Hop Ryot - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 46 | FT: 3
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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

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Reviews by RblWthACoz:
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excited to see another Jackie O's can show up, the Hop Ryot you guessed hit is an Rye IPA. Pours a hazed copper hue with fine bubbled off white head, fine even banded lacing. Aroma spicy rye hits you up front and center, with citric grapefruit rinds, herbal, and pine accented hop profile the can just says brewed with rye malt and lotsa hops. Rye gives it a creamy spiced bread character, hop pellets are providing healthy levels of hop bitterness citrus peel and mild pine cone flavors very earthy slightly abrasive on the palate, creamy textured. Mouthfeel has smooth carbonation their house yeast always give me just a hint of medicinal or band aid phenolic character but not overpowering to the extent that it ruins the beer for me. Carbonation works just fine, again the creamy texture and luscious light hop oils blends to a smooth finish herbal/pine earthy hop bitterness does not stick around it actually finishes quite clean for a beer with lotsa hops. Overall, lotsa hops a bit of a rye malt base with caramelized sugars decent definitely not mind blowing why don't they release any of their big or wild beers statewide, it bums me out.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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!

Photo of Steeliron68
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a very nice rye IPA

Photo of bluejacket74
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel malt, rye, light citrusy hops, toffee, and some bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some peppery spice and a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, it's definitely worth trying.

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of screamking
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into pint glass.

Pour light amber, with a thin off white head. Aroma is strictly citrusy, grapefruit, orange peel, hint of lemon. Very clean hop taste, lots of those citrus notes in there. Not very earthy, very sweet hop profile. Mouthfeel is a little light, it could be more bodied. Middle of the road IPA as far as I'm concered.

Photo of Greywulfken
3.9/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of oline73
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap during the anniversary celebration. Served in a tasting glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear amber color with a quarter finger of fluffy head that fades to a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Grain with a strong spice note from the rye. Just a touch of fruity hops. Nice even if it's not very strong.

Taste: There is a very nice rye spice that backs up the citrus peel hop bitterness. The spice note remains through the whole sip with the bitterness building to the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with very fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I would have liked the overall flavor to be a bit stronger, but I enjoyed all the components. I'd have more if it was offered.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Moderately hazed light orange color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy off-white head. Retention is good and a finger of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Pleasant intermingling of earthy and grassy hops with the earthy spiciness of the rye. Toasted malts underneath. On the drier side, but well balanced overall.

3.5 T: Same as the nose. Earthy spicy rye, earthy and grassy hops, toasted malts.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and super smooth.

3.75 D: Pretty solid overall.

Photo of aasher
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a light bodied, very pale and faint gold in color with only a white lacing around the glass. The nose is light, bright, and clean. It features a nice and fresh, almost galaxy esque hop profile. It's somewhat dry and citrusy. The flavors are also very fresh and somewhat floral. It features a really nice hop profile. It's very light in body and far too drinkable. If this were in cans it would be a huge hit in the summer. The sessionability of this beer is through the roof. I'd say it drinks more like a hoppy pale than a true IPA but it's a really nice and easy drinking IPA nonetheless.

Photo of BB1313
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy dark golden; small white head that fades leaving great retention and decent lacing. There's a little bit of sediment floating around as well. The aromas have a solid malt presence. Some hints of caramel blended with some citrus. I'm picking up some grapefruit and orange notes. A little bread too. The aromas are good, but not overwhelming. The flavors start of sharp and crisp. There's a solid bitterness to this one. Lots of caramel, but it doesn't overwhelm the hops. The bitterness lingers a bit. More grapefruit and orange zest. A touch of pine. Some black pepper too. The rye is present, but doesn't seem to shine. It's definitely there though. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's a smooth drink.

Solid Rye IPA from Jackie O's. It's not on the same level as Mystic Mama, in my opinion, but it's still a nice offering.

Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Jackie O's.

Pours a nice moderate copper color with a good white head and a nice bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose hits pretty hard with really nice hop notes. A bit dank with really nice citrus notes. Perhaps a bit of rind. The flavor is equally as pungent and filled with hops. Strong bitterness, though not overpowering. There's a bit of rye in there as well. The rest of the malt is kept to a minimum. Feel is nice--light to medium body with a dry finish. Hops and rye work well in tandem. Very nicely done.

Photo of blankenhoney
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of SaltofOH
2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Jackie O's pub in Athens. Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, finger of creamy white head, nice lacing.

S- Citric, fruity notes of tangerine and grapefruit, some pine and leafy hops, a bit of caramel and some rye spiciness.

T- Powerful, bitter hops, leafy and a bit dank, some citrus and rye spiciness on top of light toasted malt.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth, crisp feel, dry finish.

O- A very nice IPA, the rye provides a nice complement to the citric hops, very enjoyable.

Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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-amber hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Hoppy aroma with a citrus scent.

T: Hoppy and bitter and finishes slightly dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent IPA.

Photo of KornWallace
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
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!

Photo of KFBR392
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Burnt orange color. Much lighter then I expected from a rye ipa. Half a finger of head on the pour which settled in only present on the edges of the glass. Low active carbonation. Sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Notes of toffee and almond aggressively greet the drinker. The rye is again much lighter then I expected. Comes off with a roasted aroma way beneath everything else going on here. Some hop tones poke through on the body but take a backseat as well.

Taste: Toffee, oak, and sugary malt sweetness hits the palate first and carries through into the body. Rye picks up a bit but gets buried under sweeter tones. Lacking a real potent hop profile, get the most on the back end and finish.

Mouthfeel: Sugary palate feeling, lacking aftertaste.

Overall: Not really sure what to make of this one. Most of my rye experience has come in stouts and bigger ales so maybe my palate just isn't receiving this one as well as it could have. I wanted a darker, earthier rye and malt presence but instead I got a really sweet, bright beer.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of do_ob
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Hop Ryot from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.