Mystic Mama | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by boatshoes on 02-15-2010

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1.75/5  rDev -55.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of MbpBugeye
2.59/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at Bodega.

A- Pale gold with a thin haze and minimal head. Spotty lace.

S- The smell is the best part. Its very sweet, full of orange and candied citrus. A little but of malt.

T- Too bitter with mostly pine and astringent, almost medicinal hops. Some citrus but much less than the nose leads on.

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2.6/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bought once, won't buy again.

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2.68/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 2/12/11

Dull, burnt amber color. Small layer of foam thins quickly. Skimmed retention. A bit of drippy lace.

Airy, floral hop aroma is punctuated by sweeter malt aspects. There's something akin to candy sweetness in there. Hints of earth and pine. Tastes similar - floral hops with a bit of earthiness and pine bitterness. Not quite astringent, but the bitterness grows. Toasty, bready notes. Candy notes, too. Seems to come together better as it warms. Kind of. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry and astringent, finishing a tad harsh with the bitterness.

Drinkability is ok. It could be a lot better.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.85/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Thanks to kgncfl for sending this one. My first Jackie O's beer. Something of a miss though. I've heard people talk about that plastic, band-aid taste in beer, but until this, I don't think I've experienced. Now I get it. Something burnt and chemical on the finish distracted from the enjoyment. Hopwise, this strikes the balance between hop and malt, perhaps a bit more on the hop end would be appreciated. Overall, this is somewhere on the low side of the IPA spectrum, but perhaps in a different state with less Band-Aid, this would leave a better impression.

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2.89/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pour is a golden hue, very clarified and clear. Not much haze going on. 1 finger white head and pretty mediocre lacing and stickiness.

Smell is interesting. Getting some onions initially, and pine in the back end. Not much fruitiness or tropical juices going on at all with the nose. Maybe some lemon grass and citrus.

Taste is pretty citra foward. Luckily not too much of the onion/garlic carried on with the taste. Besides the citrus of lemon and orange peel, getting some bitter grapefruit aspects as well.

Mouthfeel is very thin. Moderate to almost heavy carbonation. Very crisp and clean.

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2.98/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L: Hazy straw. Not clear enough to look filtered and not hazy enough to look unfiltered.

S: Lots of malt and bitterness. Tad soapy. Not digging it.

T: Certainly bitter. Not a helluva lot going on otherwise. First sensation is just carbonation and next is bitterness.

F: Tad watery.

O: I couldn't find a single distinguishing characteristic. It's too plain to really enjoy and too high ABV to session.

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2.99/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

After finally getting my hands on this at a hefty price, I was very disappointed.

Very light IPA for my palate. Almost drinks like a session beer.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Melon and tropical fruit aromatics up front. Mild alcohol warmth invades the nostrils. Slight hint of bready sweetness. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with a thick, long-lasting white head. Appears still and murky in the glass.

Flavor: Huge pithy orange rind bitterness up front. Bitterness continues with more melon and citrusy notes to back up the punch. At the very end on the back of the tongue is more of the bready maltiness. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation and slight hop-derived astringency.

Overall impression: A bitter bomb for sure. I enjoyed it but there are so many other good, local, better, and more reasonably priced IPA's out there that I can't see reaching for this one again.

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Mystic Mama from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 999 ratings