Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.53/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: First thing first -- maybe the bubbliest head I've seen on a brew. Big and bubbly and tan. The body pours a dark dark brown -- almost black color. You can't see through this beer, but there are some bubbles in the body near the edge of the glass. Preliminary lacing is pretty good. Solid appearance.
S: This is the hoppiest Black (Rye) IPA I've ever smelled. Super solid. So solid. It's like getting the best of a citrusy/piney hop with a roasted malt / toasted grain aroma. If I was blindfolded I'd think IPA for sure. Maybe the littlest bit of chocolate in the back. This definitely deserves a 5.
T: First thing I notice is the finish is thicker and chocolately than I'm used to in a regular IPA. Very unique. A lot of complexity in the flavor. A sure mix of hops and roasted malts having a karate fight -- each one wants to shine. No sip is like the other. One sip is all hops. The next sip the malts take over. Really is fantastic, though. Hops really shine at first, the finish is dominated by the malts. Really good tasting brew.
M: Medium body brew, but I'm find the body change consistency the longer you let the beer linger in your mouth. I imagine the brew will get thicker as it warms. Great carbonation -- no worries there. Some interesting chewiness that brings out the hops, then the malts, and then a warm alcohol -- almost whiskey like. Not a velvety feel -- a little rough, but there are so many positives in this brew that I don't think the feel will stand out as lackluster. Solid feel.
O: You gotta try this brew. The hops are really killer. I'm not a huge Black IPA guy, but this blew my mind. Not much more to say -- it's all above. Great overall beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2012 18:12:20 | More by C20Percent
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