a very drinkable IPA, and one that I could see picking up on occasion if it were on shelves around here. But, in my opinion, nothing worth actively seeking out with any particular effort.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 03:32:31 | More by macrosmatic
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
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

Serving type: can

02-11-2014 01:57:40 | More by chinchill
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can $2. This beer is extremely murky, it's still orange but it looks to by unfiltered. The head is also big but made out of large bubbles,not dense foam. Aroma is packed with hops, pine and tropical fruit. Flavor us very hoppy, more tropical fruit but also a hint of butter. Overall not bad but not sure if I'd revisit it.

Serving type: can

02-07-2014 15:13:37 | More by ArrogantB
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A huge CANQuest (TM) note of thanks to Uncle JedI and PurpleHatJoan for dropping several CANs on me durng theor recent, all too brief visit to Lancaster, PA! Let's face it, Jackie O's is near-legendary, if not full-on legendary and I do not know how long it might have taken me to get these CANs otherwise.

From the CAN: "sustainably crafted with purpose"; "brewed with copious amounts of pungent hops"; "Design by Kevin Morgan Studio Illustration by Bryn Perrott".

They have kind of an e. e. cummings vibe going with the lower case lettering, but I dig it, Daddy-O! I also dig a nice, loud Crack!, which I got from this brimful craft CAN. Now, an inverted Glug was in order to really get things shaking, resulting in not only a pseudo-cascade, but also a finger of dense, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a thick, viscous,cloudy, golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) and my old pals, Croesus, Mammon and Midas were back, all clamoring for a sip. In the meantime, I leaned in for a sniff and when they mentioned "... copious amounts of pungent hops, they weren't just whistling Dixie, brother! It smelled like they dumped a bag of dank in there. Pine was the big scent, but also tropical fruit and all of a sudden, the hops monkey jumped back up on my back and began to screech and howl! Damn. I am a self-avowed hophead and recovering hops junkie, but this was making me sweat in anticipation. I reached into the kitchen drawer and pulled out my works just before I tied off and took my first hit of the afternoon. Mouthfeel was big and soft, like a glob of hops pudding sitting on my tongue, worming its way into my taste buds like hydrofluoric acid. I dunned a previous AIPA for seeming like it had been dry-hopped to the point of saturation and beyond, and I have to say that I got the same sensation here. Too many hops for my unrefined taste. I unlooped my belt from around my arm and got a second rush, but at least the monkey had quieted down. Holy Jeez-O, man! Do they sell to just anybody over 21 y/o or do you have to know a secret handshake or password? I mean, this really caught me right between the eyes and I am no novice. Finish was gaspingly dry as I began to hear the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara. Whew. I suddenly feel a lay-down coming on.

Serving type: can

01-30-2014 21:34:00 | More by woodychandler
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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

Jackie O's is drawing all the hippies in with a hop forward ale that highlights the close relationship of hop plants and cannabis plants with Mystic Mama. They got it right- this is one pungent, resinous, citrus and herbaceous ale!

The ale pours with a creamy and lively decanting, slowly separating the amber-orange hues in its body from the bone-white and pillowy froth to top. Its strong retention is lightly lathery and the foam clings to the glass with revealing rings at each drink. Its an appealing ale simply from sight.

Bright, citrusy and grassy- the beer's aromas are bursting with red grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and a pep of tropical fruit notes. Spicier pine shavings, mulled herbs and an overall grassy scent indeed delivers a pungent hop-forward aroma that's strikingly similar to cannabis.

But to taste, its a light caramel and toasted grain taste that greets the palate first. That drippy sweetness seems to enliven the fruit flavors from hops that gain steam in the middle. Given a juicy, ripe and vibrant taste, flavors of grapefruit and orange juice links up with a softer note that "Hawaiian Punch"-like. Where the sweetness of fruit is evaded, its dry malt taste turns the fruit to grassy, piney and herbal bitterness to close.

Medium-light in body, the ale is creamy early but dries out wonderfully as the carbonation wisps away and the sweetness fades; leaving behind an acute bitterness and hop-derived astringency that gives the ale a little grassy bite in aftertaste.

The hallmarks of proper IPA is how hop-dominant that the ale can become. Bitterness is provoked, citrus flavor elevated and malt character suppressed- Mystic Mama delivers on its pungent promises with ease.

Serving type: can

01-14-2014 18:50:50 | More by BEERchitect
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Jriggz

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange amber body with white head foam collapse to thin cap w/ spotty lacing. Aroma is my favorite of this brew w/ tangerine, pineapple, toffee, mangos, papaya, and slight pine. Taste similar notes w/ hint of orange zest and grapefruit and slight bread. Body is medium with fair amount of sweetness but with just right amount of bitterness to cleanse palate. Good IPA

Serving type: can

12-31-2013 23:20:18 | More by Jriggz
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mattbk

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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CFHMagnet

Ohio

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

A nearly white head sits on top of a dark amber beer. The head dies down quickly, leaving a good ring. The beer laces up rather well too.

Pine, grapefruit and a floral aroma all speak of a strong hop presence.

Grain with a little sweetness opens this one up. Floral hops transition to grapefruit, which in turn moves on to pine. Interesting progression. A little spicy.

This one is good and sticky. Medium bodied. Really leaves a good residue as it passes.

Serving type: can

12-15-2013 00:35:58 | More by CFHMagnet
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 23:26:23 | More by deadonhisfeet
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superspak

Michigan

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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buschbeer

Ohio

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.

Serving type: can

11-24-2013 21:08:07 | More by buschbeer
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aeviaanah

California

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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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a matching Jackie O's snifter. The brew appears a hazed copper color with a finger of yellowish stained cap that fades slowly painting a wall of lace on the glass.

The smell is quite herbacious; weedy, catty, dank and piney. Resinous with pulp and some citrus zest. Overall, the nose on this is all about the hops.

The flavor is herbal, catty, pine resinous, zesty, pith and pulp. Like the nose, this is all about the hops with plenty of rindy bitterness. A little toasty bready malt without sweetness almost a bit dusty in the finish.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. This brew is all about the hops and the alcohol is well integrated. Thanks again Heath for gifting with a pair of these JO's cans.

Serving type: can

11-04-2013 15:03:28 | More by stakem
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raznug

Ohio

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
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spoony

Colorado

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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Mystic Mama from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.