I was hoping that during my stay in Ohio, I’d get to try a Jackie O’s beer. When Hop Yard 62 put this on tap, I was excited.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In March 2013, after eighteen months of building and planning, Jackie O’s started a new chapter at our production facility at 25 Campbell Street when we began packaging beers into kegs. Two months later we fired up the line and canned Firefly Amber and Chomolungma, and the rest has been history in the making. We partnered with Cavalier distributing in August of 2013, around the same time we started canning Mystic Mama, and were able to start off 2014 with the addition of Hop Ryot cans. In February of 2015, we released Razz Wheat, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Our production facility provides the Jackie O’s team the room to play and think big- hence our arsenal of barrels! From rum and bourbon, to sherry and tequila barrels, we’ve been skillfully aging specialty beers since 2013. Bourbon barrel beers are packaged into 375 mL bottles, along side their non-barrel aged counterparts. 99.9% of the beers that our loyal customers have consumed around the state in 2014 year have come from this facility, and we are grateful for the opportunity expand our efforts and get Jackie O’s beer into more hands across Ohio. Equipped with 16 taps for you to enjoy beers straight from the source, our production brewery and taproom is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 9pm & Sunday from 12-7 pm. The taproom offers a wide variety of merchandise, specialty and core beers, as well as carryout of all packaged kegs, cans and bottles.”
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The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was amazing. It had a lot of hops that were citrusy and transitioned into dirt along with pine resin. The taste was bright, but also had an herbal characteristic with green onion and cilantro. Pine resin and grass came through as well. The alcohol was well-hidden for 10.5%. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy and sticky with pine. This beer was just outstanding, I only wished that I got a chance to visit the brewery.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0