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New Growth | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

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: 70
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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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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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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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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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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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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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