Who Cooks For You
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #183
Ranked #6,275
4.08 | pDev: 6.62%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Who Cooks For YouWho Cooks For You
Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 129 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap with a thick collar; nice lacing;

S: pineapple with orange in the background;

T: canned pineapple juice with orange in the background; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: OK, but not something I would want again;

Sep 09, 2021
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md3kcn from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased as a six-pack from a Marathon for $11.99. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Pale, yet hazy orange with a half-finger eggshell head that dissipates after a few minutes.
S - Pine, freshly-cut grass, and citrus rinds. Juicy. Faded notes of pineapple and papaya. A hint of underlying matzo.
T - Pineapple, pine tar, and a general juicy citrus backing. Grass. Grapefruit around everything. Oat on the finish.
F - Medium carbonation with a clean finish. Very dry.
O - A very laid-back IPA. Despite it being a noticeably good IPA, it didn't leave much of an impression on me. Beautiful artwork on the can, though.

Apr 15, 2021
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a great beer. Pours, not too hazy, but just right. Nose is juicy. Head and lacing are beautiful. Ever so slight powdery feeling that I always seems to get with the haxy’s.

Sep 24, 2020
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Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

CAN: 12 fl oz pull-tab.

"Double dry-hopped hazy pale ale." 5.5% ABV.

Mellow, emphasizing what I've heard the kids these days call a "green" hop flavour. Mild hop oils. Vague citrus. Melon. I wouldn't call it juicy but it's got a fruity flavour to it - something cool and refreshing and close to lychee but not lychee. Papaya maybe? Balanced and enjoyable, with pale malt (and probably wheat?) giving it its approachably neutral backbone.

Certainly drinkable. Its hop profile doesn't dazzle and most days of the week I'd sooner drink a fresh bottle of Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale, but this is well worth trying.


Apr 04, 2020
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned February 4th 2020.

An opaque but glowing light lemon body color, with a supper rich creamy filling bright white head of three fingers. Very fine bubbles in the head, with ring lacing, and a creamy island retention volcano. Settles real slowly looking like a great IPA.

Aroma is straight up big pineapple tropical hop notes. There's also touch of green herbal sweetness of hop in here as well making for a real nice balance between hop leafy aromas and slight sweet tones. Neutral malt and yeast presence making for an excellent hop showcase.

Palate seems to lay back and take it easy. A pretty simple malt backbone, but could flirt with a wet quality. Still the base flavors come through, but not as grand. Light touches of pineapple and almost chalky herbality on the palate. Fairly fruity finish but a hair hinting wet as well. Slightly hinting perhaps at some dryness in the aftertaste too.

A great sensing Pale Ale is merely just a good one, and that's not a bad thing at all. Thinking this as an IPA makes for some downplayed quality, but as a pale ale it fits.

Mar 19, 2020
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osheamatth from New York

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funny how a nose can misdirect. The nose is a bit acrid and funky but the taste is luscious, fruity and mildly hoppy with plenty of ripe tropical taste in a great package of taste.

Mar 03, 2020
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captaincoffee from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I don't get the name of this beer...May e they just couldn't think of anything g good...but I'm loving the beer itself. Pours hazy like a NEIPA with a big creamy head that leaves lace all over. Nose is big for a 5.5% beer with citrus and bubblegum. Taste is pretty full for the ABC as well. Not really NEIPA in flavor, but has a solid bitterness and juicy flavor. Kind of a classic PA flavor with a little tropical, which I wasn't expecting after the nose. I would drink this all the time if it was available. Really solid all-round for a pale ale. Excellent.

Dec 24, 2019
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CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy golden yellow with an inch of finely bubbled foamy head. Good retention, visible lacing.
Smell: Smells like tropical fruits, pineapples, mangoes and tangerines. Plenty of herbal notes also.
Taste: Sweet and fruity with a lingering pithy grapefruit finish.
Feel: Feels full and clean. Carbonation is fine and plentiful giving the beer a pleasantly dry finish.
Overall: This beer fills a different niche. It is a hazy American Pale Ale. Haven’t come across a lot of beers that identify themselves this way. I liked it. I will buy it again. If fact, the more I drink it, the better I like it.

Oct 27, 2019
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Following up from a Mystic Mama. Let's compare.

L: Pale straw. Completely opaque. Carbonation and lacing are... present.

S: Big tropical citrus hops. Malt+yeast is a little sweet and tangy.

T: Tastes great, like there's actual papaya. This is a traditional pale ale (Not IPA, nor American IPA) with dry-hop properties.

F: The hops flavors are on the front palate. The difference between Mystic Mama and Who Cooks For You is this doesn't leave resin all the way to the back palate (which is the entire point of dry-hopping). Finishes dry and fairly clean.

O: These hops are great. The malts are good too but who cares? Who Cooks For You provides a much more moderate buzz than Mystic Mama. I'd pick one over the other based strictly on how functional I plan on being.

This brew may become my go-to dry hop (previously Shorts Brut IPA)

Oct 15, 2019
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Spellogue from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pourers from can w/ 7/24/19 canned on date into a conical pint glass.

1/4 inch white head dissipated to a spotty film w/in 90 seconds. Very hazy straw color, still translucent but nearly opaque.

Very strong pineapple nose with guava undertones. Slightest hint of floral hops.

Prickly carbonation and bittering hop alphas on the forefront of the attack. Body is surprisingly thin matching a juicy apple-slice crispness. Not as much tropical fruit on the palate as the aroma would suggest.
More bittering hop notes work through drier malt character into a dry grassy, hay-like finish mirroring the color. Slightly perfumed floral highlights with a touch of lime linger.

Complex enough to ponder, simple enough to quaff. More hoppy bitter than the hop flavor/aroma tones I anticipated; borders on an IPA style-wise. A solid, interesting effort from these OU brewers.

Sep 13, 2019
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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into an IPA glass

Look: Pours a pale, opaque orange with a foamy white head that leaves lots of lovely lacing down the side of the glass.
Smell: Lots of fruit. Melon, pineapple, passionfruit, guava, papaya, tangerine and grapefruit.
Taste: Follows the nose, tons of melon/citrus/tropical fruit with a crackery finish.
Feel: Soft, medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation and small bubbles.
Overall: A lovely pale ale when you're in the mood for some FRUIT

Aug 23, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

5 oz pour on tap. A delicious, crushable modern hop hazy pale ale. Aroma and flavor are tropical/citrus fruits and a hint of crackery/bready malt. I need to try more hoppy stuff from Jackie O's!

Jul 22, 2019
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OhioLimoncello from Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really liked this double dry-hopped hazy pale ale. Can was 8 weeks old when poured, nice 1 inch head, minimal lacing, and had very strong grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas. The taste was very satisfying and light, with the hops dominating over the light malt backbone. This is exactly what I want to finish with, during the hot, humid days of summer!

Jul 13, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a 6pck of this from my local meijer store. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had tropical fruit peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit peel presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

May 13, 2019
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Beers-es from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 6-week-old can, pours a moderately hazy light gold. An inch of white foam leaves spots of lacing. Smell hits me while pouring—tropical, citrus and a touch of pine. Taste fails to follow through however, kind of one dimensional and light. Feel lacks body and borders on thin. Crushable, but that's not really something I want in a NEIPA.

Apr 15, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, orange yellow in color with half inch head. Taste is big peach, lactose, and sour orange. Full bodied, bitter with moderate carbonation. Nice and tropical. Great first experience with the brewery. Body is amazing.

Apr 14, 2019
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superspak from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass; unreadable can dating, but was just released. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, guava, gooseberry, red apple, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, guava, gooseberry, red apple, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, woody, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, guava, gooseberry, red apple, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly crisp/sticky/resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is an excellent NEAPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Nicely soft feel, and not aggressive. Feels like Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy, and El Dorado. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; with a great balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering crisp dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressively spot on style example.

Apr 12, 2019
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Caveworm from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Who Cooks For You | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery. Poured from the can into a Perfect Pint glass, this brew's sporting a three finger thick head, with solid lacing, and a hazy golden body.

Smell like tangerine and grapefruit-esque hops with grassy malts.

I taste cattiness upfront, then the aforementioned hops brighten it up substantially. Very crisp and clean finish.

Medium mouthfeel with fair carbonation.

Overall, I rate Who Cooks For You | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery at a 4.5

Apr 06, 2019
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 2-26-19
L: Standard hazy PA.. light orange. Nice lacing and head.
S: Pineapple, slight melon and apricot. Very citrus rich.
T; Pineapple, orange, GF and melon.
F: Smooth, with a decent level of bitterness, a little carbonated.
O: This was my very first J.O.'s beer (last weekend). Pleasantly surprised, very impressed.

Apr 04, 2019
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 FL OZ can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours a hazy pale yellow color. It is topped with an inch of off white head that leaves spotty lacing.

It has a nice citrus and tropical fruit aroma.

The taste is grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and light pine in the finish.

Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel

It is a tasty, easy drinking pale ale.

Mar 31, 2019
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Blakek8665 from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very surprising brew. Cloudy and opaque presentation belies the subtle interesting taste and balance. Yes you will take a long drink at first given it’s surprisingly smooth yet interesting finish. It is memorable. You will seek this out as an addition to your rotation. To try it is to retry it. A pleasant brew.

Mar 31, 2019
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kagee from Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very moderate light yellow haze with a white head, and lots of lacing on glass. The smell is of lemon and hops, with a balance to it. The flavor is also amazing with a great balance to the lemon, orange, and hops with the malt coming through joyfully. There is some bitterness to remind you of the IPA style, but the strong presence of tart lemon makes for a great character that doesn't take away from the malt offerings. The carbonation goes quickly but doesn't leave behind any boozy mouthfeel at over 5 percent.

Mar 30, 2019
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, yellow-gold body with minimal head and lace patches down glass. Earthy, dirty aroma, even spicy in a peppery/funky way, with some floral hop notes and a light sweetness. Light to medium body, a mild juicy bitterness balances with earthy hops and a dirty dryness and has a crisp finish. Easy to drink although it gets tiring, so to say, after a while.

Mar 25, 2019
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Treebute for this brew, canned 3-7-19, which arrived as an extra this week. Most of my Jackie O’s experience has been rooting around in the barrel program.

The cloudy urine sample brings out nose-notes of bright sunshine, lemon, citrus, & something cheerful & tropical I can’t untease. Nice.

Who Cooks For You sounds like an English butler reality series.,& a bad one at that. Very grainy & abrasive up front, it’s like a citrus brillo pad across the tongue. Pieces of lemon, tangerine, & a moderate does of welcome bitterness builds to a clean, calm finish. So slammable.

The NE thing has gone full final Friends season – that is, to hell. Too much sugar & zero bitterness. This is a welcome antidote, but would one expect less from Jackie O’s? Very good.

Mar 23, 2019
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look - fantastic slightly copper more golden hazy color with a big white head and sticky lacing
smell - as soon as you open the can you can smell the fruit. so much citrus orange tangerine
taste - more of a grapefruit pineapple taste, still good but not nearly as good as the scent. Really good malt backbone though as well
feel - medium light body with a light creamy carbonation
Overall - really good NE Pale. Might be the first NE Pale I've had and it's worth the money!

Mar 06, 2019
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 129 ratings