Mugshot IPA | Jailhouse Brewing Company

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Mugshot IPAMugshot IPA

Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mugshot IPA features an arresting lineup of Warrior, chinook, cascade and sterling hops and a balanced blend of malt flavors that finish nice and dry. Forward hop bitterness lingers on without a overwhelming the palate.

Malt - U.S. malted 2-row barley; munich, caramel, and special roast; demerera sugar
Hops- Warrior, Chinook, Cascade and Sterling
O.G. - 14°P | ABV - 6.7% | IBU - 50

Suggested Pairings: Sharp Cheddar cheeses including spicy hot infused cheeses; Pork BBQ; Fried Dill Pickles; Pizza; Curry

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Photo of rajendra82
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hazy, amber, body was topped with a very large head, that started off at 3/4 glass tall and finally ended up at 3 fingers thick. The smell was far less assertive than most IPAs, as the hops seemed to be floral and delicate. The taste was also indicative of milder hop strains, as the bitterness was very much in check, allowing an earthy, herbal hop character, and a sugary malt presence to emerge. It was a flavorful combination, but not typical of the IPAs, I am used to sampling. The aftertaste was herbal, and a touch spicy. The body was decently sticky for the style. Easy to drink as a result of the simplicity and delicateness.

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Photo of godlessape
4.63/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured this one from a bomber:

Appearance: This is a densely, cloudy honey colored brew with a two finger impenetrable head that leaves a lot of fat lacing. (the lacing lasts forever and will require a steel wool brushing to remove)

Smell: Like pine cones and grapefruit.

Taste: I detect just a hint of pale malt then a blast of citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and well bodied. There is no hint at all that the abv is 6.7%.

Drinkability: This is my IPA of choice. I'd love to try this on tap.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours cloudy yellow/amber with a large foamy white head that takes forever to settle and leaves tons of lacing along the way while holding a great cap.

Aroma is citrus, oranges, tangerines, a bit of grapefruit, some floral and pine, bready and yeasty. Moderate strength. Could use more oomph in the aroma department.

Flavor is citrus hops, oranges and lemons, herbal and grassy, a touch of pine, bready and light caramel malt for balance, fair bitterness, finishes dry.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, medium carbonation, goes down nicely.

Good well-balanced IPA, could use a bit more "kick", but enjoyable and easy-drinkin'.

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Photo of gford217
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours hazy golden orange with a big creamy white head that shows excellent retention and lacing.

Aroma is fairly tame for an IPA with some citrusy lemons and light grassy notes. There's also a grainy toasty malt smell in the background. Not much sweetness.

The taste is similar with some malts balancing out the citrus hops. The finish is bitter with hops, though not flavorful hops, just bitter.

Mouthfeel is active with lots of carbonation. Light to medium bodied.

A drinkable and balanced IPA - another decent effort from Jailhouse though probably not quite as good as the stout.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice to see this local brewery moving to bottles. Poured from a bomber, pours a somewhat hazy orangey amber with a quite good head that sticks around and even leaves some lacing. Nice hop aroma with citrusy and grassy notes and a touch of grain. The taste still has the same nice hop notes, but a little too much graininess for my taste- I find this a bit distracting from the hops. Not bad, but one that could use a little more sweet malt and less graininess, or more pine notes in the hop profile to compensate for the grain.

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Photo of jabergess
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at Taco Mac Mall of GA in a 20 oz mug.

Appearance is excellent. Orange/brown with minimal head. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

Smell, not much of anything for an IPA. I'm thinking this wasn't dry hopped.

Taste - ok there are hops in here. I taste them pretty well up front with some residual bitterness. Citrusy and spicy.

Dry finish.

I've had a lot of IPAs I think are worse than this one. If you haven't tried it, you really should.

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Photo of allthatAles
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Notes based on new recipe....

Pour: hazed deep amber lacing well structured and persistent.

Nose: Hop presence lends to flowers, well balanced suggesting a blend of @ least three hops.

Mouth: not over aggressive, well rounded. Lightly soapy, fruity, spicy, it plays very, very well.

This is my favorite of the jailhouse brews, these guys know that great brewers aren't born, their crafted.This is also probably my favorite 'southern ipa' damn tasty an would be seen by the case in my home....

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Photo of dpodratsky3
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Six Feet Under Westside

A: A amberish, copper color, not super clear, a little hazy

S: Not super hops, has a pretty fruity, floral hop character, malt is definitely perceptible

T: A pretty balanced IPA, as in lots of caramel malt, actually pretty sweet, hops are medium, not mild, but a far cry from the top end of the range, finishes slightly sweet,but again balanced, even though it has a lot of malt, it doesn't dominate

M: Medium body, with some slightly detectable butteriness in the mouthfeel, but smooth and pleasant

D: High, the smooth mouthfeel and somewhat lower alcohol, just over 5% according to the beer list, make this easy to drink

Notes: Nothing amazing, not comparable to sweetwater IPA, but a good beer from a new brewery. With a little more tweaking this could be an awesome session IPA, when you want hops but don't want to be under the table after 2.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap a hazy dark amber-golden with a nice, fluffy, fine-bubbled pale orange-tan head. Aroma is good and hoppy, promising a better-than-average IPA. Strongly hoppy flavor has a decided evergreen undertone to it. Texture is smooth, fizzy and pleasing.

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Photo of Thur123
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a deep unfiltered burnt orange color into the glass at the brewery. The head was decent; one finger in height and the smell of the beer was deep and restrained earthy hops with a slight sweet edge. As this beer (as of now) is not dry hopped the aroma is lacking but the smell there is pleasing. Very balanced.

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The taste is more promising than the smell. The hops and malt profile are very well balanced but the hop bill is more apparent upon tasting. (Duh) The hop flavor is herbal bitter at first but really opens up with sweet fruit flavor like orange and citrus, along with a slightly resinous flavor as well. The malt is robust but balanced and this beer leaves me thinking of DFH's 60 minutes with is taste and balanced, although the nose is still lacking. The mouth feel is what is should be, certainly not watery or overly heavy, well done for me. This brew at this stage is full of subtlety and balanced and taste great. After talking to Glenn at the brewery about the beer, his plans to eventually dry hop are exciting as the only thing this beer lacked to me was a strong nose and the hop kick upon impact. That said this is still very good.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dispensed a light copper body, lightly hazed and capped with a finely-textured, white head.

Smell: Aroma of pale malts with a hint of sugary caramel. The hops (Chinook, Sterling, and Cascade) throw off notes of fresh florals, citrus fruits, and (lightly) pine.

Taste: Pale malts with a modest amount of supporting caramel sweetness. Hop flavors present fresh orange peelings, white pine, and humble meadow flowers. Medium bitterness. A bit more maltiness prior to the bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A decent India Pale Ale out of Jailhouse. Any hopheads looking to receive a curb-kicking of hop character and bitterness will be left wanting, but those seeking a balanced IPA should be pleased.

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Photo of glid02
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Outlaw's in McDonough, GA.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of bitter citrus hops - mostly on the lemon/lime side of things as opposed to grapefruit - with mild amounts of pale malt aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malt aromas kick things off and are joined quickly by solid amounts of brusque citrus hop flavors. The hops carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is alright. Like the wheat the thickness is good however the carbonation is on the high side.

Drinkability is OK. I finished my glass without a problem however I'm not sure about another.

Overall I think this could benefit from a few tweaks to the hop bill however as it is now it's certainly far from bad.

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