Mandala - Citra | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Mandala - CitraMandala - Citra
BA SCORE
4.21/5
172 Ratings
Mandala - CitraMandala - Citra
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TurdFurgison on 10-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,757
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
172
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 21
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2.75/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of jlindros
3.05/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to rudzud 6/24/16

Big creamy foamy head, fades semi slowly messy lacing, mostly clear honey orange color.

Nose candied fruit, smells like old ipa, fruity but generic syrupy candy, maybe a little herbal spicy hop, candied apple, candy malt, messy, so much like malt thing.

Taste more aged hops, candied fruit, apple, sweet syrupy malt and candy, big spicy earthy hop too, herbal like, big bitter earthy spicy hop finish.

Mouth is syrupy messy, lighter carb.

Overall just sad.

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Photo of rudzud
3.17/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Received in a trade. Shared with JLindros. Canned on 6/24

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a one finger head that fades to leave thin blanket.

S - Aromas of huge malt presence, caramel, cardboard, super faint citrus.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, huge old hops (which makes no sense) generic bitterness, really bland hops, no real citrus. Unfortunate.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, rather thin.

O - Overall this is a very underwhelming ipa. Really unfortunate considering this is a fresh can.

Serving type: can

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Photo of DeadGuyRyan
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of drone
3.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of khargro2
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i absolutely love this brewery, but in my experience, their hoppy stuff is a step behind their other styles, which is less and less common i think these days. i have only begun to explore the single hopped versions of this beer, but the citra left a bit to be desired, at least for me. its got a little darker look to it, although still not north of orange, and well heady and clear. lots of bubbles too, which i appreciate in a bigger ipa. the nose is oddly not all that hoppy to me. maybe its the fatty i partook in right before i had this, but i have to say, it didnt pop like some of their others. citra is there in the nose distinctly, but its muted, and overbalanced a little by richer malt profile. the taste matches the nose, better as a session imperial ipa, if such a thing exists, due to its balance and use of grain to counter the hops, but the citra doesnt seem quite bold enough on its own to cut it, certainly not on the bitterness scale, and so it seems too malty for the style and also for my taste. drinkable as they go though because of the bubbles and the relative lack of residual sweetness given its malt base. not my favorite from them, but i will try the others for sure if they come around.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of largadeer
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of NateMac13
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of riemster
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of zimm421
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewski
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SGerrard
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacecake9
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass.
A - Pours a bright hazy orange with a one inch thick head.
S - Aroma is sweet, like candied orange. Vary nice!
T - More malty than anything. Light on the citrus, fairly bitter on the finish.
M - Not as thick as a typical DIPA. Medium carbonation.
O - Lots of promise here but never makes it to the level of special.

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

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Mandala - Citra from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 172 ratings
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