Mandala
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,550
ABV:
9%
Score:
90
Ranked #11,691
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 11.22%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
48
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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Rotating
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Gots
  10
SCORE
90
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3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brand new brewery for me. Cleat golden body with a white, wet head. Nose is heavy with malt, rye, and booze.

Blasting hops run in one direction amd boozy malted rye flies off in the other. This is harsh and way more difficult to drink than the nine percent suggests. This brewery certainly has the power, now they have to demonstrate that they have the control too.

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daliandragon from Maryland, Aug 19, 2017
Photo of Treyliff
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a snifter
Canned 12/21/16
Centennial

A- pours a pale golden straw color with a one finger foamy white head that has good retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- smells grainy up front, toasted malt. Light fruity hop notes, guava, mango, light hops overall

T- sweet, sugary & malty up front with bready notes, light tropical hop notes of mango and citrus, some pine. Sweet malty finish that lingers with a bit of booze

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy finish

O- previous versions of mandala that I've had have been delicious, but this was a malt bomb. I had to double check the canning date to make sure that it was only 6 weeks old

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Treyliff from West Virginia, Feb 06, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloaked in secrecy, the series that showcases single hop varieties usually boasts the featured cones, but the Mandala Imperial IPA keeps its soul's identity close to its chest. Regardless, the flavors are bright, bold and dangerously smooth.

The boisterous IPA decants with a hazy golden sheen. Its foam is tall, long and creamy with trickling lace. Stone fruit, spice and light caramel leads the perfumy fragrance with a flowery, citrusy bouquet. And those caramel, honey and fructose flavors gloss over the tongue with a hint of toasted angel-food cake and cashew.

As the malt sweetness gradually relaxes, its undertow of sweetness never vanishes, but continues to support the hop favor and bitterness but does so in the recesses of flavor. However it's the hops that carry the load, leading off with bright orange, pink grapefruit, dried pineapple and apricot, and a spicy taste of juniper and greggio white wine. Growing bitterness is acutely of citrus peel and soft pine resins.

Medium-bodied but hedging toward fullness, the beer's complex and powerful flavors make the mind want to read a heavier texture, but the thinning of alcohol, drying resins of hops, spring of carbonation and trailing malts suggest something lighter and dangerously drinkable. Yet the aftertaste is bitterly balanced with citrus peel and grassy sappiness as the hops finally outlasts all other flavors in a long fruity afterglow.

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BEERchitect from Kentucky, Aug 04, 2016
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4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice light orange, very hazy, thick appearance with long lasting white head and strong lacing. Citrus hop in the aroma, nice but not strong, seems like pineapple and a bit flowery. Nice mix for the single hop. Citrus and bread in the flavor, very nice but does not jump out at you like the top IPAs. Really smooth mouth feel, creamy with only minimal bitter, very balanced. Overall this was a very nice IPA, no idea who Jackie O's is, wife brought this back as mixed set from Ohio, but they did a good job.

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JamieDuncan from Maryland, Jul 21, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with a frothy white head that leaves some nice lace.

Smells of citrus, floral bouquet, and tropical fruit - mango, star fruit.

Taste is a tropical citrus burst of hops up front bitter and sweet with notes of lemon, orange, mango, star fruit, and tangerine. It has a slight malt middle with some sweet biscuit notes, then it finishes dry with notes reminiscent of scotch.

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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania, Jul 16, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting beer. Pours clear with a nice head. Piney citrus on the nose with a little something extra (funky pineapple?). A soft full mouth feel with a I nice bitter finish. Very nice effort from Ohio.

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Mandala from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 48 ratings