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 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
Ranking:
#2,223
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
187
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of addiwilliams
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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 EnthusedAboutBeer
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 Josbor11
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rydev24
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Light golden color, thick white head slowly fades leaving lots of sticky lacing. Citrusy tropical aroma. Very tropical taste with light bready notes, a bit of yeast comes through with grapefruit peel and grassy bitterness in the end. Thin to medium slick feel.

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

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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 PSU_Mike
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tjwarren
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
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 +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Chackman151
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
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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Mandala - Citra from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 187 ratings