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New Growth | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by zimm421 on 06-10-2012

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 67
Photo of BB1313
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 5/10/16. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a light pale golden with a subtle haze; fluffy eggshell white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are earthy and unique. The spruce notes shine along with hints of mint leaves. Malts are there but aren't overwhelming. The flavors follow the nose perfectly. More spruce and mint notes. Lots of fresh pine needles and fresh grass. This one has a sharp bitterness to it. Slightly resinous, but it's pretty clean. Malts are there, but take a backseat. Finishes crisp and clean. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very smooth, refreshing and easy to drink.

This is a very unique IPA, which gets extra credit in my book. I don't think I've ever had an IPA like it. The craftsmanship is very impressive. Well done. Definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of KushBreakfast
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Incredibly unique hop profile makes for a refreshingly original IPA flavor. Predominantly earthy hops make for a phenomenal, out of the ordinary taste. The subsequent aroma is less than ideal (to my personal preference) and oddly inconsistent with the taste.

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Photo of Mateo2699
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden, nearly straw yellow hue. Big frothy head, great lacing. Pine foward scent with a soapy back end. Nothing too complex or in your face about the nose. Taste is pine sap, burnt bread malt, slight peppery earthy spice and hop resin.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into the SN/DFH IPA glass
A: Bold, dark orange with a 1/2-finger head that slowly settles
S: Caramel & tropical fruit
T: Matches the nose
M: Medium-bodied, a touch sweet
O: Tasty overall but could use a bit more complexity and a touch less sweetness

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this brew on tap at Jackie O’s brewpub in Athens Ohio out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a white head that slowly dissipates leaving a decent trail.

S: Hoppy aroma.

T: Similar to the smell there is a bitter hoppy aroma with a slight pine and citrus background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Really good IPA – highly recommended.

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Photo of sitarist
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, pale golden color, with an amber hue. A slow stream of small, steady bubbles rise to a short, white head. The head falls to a dusting, that leaves spots, and arches of lacing.

I smell pine, wet dog /dog shampoo, sage, lemongrass, and hints of orange. I get some bread notes as well... The spicing / hopping take front stage, but actually has a nice blend of all its components. Pleasant, clean, and inviting my nose is constantly buried in my glass.

I wish I could tell you that its flavors were as balanced as its' aroma, but I can't. Its' resinous, herbal, and spicy. There is some fruitiness, but the rind comes with it. Not bad at all, don't get me wrong.

It is put together very nicely... Light to medium in body, with faint carbonation, and is slightly astringent.

An easy drinking IPA, but a few glasses are enough. It is pleasant to my senses, and provides a nice buzz; basically everything that I like in an American IPA. I have no idea how this beer is rated so low; it rivals any of those caned IPAs' from the east coast, and the rice IPAs' from just north of me.

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

Aroma: Fresh pine needles all the way. Bold and up front. Lemon zest notes as well. Smells like I'm walking though a pine forest. No esters and resiny, piney notes blast the nose.

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber pour with a low white cap that fades and rings the glass.

Flavor: More of the same. Pine resin, slightly woody, a hint of mint and herbal flavors, along with a touch of bready malt that is understated but provides a quick balance point at the end. Finish is clean, bitter, and dry. Balance is decidedly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly oily, and a hint of astringency.

Overall impression: I love the dryness and the pine in this beer. I wouldn't want it all the time but it's a unique twist and one I'm glad to try. Would be a great Christmas beer to break out of all the spice bomb brown ales that flood the market. This is like Christmas tree in a glass! Worth a try.

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Photo of largadeer
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Eric! An IPA with spruce - interesting.

The body is golden with slight haze, topped by an inch of sticky lasting foam that leaves rings behind as the glass empties.

Spruce is evident on the nose, right alongside citrusy, lemony, herbal hops. It's resinous, spicy, fruity, frankly a bit Christmas tree-like. Malt brings a dry, bready note that's largely buried.

The palate is odd but enjoyable. Plenty of spruce again, which is sharply resinous, spicy, and for lack of a better word, very "green". Hops lend more citrusy and herbal flavors, along with plenty of sticky, earthy bitterness. The malt backbone is heavier than I was expecting, though the beer is far from sweet - it's present more in the texture. The flavors are all enjoyable here in small doses, but it begins to wear down the palate after a few glasses. Overall this was a pleasantly surprising experiment, but I can't say that it left me wanting spruce in all of my IPAs.

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Photo of zimm421
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaped pint glass from the growler. A nice off-white head appears, and has nice staying power, with good lacing left behind. Appears a pretty hazy, dark orange color. Looks great.

Nose is full of citrus, grassy notes and nice summery hops. The malts are fairly light, but there is a slight sweetness to the nose. Taste is very similar, starting out slightly sweet, then moving nice and bitter pretty quickly. Again, the citrus and grassy notes, and nice spicy flavors towards the end. The finish is pretty dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with some stickiness left after each sip. Carbonation is just at the right level. Overall, this is a pretty decent IPA, but nothing that blew me away. Something I would grab again if I'm in the mood.

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New Growth from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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