daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour, white head. Nice grassy hops up front, some citrus peel, dank finish. Nice damn pale. Really nice.
3fourths (8029) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Draft. Lightly hazed pale gold with a short white head. Tropical fruit gum / gummy candy, sweet onion and some cheese must / cheese rind comes out after it warms and breathes. Lean, light, dry body with just enough savoriness and softness to hold up across the middle and back. Lots of oily hop acids and peach / apricot fuzz.
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Cleveland, OH
My second pint at Lizardville was this excellent sessionable pale ale. Normally when I think of Jackie O’s I think of sours and big beers. This one is completely opposite in almost all ways. Assuming there are future batches it is worth a tick.
Aroma / Appearance - A coppery carbonated base fills the glass with a glowing charm. A delicate head is all that remains after a few minutes. Grass, polished gold, and lemony textures sweeten the air like a glass of lemonade after mowing the lawn. The hop base supports everything without being bland.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons, grainy malts, and a warm tang fills the mouth with fluid bitterness. Earthy lemonade transitions into a resiny oak finish. Tasting like drops of weeping tree sap it has a pleasant feel. I need to get my hands on a few Tired Hands beers at some point.
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Pours a translucent gold with a white head of foam. Fruity, citrusy, hoppy. Bitter and fruity. Light body. Easy drinking.
drsordr (1057) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pours clear golden. Nose sweet malt and mango hop. Taste lemon, citrus, faint sweet malt mid palate. Bitter finish.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Blacklick Wine & Spirits. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma of pale malt, slight citrus, pine and grassy hops. Spicy hop flavor combined with pine, grass and grapefruit before a malty finish.
Dogbrick (8140) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Woodlands Tavern during the Jackie O’s tap takeover on 09/28/2013: The beer pours a clear orange-gold color with a medium foamy white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, toasted malt and fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
b3shine (5427) - Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good for the style; a transparent golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; a balanced, approachable hop profile with a lightly sweet pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel that’s on the lighter-bodied side for the style. A good APA.
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dutch’s. Totally clear golden yellow color, with a slight orange hue. Thin white head, leaves nice thicker ropes and ridges of lace. Citrus, passion fruit in the nose. Great, delicate, complex hop aroma in the flavor. Bubblegum, grassiness, hay. Lightly toasty malt, mild breadiness. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, lightly dry finish. Easy-drinking and refreshing, and the intriguing flavor makes me want to keep taking sips. Moderate bitter taste, lightly spicy, light sweet in the finish. A light citrusy tartness. Great, uplifting, fresh pale ale.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Centennial and Motueka Pale ale. Brewed first at Jackie O’s and then at Tired Hands.