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Matriarch | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rhinos00 on 12-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,914
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
162
pDev:
9.05%
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Sabtos
3.12/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft, fresh for a Jackie O's tap takeover and bottle sale.

Surprisingly bright yellow crisp and clear for a "triple" IPA. Bit of a head, nothing overboard.

Now, this is going to sound really weird. I get aromas of olive, feet, garlic, cereal. I swear to you, I am not trying to be sarcastic or extreme, in any way.

Taste is orange peel and dankness. This is definitely a high IBU IPA, but not offensively bitter as I expected.

Overall this isn't bad, potentially better than some of their other regular IPAs.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
3.14/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled at Jackie O's the night before the June bottle release. I had this side by side with Double Dry Hopped Matriarch.

Appearance
This beer had a very good appearance, especially as compared to the double dry hopped version. Perhaps it was the extra oils in the other version, or possibly the pour; but this beer looked fantastic. It had a very clingy, lacy, pure white head that displayed excellent retention. The color is quite pretty as well. Its a deep gold bordering on orange.

Aroma
The nose here is much weaker than the stepped up version. Its very grassy with some pine thrown in for highlight. A lot of flowers and orange blossom notes.

Taste
This beer is pretty toasty and very grassy. It seems to get way more bitter than the double dry hopped version. I think it just doesn't carry as much juicy punch so the bitterness is picked up more quickly. Things get very zesty with notes of orange rind just before a slightly medicinally bitter finish.

Mouthfeel
Dry and crisp with a medium body. Carbonation keeps inline with most other Jackie O's house beers and remains low.

Overall
Not as good as the double dry hopped version. This one really gets lost in the fray of phenomenal DIPAs for me.

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3.39/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

32oz growler filled at Heinen's in Mentor, Ohio

Growler poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and transparency; white head that fades leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas have some citrus notes along with a touch of alcohol. Some malts in the mix. Overall the aromas seem subtle for such a big beer. The flavors are very bold. Lots of citrus. Lots of fresh pine needles and pine resin. Grapefruit is there. Solid malt backbone, but the hop bitterness still shines. Very sticky and resinous. Bittersweet, but not too sweet. Some soap. Some alcohol notes, but it's not boozy. Finishes warm and slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied with active carbonation, but it's not thick. It's "thin" and slick. This makes for a nice sipper.

I suppose this isn't my favorite hoppy brew from Jackie O's, who I think make great hoppy beers. It's not really my favorite "Triple IPA" that I've ever had either. This is just a "no holds barred" type of brew. It's not bad at all though.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.54/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I have a lot of ambition to get down to Athens for a visit to Jackie-Os, but haven't yet made the trip from C-bus. I have heard a lot about their beers, but this one was the first I've tried (purchased at their initial bottling by JaBier, so thanks to him!). And I give this beer the benefit of the doubt - I think it is probably a very good beer, but my example was not a sterling example of great beer. I split this bottle with SurlySober, who mentioned that the cap came off pretty easily, and my guess is there are still some quality control issues to be worked out. This beer smelled and tasted pretty decent, but had no head and was very flat. Appearance was thick and viscous, with a gold/straw color. Carbonation was nowhere to be found. Aroma was hoppy and mildly sweet, but not overpowering. Flavor was a little cloying and hoppy, and lightly citrusy. Mouthfeel was pretty disappointing, owing to lack of zip in the carbonation department. I'd like to try this beer at the brew-pub and think it would be great on cask. I'll rewrite this review then.

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3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Too sweet and boozy.

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3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-lightly hazed orange beer with a thin white head that dissipates rather quickly

S-the nose is quite hoppy. The caramel malts lie up front but they aren't too strong so the balance is there but still favoring the hops. Notes of pine set in at the middle as the citrus hops take over in the back. Apricot and tangerine.

T-the malts are a little stronger in the taste. Caramel and a touch of candied sugar up front. The hops are strong in the back. Pine resign is strong and oily hops also play a big role. Citrus tropical fruits dominate the back, tangerine and appricot with just a touch of bitterness at the finish.

M-very smooth and syrupy, medium to full bodied. Low carbonation that allows the back to fall off a little. Slightly dry in the back

D-well balanced with big hop oil and citrus in the back. Smooth and syrupy on the palate which is pretty nice. Not a hop bomb I would love and a little low on bitterness. Solid balance and pretty good flavors, good DIPA all around

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 3/7/2010. Bottle thanks to alexsdad06, #102/156 (bottled 11/30/09). Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, grassy hops, tropical fruits, caramel malt. Flavor of grapefruit, bitter hops, citrus, tropical fruits. Nice sweet fruity notes along with bitter, citrusy hops. Great beer from an up-and-coming brewery!

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Matriarch from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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