Ohio Pale Ale | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ohio Pale AleOhio Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beveritt on 02-01-2009

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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 88
Photo of damndirtyape
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, canned on 08-01-16. Served in a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear gold (just the barest bit of haze) with an initial 1/4" white foam that died back very slowly to a persistent thin foam across the top. Lots persistent lacing.

Smell: Lemon, citrus zest.

Taste: Hoppy with lemon and a hint of grapefruit and orange. Cracker-like malt. Nicely bitter finish, again with citrus flavors.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, smooth, good thickness, and just a bit of hop oils sticking to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable and quite tasty. A nicely hoppy APA and I could easily have another one. I'll have to look for this one again.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.72/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Light pastel yellow with a large white frothy head.

Smell is corn, wheat, bitter grassy hops and an unwelcome hint of gasoline.

Bitter and really dry, taste is grapefruit and grass--pretty harsh.

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Photo of dar482
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a light gold color, light plus haze.

The aroma bright grassy and floral, a gentle bready malt sweetness, light grapefruit sweetness.

The flavor follows with a wonderful chewy light breadiness, surrounded by grass, grapefruit zestiness. The beer drives wonderfully with balance on the clean zest citrus and grassy quality with a medium minus bitterness and crisp and light bready malt quality.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yeah, what can I say. "Opa" is the name that I started going by about a year and a half ago. I like being the new opa and I hope to make a career of it. But what of my namesake brew?

It's yellow, paler than anticipated. The head settles in very finely. The aroma is crisp hops. Very nice and easy.

The taste is a clean, dry (ish) not too bitter taste. Pretty unique. The aftertaste eventually gives way to alcohol. Very nicely.

I wish such a thing as Jackie O's existed when I went to OU in the mid seventies.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Knowing who they are as Ohio brewers, the talented core at Jackie O's embark on an American pale ale that's uniquely Ohioan.

Their O.H.A. pours a near-brilliant straw hue with a clean, light and frothy head. Its scent is lemony, grassy, pine-like and with a musty grain scent that's akin to rye. Light and bready sweetness is faintly honey-like with hints of citrus blossom and dough.

Sweetness drifts quickly while the spiciness of grain and hops charge in. White grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon and bitter melon begin laying its flavor tracks before developing into a spicy bitterness of verbena, lime, fresh grass clippings, and herbal pine shavings.

Light in body, the pale ale drinks nearly as lean as lager. Crisp, clean and remarkably refreshing, its somber creaminess dries wonderfully while its playful bitter and grainy bite cleanses the finish for a moderately hoppy, spicy and herbal finish. A brief aftertaste of grass, pine and herb linger slightly beyond the swallow.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, canned on 08-03-16. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch frothy white head that stayed around for a while with a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrus (lemon) and grassy hops, along with some bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes mainly like citrusy (lemon, grapefruit) and grassy/earthy hops, with a bit of bready malt noticeable. There's also a lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with a good amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good enough brew, it's easy and enjoyable to drink. I won't have any problems finishing this 6-pack!

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into small wateglass canned on 8/2

A: Small white head with tiny bubbles. Body is a light straw yellow color with a little bit of a haziness.

S: Get a light pine crackery smell, maybe a little floral.

T: Lightly hoppy a little piney a lot of that crackery dry malts

M: Lighter a tad dry clean finish.

O: Not a very remarkable beer in any sense of the word. If you see it don't bother buying it if on tap and nothing else yeah take a crack at it.

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Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is resiny and piney, with grassy notes and biscuity malt. There's a hint of grapefruit.

Flavor is grassy and piney, with grapefruit juice and pith hitting nuff palate and carrying into a moderately bitter, resiny finish. Bready malt and earthy notes linger. Bitterness lingers.

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Photo of BB1313
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 8/2/16. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy light yellow/golden with a fluffy white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are clean and subtle with some bright citrus notes. Lemon seems to lead the way. Some subtle bread and malt notes, but the malts aren't overwhelming at all. The flavors are extremely clean, crisp and refreshing. More bright citrus, especially lemon and lime with some grapefruit in the finish. Lots of fresh pine. The malts are there, but definitely take a backseat. Sharp bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's light with very active carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a really nice pale ale. It's very clean, crisp and refreshing. It's not flashy, but just well executed. It stays true to style for the most part and doesn't try too hard to be an IPA disguised as a pale ale. The craftsmanship is very impressive. Very enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of jp32
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours pale yellow, slightly hazy, with a big, foamy head on top. Aroma is of hops and mild grass notes. It's flavor is full of complex hops, with earthy, herbal, grassy, and light citrus. It's body is light and crisp which makes this taste quite crushable. Crushable with flavor.

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Photo of 1mrbeer
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a growler refill at Lehr's PRIME Maket in Milford,OH(shameless plug) and shared it with a couple of family members.A good example of the style, not overly hoppy but not much malt backbone either, just a nicely balanced, flavorful brew.Golden amber color and some lingering lace.Overall a tasty brew that I will likely try again.

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Photo of Roby923
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden in color, not overly hoppy by way of scent. Yakima hops makes it tastey, but doesn't have any semblance of a malt backbone. Ok to start with on a hop flight, doesn't carry if it's your 2nd or 3rd. On tap at World of Beer, Columbus.

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4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pretty good american pale ale. Not overly done, which is often a good thing. It has a somewhat complex hop flavor with a little malt sweetness. Overall good but not mind blowing.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brew pub. (followed up with a 12 oz canned 8/2 on 8/16)

It is a cloudy pale yellow with a foamy off white head.

Smells and tastes like lemon grass, pine, and a little grapefruit. Fairly green with soft, biscuit like pale malts. Very crisp flavors with a distinctly sharp bitterness that is too strong for me.

Body is soft and light on the tongue, with some popping carbonation.

Good beer, but nothing really stands out for me.

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Photo of KevBearcat529
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Gold, light copper color. Not much head

S: Strong citrus notes, pine, floral notes

T: Strong citrus at first, tastes like it smells

M: Lightly carbonated, sits nicely, dry but inviting aftertaste in a good way

O: Great beer, especially from a small brewery. Unbeatable by a large brewer. Great choice!

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Photo of zimm421
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the growler into a standard pint glass. Appears a nice golden orange color with average white head. The head leaves a nice ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and small amounts of lacing.

Nose is citrus, floral and spiciness. All hops in the aroma. Taste starts malty upfront, but quickly moves to bitter. Again the citrus and floral hops, and huge spiciness to finish. Big spicy kick at the end of each sip.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, average carbonation and each sip leaves a nice film, but not overly sticky. Very drinkable and seems almost more like an IPA than on APA. Overall, a good, dependable brew. Glad a friend in Athens could grab this for me before coming up this weekend. Definitely worth having, and just a few adjustments could make it a go-to brew.

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Photo of Jesse13713
3.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On Nitro-Tap. My second trip to Jackie O's.

Appearance - A solid foam like whipped cream, of course. A pale orange and yellow color that is amber-like. Bubbly with carbonation.

Smell - Light citrus and hops. A very light smell with not much else going on.

Taste - Succulent citrus and hops. Very smooth, but sort of plain. Slightly dry. A light hop-bite.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Easily palatable and drinkable. A fairly dry taste overall. I was ready for my glass to be empty when I finished it. This isn't saying that the brew was bad, just that it wasn't one of my favorite pale ales.

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Photo of Tripphop
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A solid Pale Ale. Generously hopped with a bicuity malt front. Light straw color with quick white head. Light aromas of dough and pine needles. Taste is of pale malt and white bread, piney and earthy hops take over for a dry, crisp finish. A good last call beer.

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Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy orange-tinted amber color and an inch of a head that leaves some streaks of lace

Smell: The aroma smells of fresh floral hops

Taste: Bready, up front, with a pith and pine character that is joined with some graham cracker sweetness in the mid-palate; after the swallow the flavors merge together leaving considerable hoppy bitterness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A top flight example of the style that verges on IPA territory

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Photo of jharmon110
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a decent head that resolves to a nice cap.

Smells fruity with a very nice overall aroma.

Taste is fruity with enough flavor to give it character, but not too much that it is complex and over powering. Very nice flavor.

It feels like it looks, a little hazy, but light.

Drinks well with not much of an aftertaste.

If you like Pale Ale's then you really should give this a try. Good solid beer that won't leave you disappointed.

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Photo of msemich
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange hazy, pours like a good strong APA/IPA should. Head was about an inch and hung around for a while due to hop oil retention.

S: This doesn't smell like an APA, it smells like an IPA with kick. Big hoppy off the top when fresh.

T: Again, I don't think that APA is the proper style for this one, but it is right there on the edge. Maybe I got there for a hoppy batch or something, but this one tripped my hop trigger. Great body, great citrus hops off both the initial taste and the lingering aftertaste. Not so major that it coats the mouth, but it takes something serious to erase the flavor entirely.

M: no problems

D: It drinks good, don't it? Seriously, a great one that you would want to turn into a session beer....but call a cab. Doesn't assault you so harshly that you can't diversify your night's imbibe, but it definately keeps you coming back for more. The closest thing I could put next to this one on the flavor scale is Bell's 2 Hearted and Sweetwater's IPA (though less sandy than that one)

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Photo of DoctorDog
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle (bottled directly from tap) into a nonic.

A- Hazy orange appearance. Pours with ~1 fingers of light tan head, which fades slowly, leaving a thin cap. Ample lacing.

S- Spicy citrus hopiness with a hint of pine. Very nice.

T- Citrus hoppiness coupled with understated pine resin sensations combine for ample bitterness. Malty sweetness balances the deal superbly.

M- Moderate carbonation. Crisp, smooth, and refreshing.

D- Excellent. Another tasty, highly sessionable offering from Jackie O's.

Future outlook: Jackie O's seems to deliver the goods with everything that they offer, and this is no exception. I'd love to have it again when the opportunity arises.

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Photo of beveritt
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Had on tap at the pub, poured into a standard pint glass. Pretty sure they said this was tapped yesterday.

Appearance: Arrives with a thin layer of head. Beer is orange and cloudy from the dry hopping. Great lacing.

Smell: Orange citrus hop aroma with a slight metallic sourness in the finish.

Taste: Spicy hops upfront, citrus and grapefruit. Blends into a caramel/bready malt with orange blossom honey in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is good.

Drinkability: A great dry hopped beer. Spicy hops are well balanced with a solid malt backbone.

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Ohio Pale Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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