Mandala - Citra | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TurdFurgison on 10-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,820
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
184
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
17
Trade:
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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6/16/18 draft @ The Brew Kettle Hudson

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hoppy with citrus hops. Smooth. Not bitter

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Mandala - Citra from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 184 ratings