Mandala - Citra | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Mandala - CitraMandala - Citra

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TurdFurgison on 10-21-2012

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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 21
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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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Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap during the anniversary celebration. Served in a tasting glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear amber color with a hint of gold. There is a quarter finger of fluffy off white head that fades to a layer on top of the pour and leaves some lace on the glass.

Smell: Juicy citrus hops with some pineapple and tangerine mixed in. There is a good amount of sweetness backing up the hops. Tons of fresh citra.

Taste: This reminds me of a west coast DIPA. There is no heat that would have clued me in to the abv. Citrus hop bitterness balanced by a the malty sweetness. The finish is quite bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very nice beer that showcases the citra hops. I enjoyed it and would be interested in having more.

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

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

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Kan. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and a few spots of lace. Hazy dark orange-brown body.

S - Lots of Citra hops, with juicy orange, tropical fruits, and a hint of dank onion. Fairly balanced, with the expected sugar cookie malts and a touch of brown sugar as well.

T - Similar to the aroma, but with not quite as much malt character. Lots of citrus flesh and a touch of rind, and a few slightly herbal notes. There's moderate bitterness that grows over time.

M - Medium body, pleasant crisp carbonation, some lingering oily hop resins amid the dry finish. No alcohol presence.

D - A solid and well-crafted DIPA. The reviews on Ratebeer seem unusually high, but if you like Citra hops you certainly won't be disappointed by this one. If I were at Jackie O's I'd definitely order this one again.

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Photo of Eziel
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 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 Sabtos
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold-brass with a large white foam that dies to a minimal off-white film.

This smells like orange PEZ, but for some dank sweat and cracker. However, I also get some feet, cat pee and rug as it warms--some classic notes managed to survive this haze craze after all!

Taste is lemony-orange cannabic dankness with cracker. This puppy is really hoppy and spicy but also reminds me of Froot Loops!

Full and frothy with a crisp, semi-dry finish.

A tasty brew that hits the spot.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of barczar
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is caramel malt sweet, with big grapefruit, tangerine, mango, toasted bread crust, pine, resin, pineapple, and peach notes. Very fruit forward.

Flavor is more sweet malt dominant initially, but the fruit notes come out mid palate and linger, muted, in the finish, which is fairly dry and lightly resiny bitter. More grassy and earthy in flavor than fruity.

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

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