Ohio Pale Ale
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #854
Ranked #20,180
3.86 | pDev: 9.84%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Very Good
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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ohio Pale Ale brewed by Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, with an ABV of 6.00% This American Pale Ale pours out of a 12oz can into a pint beer. The color of this brew is a light hazy amber color with a nice white head. This in an a unfiltered brew. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness an sweetness. You also pick up a nice amount of earthy grains and malts in the smell as well. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You pick up a nice amount of hop bitterness mixed with fruit sweetness. The earthy grains and malts mild this brew out at the end. The body of Ohio Pale Ale is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Rich, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Ohio Pale Ale a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, did a real nice job with this American Pale Ale.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can dated 3-1-19. CBF Tulip pint.

A: pours a hazy light yellow; if there are bubbles in there I can’t see them. No head to speak of, just a thin skin of white across the top.

S: fresh out of the fridge, smells a little floral, but pretty muted overall.

T: sweet, floral, malty, creamy arrival. Malt and bitter hoppy center. Lingering white grapefruit pith finish. Very nice.

M: thick, chewy, creamy. Not quite refreshing. A little slick, but not bad.

O: I knew this would be chock full of new age hops, but I didn’t know it was a haze bro beer. Not holding that against it, it is a slightly sweet, floral, creamy pale. Kind of reminds me of Land Grant’s Goon. It’s a fine beer, but not really my thing. I like Goon better.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

look - light yellow slight hazy color with a big lasting white head
smell - very slight scent, pine and citrus
taste - very faint taste as well, grainy with a slight pine citrus taste
feel - medium body with a light carb
overall - not that good

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Photo of Caveworm
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ohio Pale Ale | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery. Poured from the can into a pint glass, the head's two fingers thick, with webbed lacing, and an opaque gold body.

I smell Townhouse cracker malts& mild, juicy hops.

Tastes like a slightly bitter variant of the aroma with a tropical note going on as well. Very refreshing and clean finish.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll choose to give Ohio Pale Ale | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery an overall 4.25.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got a 6pck of this from my local meijer. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had malty dank fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with ripe tropical fruit mush. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can dated 8/17/17 poured into a pint glass
A: Yellow with a 1+ finger head
S: Generic grain/hop/herbs, nothing specific
T: Matches the nose. Overall a tasty/balanced blend, I'm just having trouble picking out specific notes
M: Medium-bodied, crisp
O: The can describes this as a pale ale/IPA hybrid. To me this falls very much in the Pale Ale camp. No flaws and a solid pale ale overall, but nothing exciting

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -29.5%
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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Sabtos from Ohio, Oct 16, 2016
Photo of dar482
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
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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dar482 from New York, Sep 04, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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 -2.1%
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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BEERchitect from Kentucky, Aug 26, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -12.7%
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 -3.4%
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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barczar from Kentucky, Aug 18, 2016
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | 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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BB1313 from Ohio, Aug 12, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
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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jp32 from Michigan, Aug 10, 2016
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3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
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 -17.1%
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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Roby923 from Alberta (Canada), Oct 04, 2015
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
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 -7.5%
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 +10.1%
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 +9.1%
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 -21.8%
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 -2.3%
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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Tripphop from Virginia, Apr 08, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
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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brentk56 from North Carolina, Aug 26, 2010
Ohio Pale Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 114 ratings