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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Oranges, clementines, pineapple, Zappa, amarillo, oak, palisade, Brett, and wheat. Where to begin? This is a complex beer crafted from pure inspiration and invention. It took a mother to coax this brew from a wild idea to what is in your hand right now. To put it simply, an India Pale Wheat aged in an oak barrel for 8 months with Brett and clementines. Dry, spicy, funky, and unique. Spin "Sun Village" by Frank Zappa while quaffing this little number and it might all make sense. Enjoy now or allow to age for years in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
This poured a nice light orange color with an off white head. Aroma waws lots and lots of bret, some spice and light orange peel. Flavor was tart bretty and funky upfront with a swallow of clementine juice. None of the hops from the original IPA are detected. Interesting but I think theres too much going on but at the same time a bit watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3397) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a light orange with a thin white head. Aroma is very heavily orange peel and a bit of oaky notes. Taste is orange peel initially and then moving on to a slight sour note and then to oak. Heavy bodied and wonderful. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
22oz bottle courtesy of Beace, poured into my Narke tulip...Pours a light orange with a light white tan head...The aroma is awesome, complex with great balance; zesty oranges, brett and oak. The three meld together perfectly in a way that perfectly compliment each other...The taste loses a lot of the orange, slightly disappointing, most the orange is gone and it leaves just a great oaky brett. Try this if you can, way to hook it up Brad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle thanks to the Jackie-Os hookup alexsdad06 at RBWG. Pours a bright orange color with a small white head. The aroma is massive lemon, sourness, vanilla. A similar flavor of tart fruits, lemon, unripe oranges, sawdust, some sweeter elements as well, especially oak and some spices. Unusual and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5575) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Hazy orange/amber with a small white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Tart fruits, oak and citrus
Taste: Tart fruits, citrus, vanilla and oak, some sweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared at Cincy gathering. Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head. The aroma is orange citrus, moderately sweet malts with a slight tart component. The flavor is orange citrus, mildly sweet malts, oak, mild tart quality with some bitterness in the finish. On the dry side. Decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 1800th rating. 22 oz. bottle from Secret Santa, Summer 2010- thanks again, Santa! Bottled 11/28/2009, bottle 34/156. Pours a bright orange-gold color, somewhat cloudy, with a small eggshell colored head. Aroma of oak, orange citrus that was more like a mellow tangerine, bretty funk, some lemon juice, vanilla, herbs, and a hint of lactose. Flavor of oak, orange citrus, sweet malts, bretty funk, vanilla, and metal. Medium-bodied, with a funky mouthfeel and mild carbonation. The flavor drops out from the nose, and has a sort of flatness to the citrus. Maybe itís better fresh, and I donít see this one getting better beyond a year out- drink it now if you have one. Re-Rate, 1/31/12: Not as ífunkyí as I perceived before, but there is a lot of citrusy orange/tangerine/clementine character in this thing. Very unique beer, and better fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Hazy orange topped by a bubbly layer of foam, he puffs up nicely upon swirling but no real lace to speak of. Thatís all right though because what I release instead is a wonderfully eclectic nose of pepper, lemon-lime, orange, mango essence, and a tickle of pine. Oak isnít overly evident, but if anything the dryness that lurks behind his orange essence could be the very oak in question. One more snuff reveals freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit. Itís hard to say how the different aromas will work in his palate without actually supping, and so I do. Watery and very dry, whatever oak tannins that seeped into his beery depths are now sucking all the moisture from my mouth. Bracing dryness aside, bitter orange rind painfully scours the top of my tongue while his finish is short, quick, and clean. Mingling with the bitter orange skin is bitter lemon skin for a continuous assault of dry, rough, and watery. A few more sups and all that remains are dryness and a desperate desire for water to slake my parched lips, mouth, and throat.

Although I really enjoyed his nose, he was painfully disappointing in all other aspects. Hopefully the other Jackie-O beers will fare better than this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3445) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
22 oz (?) bottle, no label. Foggy orange brown with some lacy froth. Nose is oak, orange peel and white pepper. Medium body but sort of watery; a mild tang remains on the tongue. Taste is orange peel, apple, rose petals, nectarine and grapefruit. Finishes earthy and herbal ending sourish. An interesting hybrid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2010
22oz from alexsdad06 - thanks, Brad! Hazy pale orange pour with a medium carbonation, looks angry to me. Nose was extremely sharp, with clove and harsh herbs and a bit of wood. Mouthfeel was somehow slightly astringent to me. The taste didnít really come together, with clashing from fruit, funk, harsh booze, and oak. Not bad overall, I guess, but this strong ale roughs you up just a bit much.

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