b33r (870) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Light gold color with no head and no lacing. Aroma is almost nonexistent- just light hops and faint floral notes. Flavor has strong piney bitterness, grapefruit and bready toasted malts. Very little carbonation. Simple and boring overall. Pretty disappointing compared to Jackie-O’s other beers.
MrHangover (4299) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Pours a slightly hazy golden beer with a medium sized white head on top. Aroma is strong on the rye characters, lots of grapefruits, grassy and leafy hops and very full. Flavor has lots of bittering hops, lots earthy rye influences, strong bitter grapefruit and very full flavored and has a longlasting, bitter aftertaste. Really refreshing, great balance and a very nice IPA. Great stuff.
italianjohn (3039) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light golden pour with a thin white head and thin stripes rings of lacing .... Aroma of rye grapefruit and citrusy hops ..... Taste is of grapefruity and citrusy rinds with a spicy rye bite .... average
dlovell2 (2001) - 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 (4456) - 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 (940) - 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 (5979) - 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 (3415) - 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 (1504) - 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 (6016) - 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 (4686) - 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.