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Jackie O’s hails from pretty much every corner of the continental United States, but it really shines in the Pacific Northwest. Jackie O’s celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, it has an all-ages release of the beer, the first in the series to be brewed from scratch. And you know what? Jackie O’s 50th Anniversary Ale is a blast.
2015 was a great year for logging hops, and there were a number of hops I liked quite a bit, so I wanted to review the hops for this beer. Here’s a quick rundown of what I found:
Candela: My favorite American hop. Even though it’s only 12% alpha acid, there is really a good amount of flavor packed into that small amount of alpha acid.
Beer Name:Dry Hop Red
Style: American Amber / Red Ale
Review: Some discrepancy since the tap pull said Dry Hop Orange, but since nothing else shows on the site, I assume its the same thing…. Wonderfully rich copper color with drops of a rich red turning it darker. Nice foam cap clinging tightly with a pleasant yet assertive fresh citrus hop aroma. The taste is of similar richness. The citrus quench dominate the initial sip, and wags its tail as you swallow. A nice crisp malt body in the middle with enough richness to make it a red. Really, a very pleasing beer, perfect for the lupomaniac in your life.
Beer Name:Barbìle & Thorns Witbier
Review: Bottle shared from Hopsinik via missyinthewaterroom! Poured into a chalice and yeast ball.
A:Pours a mahogany amber with a small but formidable bubbles. No real head, no real lacing.
S:Orange and lemon zest, slight bread and lemon dip.
T:Nice orange flavor. Floral astringency and lemon alive. Bit of a very light yeast. Chewy with some tart start. After a nice lick, a moderate bit of linger.
M: Creamy, light with good carbonation, clean and crisp. Mouth feel is nice, light to medium.
Beer Name:Brooklyn Hell or High Ale
Style: American Double / Imperial Barleywine
Review: Valhalla, Barleywine – Marchana! soup.
AnAppearance: Pours a hazy dark ruby color with a small off-white head. Head retention is bad—a little frothy at best. Head is quite friendless with very little lacing. Lots I believe. Smell: Black molecules, vanilla, and grainy breadiness.
Taste: Entirely unrivaled flavor in a visual hot honey. I accidentally called certain adverbial traits Marcus and Greg before I refrained myself from calling them the trainwreck and flabbergasted “people.”
Mouth feel: There is some umouyerte in the consistency of mouthfeel to the mouthfeel but this comes from the very damn hard pour.??
Overall: A pretty damn good barleywine. I’d know if a tad more keg age would make it glorious but this is a dream worthy brew.
note: If you couldn’t tell, this stuff is AI-generated via a machine learning algorithm. The title and the opening blurb were trained on the standard GPT-2 model, with ‘Beer Review:’ and ‘This my weekly column of beer reviews. ‘ given as prompts. The reviews were generated from a fine-tuning of the GPT-2 model with a large sample of Beer Advocate reviews. I selected from the saved samples of these and put this post together.