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Hop Ryot - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Reviews: 49
Hads: 369
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 6
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-05-2011

Rye IPA
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Photo of rangerred
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium gold which is much lighter than I was expecting. Light rye on the nose with floral hops dominating. The flavor also lacks the amount of rye I was hoping for. Good bitterness and hop flavor but a little underwhelming for me. (238 characters)

Photo of SaltofOH
2.85/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 3-27-15. Canned on 1-21-15. Water goblet.

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot orange with 2 fingers of foamy, off-white head. Very nice lacing. Modest retention of a thin cap.

Aroma: Like mystic mama, very fresh, resiny hops, but more tropical, less gasoline. Still Simcoe, though.

Dry arrival. Dry/slight hop mid-palate. Bitter finish - spicy - I see what the rye adds at the end; the bitterness is not hoppy, it's like Canadian Club grainy.

Mouthfeel: Light/thin. Not slick. Moderate carb.

If Rye of the Tiger didn't do it, this did. I don't like rye beers. I do like rye whisky. Not rye beer. Consider it a paradox. (643 characters)

Photo of do_ob
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can into a snifter. Pours a clear golden with about 1 finger of white foam. Good carbonation. Lots of pine and citrus on the nose, along with a disctict rye aroma - kinda yeasty/spicy/sour. Light weight and creamy mouthfeel. There's a good bitterness up front with rye malt notes, followed by a citrusy pine taste. Nice little hop bite on the finish and leaves a malty, sour aftertaste with some lingering spice.

Overall, pretty darn good. This beer is balanced pretty well, and has a good abv to enjoy several in one sitting. My can was about 3 months old, so I'd like to revisit this one if I can find a fresher batch, but even at this age it's solid. (661 characters)

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review taken Fall 2014.

12 oz black can with electric blue artwork. My favorite can they've release both outside and in. Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A - yellowish golden color with some slight haze to it. White head poured very nice leaving a clumpy ring of sticky lace.

S - citrus and resinous pine notes up front. Orange and lemon with a punch of pine cone. Black pepper and rye notes provide a lovely spiciness. Breaded and pale malt backbone.

T - citrusy hops with orange, pineapple, and zesty lemon to start. Pine resin plays a balancing act on the hop forward profile. Rye sets off a brilliant spiciness and goes hand in hand with the hops. A layer of bread like malt keep things in check.

M - medium bodied and a luscious texture. I could drink this all day long. The malt almost perfectly balances a plethora of hops and rye spiciness. Smooth and flows well, bursting with flavor.

O - this is my favorite canned offering thus far from jackie o's. It's just a solid example of the use of rye and hops while keeping a smooth malt backbone. A must try and one I'll get again. (1,103 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, canned on 01/02/15, served in a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow, rocky white foam. Persistent 1/16" foam across the top the whole way down the glass. Thick sheets of persistent lacing.

Smell: Light lemon and citrus.

Taste: Nicely hoppy with lemon and citrus dominating. A nice malt middle and then a lingering bitter and spicy finish from the rye. The spiciness stays, but the bitterness comes across a bit watered down as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, okay thickness, and some definite hop oils sticking to the teeth and palate.

Overall / Drinkability: A solidly good IPA with a nice rye kick at the finish. Went well with food (root vegetable korma) and I could easily have another. (760 characters)

Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the blue baboon can. Poured a clear, medium amber in to my Spiegelau. Two fingers of of clear, white head with lots of lacing too. Smells of a fresh pine forest, with the occasional orange tree hidden in there for good measure. Built on a crisp rye foundation with a hint of a brown sugar note. Tasted of fresh (but light) orange/grapefruit juice, slightly spicy bite of the rye, and a transient bitterness that complements the package. Very refreshing, medium, clean mouthfeel. Residual bitterness (again the grapefruit juice) which fades off gradually. If you can get Jackie O's, they haven't done me wrong yet! Another awesome example of style. (652 characters)

Photo of nismo_2005
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into pint glass.
3 finger thick and foamy head that stuck around for the whole glad fading to about half to 1 finger by the end with good thick lacing as the beer went down.
clear copper color
Smell hops lots of hops hint of pine And rye which is no surprise
Taste initial taste is mostly rye fades to a bitter pine with a grainy undertone after taste is a dry grainy pine.
Overall this a a great beer one of my favorite. Also abv is not noticeable for a 6.5 abv beer. (487 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have been very impressed with most all the Jackie O's, lets see if this one keep the pace.

Body is a hazy deep orange in tone. A bit lighter then I had expected. Head is an inch and a half of fuzzy, creamy foam that sticks around for quite a while. No lace is left but this head has some excellent retention.

Nose is of orange and lemon zest up front. I get a bit of freshly bailed hay on the nose as well.

As I take the first sip and let it trickle off the sides of my tongue my taste buds are immediately flooded with loads of citrus. Peppery spice notes take over once the citrus fades. Almost a hint of raw oak plays in the flavor as well.

Overall a solid brew that is nicely drinkable. It has a good balance of citrus and spice that makes it work as a everyday brew for me. (795 characters)

Photo of KornWallace
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Date: 10/31/14
Location: Received in trade from JSquire
Draught/Bottle: Can
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Light copper in color that becomes much paler towards the edges. Large and fluffy off white head that has average retention and good lacing.
Aroma: Pungent citrus aromas, smells of orange and grapefruit zests with a lighter scent of a pineapple. Touch of Light pepper from the rye and and slightly biscuity Pale malts.
Taste: The hop flavor is just as pungent and piney as the in the flavoring. The rye malts are just as spicy in the flavor. The pale ale malt hits more buttery biscuit notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium body medium carbonation. The beer has great drinkability and is very easy to put back. The hop bitterness adds a nice dryness.

Notes: Canned 10/1/14 (774 characters)

Photo of RobbDogg
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

A golden straw pour with a thin but attractive head. A fresh, but nondescript scent tempers my expectations quickly. The taste is of faint fruit, with some hop and light grain presence, and some bitterness. Balanced but uninspired. (231 characters)

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

This one is a keeper- pours a hazy light orange color with a finger of head, modest retention and lacing.

Smell is awesome- plenty of hops and rye spiciness with a hint of malt sweetness. Piney and earthy.

Taste is much the same- lots of earthy hops through and through along with omnipresent rye and a touch of barley malt. Very long juicy hoppy dry finish.

Mouthfeel is great- medium body, moderately carbonated. Can't stress how good this is- get it if you're a hop head, like rye, or so any luck both! (508 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep and slightly hazed golden ale with a few fingers of off-white head that left trails of soapy lace behind

S: wet grass and rye bread; hints of something citric, like fruit rinds; floral undertones

T: lots of hops, fruity, floral, bright and fresh; rye malt spice adds a rustic character; slightly sweet notes come through chewy and low-key

M: medium-light body, ample carbonation, smooth and slick - very easy to drink, but with a bit of heft, courtesy of the rye

O: a real nice rye IPA, which is not always an easy sell; rye and IPA fans will enjoy this for sure. (575 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Where arguments can be made about hoppy beers and rye beers being somewhat simplistic on their own, no such thing can be debated about rye IPA. Their earthy and spicy flavors don't only blend well together; but they heighten the level that either of them can achieve on their own- an acknowledgement that Jackie O's obviously embraces.

Their Hop Ryot kicks off with a glowing pale straw color, approaching canary lightness about its edge. A silt-like haze foreshadows its unfiltered character that bursts onto the scene with aromas and early flavors of white grapefruit, whole-grain bread, sod, grain and fructose.

As its sweetness tightens, the hops pull forth with drying citrus character- orange and grapefruit of the tangy and under-ripened variety; pith, peel and pulp included. Growing bitterer deeper into its taste, an earthy and husken tone takes place. Its peppery core is spicy and earten- as if decorated with hay and straw.

Solidly bitter and dry in finish, the hops stand proud with its own grassy and piney tone. But its crisp malt backbone supports the hops well without challenging with sweetness- allowing the hops to shine and propped up with that peppery zing that only rye grain can provide. (1,215 characters)

Photo of fitrock2112
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured Hop Ryot into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a clear dark golden with finger and half of white head with an aggressive pour.

S - On first sniff getting tropical fruits, grapefruit, orange, a little pine in there as well. Just a bit of spicy rye.

T - Ahh, tangerine, grapefruit, spicy rye malt on first taste. Mid palate getting more rye and piney hops. On the finish it has the aftertaste of tropical fruit with more pine.

M - Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Smooth beer.

O - My go to Rye IPA. Cheers! (512 characters)

Photo of stewart124
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden orange with dense off white head.

Spicy aroma in the nose with considerable citrus and pine. Plenty of toasted malt character as well.

More spice in the initial sip with a lingering piney bitterness that cuts through the malt profile. Pleasing hop bitterness that also showcases the rye. I'm not sure if the haze is from the hops or the malt bill. It doesn't detract from the beer but also doesn't entice.

Chewy mouthfeel that is medium bodied but the carbonation bring a crisp bite.

Overall the focal point in hop ryot seems to be to hit the drinker with a dose of piney American hops. Rye comes through during all phases but in the end a linger spice and pine stick out. This is a delicious beer and sneaky at above 6%. (744 characters)

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours fairly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate caramel/rye malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness and rye spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, light caramel, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate rye/caramel malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice rye IPA! All around great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate caramel/rye malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,546 characters)

Photo of Rae311
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good rye flavor that comes through nicely but is not too strong. Very slight sweetness with a moderately bitter after taste. Aroma is very mild, and the overall experience is enhanced with a glass rather than drinking straight from the can. I could imagine this being spectacular on draft but is still quite lovely being store-bought. (335 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Random find in a store near Cleveland, OH. Reviewed at Rising Sun CG, Glacier National Park, MT. Full notes taken on my phone.

A- Cloudy golden apricot body poured from the can to a goblet for the review at Glacier NP. Haziness is high and a white cap rises to half a finger with decent retention. Creamy ring deposits spotty lace.

S- Hop centric with a touch of cracked grain. Notes of tangerine, orange, stone fruit and citrus off the top with hints of cracked rye grain beyond that.

T- Citrus rinds and stone fruit hops really pick up with an oily bitter bite. Orange, lemon zest, tangerine, apricot, floral and pine hop punch. Rye adds its signature spice which melds with the hops.

MF- The body is light to medium thick with a texture between creamy and foamy. High end carbonation helps the hops as it finishes fairly bitter.

Citrus and stone fruit hop character jives nicely with the amount of rye used here. I find too much rye can detract from the rest of a beer but it is used well in this one. (1,009 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Heavy pine resin tones on this one. Fairly firm, though not overly obnoxious. More malts showing than I would have expected. It seems they show more as the beer warms. Decent spiced tones to it. A pretty easy drinker. Nothing overly interesting though. (252 characters)

Photo of blankenhoney
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can with no discernible bottle date poured into a teku

A: bright, hazy orange with gold notes here and there; light head that recedes to a ring around the edge of the glass

S: citrus rind; pineapple; pine resin; rye and yeast

T: fruity; light rye bread; ends with a lovely dry bitterness and some light spice; great balance of light sweetness and light spice

M: not thin and watery, but perhaps a tad on the thin and watery side (but that's a plus if you're drinking this after a run or while working in the garden)

O: A real winner that blows Rye of the Tiger out of the water (as far as Ohio rye IPAs go). Great fruity aroma, lots of hops and moderate rye spice on the taste, and just so refreshing. Highly quaffable and totally crushable. (751 characters)

Photo of barczar
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with minimal cream head that quickly dissipates to almost nothing.

Mango, orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, peach, and a touch of resin form the aroma. Incredibly fruity!

Unfortunately, flavor falls a bit flatter. Malt is fairly watery, just a touch of toasted bread, with dulled, muted citrus at the base. Tropical notes surface at the end, along with resiny bitterness and light rye peppery character at the finish.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with light alcohol warmth a and a touch of astringency in the finish.

This beer could be incredible with a touch more malt sweetness and a tart hop counterpart in flavoring. Bitterness did not overwhelm. Aroma was incredible. Flavor fell a bit short. (744 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color, almost orange with a white soapy head with decent retention. A fair amount of lacing and clarity is subpar, unfiltered I'm sure.
In the aroma are grains and fruit, namely grapefruit and peach. Some yeasty and bready whiffs are also there. Really has a great citrusy scent with a touch of banana.
In the taste, pine, grapefruit, green tea, spice, grain - an overall homage to hops and malted rye. The hops used are fruity as hell, if hell was to be fruity. The rye adds a nice depth of grainy and spicy undertones.
Medium bodied, smooth feel. Adequate medium carbonation.
Overall, this is damn tasty, and a nice, affordable canned option. Thumbs up on this one! (690 characters)

Photo of coriswrasse
4.89/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! I thought I liked rye before but I LOVE it now. This beer is a must have for any fan of hops. The rye is there full enough but is well balanced with the hop sweetness and malt backbone. Pours a nice head that dissipates to about a finger on a half pour. Appearance is hazy but light shines through good showing that clarity is there through the haze. Lingering taste is well balanced also. No dried out hop tongue here. Just a nice sweetness with that little hint of rye. Overall I am very impressed and will be asking the person that mailed it to me to send more, especially since he made sure to get it to me very fresh! (627 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from free beer contest. Thanks! Pours hazy orange copper with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of lightly floral hops with some rye spice, a bit of spicy mango, orange rinds. Flavor is lightly sweet tropical fruits, orange rinds, a kick of rye spiciness. A nice hit of dry bitterNess on the tongue. a bit watered down but also very easy drinking. Low carbonation, dry, medium light mouthfeel. Drinkable but better stuff out there. (432 characters)

Photo of angelmonster
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light yellow-amber translucent body. Head is 1/4 inch thick and pearly white. Lacing and head retention were slightly above average.

Smell is very light, floral hops with piney bitterness. Some sweet malts are also there but no alcohol detected.

Taste is light and a mix of tropical fruit, sweet caramel malt and floral notes. Slight rye/spiciness at the end. Alcohol isn't very present

Mouthfeel was light and had average amount of carbonation. Head didn't contribute much and body was on the lighter side.

Overall, this beer was tasty but nothing extraordinary besides the sweet can design. I think this IPA drinks more like a pale ale, didn't have the hop flavors I crave when I crack open a IPA. Glad I received it as an extra in a trade but don't think I'll be searching this one out ever. (807 characters)

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Hop Ryot from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.