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 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 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 blankenhoney
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
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 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 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 coriswrasse
4.89/5  rDev +25.7%
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 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 angelmonster
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light yellow-amber translucent body. Head is 1/4 inch thick and pearly white. Lacing and head retention were slightly above average.

Smell is very light, floral hops with piney bitterness. Some sweet malts are also there but no alcohol detected.

Taste is light and a mix of tropical fruit, sweet caramel malt and floral notes. Slight rye/spiciness at the end. Alcohol isn't very present

Mouthfeel was light and had average amount of carbonation. Head didn't contribute much and body was on the lighter side.

Overall, this beer was tasty but nothing extraordinary besides the sweet can design. I think this IPA drinks more like a pale ale, didn't have the hop flavors I crave when I crack open a IPA. Glad I received it as an extra in a trade but don't think I'll be searching this one out ever.

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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 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 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 Swettenham_Shire
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
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 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 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 KFBR392
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Burnt orange color. Much lighter then I expected from a rye ipa. Half a finger of head on the pour which settled in only present on the edges of the glass. Low active carbonation. Sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Notes of toffee and almond aggressively greet the drinker. The rye is again much lighter then I expected. Comes off with a roasted aroma way beneath everything else going on here. Some hop tones poke through on the body but take a backseat as well.

Taste: Toffee, oak, and sugary malt sweetness hits the palate first and carries through into the body. Rye picks up a bit but gets buried under sweeter tones. Lacking a real potent hop profile, get the most on the back end and finish.

Mouthfeel: Sugary palate feeling, lacking aftertaste.

Overall: Not really sure what to make of this one. Most of my rye experience has come in stouts and bigger ales so maybe my palate just isn't receiving this one as well as it could have. I wanted a darker, earthier rye and malt presence but instead I got a really sweet, bright beer.

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Photo of barrett61
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have had a few Jackie-O beers and I would have to say this is my favorite. While it can't really be compared to the more "traditional" IPA's since it is a rye, it holds its own with most of them. It is a bit more bitter but not so much to where it turns your taste buds off. Slightly more bitter on the aftertaste but again not too extreme. It's fairly light in respect to drinkability...I've had 2 in the last 45 minutes. Doesn't sit in your stomach and make you feel too full. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who wants to deviate a bit from the course of "normal" IPA's and try something new. Well done Jackie-O

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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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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 jkwuc89
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this IPA on draught in a pint glass at 101 Beer Kitchen in Dublin, OH.

A: Clear golden amber color with a thin white head.

S: Slight hoppy aroma. It took me several sniffs to pick this up.

T: Very hoppy with solid bitter taste.

M: The best way I can describe this is tingly, especially when I left a sip rest and swirl in my mouth.

O: Decent IPA especially if you prefer a more bitter taste.

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Photo of screamking
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into pint glass.

Pour light amber, with a thin off white head. Aroma is strictly citrusy, grapefruit, orange peel, hint of lemon. Very clean hop taste, lots of those citrus notes in there. Not very earthy, very sweet hop profile. Mouthfeel is a little light, it could be more bodied. Middle of the road IPA as far as I'm concered.

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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 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 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 WillCarrera
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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 beerman207
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
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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