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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Wookey JackWookey Jack

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3,829 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,829
Reviews: 572
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 237
Gots: 541 | 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:
Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a transparent black with moderate head that disappears slowly and leaves lacing all around the glass.

Smells of roasted malt and caramel and some hints of piney hops.

Tastes much like it smells, with the initial sweetness of the malts up front, followed by the bitterness of the hops. Very well balanced overall.

Goes down very smoothly as well.

Overall, a very solid offering and one of the best black IPAs out there. I will be picking this up again.

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1.6/5  rDev -62.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Perfect black IPA

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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 31 Aug, 2014

The beer pours into a Duvel glass with a light tan 1" head on the dark brown, almost black liquid. While the head recedes fairly soon, there are rings of lacing on the side facing a way from me with patches and large speckles of foam on the side where I'm sipping. Most of the surface remains covered with a thin layer of foam for quite a while.

The smell is more or less like dark chocolate with some cattiness from the hops mixed in and sometimes dominationg the smell.

The flavors are fairly complex, with dark chocolate from the roasted malt, some almost but not quite burnt character giving way to the catty flavor and then dryness from the hops.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and the finish begins in in the dark almost burnt chocolate of the dark malt and gradually fades into a nice dryness that invites another sip.

Overally this is a nicely drinkable beer and one that has a great deal of balance from the ingredients playing together nicely. The malt could taste burnt but does not, the hops could have a stronger catty character but don't linger long enough to become unpleasant. On the this is a good example of the style which I'll be happy to have again in the future.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

5/15/14 bottling - it was off a warm shelf at Total Wine. I should have checked the date much closer.
While the hops and rye were muted, this was the smoothest ale I have had in a great long time and it did live up to the expectations. Next time, check the date and seek a fresh one.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,829 ratings.