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Whiskey Jack Ale - Whistler Brewing Company

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77
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 05-18-2011)
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JimManybears

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -38.8%

03-29-2012 02:16:37 | More by JimManybears
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

09-04-2013 22:21:19 | More by Rutager
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KingHeroical

British Columbia (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 01:59:26 | More by KingHeroical
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

07-20-2014 18:06:36 | More by LoudRed
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Chazz_Chetly

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

02-15-2014 01:33:49 | More by Chazz_Chetly
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -15%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 01:43:30 | More by joemcgrath27
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Hoopster4hire

Oregon

2.81/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a chilled pint glass

Appearance: dark amber color. Minimal lacing on pour, head dissipated rather quickly.

Smell: lacking. Esther notes, slightly pine. Pick up more on the bready notes

Taste: notes of corn, almond, and toast sourdough. Minimal hop flavor, slight citrus notes of unripe peach.

Mouthfeel: crisp, slight stickiness. Minimal alcohol backing, no noticeable burn

Overall: disappointing. Lacking an identity. While just a pale ale, it missed the mark on the style with very minimal hop flavor. Very easy to drink though

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 03:41:46 | More by Hoopster4hire
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.3%

03-02-2012 17:57:01 | More by cletetron
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.3%

05-13-2012 19:19:18 | More by bumchilly25
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.3%

05-13-2012 05:24:53 | More by schopenhauerale
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 05:47:13 | More by wordemupg
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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'.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:30:36 | More by biboergosum
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

11-10-2013 02:35:07 | More by intoxabroad
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-18-2013 06:43:42 | More by 1stOffender
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

04-13-2014 06:36:12 | More by souvenirs
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napetry

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

06-17-2013 01:20:18 | More by napetry
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-30-2013 04:47:00 | More by jrohrbacher
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stript

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

04-07-2014 00:42:59 | More by stript
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Zkscharf

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-26-2013 01:37:53 | More by Zkscharf
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7%

12-14-2013 16:03:38 | More by DamageCase76
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev +7%

02-11-2012 20:41:00 | More by sansho
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-17-2014 02:01:59 | More by BigBry
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7%

08-12-2013 01:20:23 | More by goalie35
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celticcanuck

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7%

02-24-2014 07:33:53 | More by celticcanuck
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7%

08-24-2012 19:35:19 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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Whiskey Jack Ale from Whistler Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.