See Foam
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New England IPA
Ranked #1,481
Ranked #6,910
4.08 | pDev: 6.37%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
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Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into IPA glass. Dated 10/15/19.
Look is nice cloudy yellow-orange. Smell is sweet orange. Taste follows with a little tart/bitterness at end. Feel is light. Overall a drinkable beer but not great.

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Ronl12 from Massachusetts, Dec 15, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Outstanding brew, this kicks ass. Pours a hazy orange color with full head. A high end citrus, fruit and hop aroma. The taste follows, a good combination of citrus and hops. A fairly light mouthfeel with an aftertaste that starts out fruity and ends with hop bitterness.

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Buckeye55 from North Carolina, Dec 01, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of ichorNet
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Don't think I've ever had any of Jackie O's IPAs, since I usually know them for their intriguing, off-the-wall wilds/strong ales and/or their very flavorful and intense stouts/dark beers. This and Mystic Mama just showed up in my local store with about a month on each of them, however, which seems fairly fresh to me. See Foam IPA features Citra/Simcoe/Comet hops, an intriguing blend with a seemingly very pine/citrus/grapefruit-forward bent to it just by what I know about each of these individual hops alone. Excited to see them come together.

The pour is surprisingly pretty much opaque-orange (don't know why I was expecting it to be clearer, guess I didn't realize it was categorized as an NEIPA here) with a nice, fluffy, dominating head of pure-white foam that builds up to two fingers before slowly cascading down to approximately one finger. Great legs as it dissipates, leaving behind similarly-great lacing. Extremely attractive pour. I'm into it already!

The nose is fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice with slight notes of tangerine, orange marmalade, pine resin, sticky grassiness, damp earth, and dankness. Maybe a tiny hint of pineapple/guava in there as well? Super saturated... I'm very impressed at how much is going on here, yet it all remains cohesive. Makes sense given the well-thought-out hop bill, I guess, as I mentioned above, but I'm still happy to see them play nice together.

Immediately very tangy and bitter on the tongue, though that sentiment becomes juicier toward the mid-palate as the malt comes into play. Flavors of grapefruit peel, orange juice, tangerine, mango, guava, and pineapple meld with some nice dankness and even a touch of spice toward the finish. Aggressive bitterness once again hits around that area, though there's a quick switch up that fakes some more juiciness and pineapple-like flavors with some grassy notes that I very much like. Sort of a parting gift in each sip. Great mouthfeel; deft and well-balanced when it needs to be, but also very hoppy and juicy at times as well. Thick and dense with hops, good carbonation, and solid flavors all come together to make for an excellent, complex NEIPA. I find this kind of similar to some Relic beers I've had. It's a little more aggressive/astringent/drying than, say, Toppling Goliath, and has somewhat of a rougher bearing to it, but it's also something I'd like to have again, for sure. Looking forward to reviewing the other new JO's IPA I picked up!

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ichorNet from Massachusetts, Nov 14, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pleasant citrus smell with a mild mild citrus taste. Bubble feel on the tongue. Virtually no after taste or bitterness. No head as presented on tap. Very opaque with orange line color.

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spcrain from Kentucky, Oct 02, 2019
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5 oz pour on tap. This is a solid juicy NEIPA with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and not as soft/pillowy as would be ideal. Overall, a slightly above average NEIPA.

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Lucular from Maryland, Sep 30, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a tulip

Look: Pours an opaque, hazy orange. A finger-width, rocky white head slowly dissipates into a small cap and some beautifully sticky lacing.
Smell: Citrus, mostly orange/tangerine and tropical fruit. Mango, melon, papaya and pineapple.
Taste: Follows the nose, no real bitterness to be found here.
Feel: Soft medium mouthfeel. Tiny bubbles.
Overall: A very good NEIPA if you're into that sort of thing. Just fruity hops hops hops and an attractive hazy, lace-laden appearance.

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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia, Sep 24, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can 1/02/19 into a taster glass.
L - Pours a hazy yellow with a frothy white head.
S - Smells of tropical citrus.
T - Taste matches the smell, very citrusy.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Pretty tasty IPA

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Griffin2 from Virginia, Feb 28, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - Incredible looking beer. tangerineish color, slightly tan. Big lasting white head with stick lacing. Super hazy
Smell - incredibly juicy with so much citrus. Orange tangerine maybe some pink grapefruit very very very slight pine, basically just a tropical orange juice.
Taste - Really fruity orange, pink grapefruit, maybe some mango
Feel - medium body and carbonation, juicy
Overall - Outstanding NEIPA!

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Photo of schoolboy
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The worst thing about this brew is that it took 50 days before it got to me.

It looks divine. Bright yellow, loads of foam. The smell is a nice balance of perfect hops and malts. Lovely. The taste is pretty adventurous. Not as dry as other takes on the style. Just right. The goldilocks of the style.

Highly recommended - they are still very good. Drink them now!

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Photo of damndirtyape
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, canned on 09/17/18. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Cloudy/translucent pale gold with an initial thick white head that died back to a thick ring. Plenty of persistent lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Orange, lemon, tropical fruit. While the can says simcoe is present in this beer, I'm not smelling that classic simcoe pungent aroma. But it's still very nice.

Taste: Wonderfully hoppy with loads of citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit) and tropical fruit. Bready malt underneath with just right sweetness to compliment all of citrus and tropical fruit flavors. The finish is citrus rind and grapefruit with just a bit of bergamot. Wonderful tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: Very good thickness and quite smooth. Just right carbonation. A bit of a spicy and dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: What a great beer. I wish I had bought a full six pack of this rather than just a single. I easily could have another. Great flavor, great aroma, and it doesn't wear out your senses. A very well crafted IPA.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Light orange/dark yellowish with 1 inch white head. Head fades slowly and lacing is minimal.
S: Smell is huge citrus and melon. Maybe some orange and grapefruit. Loving the nose on this.
T: Nice balance of citrus/melon and hops. Maybe a touch of grapefruit.
F: Has a nice soft mouthfeel with small amounts of carb.
O: Really liked this IPA. I have had a ton of dark beers from Jackie O's and I think this is my first hoppy beer from them, it did not disappoint.

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Bum4ever from California, Oct 15, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Description: Appearance is hazy and light golden in color with a minimal amount of white head and lacing. Smell is fruity, with orange (mandarin? blood orange?), grapefruit and peach. A general amalgamation of citrus and tropical fruit. Taste follows the smell with the noticeable addition of melon, watermelon. The finish has some bitterness from the grapefruit but this only serves to add balance. Feel is smooth and on the thick side for an IPA. Low carbonation.

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not have it again) An interesting flavor profile with all the fruits blending together in way that none really overpower the others. It's a "good-not-great" IPA but doesn't have anything not to like.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dripping with all the juicy goodness that Citra, Comet and Simcoe hops can muster, Jackie O's brewers slather these powerful cones on a New England styled IPA.

Turbid in its haze, the goldenrod See Foam releases a tall column of eggshell froth with impressive lacing. As its radiant perfume rolls onto the nose, a procession of citronella, herbal and grassy scents alternate with zest and zeal. Sweet to taste, a pastry rich early palate adds a malty buffer of angel food cake, light honey and cereal on the front of the tongue.

With the malt sweetness and starchy richness holding firm, the hops make a grand introduction with a burst of tangy, under ripened oranges, a pep of lemon and lime along with an emboldened white grapefruit impression. As the ale shows a slight semblance of drying, the juiciness of citrus turns to fruit rinds, a spicy bitterness and a sharp pine flavor to evoke a sensation of green tea and gin.

Medium bodied throughout, the beer's rich malt underpinnings ride into a bready, creamy and rich finish with a citrusy bitter balance, and little more. A medium long aftertaste continues with the spice of gin and macerated fruit peels for a refreshing, clean and smooth session overall.

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BEERchitect from Kentucky, Oct 08, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque burnt yellow with a tall off white foam leaving tons of spongy coral lace.

Smell is peppery grapefruit, juicy tangelo, spicy but light cannabis and Spree.

Taste is tangy tangerine-grapefruit with accents of allium and cannabis and a touch of toasted cracker.

A light, soft froth lifts a medium-light body before a semi-dry finish.

Their best swing at the NEIPA yet.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Oct 07, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in an oversized, stemless, wine glass

This beer pours turbid with a pineapple juice looking appearance. It is topped with a couple inches of white head that leaves some decent lacing.

The smell is citrus and tropical fruit. I also get some light cracker aroma from the malt.

The taste is juicy with citrus fruit. I get some grapefruit in the finish.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a real tasty beverage. I can see drinking a six pack on a warm summer day or a cool fall day.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love it, love it, love it. Piney, hazy, refreshing, yummy, light, heavenly. I'm told this is a limited release...they should go year round on this top notch beverage.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 9/10/18

It is very cloudy/hazy yellow gold with a moderate egg white foamy head.

It smells fairly sweet with yeasty dough, passion fruit, berry, mango, and honeydew melon.

The flavor is bursting pretty well with the same tasting fruits and enough musty/earthiness and subtle bitterness to stomp out the overly sweet malt. A little bit of prickly bite on the end with a lingering floral and orange-mango.

Soft and pillowy body with just a slight carbonated like crispness and a ripe fruit like twinge.

This is a solid example of a NE IPA that reminds me of the original Trillium stuff when bitterness could be perceived. Before this style all got very chalky, with a yeast bite that burns your throat and nostrils, or turned into mimosas. I actually went into this purchase based on the description and picture online thinking it was not a NE style, or I wouldn’t have bought it, but I don’t regret the mistake.

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

Pours golden with a white head, that btw leaves a great lacing. Nose is citrus and nothing less. Taste attacks the palate with citrus and bitterness. Great beer.

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Korbynlehr from Kentucky, Sep 23, 2018
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3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 9/7/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy yellowish golden; fluffy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas have a subtle blend of tropical and citrus fruit. Some floral notes. Some bread. Malts are there. The flavors are refreshing. Some pineapple, lemon and grapefruit. Some fresh grass. Moderate bitterness. Solid hop flavors. Malts do their thing. Finishes juicy for the most part. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy, sharp, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid "New England IPA". It might not be anything super crazy, but it's enjoyable and well crafted. It's more or less what you would expect from a "New England IPA". Not bad at all.

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BB1313 from Ohio, Sep 21, 2018
See Foam from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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