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

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Added by rhinos00 on 12-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
39
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
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33
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11
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4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Smells like tons of citrus fruits. Excellent mouthfeel and finishes with a nice balanced malt and hop kick. Polished off a growler at a bottle share last night. Great stuff

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4.32/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of chrismattlin
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Big tropical hops, especially ripe pineapple, up front along with some piney resin. ABV is completely buried in the taste. Some caramelized malts in the base, but not enough to really balance. Sugars seem to come mostly from fruit juices, like peach. Finish starts with citrus and mango and slides back to resin which lingers on the sides of the tongue for awhile.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to RussianDragon for pointing out that I neglected to rate this. From my old school notes: 23 Jan 2010

Shared by the former drinkndrive. Thanks Devin!

The beer is golden orange with a small, soapy white head. Aromas of spicy malt, tropical fruit, booze. Bold and assertive flavor, with mango, pineapple. Resinous and full bodied, finishing with alcoholic warmth. Pretty tasty.

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4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE (4.5) - Served from a tap handle at the always-lovely Creekside Local Cantina in Gahanna into a strange little 12oz glass, this beer was a burnished orange color, not quite glowing golden, but not overly red either. It looked heavy and had half a finger of dense, white head that remained as a ring around the glass til the very end.

SMELL (4) - I had this directly following a glass of FFF's Dreadnaught, so my nose may have been slightly off, but in comparison I found the aroma of the Matriarch to be slightly lacking. Some pale malt sweetness and a little grassy, citrusy hops, but nothing memorable here.

TASTE (5) - Fortunately the taste floored me with quality in every direction. While not a perfect IPA, this had all the notes you want for the style starting off with a flash of malty sweetness accompanied by ripe peach notes unique to this beer which was immediately whisked away on a train ride of tropical bitterness that ranged from mango to grapefruit, but never veered into piney territory. This was a fruit bomb, for sure, and with all the peach put me in mind of some sort of delicious peach cobbler balanced by some hoppy bitters. The alcohol was well-hidden (and mine was certainly stronger than 8.5%; it was labelled as 11%) and served to lend some spicy notes to the finish.

FEEL (4.75) - Big and creamy, but a little bit prickly from the alcohol. Not actually a problem for me, as that prickliness added to the overall taste experience, it did however make the beer "feel" a little, just a little bit less smooth than it could have.

OVERALL (5) - Right up there with the best IPAs I've ever had, to be sure. This had such strong, fruit-forward, tropical flavors, and the peach notes were unique to this beer alone. Delicious and round, this is easily my favorite Jackie O's beer (at the time of this tasting) by a massive margin.

EDIT: I've later gone to the brewery to sample some really amazing beers you can't get elsewhere. This year's Dark Robustic was a wild milk stout brewed with chocolate and cherries, and wow, that's my current favorite offering from the brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Matriarch from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.19 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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