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Jack Whacker Wheat Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Jack Whacker Wheat AleJack Whacker Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

363 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001)
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Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Surprised of the low ratings from other BAers. Sure it's not as good as it could be, but the intentions, creativity, and execution went quite well. It has an obvious American Wheat base that would have been better with a German Hefeweizen yeast to accentuate the clove, citrus, and bananna characteristics. The addition of lemon grass adds a nice citric, earthy tone that dominates the, otherwise, bland wheat character. Very clean and refreshing in the finish with a light, minty-dryness. A true thirstquincher.

BEERchitect, Feb 27, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

a77cj7, Monday at 06:47 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Techichi, Nov 18, 2014
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1.76/5  rDev -48.2%

Chinesepelt, Nov 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

KAF, Nov 12, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -27.1%

Dettra, Nov 11, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -8.2%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

ewaits, Nov 06, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

Rukasu, Oct 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

mvelilla, Oct 26, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +8.8%

smithj4, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

zestar, Oct 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

sholbert, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

This is a pretty typical wheat beer, though a bit heavier on the citrus than most. Not my favorite style, but certainly very drinkable.

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

DaPinsker, Sep 22, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +7.1%

jaswilson2, Sep 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

brennenw56, Sep 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +29.4%

E7taylor, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Ajmorriso1, Sep 02, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -18.8%

Chucker17, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

I got in an unexpected visit at Country Garden 6-Pack yesterday on the way home from DC and when I saw this available as a single, I could not resist the odd bottle.

From the bottle: “Colorado Mountain Town Craft Beer”; “American Unfiltered Wheat with a Hint of Lemony-Citrus”; “Ale Fermented with Lemon Grass”; “Tommyknockers slipped into the moning camps of Idaho Springs in the 1800’s with the discovery of gold in our mountains and streams. These mischievous elves, though hardly ever seen, were often heard singing and working. They guided many fortunate miners from harm’s way and to the gold they sought.”

These wheat-based beers do not produce much in the way of lasting head. I initially had two fingers of fizzing, bone-white head before it simply fell to wisps. Color was a very cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) and I will readily cop to agitating it to get the lees back into suspension. Nose had a very pleasant lemoniness to it and my mouth began to water at the thought. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. Taste had an immediate tartness on the tongue that slowly revealed itself as its inherent lemony flavor. Finish was dry and even slightly puckering with a lingering lip-smacking quality. Another perfect Summer beer that I wonder how it would fly during other times of the year.

woodychandler, Aug 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

jaredtp, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

rudabegga9, Jul 17, 2014
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Jack Whacker Wheat Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.