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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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95
world-class

3,640 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,640
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 209
Gots: 461 | 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)
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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
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

KRG, 6 minutes ago
Photo of aakerman
2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

aakerman, Today at 03:24 PM
Photo of Catracho5
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Serving type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a belgian style tulip glass.

Aroma: A very nice, mellow citrusy hop aromas on the nose.

Appearance: This looks beautiful, looks like a stout or porter, black with a brown head.

Taste: Not a big citrusy hop flavor up front, pretty mellow, a light roasted dry character on the back end, not getting a lot of alcohol, very smooth, very drinkable for an 8% ABV beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, light feeling but not thin.

Overall: This is easier drinking than I thought it would be, I was expecting something like Union Jack, that I think is hoppier and has more bitterness. This is very smooth, a nice citrusy bitterness up front, a little roasted character on the back end, but surprisingly very drinkable. I think I need to try more black ales IPAs to get a better understanding of where this fits in the style, definitely worth drinking again and worth trying.

Catracho5, Today at 03:01 AM
Photo of Dcrussell
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Dcrussell, Today at 01:56 AM
Photo of jmeezy
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Yet another Firestone masterpiece. Never had a rye IPA this good (and I have had some really amazing ones). Never had a black IPA this good either. This beer is the best of both worlds. Good job Firestone, yet another reason you are my favorite brewing company!

jmeezy, Yesterday at 09:32 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Cih26d, Yesterday at 09:25 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +8.2%

HayleyHK, Yesterday at 06:41 PM
Photo of humuloner22
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just obtained this one. It is the second one from Firestone Walker that I have tried and I do think they make fantastic beers. I guess I should give props to Beer Camp this year for introducing me to this brewery. It doesn't get distributed to my state, but I travel to VA and they do get it. Anyway, this one was interesting. Not my first black IPA, but this one was not really like the others I had tried, to the best of my recollection.

Appearance: Dark, but not totally lights out dark. There is some transparency in this beer, its almost like a really dark brown ale in color. Big fluffy head that settles to a nice lacing after a few minutes.

Smell:Wow, this is really where this beer hits you. You can detect the hops right away, but you also get that rye spiciness in there too. It does have a bit of the malt character but the hops really do shine in the aroma.

Taste: Not as hoppy as you would expect from the nose. The malts tame it down an bit. I detected the rye heat in there but the dark malts sweeten it up and the hops are not as prevalent, which is a bit of a downer. Nevertheless, its a tasty beer and a really good price for the bomber. I think I picked this one up at a grocery store in VA for less than $7.

Overall: Nice beer. I do like this black ale, black IPA, whatever they want to call it style. It blends the best of two worlds, for me anyway. I have drank a few but kind of backed away while summer was here. Now that we are in a transitional season and I want more stouts this is a good beer to bring me up to speed. I recommend it if you can find it. Its a good price and a very solid beer.

humuloner22, Yesterday at 01:51 AM
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3.44/5  rDev -19.1%

Accipiter290, Saturday at 07:00 PM
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

JkOd81127, Saturday at 06:52 PM
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

epyon396, Saturday at 03:37 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Trashcat, Friday at 08:31 PM
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3.95/5  rDev -7.1%

gonzo000, Friday at 11:57 AM
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

tappangordo, Friday at 12:50 AM
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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%

Colin32, Thursday at 11:27 PM
Photo of FLima
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deepest black color with a thick one finger caramel head with medium retention and leaving a constant plate.
Delicious aroma full of tropical notes, pineapples, canned peaches, tangerines, passion fruit, mango and toasted malts.
Bold flavor with notes of citrusy hops, lots of spices, grapefruit, grape juice, rye, licorice, pine resin and finishing with roasted and burnt coffee beans. Very dry and bitter aftertaste with a long lasting burnt note.
Medium bordering full body with perfect carbonation. Alcohol of 8.3% could not be more hidden.
That is a superb Black Rye IPA. Original, bold in flavors and hops (80 IBUs) and still very drinkable. My taste buds are completely soaked. Recommendable.

FLima, Thursday at 02:31 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ivyman, Wednesday at 06:55 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

chcfan, Wednesday at 06:05 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Rave, Wednesday at 06:59 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

RAlmeida77, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

TomO23, Nov 18, 2014
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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,640 ratings.