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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

341 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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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Hophead420

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

04-13-2013 07:23:44 | More by Hophead420
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-07-2013 00:21:14 | More by yankinwis
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -17.6%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Sounds like a euphemism for something... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, very light grass, and a decent smattering of watered-down lemonade. The taste brings in more of the same, with the lemonade definitely not watered-down anymore: it's in your face, together with a bit of orange rind for good measure. Things on the tongue just spiting the absolute hell out of the label for it's fallacious "hint of citrus" comment. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, just too much citrus for this stuff to work, especially considering the consequent lack of any other character.

03-28-2013 21:36:24 | More by TMoney2591
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-24-2013 01:03:48 | More by ridgeline23
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-20-2013 11:43:08 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-13-2013 06:45:35 | More by Zachtheporter
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Disease

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

03-05-2013 00:39:50 | More by Disease
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-02-2013 21:04:48 | More by ssimpson89
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-27-2013 03:01:25 | More by HollyHops
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%

Served in a Magic Hat/Fox & Parrot pint glass that the owner gave me for the hell of it.

A: Poured a very saturated, peppery orange color, with only a slight haze for a head.

S: Got more orange juice than spice, with a candy-like flair overall. Nice.

T: A bit thin and one dimensional, but with a nice wheat bill. Not yeasty in any way.

M: The extremely low carbonation is a problem to my mind, as well as the sugar bill which detracts from its drinkability.

O: Overall, not a bad beer, but I like my wheats with a bit more velvet.

02-23-2013 23:55:13 | More by Chaney
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Punisher

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-23-2013 22:56:32 | More by Punisher
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Tjvan2

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-12-2013 19:16:34 | More by Tjvan2
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KillaB

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

01-29-2013 07:28:48 | More by KillaB
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

01-05-2013 05:53:29 | More by sendbeer
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

12-31-2012 00:35:18 | More by Sipchue
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-23-2012 05:58:45 | More by cliff1066
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msommer


4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

12-18-2012 20:40:24 | More by msommer
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WellDont


4.28/5  rDev +25.9%

I'm a biased Colorado resident, but I do enjoy this beer quite a bit. Not the best Hefe but still an enjoyable beer.

Pour: Light Yellow/golden. Looks like a disgusting macro lager

Smell: Lemon and wheat, that's about it.

Taste: Sweet, slight lemon flavor with a strong wheat flavor. Perfect on a nice summer day, or in my case, a few beers in front of a Monday night football game.

Mouthfeel: Very light and refreshing

Overall it's not a complex flavorful brew, but a nice refreshing option none the less. Tommy Knocker makes some solid beers for sure. If you are a Hefeweizen lover then it's definitely worth a try. Personally I prefer Swetty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer Company.

12-14-2012 06:00:59 | More by WellDont
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dkw0063

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +25%

12-01-2012 15:27:13 | More by dkw0063
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RBorsato

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-19-2012 00:14:23 | More by RBorsato
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vipergtsr171


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

11-16-2012 03:03:16 | More by vipergtsr171
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

10-26-2012 03:49:08 | More by Hacksaw34
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ouits

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

10-25-2012 12:13:25 | More by ouits
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

10-23-2012 01:56:05 | More by GiantMidget
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bzach

Indiana

3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-16-2012 07:29:39 | More by bzach
Jack Whacker Wheat Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.