Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
Perhaps the best Black IPA I've yet to have this has all the elements for the style. The nose is very fruity with tangerines, grapefruit, mangoes, oranges and lemon but a light char and piney resin all come together. The flavor is fruity as well with tangerines and grapefruit juice, oranges and lemon. The backbone is a sizeable structure of malty char that is balanced and hefty. This drinks very easy for its ABV and is intensely flavorful.
08-24-2014 23:22:57 | More by KYGunner
5/5 rDev +17.4%
I've never had this style so I was a little apprehensive when I poured the jet black liquid out of the bomber into a pint, pub glass. Oh well, it was only $7.50 at TW.; dated 5/17/2014.
Appearance: black as night with a khaki, bulbous head. Nice lacing.
Smell: I honestly can't say. One whiff brings sweet; the next, piney citrus. I get everything from chocolate and brown sugar, to tropical fruit and bitterness.
Taste: Wow! Do I have to type more than that? This is going to sound antithetical, but as complicated as this beer is, it's one of the smoothest I've had in a long time. Bitter, pine, citrus, sweet; everything marries perfectly. How did they do that?
Mouthfeel: not heavy at all--even though it looks like 5W30.
Overall: Fantastic! This beer not only tasted excellent, but it made me think I could pilot the Millennium Falcon. Wookies unite!
08-22-2014 19:48:19 | More by smanders
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,324 ratings.