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Mystic Mama - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
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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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 beertunes


3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Kurmaraja for this one. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a semi hazy medium gold color with less than 1/2 inch of just off-white head that had moderate retention and lacing.

A big blast of hops hit the nose as I snapped the can open. A pretty even mix of pine, citrus and floral notes. In the glass though, citrus was the dominant scent. On the tongue, citrus was again the dominant factor, with little malt presence.

The body was the average medium of the style, with a dry finish. Drinkability was good, but didn't really leave lusting after another. Overall, if it were local to me, I'd have one once in awhile, but would rarely seek it out. Worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: can

10-20-2013 21:43:00 | More by beertunes
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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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West Virginia

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%.

Serving type: can

10-15-2013 01:39:03 | More by Treyliff
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy amber color with a one-finger head
S: Pine hops with a hint of grapefruit pith & a mat backing up the hops
T: Matches the nose
M: Medium-bodied with a nice hop bite
O: A solid IPA that stands up to any of the better examples of the style I've had recently

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 00:43:18 | More by ONUMello
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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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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 19:00:03 | More by screamking
Photo of Brenden


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

12 ounce can into tulip

Pours a cloudy orange hue with big off-white head. Smell is great, citrusy with a little pine. Taste is a little bland compared to the nose and tastes a little watery. Light to medium body with decent carbonation. Overall it's good I expected a little more based in the nose.

Serving type: can

09-18-2013 21:54:00 | More by Jas45678
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3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: can

09-17-2013 02:31:09 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of mattcrill


3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Melon and tropical fruit aromatics up front. Mild alcohol warmth invades the nostrils. Slight hint of bready sweetness. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with a thick, long-lasting white head. Appears still and murky in the glass.

Flavor: Huge pithy orange rind bitterness up front. Bitterness continues with more melon and citrusy notes to back up the punch. At the very end on the back of the tongue is more of the bready maltiness. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation and slight hop-derived astringency.

Overall impression: A bitter bomb for sure. I enjoyed it but there are so many other good, local, better, and more reasonably priced IPA's out there that I can't see reaching for this one again.

Serving type: can

09-15-2013 20:33:00 | More by mattcrill
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3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, chill-hazed gold in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Fruit, citrus hops
Taste-Herbal, earthy hops, fruity, with a bit cleaner finish than a traditional IPA. Tasty, and portable in a 12oz. can. Worth a try.

Serving type: can

09-09-2013 20:34:08 | More by hosehead83
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this brew on tap at Jackie O’s brewpub in Athens Ohio out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a white head that slowly dissipates leaving a decent trail.

S: Crisp hoppy aroma.

T: Solid bitter hoppy flavor from beginning to end.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent IPA – worthy of a try.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 21:19:14 | More by ckollias
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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.

Serving type: can

09-02-2013 00:01:27 | More by bluejacket74
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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What you have here is a great IPA in a can. I am pretty sure what I am drinking is very fresh, and I think the can went a long way to making the experience the freshest it could be.

Coming from my old stomping grounds of Athens, this is a well made brew. From the moment you crack it and pour the nice golden brew with a perfect little head, you know it is quality. The aroma is nice, just a typical AIPA floral. The taste is more pungent than the smell reveals. It has the over the top AIPA bitterness you want, and the aftertaste of it lingers nicely on the tongue.

Overall, this is the second really good Jackie O's I tried (the brown ale is to die for). I will seek this out again.

Serving type: can

08-23-2013 15:47:26 | More by schoolboy
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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent burnt golden; bug fluffy white head that sticks around and leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas are full of sweet, sticky grapefruit along with a little bit of mango and some grass. There's also a touch of caramel malts that can be found in both the aromas and flavors. It has a bit of a west-coast vibe to it, but they didn't go all out. The flavors are bittersweet, but definitely more on the bitter side. Lots of pungent grapefruit along with some pine resin. Lots of orange and lemon in the mix as well. It's slightly spicy and definitely has a bite to it. There's a little bit of grass giving it a subtle earthiness. Mouthfeel is right on. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied; active carbonation. It's a pretty easy drinking IPA and the alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a great IPA, I like it. It's not too flashy, but it has all of the characteristics one would look for in the style. Great hop bite to it. It's really nice to see this beer in cans now. Well done. Recommended.

Serving type: can

08-22-2013 21:50:07 | More by BB1313
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West Virginia

3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I wasn't able to give this a proper examination as I was eating while I was drinking it but I can say that this was an average IPA. It left me wanting something more. Overall it was just average. The appearance was that of an average IPA, just as the other aspects. The taste was conservative for an IPA, almost like a starter beer to get people interested in IPAs. I have had pale ales that had more hoppiness to them but overall not a bad beer, just an average IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2013 03:09:39 | More by odms
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 21:24:40 | More by oline73
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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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4.08/5  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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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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4.13/5  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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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy orange colored beer with decent retention that left a little bit of lace on the side.

S - Nice citrus on the nose, some sugar malts, fruit, bit of hops.

T - Decently bitter with some citrus and grapefruit notes. Good tropical fruit with some pine resin on the end for some bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Easy to drink IPA with some good flavors. This is something that I could drink regularly.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2011 03:50:12 | More by AgentZero
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2.68/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 2/12/11

Dull, burnt amber color. Small layer of foam thins quickly. Skimmed retention. A bit of drippy lace.

Airy, floral hop aroma is punctuated by sweeter malt aspects. There's something akin to candy sweetness in there. Hints of earth and pine. Tastes similar - floral hops with a bit of earthiness and pine bitterness. Not quite astringent, but the bitterness grows. Toasty, bready notes. Candy notes, too. Seems to come together better as it warms. Kind of. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry and astringent, finishing a tad harsh with the bitterness.

Drinkability is ok. It could be a lot better.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 02:20:20 | More by Ryan011235
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice hazy straw gold with a nice white head.
Smells of strong spicy hops with just a hint of malt sweetness. There's some mild citrus and pine as well.
Taste is spicy and dry, not very sweet. Nice carbonation level releases the hops well. There's some earthy grass, pine and very mild orange rind.
Feels rich and smooth with the carbonation lending a nice tingle in the throat. Overall a nice, spicy, hoppy brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 23:47:37 | More by kirok1999
Mystic Mama from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.