Mystic Mama - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
01-05-2011 12:07:54 | More by Thorpe429
4.23/5 rDev +7.9%
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
03-11-2012 23:55:49 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev +2%
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.
01-14-2014 18:50:50 | More by BEERchitect
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
10-22-2011 01:20:31 | More by mikesgroove
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
Growler shared by Bobby. Thanks.
A: The pour is a hazed orange color with a white head.
S: Starts off with citrus hops (orange in particular) and a decent fruitiness overall. There's a fairly dank hop nose which gives off a little body odor type smell. Pine, grass, and just a touch of bready malts.
T: Surprisingly bitter with some good grapefruit and orange peel flavor. Notes of tropical fruits are there in the background. Resinous pine provides most of the bitterness.
M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation.
O: There were some good notes to this beer, but overall, I wasn't the hugest fan.
04-02-2011 09:24:21 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev +2%
A decent IPA from Jackie O's. Nice pine tones, in a somewhat smooth way. More an east coast IPA than a western one. I don't really have much to say about this one besides that it is a fairly easy drinking and even keeled beer. Pretty good stuff, though I am looking forward to the day when I have something mind blowing from Jackie O's.
06-04-2014 04:10:34 | More by RblWthACoz
4.21/5 rDev +7.4%
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!!!
10-19-2013 23:11:42 | More by WVbeergeek
4/5 rDev +2%
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.
12-19-2012 21:24:40 | More by oline73
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
01-30-2014 21:34:00 | More by woodychandler
4.01/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
11-04-2013 15:03:28 | More by stakem
Mystic Mama from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.