Mystic Mama - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Reviews: 100
Hads: 764
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 24
Gots: 119 | FT: 4
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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

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Beer added by: boatshoes on 02-15-2010

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Photo of TheFizzinator
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smells of candied oranges and sweet mandarin orange fruit. A little bit of the citrus fruit peel too, grapefruit especially. Smells really great. Tasting it, the beer seems a little bit muddled. The flavors sort of blend together and don't really pop individually. But what is here is tasty. Blood oranges, citrus peels, some caramel from the malt all sort of blending together with the bitterness. The finish is that initial taste pretty much with extended bitterness. Nice prickly mouthfeel yet drinks easy for the style, medium bodied.

Overall, actually a pretty tasty and interesting IPA, its flavor profile just felt a bit muddled and that's where it lost points. (669 characters)

Photo of blankenhoney
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler filled at the taproom yesterday from a just-filled keg, and enjoyed less than 24 hours later out of a teku.

A: Pours somewhere between polished bronze and a darker shade of gold. Not bad to look at, but not very exciting.

S: Candied orange peel, fresh pine, and juicy tropical fruits

T: Bitter hops, resin, and light pine lead the way. There's some faint sweetness afterwards, which leads to a very dry finish.

M: Average

O: This is a solid beer that I would drink with a smile anytime. But given the competition in this field, it doesn't really stand out. I think Hop Ryot is the way to go if you want a pale ale from Jackie O's. (643 characters)

Photo of WillWillows
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
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. (440 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed at Rising Sun CG, Glacier National Park, MT. Full notes taken to my phone when out of service area.

A- Poured from the 12oz can to a goblet with a somewhat murky and cloudy orange body. A white head forms with a creamy texture up to one finger. Retention is fairly good and a thick ring and plentiful pillows remain. Lacing starts with webs and plenty of spots down beyond that.

S- Hops lead the way with a mix of stone fruits and citrus as well as some pine. Slight amount of pale cracked malts and bready yeast.

T- Citrus zest hops like grapefruit and orange seem to gain on the other notes of tangerine, pine, floral and spicy hops. It seems to be cleaner here with a tiny amount of sweetness and yeast influence.

MF- Medium thick body with carbonation at a moderately high level. Texture is silky as well as frothy. Medium-high bitterness at the end but it is a clean one.

Strong citrus hops with plenty of other character as well as a bitter bite that ends the beer smoothly. (994 characters)

Photo of GallowsThief
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a can into a pint glass. Thanks to Nick (NS2361)on trade!

A - Slightly hazy golden pour. Nice aggressive, frothy white head, about two fingers worth that settled down quickly. Slight lacing.

S – Good piney smell immediately on pour with nice grapefruit in the nose. Great smelling brew.

T – Starts out with a slight sweetness. Pleasant. Immediately moves to a more hoppy, piney flavor. I did not find it overwhelming at all and the nose suggests it would be more aggressive of a flavor. Not a hop bomb at all. Grapefruit and citrus. Certainly has a bitter hit but again not overwhelming.

M – Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Slightly slick on the palate.

O – Good, solid IPA. It smells wonderful and has a nice even bitterness that would appeal to every drinker. (806 characters)

Photo of minterro
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got as part of a beer trade with pkthebuckeye. Poured into a pint.

A&S: The aroma is a great blend of tropical and citrus. Look is hazy yellow-orange. Head has decent retention and leaves a tiny bit of lacing.

T&M: Lots of citrus in the taste mostly lemon, but some grapefruit. The tropical aroma doesn't come through in the taste, but has some interesting grassy hop tones. No real malty backbone, but not totally hop centered. The beer has good balance. Very drinkable, not very heavy on the palate. Medium body and carbonation, not on either of the extremes smooth or crisp.

Overall: Great beer. I've been looking forward to trying stuff from Jackie O's, and this beer lived up to the hype that I put on it. (715 characters)

Photo of lurpy1
2.85/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Thanks to kgncfl for sending this one. My first Jackie O's beer. Something of a miss though. I've heard people talk about that plastic, band-aid taste in beer, but until this, I don't think I've experienced. Now I get it. Something burnt and chemical on the finish distracted from the enjoyment. Hopwise, this strikes the balance between hop and malt, perhaps a bit more on the hop end would be appreciated. Overall, this is somewhere on the low side of the IPA spectrum, but perhaps in a different state with less Band-Aid, this would leave a better impression. (562 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (336 characters)

Photo of DoGGer
5/5  rDev +26.6%
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. (261 characters)

Photo of Damian
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 12 fl oz (355ml) can acquired as an extra in a trade with mps
Served in a pint glass

The slightly hazed, medium amber liquid was topped by a one-plus finger tall, frothy, bubbly, bright white crown. The head slowly dropped to a clingy, lasting film. Spotty streaks of lacing stuck along the glass. As the beer warmed, the chill haze eased up to reveal a nearly clear body.

Citrusy hop notes came through strong in the aroma. Lots of candied orange and grapefruit peel. Subtle tropical fruit notes were detectible. Mango was most apparent. There was a slight grassy hop quality as well.

The flavor profile was also quite citrusy, but the citrus notes here were much more pithy and bitter. Some caramel malt sweetness appeared on the front end before the hops really took over. Orange and grapefruit rind dominated. Super bitter. Oily, resiny hops came through strong as well. The beer finished super piney and bitter. The dry, bitter hop notes lingered on my palate long after every sip.

The mouthfeel was fairly ordinary. Medium bodied for the style with a fine, mellow carbonation.

Mystic Mama is a flavorful IPA that contains an immense amount of bitter, citrusy and resinous hop notes. While this may not be my preference for the style, I nevertheless can appreciate it. (1,291 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a chill-hazed golden copper with a fleeting ivory head that leaves only a ring of foam.

Tangerine, grapefruit, resin, pine, and light caramel malt form the aroma. Dank cannabis surfaces late. Tropical notes of mango add complexity.

Flavor is dominated more by resin than anything. Notes of the wonderful fruity aroma underlie a slightly toasted, bready malt backbone. Tangerine, grapefruit, and peach emerge. The finish is a touch tart, but resiny bittering hops reign it in.

Body is moderate, with almost spritzy carbonation, and light alcohol warmth.

Like the hop ryot, wish the flavoring matched the aroma, and a little more malt would help. A little more hop fruitiness in the flavoring would really improve this beer. That said, it's still a great brew. not overly bitter, which suits my palate. The ryot was more bitter and had less flavoring hops some through. (877 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
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. (369 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.52/5  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. (595 characters)

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
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 (591 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.27/5  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. (311 characters)

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.99/5  rDev +1%
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. (363 characters)

Photo of jeonseh
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (263 characters)

Photo of Jay43613
3.9/5  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. (278 characters)

Photo of Omnium
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (497 characters)

Photo of KFBR392
3.76/5  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. (1,077 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
3.8/5  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. (934 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
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 (271 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
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. (327 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (2,286 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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. (726 characters)

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