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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,142
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,319
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 8.15%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
30
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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SCORE
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Same ol d thing with these guys. Just about all of their IPAs end up being boozy. Glad I purchased a single. Just not worth the price of admission. Not my thing.

Jul 17, 2020
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance has a deeply saturated pastel orange tone, with a ton of frothy foam and lacing all around the glass.

Aroma of overripe cantaloupe and honeydew melon, pungent hop oils, botanical and green. Funky parmesan.

Tastes resiny and hoppy up front with an orange citrus creamsicle vibe, but on the back end there’s a lot of butterscotchy diacetyl that lingers too long. Nice creamy texture, ample carbonation. Overall the potential is there, but the diacetyl is a dealbreaker for me. Glad it was only a single and a generous gift at that. Thanks to Chris for this one!

Jul 17, 2020
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells amazing; looks great; tastes really, really good .... ABV could sneak up on you as it is pretty easy drinking .... Need the plan a trip to their brewery in Athens!

Jun 23, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on June 19, 2020. Love the label art. The beer is nothing special in my opinion. Has a weird aftertaste.

Jun 19, 2020
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Port orange juice with a big, fluffy, white head. Good leasing from the start.

Wonderful smell of candied citrus hops.
Lots of melon, mangoe and juicy hops. Great I’d bitterness expected and n a Double. Dome dank.
Smooth mouth feel as expected in an NEIPA
My first Jackie O’s beer is a good one!

Jun 13, 2020
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
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

Mar 27, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Mar 21, 2020
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Feb 08, 2020
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schoolboy from Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Feb 05, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +1%
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.

Jan 23, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Jan 18, 2020
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 30 ratings