Hop Ryot | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of coriswrasse
4.89/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! I thought I liked rye before but I LOVE it now. This beer is a must have for any fan of hops. The rye is there full enough but is well balanced with the hop sweetness and malt backbone. Pours a nice head that dissipates to about a finger on a half pour. Appearance is hazy but light shines through good showing that clarity is there through the haze. Lingering taste is well balanced also. No dried out hop tongue here. Just a nice sweetness with that little hint of rye. Overall I am very impressed and will be asking the person that mailed it to me to send more, especially since he made sure to get it to me very fresh!

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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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Photo of sean_m_flannery
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
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 mistakebythelake
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jackie O's. Served in a tulip.

Poured a nice looking copper color with some tiny bubbles and a moderate amount of head. A fair amount of lacing remained on the glass as I delve deeper into this beer. Smelled of citrus, Wheat and A summer day. Tasted very similar to the smell with some wheat and citrusy hop charctets really coming through. Sweet but not over the top with a good balance of malt.

Mouthfeel was refreshing and Medium to light with a bit of dryness on the finish. A great IPA indeed and I really enjoyed this one fresh.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Woo hoo! This brew from Athens is out there. When I went to college there in the 70's I drank mostly Strohs and Miller with an Guinness now and again as a treat. This stuff is amazing.

I have been drinking this brewery's brown ale for a while and I really like it. This one is going to be a favorite too. It is definitely an American style - over the top.

You pop it open and pour a nice clear liquid into your glass, but it gives off a tremendous grassy, pungent aroma. This would go well with other grassy things.

The taste is over the top hops, like the aroma. Yet it is not too bitter. It's balanced in an unbalanced way.

It leaves you with an over-hopped aftertaste too. If you don't like an over-abundance of hops this is not for you, but if you do, celebrate, this is a great one.

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Photo of nismo_2005
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
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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Photo of beerman207
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped by and grabbed a growler. I planned on waiting but the dude said they tapped it just today, needed to have some hops!

A: wow. Pours a deep yellow almost orange with a nice fluffy white head.

S: on the pour, my hotel room started to smell like grapefruit. Wow. Never had a beer this strong in the nose.

T: very bitter but a nice malt backbone. Easy to sip and enjoy pn a warm day.

M: carbonation is good. Right where it needs to be

O: damn fine ipa from Jackie os. Hoping I gt to top by here again someday!

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't going to post my review of this until after the hauls landed for the Rules BIF but since others have been reviewing it I'll throw my hat in the ring

Pours a gorgeous golden orange with a nice touch of white head. A very pretty beer. Beautiful

Smells hoppy and sweet. The rye is strong on the nose and there is a touch of cat piss and pine. The rye is amazingly strong

Tastes sweet from the rye. Lots and lots of rye. There is a sharp bitterness from the hops. Pine and citrus are nice and strong. Very well balanced.

A nice thick mouthfeel. Very solid carbonation and very drinkable. One of the best Rye IPAs I've had.... not quite as good as Nelson but damn close :)

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Photo of do_ob
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
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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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
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 aasher
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a light bodied, very pale and faint gold in color with only a white lacing around the glass. The nose is light, bright, and clean. It features a nice and fresh, almost galaxy esque hop profile. It's somewhat dry and citrusy. The flavors are also very fresh and somewhat floral. It features a really nice hop profile. It's very light in body and far too drinkable. If this were in cans it would be a huge hit in the summer. The sessionability of this beer is through the roof. I'd say it drinks more like a hoppy pale than a true IPA but it's a really nice and easy drinking IPA nonetheless.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Jackie O's.

Pours a nice moderate copper color with a good white head and a nice bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose hits pretty hard with really nice hop notes. A bit dank with really nice citrus notes. Perhaps a bit of rind. The flavor is equally as pungent and filled with hops. Strong bitterness, though not overpowering. There's a bit of rye in there as well. The rest of the malt is kept to a minimum. Feel is nice--light to medium body with a dry finish. Hops and rye work well in tandem. Very nicely done.

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Photo of blankenhoney
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can with no discernible bottle date poured into a teku

A: bright, hazy orange with gold notes here and there; light head that recedes to a ring around the edge of the glass

S: citrus rind; pineapple; pine resin; rye and yeast

T: fruity; light rye bread; ends with a lovely dry bitterness and some light spice; great balance of light sweetness and light spice

M: not thin and watery, but perhaps a tad on the thin and watery side (but that's a plus if you're drinking this after a run or while working in the garden)

O: A real winner that blows Rye of the Tiger out of the water (as far as Ohio rye IPAs go). Great fruity aroma, lots of hops and moderate rye spice on the taste, and just so refreshing. Highly quaffable and totally crushable.

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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a can of Hop Ryot alongside Mystic Mama. They definitely have similarities.

Appearance: burnt orange with 1-2 finger head; lacing similar to Mystic
Smell: citrusy hops, but not quite as dank as Mystic
Taste: hoppy; bitter finish
Mouthfeel: smooth and delicious
Overall: outstanding beer... well done Jackie O's. I rated it just slightly below Mystic Mama

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Photo of fitrock2112
4.15/5  rDev +7%
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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Photo of Rae311
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good rye flavor that comes through nicely but is not too strong. Very slight sweetness with a moderately bitter after taste. Aroma is very mild, and the overall experience is enhanced with a glass rather than drinking straight from the can. I could imagine this being spectacular on draft but is still quite lovely being store-bought.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Jackie O's pub in Athens. Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, finger of creamy white head, nice lacing.

S- Citric, fruity notes of tangerine and grapefruit, some pine and leafy hops, a bit of caramel and some rye spiciness.

T- Powerful, bitter hops, leafy and a bit dank, some citrus and rye spiciness on top of light toasted malt.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth, crisp feel, dry finish.

O- A very nice IPA, the rye provides a nice complement to the citric hops, very enjoyable.

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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with nice head sitting atop the amber liquid; lacing action was impressive

Smell: Citrusy, with tangerines dominant and a little bit of toast

Taste: After the toast lays down the backbone, the tangerines dominate the front end through the finish, with a bit of spicy rye detectable in the back

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A very nice and refreshing IPA; goes great with the Jackie O's pizza

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Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours fairly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate caramel/rye malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness and rye spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, light caramel, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate rye/caramel malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice rye IPA! All around great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate caramel/rye malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of barczar
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with minimal cream head that quickly dissipates to almost nothing.

Mango, orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, peach, and a touch of resin form the aroma. Incredibly fruity!

Unfortunately, flavor falls a bit flatter. Malt is fairly watery, just a touch of toasted bread, with dulled, muted citrus at the base. Tropical notes surface at the end, along with resiny bitterness and light rye peppery character at the finish.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with light alcohol warmth a and a touch of astringency in the finish.

This beer could be incredible with a touch more malt sweetness and a tart hop counterpart in flavoring. Bitterness did not overwhelm. Aroma was incredible. Flavor fell a bit short.

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Photo of smbslt
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of bluejacket74
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel malt, rye, light citrusy hops, toffee, and some bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some peppery spice and a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, it's definitely worth trying.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Urbancaver. This was in a hand bottle/growler sort of thing.

From notes

NB: This was basically flat, but still quite good. Scores do not adjust for lack of carbonation. Intend to re-review on tap.

A - Golden amber body - beautiful color - no head.

S - Nice rye spice and hop profile, good malt balance.

T - Flat, but a nice hop profile with a great rye spice compliment.

M - Smooth as can be, flat, nice and full, thick body.

O (D) - This would be a great beer, but as is is just very good.

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