Double Dry Hopped Matriarch - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.05/5 rDev -26.2%
... First off, I'm not 100% on how fresh/age this beer is as it was sent to me as a result of a trade....but in general, I thought it seemed to come across a bit flat....I shared with some family at Christmas - whom felt the same...
a - dirty, murky reddish pour with not real head or accumulation on the top....but good color..
s - faded presence of hops...I've been looking forward to trying Jackie O's for a long time, but this one did not live up to expectations...some muted aromas of fruit/citrus additions
t - noncarbonated ipa... outside of that, it was kinda nondescript...
m - bit heavier in body for an IPA, but nothing crazy
o - Chalking this one up to freshness factor... Will have to look for fresh Jackie O's as I think I missed the boat on this one...
12-26-2011 04:43:39 | More by vande
3.65/5 rDev -11.6%
I had this on tap this weekend during the Jackie O's release event. Poured into a sample glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear dark reddish amber with a mild off white head.
Smell: Fruity hops with lots of citrus. Tangerine and some pineapple. Mildly herbal and some sweet malt.
Taste: This one reminded me a lot of hoppy iced tea. The bitter citrus peel hops were quite good, but the taste was a bit weird. I think there was an apricot flavor in there. There was an herbal quality to the taste and the finish was bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy head and a dry finish.
Overall: This was different than anything else I've ever had. It really did take like hoppy iced tea. I'm glad I tried it, and I enjoyed it enough, but I don't think I would go back to it again.
12-04-2011 20:24:17 | More by oline73
4.7/5 rDev +13.8%
golden amber with wonderful clarity, three inches of white foam quickly develops on the top of the beer. Settles slowly, but surely into a sticky, glass coating mess that lets you know you are dealing with a monster.
Such crisp, ripe citrus aroma, this may be hands down the best smelling double IPA I have ever run across, it really is just that good. Oranges and heaps of sugary tangerine goodness are just oozing out of this one, Simply spellbinding as it tugs you in and will not let go, not for a moment. Then you manage to make it past the cloud of citrus and into the first sip, and then its over. The smoothness of the profile as the hops are seemlessly blended to the point you get the full brunt of the orange and pineapple flavor but your palate is not torn apart. Remarkable beer.
07-26-2011 00:58:33 | More by mikesgroove
3.58/5 rDev -13.3%
On tap at Jackie O's last weekend.
Unfortunately, I wasn't quite as enthused about this one as the regular version, though it was still a tasty brew. The nose brings some overpowering hops, though they're a bit too much. It's more of a hop bomb with the characteristics folding together and not shining as a group like they did in the regular Matriarch. The flavor is along the same lines. Still quite enjoyable, but didn't hit the level of the regular version. Strong bitterness and a medium body. Good brew.
07-04-2011 13:35:54 | More by Thorpe429
4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
I had been waiting for the return of Matriarch for what seemed like forever that I must have elevated it. The Double Dry is fitting my memory of the regular Matriarch.
Appearance - Amber, clear.
Smell - Fresh hops, hop flower, grass.
Taste - Beefed, or should I say hopped, up Matriarch. Stronger, grapefruit, citrus - more lime than orange peel of the regular Matriarch, bitter foral.
Mouthfeel - Crisp, dry.
Overall - Lovely super hopped beverage. Brad loves his malt, but when he uses the hops, he uses the hops. I just hope all the hop heads don't drink it too quickly!
06-30-2011 19:18:44 | More by GrowlerGirl
3.78/5 rDev -8.5%
Sampled at Jackie O's the night before the June bottle release. I had this side by side with the regular Matriarch.
Scrawled at the bottom of my notes is a clever (yeah right) jab at double dry hopped beers that reads: Iye Bee You'z 9,999! [sic]
Oddly the double dry hopped version had a significantly impacted appearance. It was pretty much served with no head, with certainly no retention or lacing. There was only a small "loogie" of foam floating in the middle of this minorly hazed, bright goldenrod beer. The color is nice, but the regular Matriarch supported a nice, fluffy head with lots of lacing as a result.
There really is NO mistaking the double dry hopped version from the comparatively aloof standard DIPA. I mean this stuff screams at the top of its lungs, making all other Jackie O's IPAs sound hoarse. This stuff smells properly hoppy. Lots and lots of juicy orange that break for an overall grassy bent. It makes the standard beer smell like a pale ale, all malts are blasted with a pine needle fire hose filled with citrus juice.
The taste also takes a big bump, but perhaps still not enough for this to take down some of the shot callers of the DIPA world. However, I do really enjoy how densely pithy this beer is. There is a lot of juicy orange meat to this flavor. The malts are still quite strong though. They give off a buttered toast finish.
Here is one area of the beer that I don't think has seen much change from the extra hop additions. Its still very dry and not quite full bodied.
THE single best IPA variant to come out of Athens. Its just too bad that the scene is already flooded with so many DIPAs that end up being some of the very best beers in the country, and arguably the world. This beer is great, it just has too much stiff competition. Besides, Brad works the rich, malty stuff better, and I think he knows it.
06-30-2011 01:04:14 | More by MbpBugeye
3.85/5 rDev -6.8%
Very nice color in the tulip, amber gold, piddly white bubbles skirt around the top of the glass. Aromas are very intense of citrus hops and grass. Taste is explosive. The immediate rush of bitterness totally masks the complex fruit notes of the Matriarch, there is a waft of citrus fruits underneath a rush of bitter grassy hops. A good beer for the pucker factor, but I prefer the regular Matriarch hugely over this guy.
06-29-2011 20:53:41 | More by Tripphop
4.9/5 rDev +18.6%
Had this the night before the June 25th release. Recieved in a tulip. Out of all the beers I had while there, this may very well have been the best. Most of the review is copied and pasted from the regular Matriarch review with changes made when necessary.
4.0 A: Clear medium orange color. Came with a small creamy, off-white head.
5.0 S: Hop forward despite the ABV (I could swear it was listed at higher than 8.5%). Plenty of grapefruit, pine, and unbelievable amounts of pineapple. Easily the most pineapply brew I've ever had. Super intense mango and some papaya. Light crystal component and a "fresh mountain streaminess." This one has a marginally hoppier nose than the regular version, but otherwise pretty much the same. Both versions are pretty much perfect.
5.0 T: Taste is incredible. Unlike the regular version, which failed to capture the intensity of the nose in the taste, this one is fucking powerful. Tons of tropical fruits with pineapple, mango, and papaya being the strongest. Underneath there is pine, grapefruit, and orange. Soft moderate bitterness, lightly bready malts, and just a touch of booze. Really a treat.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lingering bitterness. The extra hop additions have completely transformed the creaminess of the mouthfeel. This one is indeed quite creamy and incredibly smooth.
5.0 D: Excellent beer. Nearly perfect all around. To be honest I'm a bit shocked that the dry-hopping has made this beer what it is. A must try for anybody who likes beer or fruit.
06-27-2011 16:58:59 | More by DavoleBomb
4.93/5 rDev +19.4%
On tap at jackie o's the night before the bottle release
This was severs in a tulip and has the orange glow of awesomeness that a dipa should have, 1 finger of head that slowly fades to the ring of bubbles. The smell is all piney hoppy goodness. The dry hopping worked. The taste is almost the same as the nose but with a slight and I mean slight malt sweetness that compliments the hops very well. This beer dances in your mouth when you take a sip and it doesn't stop till the dry finish. Overall it's simply amazing and a great experience to drink it being the hop head I am. Get some if you can
06-25-2011 04:22:48 | More by kaips1
Double Dry Hopped Matriarch from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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