Mandala - Columbus
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,244
ABV:
9%
Score:
90
Ranked #11,431
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 12.1%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
35
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Ohio, United States
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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/10/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden, a mild warmth lingers after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt sweetness; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, and modestly bitter/drying finish. Very juicy feeling on hop/yeast notes; hefty on malt, but not overly sweet. A highly enjoyable offering.

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superspak from Michigan, Jul 29, 2017
Photo of MechaCsonka
1.67/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

I hated this beer so much that I created this account to bash it. The taste might have been fine if the smell didn't ruin it. I got the impression that who ever made this beer might know how to make it, but is not much of a chef. I know this review is ignorable because it isn't intellegent or thought out, but your money is worth more than this one. "There! That'll convert a few tailgaters."

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Photo of gopens44
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This orange, cloudy beer supports a nice off white head. Nose is a big punch of grassy up front with that dank fresh rubber thing rounding it out.

Taste begins with the fresh rubber and then morphs into a sweeter, honey taste before bitter dank creeps back in to finish the experience. Medium bodied for the most part and a more "wet" finish. Overall, this is a pretty complex examination of the hop. Nothing to really push the hop nuances out of the picture, yet there's a decent enough of a barley backbone to add depth without making it too sweet or depart from the hop character.

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gopens44 from Virginia, Jun 11, 2017
Photo of ChrisMon02
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy yellow color with tight bubbled white head. Excellent lacing.

Melon, ripe pineapple and apple skins fill the nose and the pallet. Slight bitterness in the finish with no alcohol detected.

Mouthfeel is medium with soft small prickly bubbles. Very smooth and darn dangerous.

I am suprised by the low scores by other BA's. This is delicious. I could hammer a lot of these if the ABV where lower. Very tasty and easy drinking. Well crafted and highly recommended. Reminds me of Avery Raja.

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Photo of CaptCleveland
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased as a single for $3 from local grocery chain. Bottom of can dated 4/10/2017.

Slightly hazy, lemon drop elixir poured into snifter. Vigorous pour yields a 3-finger, bright white foamy head. Thick crags of lacing and a thick rim of tiny bubbles as the tasting proceeds.

The aroma is mostly lemon and rind with pineapple, subtle pine and earth undertones.

More tropical fruit comes through on the front end with a nice even bitterness lingering to a sticky, pine finish.

Medium body, nicely carbonated with a smooth, bitter aftertaste.

Decent DIPA but the use of solo Columbus hops expose their limitations.

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Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 4/10/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are subtle, but very nice. Nice blend of citrus and tropical fruit. It's slightly floral as well. Lemon seems to lead the way. Malts do their thing. The flavors seem to be all tropical with some subtle citrus in the mix. Lots of melon, watermelon and pineapple. Hints of lemon and grapefruit. Slightly herbal with some mild earthy notes. Some pine and fresh grass in the mix. Malts are there, but the hops still shine. Great hop flavor with moderate hop bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy and slightly creamy. Smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a very nice DIPA. Nice hop aroma and flavor. Very enjoyable stuff. The craftsmanship is on point. Well done.

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BB1313 from Ohio, Apr 16, 2017
Mandala - Columbus from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 35 ratings