Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: This is a good looking beer. It is deep black, but not quite opaque. Pours with a tight one-finger head, not to mention nice lacing. Good retention.
S: Hoppy with a hint of bitter chocolate.
T: Nice balance between hops and malt, but you can definitely tell it is an IPA. As the beer warms it smooths out quite a bit, with the malt character coming to the front and the hops becoming more apparent as part of the aftertaste.
M: Smooth, medium weight.
O: I'm really impressed both by the overall balance of this beer, as well as by the way in which the taste evolves over the course of a pint.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2013 02:47:17 | More by WSGosset
4/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled on ??/06/12
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a dense black body with a sandy light brown creamy head with bubbles on top and a microbubble collection right below the head.
S- The full green woody hops come though eve during the pour with a earthy malt aroma to follow. There is a some cat pee notes that grow in the hops as the beer opens.
T- The slightly dry green woody hops have a slight mint quality to them with an earthy pungent dark hops finish. There is a big pungent hops flavor that lingers but not any bitterness with it. The finish also has a slight salty note to it that adds some interesting depth.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.
O- The big hops flavor is dark and pungent with some nice malt support. This beer is full of flavor but is very drinkable and the lack of bitterness in the finish is really nice.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2013 22:26:45 | More by rhoadsrage
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a growler filled at Central Liquors in Flemington NJ into my Firestone Walker Nonic Pint Glass
Appearance - Pours an inky black that screams Porter, but with a much thinner head. The head does extend an inch high and leaves lacing along the edges, it does dissipate very quickly. A tan colored head builds and dissipates a beautiful aroma.
Smell - the first hint that this might be something special, and a little mind blowing is the aroma. I get huge hints of grapefruit and citrus and pine. A beautiful mixture, but without the maltiness or caramel one would expect based on the inky black beer sitting in the glass. the aroma is very reminiscent of Double Jack, but with a slight bit more potency. The aroma is fantastic, and lasts throughout the glass. The aroma that Firestone Walker gets from its hopping is truly one of the great skills of craftsmanship.
Taste - The first taste is spectacular it contains the wonderful citrusy and piney taste that was apparent in the nose, but with a very rich and complex maltiness. The hops are clearly upfront and the maltiness and bite are in the back of the taste.
Mouthfeel - this comes across with substantial carbonation and a strong hoppiness and a residual coating reminiscent of a porter or even some sweet stouts. Unlike most Double IPA's this has a sweet stickiness that does remain. It is very nicely balanced with the heavy hopping.
Overall - This is a spectacular beer, not for the faint of heart as it is very hoppy, and very complex, although in my opinion well balanced as are most Firestone Walker beers. This is a beer that will impress you with the pour, impress you with the aroma, and impress you with the taste. This beer will make you go out and find another. Try this, you will be pleased.
Serving type: growler
01-03-2013 01:15:24 | More by Chas58
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,114 ratings.