Jackie-Os Matriarch
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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Matriarch is our Double India Pale Ale. Our main house IPA is, Mystic Mama. When crafting our DIPA I knew it had to be the mother of all mamas, so I poured in the hops, increased the malt and added some sugar to boot, and named it the Matriarch. Originally brewed in 2009, this beer has evolved into one hoppy mutha! When consumed fresh, do not aged, there are huge mango, pineapple, and apricot notes that bombard your nostrils. Flavor follows suit with the aromas, and the bitterness is firm. If you are lucky we might even have a keg of the double dry hopped version on draft at special events.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
On tap at Local Cantina in Grandview. Dark gold pour, thin white head. Aroma of resin citrus hops. Tastes of caramel, earthy, tropical fruit, resiny. Even bitter and little spice in the finish. Palate is thin and makes such a big brew drinkable. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3170) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
A strong imperial IPA contains all the hallmarks of a typical Midwestern IPA. Evidence that the folks in Athens still have their A game, this took little effort to finish. If it had not been $7.50 for a full pint I might have ordered one after finishing a sampler.

Aroma / Appearance - A transparent bronze body shimmers as it filters out a quarter of the ambient light. Thin wispy head releases bursts of grapefruit, citrus, resin, and floor wax. A malty core binds everything together though it retains a strong tropical inspiration.

Flavor / Palate - A full creamy body hits the tongue with waves of rosy flavors and pine. Grapefruit, pine, and tree sap transition to a solid hop driven finish. While malt acts as a welcome glue there is no doubt what drives this beer - hops, hops, and more hops. I would love to get my hands on a fresh bottle of the double hopped version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at Jackie Os Brewpub, 7/14/14. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal hops, candied citrus. The taste is citrus, tropical hops and strong pale malt. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight booze, moderate lingering bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2783) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Thanks to RussianDragon for pointing out that I neglected to rate this. From my old school notes: 23 Jan 2010 Shared by the former drinkndrive. Thanks Devin! The beer is golden orange with a small, soapy white head. Aromas of spicy malt, tropical fruit, booze. Bold and assertive flavor, with mango, pineapple. Resinous and full bodied, finishing with alcoholic warmth. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (565) - - JUL 15, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with off-white head that fades to the edge of the glass. Aroma is floral tropical fruit, hop bitterness and solid malt notes. Flavor is same, with prominence of alcohol in the finish. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Jackie Os. Pours gold with a decent head and huge aromas of mango, papaya, pineapple and a hint of resin. The papaya was a particular shock to me. Very strong presence in both the nose and flavor. Booze is obvious (board says 11.9% on this batch) and it says "Beware!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Tasted on 4/28/12 with the Nashville and Knoxville crews at Curtis old house, big thanks to JR for bringing this one. Pours clear orange with an average off-white head that leaves average lace. The nose is sweet orange peel, some resin hops, and light caramel malt. The flavor is pretty much the same, a more malt-forward DIPA with sweet and bitter orange peel, a nice hit of bitterness, and caramel malt. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long orange peel and resin hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, grapefruit, peach and light melon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, pine and light orange zest with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18351) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
Draft @ Hops & Pie, Denver, CO. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (681) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours dark gold with white head and some lacing. Aroma of sweet tangerine...like the lifesaver. Taste is citrus (orange, grapefriut) hops. The Middle is bitter, followed quickly by pineapple and malty backbone. Excellent brew.

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