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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by zimm421 on 06-10-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
105
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
17.36%
 
 
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 105
Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden in color with a very subtle haze to it. Aroma is hoppy, piney, and fresh, with some tropical notes lingering in the background. It's flavor is lashing of hops at first. Some pine spruce is present, but the hop flavor seems to transition back and forth between pine and tropical fruit notes. Either way the hop intensity is alive and well in this one, it's just not purely pine like I was expecting. It's an interesting offering from Jackie O's and a great drinker in my opinion.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can (canned on 05/31/16) served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy pale gold. Initial 1/4" thick white foam died back to a thick ring and just a few islands of foam floating on top. Fine strands and a few islands of lacing.

Smell: Upon first cracking open the can, a very strong hit of fresh cut pine. With a bit of warming up, the pine dissipates and is not as strong, and is accented with a hint of peach and tropical fruit. The pine (fir) is still there though as the major aroma.

Taste: Not very hoppy up front - some pineapple, peach, cracker-like malt flavors, and then the pine shows up. And it shows up slowly and strongly. Starts as just pine bitterness, and then lingers quite a bit and gets stronger, especially in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a bit prickly. Sticky with resin and oils on the teeth. Nice thickness under all of those other senstations.

Overall / Drinkability: I am confident I would not be able to have more than one per evening, but this is a neat beer. I like the aroma that this beer provides. The finish takes some getting use to, but it works with all the other flavors in this beer. I had this by itself, and due to the unique flavors I'm not sure what it would pair with. A strong flavored fish maybe? A good AIPA and one that accentuates that classic AIPA pine hop flavor, but with actual pine rather than hops.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours light golden color with a slight haze and thin white head, fades leaving some soapy lace. Light malt aroma with citrus and grassy notes. Taste is filled with sprucy piney grassy bitterness. This dominant flavor lasts well past the sip. Thin to medium slick feel.

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Photo of BARx3
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really have never enjoyed any beers from this brewery and I am not an IPA fan.
This beer presents an unique smell coupled with a taste. Why don't more brewers use pine.

JackieO's gets athumbs up!

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yum. Definitely get the pine and resin in this one. Super hot outside as I enjoy this beverage and its ice cold. Refreshing and very satisfactory. Approved.

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Photo of Blueribbon666
3.04/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

As advertised resinous, coniferous. Spruce tip is mild but overall a bit much for me between the tips, pine & Hop , a real chewer that's too bitter to finish from the can. If piney is your thing, enjoy, it's a one & done for me.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 5-10-16. Plastic cup at Mapfre Stadium.

A: slightly hazy gold with 1 finger off-white head and lots of carb. Retains a thick skim across the top and laces very, very well.

S: pine and tropical. Smells remarkably like my other fave Jackie o's, mystic mama. A little more underlying sweetness.

T: milder hoppy, piney arrival than mystic mama. Definite white bread malt sweetness. Very nice.

M: well- carbonated, lighter side of midweight. Not totally clean, but no slickness.

O: I like! Very good pine-forward sweeter IPA, a hint of floral and tropical, and without a hint of cat pee.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright yellow with a chill haze, and a medium, fluffy white head that retains a substantial, clingy blanket.

Smell is orange, earth, slightly pungent hop, with an evenly distributed ginger and apricot blend.

Taste is citrus, spruce, with floral notes.

Lightly bitter, semi-dry, very drinkable, but may be a little odd as I witnessed others that were having their first spruce tip brew. Pennsylvania Tuxedo is by far my favorite, but this really is a good attempt and strikes a different path than Dogfish.

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Photo of jlindros
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not sure if I'll enjoy a spruce tip IPA, but could be fun. Canned 5-19-16.

Pours a nice foamy fizzy 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace, decent spotty lacing, clear light pale yellow almost watery color.

Nose an interesting nose for sure, a little floral spruce tip pine note, floral hops, a little citrus, mild pine, an earthy pine note, little generic fruitiness, mild sweet malt in the background, maybe even a touch of honey note, a little orange rind pith.

Taste brings more spruce tip right out front, a little pine sap note, but more floral grassy spruce character, fruity as well, little candied orange zest and pith notes, generic fruity with a little tanginess, mild candy sweet malt in the background, fair grassy spicy hop too, Dry spicy hop finish, a little sticky note, lingering spruce tip floral grassy flavor, a little pine earthiness.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad, not my fav flavors for an ipa, but not as bad as I expected.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into snifter canned on 5/31

A: light gold body with great clarity and looks like decent carbonation. Small bubbled white head that thins to a film except at the edges

S: very piney with a pilsner smell to it a little spicy hop nose

T: light hops floral piney with a touch of spice not super piney like the can suggests a light crackery malt backbone

M: lighter with a crisp and bubbly carbonation

O: This beer doesn't have enough taste to be offensive and it doesn't have enough taste to be good its mildly drinkable

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Photo of tjwarren
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Huge line notes. Very floral with some citrus fighting through at the end. A little lacking in the body. Kind of thin. Refreshing summer drink. Very unique. Thumbs up.

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Photo of rudzud
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Canned on 5/19/16.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip clear golden straw hue with a thin one finger head that faded to leave light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light malts, earthy, light herbal tree-esc thing going on here. Really unique.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, light malt sweetness, faint almost tropical notes. Loads of pine and sappy resin notes. Definitely getting some spruce notes. Very nice bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, maybe a bit on the thin side.

O - Overall, this was a solid, unique IPA offering from Jackie O's. Tasty.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of BB1313
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 5/10/16. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a light pale golden with a subtle haze; fluffy eggshell white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are earthy and unique. The spruce notes shine along with hints of mint leaves. Malts are there but aren't overwhelming. The flavors follow the nose perfectly. More spruce and mint notes. Lots of fresh pine needles and fresh grass. This one has a sharp bitterness to it. Slightly resinous, but it's pretty clean. Malts are there, but take a backseat. Finishes crisp and clean. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very smooth, refreshing and easy to drink.

This is a very unique IPA, which gets extra credit in my book. I don't think I've ever had an IPA like it. The craftsmanship is very impressive. Well done. Definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of KushBreakfast
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Incredibly unique hop profile makes for a refreshingly original IPA flavor. Predominantly earthy hops make for a phenomenal, out of the ordinary taste. The subsequent aroma is less than ideal (to my personal preference) and oddly inconsistent with the taste.

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Photo of Mateo2699
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden, nearly straw yellow hue. Big frothy head, great lacing. Pine foward scent with a soapy back end. Nothing too complex or in your face about the nose. Taste is pine sap, burnt bread malt, slight peppery earthy spice and hop resin.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into the SN/DFH IPA glass
A: Bold, dark orange with a 1/2-finger head that slowly settles
S: Caramel & tropical fruit
T: Matches the nose
M: Medium-bodied, a touch sweet
O: Tasty overall but could use a bit more complexity and a touch less sweetness

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow-fluffy white head-lots of lacing.

Fresh spruce tips, tea, herbasiuos hops, pale malt.

Spruce tips, spicy tea, mint, slightly sweet malt. Finishes bitter and dry.

Light and very easy to crush.

A very unique, easy drinking IPA. Tastes and light for the ABV. I will definately be having more this summer while its around.

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a white head that slowly dissipates leaving a decent trail.

S: Hoppy aroma.

T: Similar to the smell there is a bitter hoppy aroma with a slight pine and citrus background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Really good IPA – highly recommended.

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Photo of sitarist
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, pale golden color, with an amber hue. A slow stream of small, steady bubbles rise to a short, white head. The head falls to a dusting, that leaves spots, and arches of lacing.

I smell pine, wet dog /dog shampoo, sage, lemongrass, and hints of orange. I get some bread notes as well... The spicing / hopping take front stage, but actually has a nice blend of all its components. Pleasant, clean, and inviting my nose is constantly buried in my glass.

I wish I could tell you that its flavors were as balanced as its' aroma, but I can't. Its' resinous, herbal, and spicy. There is some fruitiness, but the rind comes with it. Not bad at all, don't get me wrong.

It is put together very nicely... Light to medium in body, with faint carbonation, and is slightly astringent.

An easy drinking IPA, but a few glasses are enough. It is pleasant to my senses, and provides a nice buzz; basically everything that I like in an American IPA. I have no idea how this beer is rated so low; it rivals any of those caned IPAs' from the east coast, and the rice IPAs' from just north of me.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Fresh pine needles all the way. Bold and up front. Lemon zest notes as well. Smells like I'm walking though a pine forest. No esters and resiny, piney notes blast the nose.

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber pour with a low white cap that fades and rings the glass.

Flavor: More of the same. Pine resin, slightly woody, a hint of mint and herbal flavors, along with a touch of bready malt that is understated but provides a quick balance point at the end. Finish is clean, bitter, and dry. Balance is decidedly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly oily, and a hint of astringency.

Overall impression: I love the dryness and the pine in this beer. I wouldn't want it all the time but it's a unique twist and one I'm glad to try. Would be a great Christmas beer to break out of all the spice bomb brown ales that flood the market. This is like Christmas tree in a glass! Worth a try.

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Photo of largadeer
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Eric! An IPA with spruce - interesting.

The body is golden with slight haze, topped by an inch of sticky lasting foam that leaves rings behind as the glass empties.

Spruce is evident on the nose, right alongside citrusy, lemony, herbal hops. It's resinous, spicy, fruity, frankly a bit Christmas tree-like. Malt brings a dry, bready note that's largely buried.

The palate is odd but enjoyable. Plenty of spruce again, which is sharply resinous, spicy, and for lack of a better word, very "green". Hops lend more citrusy and herbal flavors, along with plenty of sticky, earthy bitterness. The malt backbone is heavier than I was expecting, though the beer is far from sweet - it's present more in the texture. The flavors are all enjoyable here in small doses, but it begins to wear down the palate after a few glasses. Overall this was a pleasantly surprising experiment, but I can't say that it left me wanting spruce in all of my IPAs.

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Photo of zimm421
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaped pint glass from the growler. A nice off-white head appears, and has nice staying power, with good lacing left behind. Appears a pretty hazy, dark orange color. Looks great.

Nose is full of citrus, grassy notes and loads of pine. The spruce tips are clearly evident here. The malts are fairly light, but there is a slight sweetness to the nose. Taste is very similar, starting out slightly sweet, then becoming nice and bitter quickly. Again, the touch of citrus which is then overwhelmed by pine.

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