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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 BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
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 oline73
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap during the anniversary celebration. Served in a tasting glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear amber color with a quarter finger of fluffy head that fades to a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Grain with a strong spice note from the rye. Just a touch of fruity hops. Nice even if it's not very strong.

Taste: There is a very nice rye spice that backs up the citrus peel hop bitterness. The spice note remains through the whole sip with the bitterness building to the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with very fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I would have liked the overall flavor to be a bit stronger, but I enjoyed all the components. I'd have more if it was offered.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
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 superspak
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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 chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
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 WVbeergeek
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excited to see another Jackie O's can show up, the Hop Ryot you guessed hit is an Rye IPA. Pours a hazed copper hue with fine bubbled off white head, fine even banded lacing. Aroma spicy rye hits you up front and center, with citric grapefruit rinds, herbal, and pine accented hop profile the can just says brewed with rye malt and lotsa hops. Rye gives it a creamy spiced bread character, hop pellets are providing healthy levels of hop bitterness citrus peel and mild pine cone flavors very earthy slightly abrasive on the palate, creamy textured. Mouthfeel has smooth carbonation their house yeast always give me just a hint of medicinal or band aid phenolic character but not overpowering to the extent that it ruins the beer for me. Carbonation works just fine, again the creamy texture and luscious light hop oils blends to a smooth finish herbal/pine earthy hop bitterness does not stick around it actually finishes quite clean for a beer with lotsa hops. Overall, lotsa hops a bit of a rye malt base with caramelized sugars decent definitely not mind blowing why don't they release any of their big or wild beers statewide, it bums me out.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Heavy pine resin tones on this one. Fairly firm, though not overly obnoxious. More malts showing than I would have expected. It seems they show more as the beer warms. Decent spiced tones to it. A pretty easy drinker. Nothing overly interesting though.

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Photo of aasher
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
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 Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color, almost orange with a white soapy head with decent retention. A fair amount of lacing and clarity is subpar, unfiltered I'm sure.
In the aroma are grains and fruit, namely grapefruit and peach. Some yeasty and bready whiffs are also there. Really has a great citrusy scent with a touch of banana.
In the taste, pine, grapefruit, green tea, spice, grain - an overall homage to hops and malted rye. The hops used are fruity as hell, if hell was to be fruity. The rye adds a nice depth of grainy and spicy undertones.
Medium bodied, smooth feel. Adequate medium carbonation.
Overall, this is damn tasty, and a nice, affordable canned option. Thumbs up on this one!

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Photo of barczar
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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 bluejacket74
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
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 jmdrpi
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
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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Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Random find in a store near Cleveland, OH. Reviewed at Rising Sun CG, Glacier National Park, MT. Full notes taken on my phone.

A- Cloudy golden apricot body poured from the can to a goblet for the review at Glacier NP. Haziness is high and a white cap rises to half a finger with decent retention. Creamy ring deposits spotty lace.

S- Hop centric with a touch of cracked grain. Notes of tangerine, orange, stone fruit and citrus off the top with hints of cracked rye grain beyond that.

T- Citrus rinds and stone fruit hops really pick up with an oily bitter bite. Orange, lemon zest, tangerine, apricot, floral and pine hop punch. Rye adds its signature spice which melds with the hops.

MF- The body is light to medium thick with a texture between creamy and foamy. High end carbonation helps the hops as it finishes fairly bitter.

Citrus and stone fruit hop character jives nicely with the amount of rye used here. I find too much rye can detract from the rest of a beer but it is used well in this one.

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Photo of maximum12
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to fiver29 for this gorgeous creature tossed into a recent trade...he knows what I like. 12 oz. can dumped into my favorite snifter, because.

With the spring/winter wind roaring outside - seriously, 60 degrees, thunder, 30MPH winds, snow, 20 degrees within about 12 hours - the pour is a filmy mid-yellow with a fair amount of sediment in the swirling eddies. The nose gets my head bobbing. Great punch of rye spiciness, grassy/floral hops, caramel, light sweetness. Eleven words don't do it justice, the ingredients jell together really well.

Hop Ryot peaks before the first sip. The pretty nose isn't as tightly integrated taste-wise, & the dominant aspect is an earthiness that may come either from the hops or the rye & puts me off just a touch (just not a fan of dankness). The hops are leafy, but the underlying caramel comes through, enough to confuse the faint bitterness. Bit of graininess at the end, & the bitterness does grow slowly. A bit heavy for an IPA.

The hop-profile just isn't my thing; too dank, too earthy, & the interaction with the nice rye notes was first-date-in-a-thong awkward. Still pretty good.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from free beer contest. Thanks! Pours hazy orange copper with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of lightly floral hops with some rye spice, a bit of spicy mango, orange rinds. Flavor is lightly sweet tropical fruits, orange rinds, a kick of rye spiciness. A nice hit of dry bitterNess on the tongue. a bit watered down but also very easy drinking. Low carbonation, dry, medium light mouthfeel. Drinkable but better stuff out there.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Moderately hazed light orange color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy off-white head. Retention is good and a finger of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Pleasant intermingling of earthy and grassy hops with the earthy spiciness of the rye. Toasted malts underneath. On the drier side, but well balanced overall.

3.5 T: Same as the nose. Earthy spicy rye, earthy and grassy hops, toasted malts.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and super smooth.

3.75 D: Pretty solid overall.

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Photo of beergoot
3.89/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of nrbw23
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with a solid off white head. Head turns into a layer of bubbles and leaves some nice layered lacing.

S- Quite a bit of balance going on between the hops and malts. A bit of tropical fruit hops and a roasted malts.

T- Ahhhh there's the rye, more of a grassy hop, oranges coming through, spice and roasted malts.

M- Medium in both body and fairly light in carbonation.

0- Not me favorite by any means I liked the "spiced" verision much better.

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Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this brew on tap at Jackie O’s brewpub in Athens Ohio out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear-golden-amber hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Hoppy aroma with a citrus scent.

T: Hoppy and bitter and finishes slightly dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent IPA.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Copper tan/ brown with 1/2 inch foamy head, unfiltered floaters, some lacing.

Smell - Rye, grapefruit hops, pine, a little lemon, A little bready with a caramel malt backbone.

Taste - First sip is real strong grapefruit hop kick. Some pine along with rye grains and a little caramel malt come in near the finish. Some orange, lemon zest along with some spices also are present. Some alcohol shows up at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Lots of hops and rye grains coat the tongue. Palate gets more hops, along with malts and some spices. Aftertaste Is bitter hoppy, rye and a little dry.

Overall - Pretty good, strong hops up front, makes the rye secondary but is for sure present. Nice malt backbone, and nice mix of spices makes this a good drink. Balance is a little off since the hops are dominate but it doesn't hurt the beer, just makes it a little rough around the edges. Worth a drink for sure.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
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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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of BB1313
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy dark golden; small white head that fades leaving great retention and decent lacing. There's a little bit of sediment floating around as well. The aromas have a solid malt presence. Some hints of caramel blended with some citrus. I'm picking up some grapefruit and orange notes. A little bread too. The aromas are good, but not overwhelming. The flavors start of sharp and crisp. There's a solid bitterness to this one. Lots of caramel, but it doesn't overwhelm the hops. The bitterness lingers a bit. More grapefruit and orange zest. A touch of pine. Some black pepper too. The rye is present, but doesn't seem to shine. It's definitely there though. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's a smooth drink.

Solid Rye IPA from Jackie O's. It's not on the same level as Mystic Mama, in my opinion, but it's still a nice offering.

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Photo of rangerred
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
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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