dmac (5378) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle of slightly hazed straw yellow with a foamy white head. Apricot skins, peach skins, pineapple, and some grains. Flavor is fruity, pineapple, and grains. Body is medium with average carbonation. Solid
Ed5388 (3109) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can from trade. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of bread, lemons, light tropical fruit, and hints of rye. Taste is much the same with notes of grass and citrus zest bitterness.
BeerdedDave (1275) - - JUN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can; light gold color; great citrusy hop aroma; nice, citrusy hop flavor with grapefruit notes; very light bodied, dry mat base with light rye notes
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale orange pour from a can at OMalleys in the Alley in Cincinnati. Lemon and tropical aroma. Hoppy and dry. Bitter. Citrus. Not bad.
chinchill (4115) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can into a lager glass.
Appearance: Pours a slighty hazy yellow gold with a moderate size off-white head. Very nice lacing. Good retention.
Aroma: Strong and hoppy ... an IPA I could smell right after popping the tab. Fruity and a bit pungent, with tropical fruits that include pineapple.
Flavor: The substantial hop load imparts abundant tropical fruit notes. There’s a bit of added complexity from the rye. The bitterness is medium: lower than the hoppy aroma suggests, and perhaps a touch lower than average for a 2015 American IPA (no complaints here).. Good balance.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light. Crisp, medium-high carbonation.
Overall: recommended, especially as a Rye IPA. I had this paired with another Ohio Rye IPA, Four String Skeleton Red IPA: The Jackie O’s was way more fruity, less earthy, less bitter, more complex, better balanced and lighter colored, but sported a less frothy and durable head.
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample on tap @ Vintage Estates. Pours a clear pale with a white head. Aroma is flowery with hints of bread and grass. Taste is only slightly bitter but it has nice flavoring and a hint of rye to balance it out. Pretty good and enjoyable.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light gold, fluffy white head. Nose is bready malt, peppery, lemony, hops. A bit grassy. Flavor is peppery, lemon, some pine & pith. A bit dusty in terms of malt. Reminds me a bit of racer 5.
jandd1983 (3740) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. It poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, hops, biscuit and apple esters. The taste was similar to the aroma with moderate hops and heavy bitterness, some light maltiness and a dry finish. Very nice.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6538) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a hazy bright golden color with a large creamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was gritty and leafy fruity and floral hops. The flavor was bitter, tangy and sour with leafy floral and fruity hops. Long finish. Medium body. Ok.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
4.0 A: Moderately hazed light orange color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy off-white head. Retention is good and a finger of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Pleasant intermingling of earthy and grassy hops with the earthy spiciness of the rye. Toasted malts underneath. On the drier side, but well balanced overall.
3.5 T: Same as the nose. Earthy spicy rye, earthy and grassy hops, toasted malts.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and super smooth.
3.75 D: Pretty solid overall.
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