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IPA - American
Ranked #2,952
Ranked #18,032
3.9 | pDev: 7.69%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
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claminat420 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured heavily into a founders pint glass. canned c 07-01-19 marked underneath can.

Appearance- a hazy straw color with a super frothy off white head.

Aroma- dank hops. piney with a tangy citrus.

Taste- like the aroma but maybe with some slight pineapple. a hop bomb. abv is well hidden. bitterness is dry. love it.

Mothfeel- solid medium body. a slight bit over carbonated to my liking but still solid.

Drinkability- stocking up on this in the future.

Overall- super solid ipa. hop bomb and don't whine about malt balance.

Sep 12, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this off the single shelf at my local Giant Eagle. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had faint waifs pine. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with pine presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

Jul 02, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/31/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, spruce, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops, spruce tips, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, spruce, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, spruce, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, spruce tips, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Slight lingering hop/spruce astringency through the glass, but not overwhelming. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a great IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, spruce tips, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the increasingly bitter/drying finish. Very vibrant, juicy, and dank from hops/spruce; with a nice pale malt backbone for balance. Nice hop showcase without going overdoing the spruce tips. A very enjoyable offering.

Jul 15, 2017
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jp32 from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Aug 14, 2016
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Aug 13, 2016
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Jul 31, 2016
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BARx3 from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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!

Jul 28, 2016
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Jul 28, 2016
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Blueribbon666 from Ohio

3.04/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Jul 17, 2016
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SaltofOH from Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Jul 17, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Jul 01, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Jun 22, 2016
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SomethingClever from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
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

Jun 16, 2016
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tjwarren from Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Jun 04, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +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

Jun 02, 2016
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Ohiovania from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I don't dig the aroma of the spruce tips as much in the nose but they blend very cohesively with the hop profile in the taste. Super fresh and very drinkable.

May 30, 2016
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

May 27, 2016
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KushBreakfast from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

May 27, 2016
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Mateo2699 from Texas

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

May 25, 2016
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ONUMello from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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

Aug 23, 2015
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Jun 30, 2014
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ckollias from Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Sep 03, 2013
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sitarist from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Jul 13, 2013
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mattcrill from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Sep 05, 2012
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largadeer from California

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Jun 30, 2012
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