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Whiskey Jack Ale - Whistler Brewing Company

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77
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 1
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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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
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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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
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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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked up a cool mixed 12 pack from Whistler Brewing, looks like a retro suitcase complete with period stickers. The Whiskey Jack ale is most likely the rebranded pale ale. The colour is on the darker side with a huge head. Nose is slightly malty but with hops coming through after it warms up. Solid mouthfeel with a malt presence but enough hops to make it interesting. More complex than say GI or OK Springs Pale Ale and bigger on the finish. I think this has a bigger mouthfeel than the original pale ale . good stuff

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 22:43:48 | More by canucklehead
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -24%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-13-2012 05:24:53 | More by schopenhauerale
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.8%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-17-2014 02:01:59 | More by BigBry
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -15.5%
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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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-30-2013 04:16:32 | More by ZachT
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +21.6%

09-25-2013 00:06:12 | More by Erik-P
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +21.6%

12-01-2011 06:43:58 | More by EskimoDave
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stript

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-24-2012 19:35:19 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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napetry

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Taiwan

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +14%

03-03-2014 00:31:23 | More by CRObighit2
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Zkscharf

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2013 01:37:53 | More by Zkscharf
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-18-2013 06:43:42 | More by 1stOffender
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.8%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +21.6%

10-16-2013 01:52:40 | More by Cidius
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Whiskey Jack Ale from Whistler Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.