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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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95
world-class

3,647 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,647
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 209
Gots: 462 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by MNishCT77:
Photo of MNishCT77
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle purchased somewhere in the greater Washington D.C. area (Cleveland Park Wines and Liquors representin'!) in 9-10/12, birthed on 8/21/12, poured into ma tastin' 3Fs Teku long-stemmed glass, drank 2/13/13 over ~one hour.

A: 5- dark brown coloration, unfiltered haziness swallowing the light; creamy/frothy tan 2 finger head that lingers with tight bubbling, try to find the alcohol legs in the darkness --> awesomeness alcoholified!

S: 4.5 - dank, cat piss/almost bleachy (in a good way) --> definitely Amarillo and Citra in the flame out/dry hop additions; booziness but little maltiness/roast to my nose

T: 4.5 - PW bitterness (Warrior?), back of the tongue finally picks up the roasty brown ale qualities to balance out the dank, atringent dry aftertase; rye finally on display puttin' up the STOP sign, slight alcohol notes but danger, danger high voltage at 8.5%!

M: 4.25 - full body, moderate carbonation

O: 4.5 - I know that many beer nerds including me aren't crazy about the lack of commitment from black IPA/CDAs but this one might have changed my mind; the hop character ~six months after brewing really impressed me and makes me eager to try a fresh bottle or on tap; although to my buds it's the best of the style on the market, it's really an imperial rye black IPA; makes me want to try to brew one just like this; Prosit!

MNishCT77, Feb 14, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Budinetz
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a Teku glass. Bottled on 5/15/14 stamped on the label.

Pours an opaque black color, about 50-60 SRM with a khaki colored head that dissipates slowly. Visible lacing all around the glass as it is consumed with a constant ring around the glass just at the surface of the beer.

Smells of roasted malt, sweet caramel, rich hop oils, and grass.

Tastes sweet upon first sip with a nice chocolatey middle and a dry roasted malt finish with a pleasant bitterness from the hop content.

Very slick on the tongue with a slight prickliness that leaves the mouth yearning for another sip. Leaves the mouth feeling dry upon swallowing but definitely compliments the palate.

One of the best ABA styles I have had the pleasure of consuming. Quite drinkable despite the 8.3% abv and very easy on the palate. Would definitely seek this one out.

Cheers!

Budinetz, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial nonic a deep cola color with one finger beige colored head atop.Great aromas of roast,earth,and pine resin,a littlbitter chocolate is there as well as the beer warmed a little.Big roast up front on the palate with earthiness and bitter chocolate,the piney hops hit hard in the finish.This is a big brash ABA,maybe the best I have had.Awesome

oberon, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

aszatk01, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

tectactoe, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of ExtraStout
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good drinking draft and spot on black IPA solid offering. Very good, another solid Firestone Walker offering. Black bodied, assertive carbonation. Average mouthfeel. Solid hops, solid roast,anise. Rye spice adds some edge. Roast aroma. Significant grapefruit.

ExtraStout, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of DavyJones
4.25/5  rDev 0%

DavyJones, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
4/5  rDev -5.9%

MadScientist, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Runs4Beer, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jono0101, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

jhiza, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Narshwaggle, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Tiernan, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

TimBeaulieu, Feb 20, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

GBfan75, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

SkiBum22, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

beergod82, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of steelerguy
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black...wait, if you tilt the glass you can see that it is actually slightly translucent and a deep walnut color. Tan head, that fades quickly leaving just a covering on top with a few unfortunate large bubbles.

S - Get ready to enjoy as soon as you open a bottle, the citrus hop aromas that immediately escape are divine. Once poured, the hops are still present, but joined by a lot of chocolate and a bit of roasted coffee.

T - This is first and foremost an IPA, even better a rye IPA. The hop delivery is smooth with lots of citrus and a touch of floral. There is a sweetness and a bit of spice from the rye that plays perfectly with the floral notes of the hopes, and then the chocolate comes on as you finish, with just a hint of roasted coffee aftertaste.

M - Mediums bodied, velvety, and warming. Just enough alcohol and carbonation to linger.

O - This is one of those beers that should be a standard. If you want to make a black IPA, Cascadian ale, American Black ale...whatever you want to call it, this is it. There are lots of black IPAs out there since it became "the thing" to do, but this one does it right.

steelerguy, Oct 10, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

Bitzer, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Ben7773, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of SanDNigel
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz into tulip pint
A- Coca-cola color on the pour with a thick creamy light tan head that doesn't want to go anywhere-I'm excited
S- Chocolate Chip Power Bar, toasted malt with a sweet hoppy rye backbone
T- Oohh. Aahh. Thats good. It's unexpectedly refreshing. Lighter than I thought it would be. Not lighter as in lacking flavor, just in body. Very unique. Brownie points for being something different. It just tastes like someone brewed exactly what they wanted to. Very mellowed hops
M- IPA mouthfeel; refreshing, big bubble, light (enough) bodied, but the roastey toasty-ness coats the tongue
This is a very good beer I would drink any time. I appreciate what it is. Is there bigger better beers... of coarse. But this beer is delicious and enjoyable, and for that I give it credit.

(Firestone Walker, I had written you off. I am sorry, I didn't mean it, I know good things happen there. The Costco pack does not do you justice (obviously...))

SanDNigel, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

supa0525, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

danthehopslamman, May 02, 2014
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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,647 ratings.