Athens, Ohio is the home of Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery and the Mystic Mama IPA. This India Pale Ale comes in at 7% ABV and 130 IBU, that’s right, 130 IBU. But despite the high number, the beer doesn’t play out as high on the bitterness. There is that initial bitterness to be expected and there is a little harshness on the finish, but there is also a refreshing type quality with it. The beer pours out a nice golden straw color and is capped by a foamy that becomes rocky, white head. The mix of the five hops used creates a nice piney aroma that is also joined by notes of grapefruit and tangerine.
This medium to full body beer carries a nice dry texture with a very palatable amount of carbonation. It will be a winner for any hop head in my opinion, and one to definitely check out for sure. Check out my video review to gather my other thoughts.