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Mandala - Citra | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.21/5
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174 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,752
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
174
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Stevem68
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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Photo of Brew33
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ohiovania
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a growler into an IPA glass
A: Clear, light orange with a one-finger head
S: Clean, hop-forward, mostly citrus (fresh orange/lemon). Pine along with hints of herbs/caramel underneath the citrus
T: More earthy and herbal than the nose, still solid citrus in the middle with an caramel/earthy finish
M: Medium-bodied, crisp and dry
O: Showcases the hop well and is very tasty

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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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Photo of BB1313
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz growler filled at Heinen's in Mentor, Ohio

Growler poured into a tulip. Pours a light golden with solid clarity; small eggshell white head that leaves nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are very nice. Nice balance between tropical and citrus notes. Lots of mango along with some sticky grapefruit. The malts take a backseat in the aroma and flavor department. The flavors follow the nose. Very sharp and clean. More mango along with some pineapple. The grapefruit is there along with some lemon and lime zest. Orange notes are there. Subtle pine notes. Some black pepper in the mix. Solid bitterness. Once again, the malts take a backseat. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Finishes clean and refreshing. The mouthfeel is full-bodied with very active carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is a very nice DIPA. Well crafted and very enjoyable. It's definitely worth checking out if you come across it.

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Photo of gopens44
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsucks
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Buckeye982
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jordanimal
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Wolfpac78
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of caahare
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of indianabeerman
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mandala - Citra from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 174 ratings
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