Hop Ryot
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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American IPA
Ranked #2,116
Ranked #12,282
3.92 | pDev: 9.44%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Very Good
Hop RyotHop Ryot
Notes: Rye IPA
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Photo of davisrin
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love rye beers, this one is on the mild side of spicy. I do enjoy the extra hoppy IPA aspect. I admit I still don't enjoy drinking beer out of a can, but this pours into a glass just as well as a bottle. I really enjoyed it with chicken and jalapeno pizza.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I brought this to the beach house my Bestie rented on Hilton head island. It poured a clear yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel and pine. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink excellent citrus spice with pine. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer and maybe the best from Jackie O.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Classic optics - golden straw color, carbonation and quarter inch of head. Soft aroma but pleasant - some floral hops and spice from the rye. Just faint. Lots of grassy hops on this one, pretty delicate flavor but I was really looking for more from the rye. It is there and adds some of that classic spice but it just seems disconnected from the beer. Nothing is married particularly well. It is hops upfront, a little rye then boom done. Body was also a little light in my opinion.

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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania, Apr 25, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale yellow body; thin yet lasting head. Lemony, almost grassy nose; citrus spiciness. Spicy and earthy flavor; mild cereal backbone; hints of citrus sourness. Heavy body; coarse and dry on the palate.

A well-rounded beer delivering great sensory experiences. I assumerye was used (based on the name and spicy quality). Complex yet balanced and approachable.

Enjoyed on tap at the Old Bag of Nails in Mansfield, Ohio.

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beergoot from Colorado, Oct 10, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz can to pint glass. Hazy yellow color with one finger head that held nicely. Pungent hoppy smell with rye shining through. Bitter on the front of palate was not to my liking. Medium feel as the rye lingers.

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Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a moderate size off-white head. Very nice lacing. Good retention.

Aroma: Strong and hoppy ... an IPA I could smell right after popping the tab. Fruity and a bit pungent, with tropical fruits that include pineapple.

Flavor: The substantial hop load imparts abundant tropical fruit notes. There's a bit of added complexity from the rye. The bitterness is medium: lower than the hoppy aroma suggests, and perhaps a touch lower than average for a 2015 American IPA (no complaints here). Good balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light. Crisp, medium-high carbonation.

Overall: recommended, especially as a Rye IPA. I had this paired with another Ohio Rye IPA, Four String Skeleton Red IPA: The Jackie O's was way more fruity, less earthy, less bitter, more complex, better balanced and lighter colored, but sported a less frothy and durable head.

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chinchill from South Carolina, Mar 22, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden straw color. Aroma is hops a rye. Flavor is hoppy up front with rye on the back of the tongue. Has good balance and a bit of a dry finish. Overall a solid IPA

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Photo of smbslt
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic colors - bright, happy yellow contrasting with the white head that left a nice coating on the glass.
Grassy aroma
Hops abound in the beginning but fade quickly leaving you wanting to experience again.
Carbonation keeps the feel light and leaving you to ask yourself how sessionable is it.
Overall - well done and not over-sold.

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smbslt from Illinois, Feb 28, 2016
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4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really good, balanced beer. I'm not always a fan of rye beers, so this might be a rye for such a person. I felt the rye was pretty subtle. Tasted, mostly, like a great, well-balanced IPA. Really enjoyed it.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can, stamped 7/14/15 on the bottom

pours a slightly hazy medium golden in colo, foamy white head, good lacing. pale malt aroma with a ton of hops on top. don't really pick up the rye in the flavor. expected some darker malt to work with the rye. too unbalanced for me, a bit too bitter. thinner bodied.

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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania, Sep 01, 2015
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3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium gold which is much lighter than I was expecting. Light rye on the nose with floral hops dominating. The flavor also lacks the amount of rye I was hoping for. Good bitterness and hop flavor but a little underwhelming for me.

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rangerred from Tennessee, Jul 27, 2015
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2.85/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 3-27-15. Canned on 1-21-15. Water goblet.

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot orange with 2 fingers of foamy, off-white head. Very nice lacing. Modest retention of a thin cap.

Aroma: Like mystic mama, very fresh, resiny hops, but more tropical, less gasoline. Still Simcoe, though.

Dry arrival. Dry/slight hop mid-palate. Bitter finish - spicy - I see what the rye adds at the end; the bitterness is not hoppy, it's like Canadian Club grainy.

Mouthfeel: Light/thin. Not slick. Moderate carb.

If Rye of the Tiger didn't do it, this did. I don't like rye beers. I do like rye whisky. Not rye beer. Consider it a paradox.

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Photo of do_ob
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can into a snifter. Pours a clear golden with about 1 finger of white foam. Good carbonation. Lots of pine and citrus on the nose, along with a disctict rye aroma - kinda yeasty/spicy/sour. Light weight and creamy mouthfeel. There's a good bitterness up front with rye malt notes, followed by a citrusy pine taste. Nice little hop bite on the finish and leaves a malty, sour aftertaste with some lingering spice.

Overall, pretty darn good. This beer is balanced pretty well, and has a good abv to enjoy several in one sitting. My can was about 3 months old, so I'd like to revisit this one if I can find a fresher batch, but even at this age it's solid.

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do_ob from Kentucky, May 17, 2015
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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review taken Fall 2014.

12 oz black can with electric blue artwork. My favorite can they've release both outside and in. Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A - yellowish golden color with some slight haze to it. White head poured very nice leaving a clumpy ring of sticky lace.

S - citrus and resinous pine notes up front. Orange and lemon with a punch of pine cone. Black pepper and rye notes provide a lovely spiciness. Breaded and pale malt backbone.

T - citrusy hops with orange, pineapple, and zesty lemon to start. Pine resin plays a balancing act on the hop forward profile. Rye sets off a brilliant spiciness and goes hand in hand with the hops. A layer of bread like malt keep things in check.

M - medium bodied and a luscious texture. I could drink this all day long. The malt almost perfectly balances a plethora of hops and rye spiciness. Smooth and flows well, bursting with flavor.

O - this is my favorite canned offering thus far from jackie o's. It's just a solid example of the use of rye and hops while keeping a smooth malt backbone. A must try and one I'll get again.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, canned on 01/02/15, served in a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow, rocky white foam. Persistent 1/16" foam across the top the whole way down the glass. Thick sheets of persistent lacing.

Smell: Light lemon and citrus.

Taste: Nicely hoppy with lemon and citrus dominating. A nice malt middle and then a lingering bitter and spicy finish from the rye. The spiciness stays, but the bitterness comes across a bit watered down as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, okay thickness, and some definite hop oils sticking to the teeth and palate.

Overall / Drinkability: A solidly good IPA with a nice rye kick at the finish. Went well with food (root vegetable korma) and I could easily have another.

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Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the blue baboon can. Poured a clear, medium amber in to my Spiegelau. Two fingers of of clear, white head with lots of lacing too. Smells of a fresh pine forest, with the occasional orange tree hidden in there for good measure. Built on a crisp rye foundation with a hint of a brown sugar note. Tasted of fresh (but light) orange/grapefruit juice, slightly spicy bite of the rye, and a transient bitterness that complements the package. Very refreshing, medium, clean mouthfeel. Residual bitterness (again the grapefruit juice) which fades off gradually. If you can get Jackie O's, they haven't done me wrong yet! Another awesome example of style.

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Mikus from Pennsylvania, Feb 07, 2015
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4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into pint glass.
3 finger thick and foamy head that stuck around for the whole glad fading to about half to 1 finger by the end with good thick lacing as the beer went down.
clear copper color
Smell hops lots of hops hint of pine And rye which is no surprise
Taste initial taste is mostly rye fades to a bitter pine with a grainy undertone after taste is a dry grainy pine.
Overall this a a great beer one of my favorite. Also abv is not noticeable for a 6.5 abv beer.

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have been very impressed with most all the Jackie O's, lets see if this one keep the pace.

Body is a hazy deep orange in tone. A bit lighter then I had expected. Head is an inch and a half of fuzzy, creamy foam that sticks around for quite a while. No lace is left but this head has some excellent retention.

Nose is of orange and lemon zest up front. I get a bit of freshly bailed hay on the nose as well.

As I take the first sip and let it trickle off the sides of my tongue my taste buds are immediately flooded with loads of citrus. Peppery spice notes take over once the citrus fades. Almost a hint of raw oak plays in the flavor as well.

Overall a solid brew that is nicely drinkable. It has a good balance of citrus and spice that makes it work as a everyday brew for me.

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SPLITGRIN from Kentucky, Nov 19, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent amount of malt. Some floral/wet green hops with some resin. A bit of grapefruit. Significant amount of rye. Peppery/tingly. Body is on the heftier side. Sort of chewy from the rye.

Really good. Maybe average if you don't like rye all that much. Reminds me a bit of a spicy Dogfish Head Burton Baton minus the oak.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Date: 10/31/14
Location: Received in trade from JSquire
Draught/Bottle: Can
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Light copper in color that becomes much paler towards the edges. Large and fluffy off white head that has average retention and good lacing.
Aroma: Pungent citrus aromas, smells of orange and grapefruit zests with a lighter scent of a pineapple. Touch of Light pepper from the rye and and slightly biscuity Pale malts.
Taste: The hop flavor is just as pungent and piney as the in the flavoring. The rye malts are just as spicy in the flavor. The pale ale malt hits more buttery biscuit notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium body medium carbonation. The beer has great drinkability and is very easy to put back. The hop bitterness adds a nice dryness.

Notes: Canned 10/1/14

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KornWallace from New York, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

A golden straw pour with a thin but attractive head. A fresh, but nondescript scent tempers my expectations quickly. The taste is of faint fruit, with some hop and light grain presence, and some bitterness. Balanced but uninspired.

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theIPAman from New Hampshire, Oct 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

This one is a keeper- pours a hazy light orange color with a finger of head, modest retention and lacing.

Smell is awesome- plenty of hops and rye spiciness with a hint of malt sweetness. Piney and earthy.

Taste is much the same- lots of earthy hops through and through along with omnipresent rye and a touch of barley malt. Very long juicy hoppy dry finish.

Mouthfeel is great- medium body, moderately carbonated. Can't stress how good this is- get it if you're a hop head, like rye, or so any luck both!

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Hopdaemon39 from New York, Aug 25, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep and slightly hazed golden ale with a few fingers of off-white head that left trails of soapy lace behind

S: wet grass and rye bread; hints of something citric, like fruit rinds; floral undertones

T: lots of hops, fruity, floral, bright and fresh; rye malt spice adds a rustic character; slightly sweet notes come through chewy and low-key

M: medium-light body, ample carbonation, smooth and slick - very easy to drink, but with a bit of heft, courtesy of the rye

O: a real nice rye IPA, which is not always an easy sell; rye and IPA fans will enjoy this for sure.

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Greywulfken from New York, Aug 06, 2014
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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Where arguments can be made about hoppy beers and rye beers being somewhat simplistic on their own, no such thing can be debated about rye IPA. Their earthy and spicy flavors don't only blend well together; but they heighten the level that either of them can achieve on their own- an acknowledgement that Jackie O's obviously embraces.

Their Hop Ryot kicks off with a glowing pale straw color, approaching canary lightness about its edge. A silt-like haze foreshadows its unfiltered character that bursts onto the scene with aromas and early flavors of white grapefruit, whole-grain bread, sod, grain and fructose.

As its sweetness tightens, the hops pull forth with drying citrus character- orange and grapefruit of the tangy and under-ripened variety; pith, peel and pulp included. Growing bitterer deeper into its taste, an earthy and husken tone takes place. Its peppery core is spicy and earten- as if decorated with hay and straw.

Solidly bitter and dry in finish, the hops stand proud with its own grassy and piney tone. But its crisp malt backbone supports the hops well without challenging with sweetness- allowing the hops to shine and propped up with that peppery zing that only rye grain can provide.

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BEERchitect from Kentucky, Aug 05, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured Hop Ryot into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a clear dark golden with finger and half of white head with an aggressive pour.

S - On first sniff getting tropical fruits, grapefruit, orange, a little pine in there as well. Just a bit of spicy rye.

T - Ahh, tangerine, grapefruit, spicy rye malt on first taste. Mid palate getting more rye and piney hops. On the finish it has the aftertaste of tropical fruit with more pine.

M - Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Smooth beer.

O - My go to Rye IPA. Cheers!

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