Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Smoked Beer
3.53 | pDev: 18.41%
Mar 10, 2016
Aug 09, 2011
Notes: The Jackie O's take on a breakfast beer, Hogwash was designed to taste like breakfast sausage. German smoked malt, local maple syrup, and lavender was used to evoke the thought of breakfast sausage.
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2.25 by SteveCarrozza from New Hampshire on Mar 10, 2016
3.49 by Dicers from Colorado on Feb 21, 2016
2.75 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Feb 15, 2016
2.55 by rderedin from Maine on Feb 14, 2016
3.75 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota on Feb 10, 2016
3.66 by braican from Massachusetts on Feb 08, 2016
2.5 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Feb 08, 2016
2.45 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts on Feb 07, 2016
3.92 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2016
3.89 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2016
2.77 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2016
4.12 by Buckeye982 from Ohio on Jan 28, 2016
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2.86/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Sabtos from Ohio

Light brown, minimal head.

Aroma of lightly smoked ham, bacon, wood. Taste follows through, with a little wheat.

Feel is slightly fizzy, light. Not too smoky, unusual, could maybe be a Funky Buddha rival if more substantial, not that that would make it better.

Jan 15, 2016
3.79 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Jan 14, 2016
4.25 by mikepcarney from Ohio on Jan 13, 2016
3.79 by zimm421 from Ohio on Dec 12, 2015
4.1 by Jenebauer from Tennessee on Dec 11, 2015
3.21 by Eziel from Ohio on Dec 08, 2015
4 by elkinbrown from Tennessee on Dec 06, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by caahare from West Virginia

A really good concept! I think it just a needs a little less lavender and a slightly stronger malt base.

Dec 05, 2015
4 by zbodnar1 from West Virginia on Sep 30, 2013
2 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Dec 28, 2012
2.5 by Photekut from Tennessee on Aug 29, 2012
3.5 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Jun 04, 2012
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3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

Received in a 4 oz. taster glass.

3.5 A: Orange amber color. Came without a head.

4.0 S: Smells as advertised. Superbly sausagy. Tons of lavender, caraway, and other assorted spices. Smokiness and toasty after that. I didn't pick up much maple though. Super herbal.

3.0 T: Herb overload. I love what they are doing with this, but I'm just not a huge fan of herbal beers. Big smokiness, lavender, herbs, toasty.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light creaminess.

3.5 D: This is unique through and through and vastly different that anything else that I've ever had. This is a must try if you visit JO's and it's on-tap.

Mar 25, 2012
3.25 by Mark000 from Michigan on Mar 25, 2012
3.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Feb 29, 2012
4.5 by CharlieMurphy from New York on Feb 16, 2012
2.5 by xnicknj from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2012
3.5 by TimoP from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2012
3.5 by funkel81 from Colorado on Feb 06, 2012
3.5 by JAHMUR from Connecticut on Feb 06, 2012
3.5 by nickhiller from Texas on Feb 05, 2012
4.5 by coreyfmcdonald from Georgia on Feb 05, 2012
3 by Brutesling57 from Ohio on Jan 28, 2012
4 by Urbancaver from Ohio on Dec 04, 2011
4.5 by ej285701 from Ohio on Nov 14, 2011
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3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by Ryan011235 from Ohio

On tap at Jackie O's on 8/27/11

Irresponsible Tick #4

Good old fashioned amber - quite clear. Small bruise of a head. Dear aroma - whatcha doing? Lots of lavender, like something you'd get mom for Mother's Day. Spot of maple works well - not too sweet. Just a touch of smoke with a spicy sausage bent. Spicy. Excellent aroma. Lavender doesn't translate as pleasantly to taste. Maple and puffs of smoke. Random spices. Medium body with a thinner feel. Moderate carbonation. Maple/floral finish.

Oct 12, 2011
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4.37/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

From tap to nonic pint glass at Jackie O's on 8/26/11 & 8/27/11
*From notes

A: It looks like a Sam Adams Boston Lager: clean rustic amber. A one finger head fade quickly and moderate lacing follows.

S: Wow - there's enough lavender on the nose to plant a garden. The smoke is present, but it's more of a supporting player to the fresh herbal qualities.

T: What a crazy and insanely delicious beer! Again, the lavender is all over this thing like Jackson Pollock on a canvas. Seriously, if you're not a lavender fan (which I most certainly am), then steer clear. As the herbaceous profile fades, the smokiness begins taking hold of the back palate. And it's certainly smokey at that, yet expertly balanced by a deft hand.

M: Bubbly - it suits the refreshing nature of the beer. It's not too thick and cloying, rather gets in, out and over just in time for your next sip.

O: In a weekend that featured 33 beers on tap, my Pops and I had more of this then anything else. And this coming from a guy (me) who loathes smoke/rauchbiers!

This amazing creation was the talk of the bottle release weekend, and I simply could not get enough of this heavenly stuff. I really hope Brad keeps this one in heavy rotation, as I'll need an IV next time.

Sep 02, 2011
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4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by cwguy5 from North Carolina

Enjoyed at Jackie O's release 8/11. Served from draft into pint glass. Thanks to jisom123's wife, Danielle, for her colorful commentary on this one. 'Dishrag' will always be associated with this one! See jisom123's review for further dishrag info.

A - pretty dark that night but looked like a clear amber color with a thin white head; sparse lacing
S - lots of lavender right off the bat then maple and brown sugar followed by oak and grass(the lawn type)
T - a lot like the smell; loads of lavender with some bread and a light smoke finish
M - medium carbonation; smooth and soft with herbal lavender linger
D - surprisingly drinkable for amount of lavender but this may just be a personal preference on the lavender; left me wanting for more smoke and a little less lavender

Aug 31, 2011
Hogwash from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 46 ratings