dlovell2 (1934) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma is pineapple and spicy herbal hops. Flavor is fruity pineapple up front with citrus. Finishes grapefruit, bitter pine, and rye spiciness. Bitterness lingers.
DiarmaidBHK (4429) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Le Meridien Columbus. Pours orange with a white head. Solid floral notes on the nose. Nice balance of rye with some pine notes. Bracing bitterness on the tongue. Nice!
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Maxbier (915) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with white head. Light spicy eye and grassy hop aroma. Taste is dry eye flavors with pleasant grassy herbal hop and maybe a hint of citrus. Linger is grassy bitter. Nice.
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dmac (5827) - 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 (3255) - 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 (1453) - Beckley, USA - 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 (5870) - 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 (4515) - 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 (827) - 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 (2360) - 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.