Mandala - Citra | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TurdFurgison on 10-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.27%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Brewski
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjwarren
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Unworldly. Cloudy orange. Intense citrus aroma. Slick, full, oily mouthfeel. Bravo make more. Soon.

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Photo of dag1991
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden orange body, some definite haze, still pretty transparent, with a persistent white head, starting fat but fading slowly to a white cap, with lots of rich frothy lacing.

S - Rich hop nose, showcasing a solid citra bouquet, mango and passionfruit, pineapple and guava. A bit of wildness, but nothing harsh. Smells deliciously chewy.

T - The taste delivers on the hoppy promise of that nose, with a full range of tropical fruit, a strong malt core that stands up nicely to the bitter bite, and a close that delivers a solid bite but does not run into medicinal or other overloaded hop signals. Nicely done.

M - Brisk, sticky open, chewy with hop resin, and a close that is drying, but not as brutally as one might expect. The tongue takes a hit but is not scorched.

O - I must watch for this beer in the future. The single hop here is common and popular, but Jackie O manages to pull a lovely array of traditional citra flavors while avoiding many of the common traps this tricky hop can spring if not handled with finesse.

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Photo of Scipio3
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonis
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whitenads
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into tulip glass

A: Light amber almost a burnished gold color, pretty good clarity. Light soapy white head.

S: Light cantaloupe, grass smell, slight lemon

T: Huge sweet cantaloupe, slightly bitterish nice sweet candied taste. A little lemon and some

M: Lighter carbonation, nice sweet sticky mouthfeel

O: It is ok its pretty sweet not a bad citra forward beer but almost too sweet, nothing to write home about.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a very hazy/cloudy orange color with a minimal white lacing of head.

Aroma is straight up Citra hops. Bright citrus, very tropical smelling with hints of dankness and pine as well.

The flavor is also like straight Citra hops in your face! Sweet orange, tangerine, grapefruit, some mango and pineapple with apricot and a earthy dank note and pine too. Lots of different hop flavors and slightly juicy.

Medium bodied, crisp and clean mouthfeel, very well hidden alcohol. Nice bitterness level.

So glad they canned this! Best Jackie O's canned beer by miles!

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Photo of barczar
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
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 bwags81
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of toppoop
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lukass
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.75/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stevem68
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear colder honey color. Aroma is citrusy and a little sweet. Flavor is citrus peel up front with a smooth balanced finish. Drinks pretty smooth and overall just a really quality beer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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 Brew33
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mandala - Citra from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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