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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,948 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,948
Reviews: 591
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 262
Gots: 611 | FT: 15
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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4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a very dark brown out of the bottle that is black in the glass. Phenomenal three fingers of light tan, bubbly head. Great layered lacing coming down.

S - This is what I'm talking about! It's August first - IPA Day - (when I did the review, not uploaded to BA), and this is hop bomb on the nose is doing the trick. Sweet malts come at the end. Faint rye on the nose, but not much. Also has some nice grassy/earthy tones coming up as well. Hop presence is really spot on.

T - Very nice. Starts with that nice hop bite, with hints of rye. The sweet malts are perfectly balanced. It ends with a great hop trail, as well. The rye is subtle, but just enough. I am loving the transition across the palate.

M - Medium bodied black rye IPA. Low carbonation, but appropriate level. Highly drinkable, the bitterness and sweetness leave awesome aftertaste.

O - Love it. Would highly recommend to anyone. Again, rye is subtle IMO, but present. Hops spot on, such a great balance here.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

14oz tulip at Rattle N Hum in Manhattan.

Appearance: Black with a long lasting tan head that leaves a wall of lacing.

Smell: Piercingly weed-like earthy, pungent hop aroma. Some tropical fruit dancing around the greenhouse quality of Citra hops. Smells fresh and good.

Taste: Explosively hop forward just like the nose. The earthy, dank quality of Citra. The fruitiness of Citra and Amarillo hops seems to be eaten up in the caramel and hearty bread malt backbone, but the hop fix up front is irresistible. Almost bitter and dry enough, but I'm not complaining. Some roasted malt under the caramel, but the hops (particularly the Citra) are the story here.

Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Despite the roasted malt bitterness contributing along with the IBUs, it tastes just a bit too sweet. Great canvas for the hop flavor otherwise.

Overall: This is a great version of a black IPA. Solid wall of caramel flavor and some roasted malt, decorated with masterfully dank hops. A homerun from Firestone Walker.

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Dark brown/black with tan head. Medium- head retention.

Rye bread, clove, black licorice, candied orange peel. There is a strong artificial alcohol perfume note in this beer for me.

Deep resin quality, citrus, pine, bitter chocolate, coffee, ruby red grapefruit, marbled bread and an underlying sense of earth.

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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