Dynamo Hum | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wine barrel aged sour with raspberries added.

Added by beveritt on 12-06-2009

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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Ryan011235
2.99/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Jackie O's on 8/27/11

Irresponsible Tick #9

"It's like having your tongue pierced with a raspberry flavored needle."

Rusty copper color, no head/lace. Smells funky. Tangy raspberry and vinous tones. Hints of damp oak. Tastes the same. A bit tart but not overly sour. Good showing of raspberries but not very sweet. Quite oaky. Medium-light body. Low carbonation. Smooth and not sharp. Tame feel. Funky finish. Serviceable wild, yeah?

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Photo of ShanePB
3.21/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle. Golden/rose colored body with a spritzy, fast dying head. No lacing or retention. Lactic aromas, raspberries, pale malts and funk. Flavors aren't as "sour" as I was expecting but there is some nice pucker, raspberry is there, too. Good, but I am thinking this might be past its prime.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Definitely get some raspberry on the aroma, maybe a few other fruit notes too. There is a light acetic quality and light grassy funk. The flavor is nicely tart with just a hint of vinegar. Lemon zest and raspberry are prominent with a little bit of oak, straw, and grass. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of Preismj
3.69/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

cloudy orange with little head. Looks a bit flat, a bit thick. smells of sourness and sweet. fruity flavors of dark cherry and raspberries climb out of the glass. Taste is sour funk with some fruit flavors. nice, but very mild in all aspects. Getting mostly bread and spice with a sour finish. little carb on a syrup like body. Overall, not bad, wish there was more fruit going on with the funk, but a good beer in moderation.

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Photo of KevSal
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Sabtos
3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pale salmon with no head.

Aroma is both raspberry gummy and also fresh fruit that is slightly sharp and seedy. A zest of lemon is sprinkled in, but this is not as sharp and popping or herbal as Houndstooth.

Seedy oak and raspberry lemon are the primary flavors, with toasted sesame seed developing as it warms.

This is a bit acetic for me, with a thin to medium body, low carbonation and sharp sting on the semi-dry swallow.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the August release.

This beer has a really nice color. It stood out against the black colored samples of all the Oil of Aphrodite treatments of the day. Its a shimmering pale ruby with moderate haze. Not much head.

Raspberries are strong, but not the first aroma I notices. I was first taken by a highly tannic, nearly acidic aroma. Lots of dry wine and wine barrel notes. A decent level of woody funk. The raspberries grow stronger with warmth. They lend a very nice, natural sweetness that overlays the unripe fruit tartness of this aroma.

This one is sharply sour, especially in comparison to the other beers of the day. Going from Rum Barrel Oil to this is like having your tongue pierced with a raspberry flavored nail. The tartness starts right away; unripe berries backed by raspberry juices. The funky flavors are stronger than the funky aromas. Formidable notes of basement and old, time worn, damp wood.

If its one thing that ties a lot of Jackie O's barrel-aged sours together its their awesomely dry bodies. This one is up there in the ranks of driest finish anywhere. The tartness is snappy, the finish is bone dry and the body in quenching. Well done in this category.

A real surprise. It is far removed from its base of Razz Wheat. Framboise fans would like this. The die-hard lambic nerds may shake a grumpy fist as they hide their love for this beer.

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Photo of Nunya
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I've had a lot of sours and this is by far the most sour beer I've ever had. Difficult to drink it's so sour.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 bottle #221/276. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Hazy rose body. No real head. Just a couple of bubbles at the edge.

Smell - Big raspberry nose. Acidic. Musty, Hay-like. A touch lambicky (neologism?).

Taste - Quite sour, big surprise from Jackie O's. Overpowers the raspberry. It's still there, but masked. Comes out a bit in the back end but then the sourness overpowers into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very sour and extremely dry. Low carbonation.

Overall - Jackie O's over-sours everything to the point of covering up the flavors. What I can taste here is pretty good.

2013 bottle #202/300

Very bright raspberry aroma and flavor. Less intense sourness. Oak. Great raspberry flavor. Better balance of acidity and flavor. Better than 2012.

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Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Keg @ EBF.

Hazy brownish red color, light fizzy head.

Nose light sour brown malts, tart fruit with hint of raspberries, slight creamy sweet malt, hint of sawdust like wood.

Taste light tart fruit, sour berry like raspberry jam and dry bready malt, hint of barrel, hint phenol yeast funk and lactic acid almost vinegar but not quite, and touch of vinous earthy seed or stem like, dry but sticky bitter tart finish, dry bready funk.

Mouth is lighter bodied, bit acidic and flemmy, decent carb.

Overall ok, but not great, decent fruit and tart flavors but there are better ones IMO.

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Photo of schwaeh
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep amber color with no head. Carbonation looks super low.

S: Smells of berries, oak, vanilla, and bugs. Smells fairly sour and complex.

T: Wow very sour. This is enamel stripping. Lots of raspberries and buggy barrel flavors. This is as acidic as it is sour. Oak, vanilla, and whatever bacteria used add a lot of depth and good flavor.

M: Again acidic and low carbonation. Body is appropriate for the style, somewhat thin, but lingers in the mouth.

O: This has really tied brown recluse as my favorite JO's sour. Doesn't let down in any aspect for me. My mouth adjusted to the sourness fast and really let me enjoy the complexity.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1458th Review on BA
Bottle to Great Lakes Snifter

2011 Vintage
Bottle 202/216

CA Gang Bang BIF

App- A medium orange with a good density behind it. Zero head or cling with only a small swirl of bubbles on top of the beer.

Smell- The raspberry notes are there with also a small subtle sweet tart grainy note. Had a small wheat aroma with a bit of vinegary lactic acid.

Taste- Only had a small sour flavor but was quite tasty. The raspberry shined through and was a bit thick and had a small acid bite.

Mouth- A medium bodied sour with a lighter medium carbonation. Residual raspberry acid flavors.

Drink- I like the flavors. Most raspberry beers have a weird taste to me. This cut through it and was a good small sour.

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Photo of billab914
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tasting glass. It poured a very nice looking orange/ruby like color. Not much of a head or carbonation visible.

The aroma has a mix of sour and fruity with just a little bit of funk to it. It's also a little sharp at first. I get a lot of the sour raspberries and citrus showing up throughout. Pretty appealing aroma overall, very sour and fruity.

The taste shows a lot of the sour, tart raspberries to it. Some of the woody oak is more noticeable in the taste as well. It's a little acidic in the finish but not too bad. The fruity raspberries are nice in it.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall it was a good beer of the style, but not great. The tart, sour fruits were good in it but it lacked some of the complex funkiness the great ones have. Overall a pretty tasty beer though.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 2017 16.9 oz bottle

This review will be with the caveat that my bottle had virtually no carbonation. I know they had problems with this causing several delays in the release so it wasn’t a total surprise, but the cap basically fell off when I touched it.

It is a deep pinkish rose color. Even with dump of the bottle I only got a few soapy bubbles, but otherwise it looks like fruit punch.

It smells wonderful. Tart berries and oak with a slight acidic aroma.

It is puckering sour with a much stronger acidic vinegar flavor than I would have guessed. Lots of raspberry that takes over once you adjust to the sour bite up front. Then you get the wine notes with distinct grape flavor. It finishes with some lingering oak and light wheat.

It is not a real sharp beer overall, but it has its moments. Fairly crisp and dry finish. I think with normal carbonation my biggest thing would be that it has a fairly dry wine quality to it.

Due to the flatness this was pretty much like drinking a spiked punch at a wedding reception. The raspberry really shines though with a nice amount of barrel character. Still pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of Pecorasc
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jackie O's 4th Ann'y Party. Served in small snifter handed out for the party. reviewed from notes.

A- golden-pink and hazy (improved clarity with increased temperature). a nice little clean head for a sour. not much retention, possibly a result of the glass. laces fine.

S- fruity (raspberries) and smoothly sour with a papery undertone.

T- very pleasing sourness. although only 6%, the alcohol is prevalent and complements the acidity. knowing that this was the razz wheat, the raspberries are most noticeable, but the sourness creates the illusion of several other berries.

M- although a little thin, that feel works very well in this sour.

D- easy drinking, not a sour that would be limited to a small glass. I wouldn't mind being served a few pint glasses.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy dark tea color with a thin off-white head that left a ton of soapy lacing down the glass.
S: Big scents of raspberries with a bit of funk and oak. Inviting.
T: Raspberries all the way with funky, earthy, dry, sweaty, sweet and preservative flavors as well. The finish is full of an oak barrel dry woodiness, and the aftertaste is lightly tart and earthy.
M: Very dry mouthfeel, light body, soft but fizzy carbonation.
O: Despite this being a raspberry forward beer I thought the fruit could have been stronger and more prominent. Still, this was a very solid wild and I would gladly drink it again.

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Photo of siege06nd
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle cracked with IrishColonial and billab914.

Served in a snifter.

A. Pours an orange golden color with a faint pinkish hue. A little glow to this one. Minimal head and lacing. Good.

S. Wow. Uber tart nose of raspberry, vinegar, some grape, maybe some apple. Very strong and cutting. Loads of fruit and some funk.

T. Lots of wood, tart raspberry, a touch of astringency and alcohol esters. Tartness lingers in the finish with a good amount of pucker. I get some grassiness here too which is slightly offputting. Good, not great.

M. Moderately carbonated and well balanced. Quite a bit of pucker on this, but good for the style. Barrel aging is apparent. There is an offness to the flavor I cannot quite describe, the wood might be just a little too much.

O. A solid sour from Jackie O's. Would have liked more raspberry though. Sourness and woodiness reign supreme on this one.

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Photo of orangesol
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to foofaa for sharing this one with us. Bottle 96 / 216.

A - Pours copper orange, with pink highlights around the edges, with a one finger tall white head leaving no lace at all down the glass.

S - Smells of raspberries, dry oak tannins, wet leather, and some mild vinegar notes. Pretty vinous initially, gets a little better as it sits.

T - Starts off with a big lactic sourness pucker slowly giving way to a mix of raspberry sweetness, light funk, wet leather, tobacco, and lots of dry oak tannins. Finish is bone dry, as it should be.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Very dry feel, leaving the pallet bone dry by the end of my sample.

O - I liked this one. It has a lot going for it and it was fairly easy to finish. The sourness got a little overpowering toward the end of my glass but thats not a huge deal for me. Good stuff none the less.

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Photo of DaveHack
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dynamo Hum from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 171 ratings