fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
enjoyed during 2011 RBWG thanks to Alexsdad06 for the Joackie O’s hook up at the gathering. Pours hazy orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is strong citrus and vanilla. Flavor is tart orange, bitter citrus peel and vanilla. Very unique. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2011
I wanted to see what this was like from a bottle, not insanely tired, and with a clean palate while the on-tap version was still fresh in my mind.
Poured into a tulip. Bottle #17 of 216, 2011 vintage.
3.5 A: Unfortunately, the appearance from the bottle isn’t any better than the tap. Hazed orange brownish color. One finger of white head quickly fell and left just a touch of non-uniform lacing.
4.0 S: Strangely seems a bit mellower than the on-tap version. Lots of oak and orange. Just a touch of citrusy hops. Not quite as funky, but what is there is horse blanket and dank wood barnyard. No astringency.
4.0 T: The taste follows suite. Mellower than on-tap. Big hits of orange. Oak to a lesser extent. Light to moderate bitterness. Musty basement and sweat sock funk. Low astringency.
3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit lower than the tap version. Could be creamier, but very smooth.
4.0 D: Verdict: The two versions are detectably different, but equal in terms of quality. The bottle version seems to be mellower and smoother, while the on-tap version is more in your face and unrefined. Either way, a very enjoyable beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-05-2011 00:42:16 Beerman6686 (6607) - 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. JStax (6857) - 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. chibuck (3513) - 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.
douglas88 (9407) - 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. Sledutah (7718) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 at RBWG 2011, thanks alexsdad06 (10471) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
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
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. phaleslu (10323) - 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 it’s better fresh, and I don’t see this one getting better beyond a year out- drink it now if you have one. Re-Rate, 1/31/12: Not as ’funky’ as I perceived before, but there is a lot of citrusy orange/tangerine/clementine character in this thing. Very unique beer, and better fresh. 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. That’s 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 isn’t 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. It’s 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.