Covert Reality
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,466
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #14,052
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 5.35%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
17
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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Photo of Treyliff
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a hazy orange color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a film on top

S- smells of grapefruit peel, cannabis, tangerine & some tropical undertones

T- juicy tangerine and grapefruit up front, followed by notes of passionfruit, guava and a bit of lemon. The finish gives more citrusy hops

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- solid hazy ipa with good drinkability

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Photo of Harrison8
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque bright orange with two fingers of dense white foam atop. Head retention is good, with a pillowy layer of foam lasting a long while. Aroma is papaya, tangerine, guava, grapefruit, lemon zest and orange rind, all arranged in an edible display of tropical fruits. Flavor profile is tangerine, guava, grapefruit, peaches, lemon zest and orange rind. Its dense and thorough tropical fruits allow little room for much else to pass through. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a pillowy texture accompanied by a light rind. Overall, dense tropical fruits and a pillowy texture keep this sipping easy and filling despite a hearty arrangement.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 12oz can.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - fantastic looking hazy double! slight milky copper yellow color. Big white lasting white head and sticky lacing
Smell - dank grapefruit orange
Taste - a lot like the scent, lighter citrus but still def there. slight boozy
Feel - Medium light body and a lighter carbonation.
Overall - pretty tasty

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Photo of schoolboy
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best AIPA experiences I've had in a long time. All from a random can from Saveon. It's not quite a month old.

This thing pours bright and cloudy with a decent little head. Nice and yellow. The aroma is rich and hoppy but not overwhelming. The taste, however, IS overwhelming. It has a beautiful balance of different hops: to take the edge off the citra, the simcoe goes dark, and the azacca must be the secret sauce that makes this really shine. It's mellow for the style. Creamy. A 10% bite where this style often has a 90. Not at all boozy.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy maize yellow to pale orange, the puffy white head is super active, leaving round cobweb lacing.

That simcoe is totally perfuming the kitchen with sticky icky cannabis and some catty dankness. In flavor, these notes persist, and are supplemented by allium, grapefruit and grand marnier, followed by a graham biscuit backing.

The body is smooth but quite light, with a mild airy carbonation that comes to a just semi-wet finish that brings a little heat. A hint of vanilla shortbread faintly develops as it warms.

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Photo of BB1313
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 1/8/20. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy and cloudy yellowish golden; fluffy eggshell white head that falls leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have some citrus leading the way along with some subtle floral notes. Some bread and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose for the most part. More citrus along with some tropical notes in the mix. Orange, peach and apricot come through. Some fresh grass. Mild hints of mint. Some black pepper. There's a subtle sweetness. Moderate to low bitterness. Finishes juicy. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed for the most part. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy, slightly creamy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid "New England IPA". It's exactly what you would expect from the style. It's enjoyable stuff. Not bad at all. Everything opens up as it slightly warms.

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Covert Reality from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings