Mandala - Citra
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Mandala - CitraMandala - Citra
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From:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #717
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,242
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 8.57%
Ratings:
195
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 17, 2021
Added:
Oct 21, 2012
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  18
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Mandala - CitraMandala - Citra
Notes: None
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3.71 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 17, 2021
 
3.83 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Nov 03, 2019
 
4.4 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Oct 14, 2019
 
4.37 by nmann08 from Virginia on Sep 06, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by captaincoffee from Virginia

Fresh 4-pack as I was passing through Ohio in June. Really solid beer across the board. Pours nice with a big fat head that leaves nice lace. Nose is big as well with nice tropical and herbal notes. Taste follows suit with both the herbal and mango/citrus thing going on. Not sure how the other versions compare. However, would like to see the hop varietal listed on the can since it takes a bit of guesswork and palate work to figure out which one it is.

Sep 01, 2019
 
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Aug 26, 2019
 
4 by crewfan1952 from Ohio on Jul 25, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Golden somewhat cloudy body with a finger of white foam. Smell is citra to the face, with lime, grapefruit, mango, orange, and pine. Taste is pretty much the same, but the citra is allowed to run wild to the finish, very nice bitterness. Body is a little light for dipa, but otherwise great hop textures.

Jul 14, 2019
 
4.36 by Fishface from Ohio on Aug 22, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/9/2018. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt sweetness; great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and fairly sticky/resinous mouthfeel that is great. Touch of lingering rind. Mild increasing warmth of 9% after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt sweetness; very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Extremely juicy/lightly dank hops with English yeast; sizable malt backbone, but not overly sweet/heavy feeling from lingering bitter dryness. A highly enjoyable offering as expected. Right on par with the other variations I've had so far.

Aug 04, 2018
 
3.21 by Nathan419 from Ohio on Jul 28, 2018
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by blevinsaj from Ohio

Tastes like I’m eating passion fruit. Very citrusy. Compared to other single hop citras like zombie dust it’s not there but still pretty good

Jun 18, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pathman from Ohio

6/16/18 draft @ The Brew Kettle Hudson

Jun 17, 2018
 
4.24 by NMA from Ohio on Jun 07, 2018
 
4.24 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio on Jun 03, 2018
 
4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania on May 30, 2018
 
3.98 by drunkenmess from Michigan on May 29, 2018
 
4.21 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on May 24, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by schoolboy from Ohio

This beauty is unique and tasty. It pours ever so slightly cloudy with fine bubbles. The aroma is terrific, nasty skunky hops, but in reasonable proportions. Every whiff seems different, as there is a lot going on here. The taste similarly baffles. It is sweet, bitter, every so slightly citrusy and somewhat bready (but definitely not white bread). The finish is smooth and creamy. Like many high end Jackie O's products, it is not a good value (pricey).

This is definitely a dreamy brew, and I may guzzle all of the half growler in very short order (and take a snooze).

Recommended.

May 24, 2018
 
5 by SerMosh from Ohio on May 24, 2018
 
4.17 by JCaweinstein from Ohio on May 23, 2018
 
4.03 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Nov 13, 2017
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AndrewMichael from Virginia

The can may have fallen off just a touch since I didn't drink it fresh.

Oct 29, 2017
 
4.29 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Oct 16, 2017
 
4.26 by mpolewan from Ohio on Sep 30, 2017
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4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Krinehart from Maryland

Hoppy with citrus hops. Smooth. Not bitter

Aug 19, 2017
 
4.1 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Aug 18, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by CaptCleveland from Ohio

4-pack purchased form local grocery chain for $11.99. Can bottom dated 7/18/2017.

Dark straw colored, slightly hazy elixir poured into snifter yielding a nice 2-finger, bright white foam which survives the tasting as a think rim. Plenty of thick lacing coats the vessel.

Being a single hop IPA, the Citra hops are the star of this brew and don't disappoint. Plenty of thick tropical notes of mango, pineapple and fresh melon.

This brew hits the mark for me in multiple categories: smooth, bitter tropical hops, refreshing fruit flavors with a nice subtle spice and a mellow finish.

Nicely carbonated, medium body with the alcohol well hidden for an 8.5%er.

Jackie O's has made its rep on (mostly) BA stouts and adjunct beers but has really made an effort to create some hop-head pleasing brew. Their reworked Mystic Mama IPA is one example, but this single hop Mandala series has provided some outstanding choices as well.

Aug 08, 2017
 
3.88 by RebornStussy from Ohio on Jul 27, 2017
 
3.75 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia on Dec 30, 2016
 
3.58 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Dec 24, 2016
 
4.32 by AJmon13 from Ohio on Oct 06, 2016
 
4.25 by travelguy from Ohio on Oct 06, 2016
 
4.02 by addiwilliams from Virginia on Oct 05, 2016
 
3.75 by NateMac13 from Illinois on Sep 16, 2016
 
4 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Aug 27, 2016
 
3.75 by largadeer from California on Aug 22, 2016
 
4.2 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey on Aug 21, 2016
 
3.43 by drone from Oregon on Aug 21, 2016
 
3.9 by Josbor11 from Ohio on Aug 17, 2016
Mandala - Citra from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 195 ratings