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Mugshot IPA - Jailhouse Brewing Company

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Mugshot IPAMugshot IPA

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Mugshot IPA features an arresting lineup of Warrior, chinook, cascade and sterling hops and a balanced blend of malt flavors that finish nice and dry. Forward hop bitterness lingers on without a overwhelming the palate.

Malt - U.S. malted 2-row barley; munich, caramel, and special roast; demerera sugar
Hops- Warrior, Chinook, Cascade and Sterling
O.G. - 14°P | ABV - 6.7% | IBU - 50

Suggested Pairings: Sharp Cheddar cheeses including spicy hot infused cheeses; Pork BBQ; Fried Dill Pickles; Pizza; Curry

(Beer added by: glid02 on 03-23-2010)
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Reviews by superdedooperboy:
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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

22-ounce brown bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a muddy orange hue with lots of haze; an easy pour produces a huge, billowing head of beige foam as thick and creamy as shaving cream. Almost needless to say, with head retention this nice, lots of webbing remains on the walls of the glass as it empties.

The nose is extremely subtle for an American IPA. A dosing of bready malt with a bit of buttery diacetyl mingles with vague notes of pine.

Medium-bodied with a soft carbonation, moving effortlessly across the palate with a solid base of grainy, slightly bready malt with just a hint of sweetness, moving into a rather bitter middle with piney, resinous tone and a slight hint of citrus that carries far into the finish, which is bone-dry with a bit of lingering pine.

Quite drinkable, overall this strikes me as more of an English-style IPA than an American -- in fact, it really reminds me of an ~3% ABV bitter I brewed not long ago. The brewery hit the mark pretty well when shooting for a well-balanced IPA, as this is one of the most well-balanced I've had, but going into it expecting something similar to another Georgia-grown 6.7% ABV IPA, I must say that this one comes as a major surprise.

03-07-2011 05:10:14 | More by superdedooperboy
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-17-2013 03:50:01 | More by SkinnyElvis
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-12-2014 00:29:48 | More by dankjohn
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-15-2014 19:20:00 | More by bpfrush
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South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a goblet.

Pours with a medium amber body that has excellent clarity and a durable, creamy head.

Some mildly sweet malty flavor up front before an ample hop load kicks in. A moderate bitterness with earthy hop flavors lingers on the palate after a crisp and dry finish.

O: recommended for hop heads, although not as fruity as I prefer.

04-28-2014 00:29:17 | More by chinchill
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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%

On-tap at Outlaw's in McDonough, GA.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of bitter citrus hops - mostly on the lemon/lime side of things as opposed to grapefruit - with mild amounts of pale malt aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malt aromas kick things off and are joined quickly by solid amounts of brusque citrus hop flavors. The hops carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is alright. Like the wheat the thickness is good however the carbonation is on the high side.

Drinkability is OK. I finished my glass without a problem however I'm not sure about another.

Overall I think this could benefit from a few tweaks to the hop bill however as it is now it's certainly far from bad.

03-23-2010 02:54:28 | More by glid02
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-25-2012 21:40:56 | More by ltdantheman
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4.48/5  rDev +20.1%

Many thanks to DING for the chance to taste this- one of his fav local breweries. This is #BOTG 74.

Poured from bottle into DFH snifter. Pours a nice orange/amber color, really nice creamy white head, nice retention. After popping this, a pungent wave of dank hops hit my nose. Nice smelling IPA. After getting it into a glass, along with the grassy hops, I get some really nice malt sweetness behind it. A good smelling and looking IPA so far. Taste- Really nice caramel/tropical fruit sweetness, nice light carbonation, and appropriate bitterness on the end. This is super well balanced, and so drinkable. Love the mouthfeel on this one too- pretty light/medium bodied. This is a really solid IPA- so drinkable, nicely balanced, and really nice malt backbone and good hop character. This is way better than the reviews describe. Thanks again DING!

06-21-2012 22:53:16 | More by lnashsig
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4.43/5  rDev +18.8%

Notes based on new recipe....

Pour: hazed deep amber lacing well structured and persistent.

Nose: Hop presence lends to flowers, well balanced suggesting a blend of @ least three hops.

Mouth: not over aggressive, well rounded. Lightly soapy, fruity, spicy, it plays very, very well.

This is my favorite of the jailhouse brews, these guys know that great brewers aren't born, their crafted.This is also probably my favorite 'southern ipa' damn tasty an would be seen by the case in my home....

09-13-2010 00:34:22 | More by allthatAles
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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses. Thanks go to HopDerek for generously sharing this one.

Pours a hazed copper, with 2-3 fingers of frothy eggshell-white head. This retains with a lot of rich creaminess, drenching the sides of the glass with some huge sticking lacing. The aroma is fresh smelling with grass and citrus and a touch of herbal leafiness. Sweet grains and some fleshy fruit give this a light juicy tang in the nose. Some more dankness seems to emerge as this warms up.

The taste has a zesty citric bitterness and a touch of sharp pine to it, which is well balanced by flat toasted grains, a splash of sweet caramel, and some softer fruity character. Bitter citrus peel lingers in the finish with some dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, being creamy and smooth on top, but then prickling the tongue a little more as it moves out into the mouth. Alcohol is very nicely hid and that 7% feels about perfect here.

This was definitely a bit more of a subtle and restrained version of the style and I didn't mind one bit, as this focused more on those fresh hop flavors and less on the aggressive bitterness. This was quite thirst-quenching. I'd love to try it on draft.

03-31-2011 19:33:36 | More by Kegatron
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-02-2014 18:36:28 | More by bisonfort
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-27-2014 01:38:05 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2013 23:30:38 | More by Keith_R
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-15-2012 23:00:43 | More by GRG1313
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

11-27-2013 23:19:16 | More by TJK
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4.15/5  rDev +11.3%

The beer pours a deep unfiltered burnt orange color into the glass at the brewery. The head was decent; one finger in height and the smell of the beer was deep and restrained earthy hops with a slight sweet edge. As this beer (as of now) is not dry hopped the aroma is lacking but the smell there is pleasing. Very balanced.

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The taste is more promising than the smell. The hops and malt profile are very well balanced but the hop bill is more apparent upon tasting. (Duh) The hop flavor is herbal bitter at first but really opens up with sweet fruit flavor like orange and citrus, along with a slightly resinous flavor as well. The malt is robust but balanced and this beer leaves me thinking of DFH's 60 minutes with is taste and balanced, although the nose is still lacking. The mouth feel is what is should be, certainly not watery or overly heavy, well done for me. This brew at this stage is full of subtlety and balanced and taste great. After talking to Glenn at the brewery about the beer, his plans to eventually dry hop are exciting as the only thing this beer lacked to me was a strong nose and the hop kick upon impact. That said this is still very good.

06-28-2010 15:29:24 | More by Thur123
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New York

2.95/5  rDev -20.9%

Poured into my new Brooklyn Tulip glass and it poured a deep amber with a heavy thick head with sticky lacing

Smell- There wasnt alot of nose to this one, slight hints of citrus and grass

Taste- i immediately taste some hop character with a malt finish. for me, this was quite malty

Mouthful- light and carbonated. like drinking a sprite. bubbles popping everywhere and taking away from the finish

Drinkability- not my cup of tea, but probably a good beer for a newbie to craft beer


02-27-2011 05:31:41 | More by shrek806
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New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 3, 2014.

The pour is golden to light copper with a decent but short-lived head. Reasonably good clarity.

The aroma is very mellow which is how I like my IPA's really with its earthy hop and fruity character. Not explosive by any stretch of the imagination but pleasing on the senses.

The body is around medium but very smooth.

The taste is just as low profile as the aroma suggests with a mellow hop character, a decent caramel note, and an astringent bitterness at the finish. Lingers quickly but fades but it is memorable.

02-04-2014 00:06:47 | More by puboflyons
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-12-2013 16:53:55 | More by mikeburd1128
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

Not much for flavor with this one. Hops are strong with the finish

08-30-2014 00:40:55 | More by ckr1451
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Mugshot IPA from Jailhouse Brewing Company
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