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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: 14 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by ChrisMon02:
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow-fluffy white head-lots of lacing.

Fresh spruce tips, tea, herbasiuos hops, pale malt.

Spruce tips, spicy tea, mint, slightly sweet malt. Finishes bitter and dry.

Light and very easy to crush.

A very unique, easy drinking IPA. Tastes and light for the ABV. I will definately be having more this summer while its around.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into snifter canned on 5/31

A: light gold body with great clarity and looks like decent carbonation. Small bubbled white head that thins to a film except at the edges

S: very piney with a pilsner smell to it a little spicy hop nose

T: light hops floral piney with a touch of spice not super piney like the can suggests a light crackery malt backbone

M: lighter with a crisp and bubbly carbonation

O: This beer doesn't have enough taste to be offensive and it doesn't have enough taste to be good its mildly drinkable

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of CaptainRaisin
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of norinco
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Photekut
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of dailyminefield
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of zimm421
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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 loads of pine. The spruce tips are clearly evident here. The malts are fairly light, but there is a slight sweetness to the nose. Taste is very similar, starting out slightly sweet, then becoming nice and bitter quickly. Again, the touch of citrus which is then overwhelmed by pine.

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Photo of glass_house
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewUSA
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of dcotom
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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