Who Cooks For You
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #167
Ranked #5,199
4.1 | pDev: 6.34%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Who Cooks For YouWho Cooks For You
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Photo of DrBeergood
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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)

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Photo of Spellogue
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of JediMasterLenin
4.18/5  rDev +2%
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

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Photo of Lucular
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
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!

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of Beers-es
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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

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Photo of spelingchampeon
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Blakek8665
4.59/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of kagee
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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 taste, still good but not nearly as good as the scent
feel - medium 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!

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy light golden coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smells of citrus/tropical hops: tangerine, papaya, guava, with light doughy malt and a hint of hay. Taste follows the nose, being quite hoppy, but with some good doughy malt as well. Nice balance of zesty citrus and sweet tropical notes: tangerine, lime, pineapple, papaya and guava, with some light hay and grass in the background as well. Finishes with a dry, light bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

This is being advertised as "Hazy DDH", which might create the somewhat misleading impression of a NE style Pale Ale. In fact this is neither particularly juicy nor hazy. With it's crisp character, dry finish and notes of doughy malt, hay and grass in addition to the usual citrus/tropical notes, this actually almost more reminiscent of an IPL than an APA.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Who Cooks For You brewed by Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, with an ABV of 5.50% This American Pale Ale pours out a hazy light golden amber color with a nice white head. This is an unfiltered break, you can not see though this brew, not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, sweetness and earthy grains and malts. There is a lot going on in Who Cooks For You, so far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on a citrus hop bitterness with a smoothness of earthy grains and malts. There is also a nice sweetness in this brew that is really enjoyable. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I like how smooth this brew goes down. It would go nice on a hot summer day. The body of Who Cooks For You, is a solid medium. The mouth feel is Bold, Citrus, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to this brew a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, did a super nice job with this American Pale Ale.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 4-24-18. CBF Tulip.

A: pours a hazy bright yellow with 1 finger smooth foamy head. I swirled the last 1/4 inch of liquid to get any sediment and make it hazy. Beautiful can art. Very nice lacing as it goes down the glass.

S: as soon as this was poured I could smell the bright, citrus hops. Smells like Sunny Delight, or Hi Five, one of those cheesy 80s citrus drinks: a mix of lime, grapefruit, and mandarin orange. Pretty sweet on the nose, actually.

T: man, is that good. I hate to say it, but it has a very “smooth” arrival. Mellow and bready to start, turning citrus juicy and creamy. Not very sweet, but the yeasty turbidity prevents it from feeling dry, either. Mild bitterness at the end, with little residual.

M: heftier side of medium; comes across as thick because of the yeast. If I hadn’t disturbed it, I bet it would be pretty thin. High carbonation, but not excessive.

O: a mellow, Citra hopped, hazy pale ale. Reminds me of Glory and Gumballhead. I like it a lot and wish it were available all summer.

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Photo of Brenden
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A pretty pale yellow in color, it does have the advertised haze nonetheless. The head is a frothy cap of about a finger that holds up pretty well, dropping reasonably heavy lacing on the way down.
S: This one has a very nice citrus bouquet with something a bit more floral, some pineapple, and a candied fruits sweetness.
T: With lots of complexity in here without overwhelming the palate, it brings plenty of flavors forward before mingling them together. Floral notes with a light herb, an underlying tropical fruits and candied sweetness doesn't keep the hops from doing their job well. The middle is all pure citrus juice blend with a little more mango and pineapple flesh coming through. It ends moderately grassy but with the juiciness still coming through along with a slightly sharper, more pronounced bitterness.
F: Medium bodied with a nice flow on the palate, it's both crisp and smooth with solid carbonation all the way through.

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Photo of damndirtyape
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, canned 03-20-18. Served in a tulip stout glass.

Appearance: Hazy Translucent pale gold. Thick white foam, with sudsy persistent lacing.

Smell: Lots of citrus - orange, lemon, grapefruit. A hint of floral as well.

Taste: A little bit sweet with bready malt, with a good hit of citrus hops, but mostly orange coming through. Quite balanced given all the hop aroma, not that bitter - just enough, but still a bit on the sweet side vs. other dry hopped APAs I've had.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, good carbonation and thickness, dry finish, and sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: I'm guessing this is Jackie O's "jump on the cloudy APA/IPA bandwagon beer", but it is well crafted even if I think it is copying a prevalent style at the moment. Easily drinkable and paired well with refried bean burritos, and I would not mind having another, so definitely a good all-around APA.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Double dry hopped hazy pale ale from Jackie O's. Poured from a can into a New Belgium tulip. Pours out light orange and very hazy with 2 fingers of well-sustained fluffy white head. The nose carries fresh citrus fruit: oranges, lemon, pineapple, and peach.

Light body with a hoppy flavor and a rather thin feel. The flavors are not to aggressive, but what is there is pleasant and well-balanced. There's a light biscuit-like graininess up front and a well-tempered hop bill with a citrus fruit character - primarily lemons and pineapples. Very easy-drinking and refreshing. Definitely one to crave after yard work on a hot afternoon.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Huge citrus aroma, pours a slightly hazy straw with a thin white head. The citrus notes come through in the flavor, with some hints of tropical fruit pairing nicely with it. Very juicy, with just a touch of pith in the finish for some bitterness. Light bodied, and easy drinking. Overall, another solid beer from Jackie O's.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Semi-hazy pale orange-yellow with a large, lumpy white foam that settles slowly leaving thick chunks of sponge on the glass.

Smell is sticky, overripe peach and pineapple that's dank and peppery with a hint of mango bubblegum.

Taste is fruity of pineapple and peach, spicy of cannabis, yet malty of biscuit and cracker. This is tangy and semi-bitter with a very nice combination of complexity and easy drinking. Everything becomes a little less pronounced as the session comes to a close, however.

Body is moderate to light with a fluffy but fleetingly crisp carbonation, finishing cottony and semi-dry.

The is an excellent approach to the style without going overboard, It may even be a hair too restrained, but I can understand their hesitation at going full bore, being against it for so long.

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Who Cooks For You from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 102 ratings