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Hop Ryot - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 376
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 26.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 53 | 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

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Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-05-2011

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Photo of SaltofOH
2.85/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Jackie O's public house, the night before the June release. Brad, himself, has told me this is his favorite IPA hes done. Since then I've been excited to try it. Especially after I missed it at Bodega.

Lots of lacing, that I can't really tell where its origins are. There isn't much of a head, just a whispy collar. The beer is a minorly cloudy brass.

Snappy caraway paired up with zesty orange. The malts have an even toastiness about them. The aroma is quite balanced, but as compaired to today's wild IPAs, somewhat malty.

A medicinal bitterness builds on the finish. The flavor is toasted rye, some grassiness and lemon-lime.

Slick with a semi dry, semi oily finish. Lower carbonation. Lingering bitterness.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can, stamped 7/14/15 on the bottom

pours a slightly hazy medium golden in colo, foamy white head, good lacing. pale malt aroma with a ton of hops on top. don't really pick up the rye in the flavor. expected some darker malt to work with the rye. too unbalanced for me, a bit too bitter. thinner bodied.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

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Photo of jkwuc89
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this IPA on draught in a pint glass at 101 Beer Kitchen in Dublin, OH.

A: Clear golden amber color with a thin white head.

S: Slight hoppy aroma. It took me several sniffs to pick this up.

T: Very hoppy with solid bitter taste.

M: The best way I can describe this is tingly, especially when I left a sip rest and swirl in my mouth.

O: Decent IPA especially if you prefer a more bitter taste.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with a solid off white head. Head turns into a layer of bubbles and leaves some nice layered lacing.

S- Quite a bit of balance going on between the hops and malts. A bit of tropical fruit hops and a roasted malts.

T- Ahhhh there's the rye, more of a grassy hop, oranges coming through, spice and roasted malts.

M- Medium in both body and fairly light in carbonation.

0- Not me favorite by any means I liked the "spiced" verision much better.

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Photo of BB1313
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of screamking
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of angelmonster
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of maximum12
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to fiver29 for this gorgeous creature tossed into a recent trade...he knows what I like. 12 oz. can dumped into my favorite snifter, because.

With the spring/winter wind roaring outside - seriously, 60 degrees, thunder, 30MPH winds, snow, 20 degrees within about 12 hours - the pour is a filmy mid-yellow with a fair amount of sediment in the swirling eddies. The nose gets my head bobbing. Great punch of rye spiciness, grassy/floral hops, caramel, light sweetness. Eleven words don't do it justice, the ingredients jell together really well.

Hop Ryot peaks before the first sip. The pretty nose isn't as tightly integrated taste-wise, & the dominant aspect is an earthiness that may come either from the hops or the rye & puts me off just a touch (just not a fan of dankness). The hops are leafy, but the underlying caramel comes through, enough to confuse the faint bitterness. Bit of graininess at the end, & the bitterness does grow slowly. A bit heavy for an IPA.

The hop-profile just isn't my thing; too dank, too earthy, & the interaction with the nice rye notes was first-date-in-a-thong awkward. Still pretty good.

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Photo of RobbDogg
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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.

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Photo of rangerred
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of oline73
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
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

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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!

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of stewart124
3.89/5  rDev 0%
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%.

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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.

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Hop Ryot from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.