Whiskey Jack Ale - Whistler Brewing Company

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of biboergosum
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
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'.

Photo of wordemupg
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
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

Photo of dcmchew
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +20.8%
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

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.48/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of joemcgrath27
2.78/5  rDev -16%
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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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Whiskey Jack Ale from Whistler Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.