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Whiskey Jack Ale - Whistler Brewing Company

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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 44
Avg: 3.27
pDev: 27.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Whistler Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 05-18-2011

This proprietary dark-amber recipe is dry-hopped with English Kent hops for a true craft beer experience. Warm, copper colour. A well-rounded mouthfeel with subtle bittering. A perfectly balanced session ale.
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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 44
Reviews by goalie35:
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Photo of BCborn
3.26/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

with the name, expecting an Innes & gunn type of beer but,
it's a "red ale"

L : very nice looking beer, clear mahogany, tight small bubble head dissipates quickly
S : caramel, sweet malt, almost fruity
T: caramel malt sweetness, very light, nice light malty-hop after taste
M : crisp, light, fizzy carbonation, watery
O : easy drinking, (good gateway beer for "Coors lovers")

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of intoxabroad
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. My mind, when hearing the word 'whiskey', in reference to beer, jumps by default to the barrel treatment sort. No such luck here, as apparently the marketing, and perhaps other, folks at Whistler prefer their bird-watching instead.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy ecru head, which settles quickly and steadily, leaving a bit of sudsy mitochondrial lace in places around the glass.

It smells of mildly biscuity caramel malt, a bit of dry wheat cracker, a soft orchard fruitiness, and earthy, somewhat musty hops. The taste is semi-sweet, blandly fruity caramel malt, some further wet cracker notes, a touch of wan citrus pith, a slight metallic edge, and more weakly bitter earthy, musty hops.

The carbonation is average overall, if a bit frizzante here and there, the body an anemic medium weight, and a tad too pithy to proclaim as outright smooth. It finishes fairly off-dry, the caramel malt still large and in charge, though tempered by an edgy, flinty nature, as opposed to the proclaimed bitter hop suspects.

Not a bad Canadian amber ale, but just a bit too sweet and subsequently unbalanced to seriously be considered as an APA - the hops, if they were indeed there to begin with, seem to have just up and flew away, in the manner of the titular 'winged friends'.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
2.76/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - clear cedar red-brown, average head dissipated to a random covering with some lacing
S - odour is very mild, caramel and bready malts, not much detectable
T - biscuity and light caramel maltiness, some light grassy and metallic notes, a bit of a syrupy artificial sweetness on the finish
M - medium to thin body, not much hop characteristic here, lingering sweetness
O - more like a brown ale than a pale, easy drinking enough but just not representative of the style, disappointed

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of KingHeroical
2.52/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear and bright; a sort of redish brown. 2-3 fingers of head - didn't last very long.

Certainly tends toward the darker side of pale ales.

Right out of the gate I smelled burnt sugar, or roasted marshmallows, and that impression carried through to the taste. The bottle says "A perfectly ballanced brew.", but the malt really dominated this beer. Sort of cloying.

I can't even recommend it for people who really like malty beers, due to its...oddness. Burned sugar.

I'd never buy it again.

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BigBry
3.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

New name, and a new can, from Whistler.
Pours dark amber, with small but dense light beige head. Rather thin in both aroma and flavor. Grainy smell with a touch of hops. Taste of some caramel malt, some graininess, and some bitterness at the end, but subdued.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Just Ok, not much going on here.

Tried on-tap, one of the only non-big-beer options.
As above, decent enough, but pretty subdued and mild in smell and taste.

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Photo of Drknight
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of GrumD
3.22/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer but not a huge amount of aroma. Maintained its head and has a creamy feel to it. Taste is a little sweet with caramel notes but the lack of hop bite means it is a little under-par.

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3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +33.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 21/10/11

A dark amber with bubbles popping up from everywhere but little for head or lace

S faint but it smells like some English hops with a little citrus twist, some butterscotch and bread crust

T what I smell but toned down a bit and and pretty malty

M thick enough but it goes a little flat in your mouth

O not all that close to an APA, needs more hops and I`d be surprised if they were American

pretty average stuff, no problems drinking a few of them but I doubt I`d bother again

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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Whiskey Jack Ale from Whistler Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.