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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,436 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,436
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 199
Gots: 389 | FT: 9
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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

MADPolo, Mar 10, 2013
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Lisicjm, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.61/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown/near black with a reddish mahogany tint, nice thick head. Looks thinner and somehow different from a stout or porter, but very dark.

Smells of dark piney hops, hints of sweet dark malt, some orange citrus. Pretty pungent hop aroma.

Taste is more of a balance of sweet rich malt and hops; pine again, some chocolate malt, mild bitterness, a little smoke. Not a lot of citrus in the taste, more piney/grassy hops.

Mouthfeel is a little thinner than I expected. Pretty good carbonation, just not as thick a body as a lot of beers in this style.

7.3/10

AlexFields, Mar 09, 2013
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dubdrop, Mar 09, 2013
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Lurkerson, Mar 08, 2013
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TheBishopco, Mar 08, 2013
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Snikwad1020, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Mthill, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ferrettman687, Mar 07, 2013
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randylangford, Mar 06, 2013
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bmmortale, Mar 06, 2013
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4.98/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Review #800!

...and I already have my follow-up bottle of this waiting for me...

I’ve held off on trying this one because for the longest time I couldn’t find a bottle less than two months out. Finally lucked out—so glad they’re printing bottled-on dates now.

Finally, a Cascadian IPA that hits all the right notes. This was fantastic. Not that I expected anything less from Firestone Walker.

This poured a black coffee color with a thick cocoa-colored head. The aroma has a fantastic subdued grapefruit characteristic from the hops, coupled with a pleasing roast note. It plays well together with a balance I have found in all too few of the style. The flavor is likewise expertly balanced, with a pleasing bitterness from the grapefruit & pine notes the hops lend to the brew which is balanced by a light yet sharp roast character, all wrapped up with a delicate dry finish. Simply fantastic and I couldn’t be more pleased with this brew. Excellent job, gentlemen.

elNopalero, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

skillion, Mar 05, 2013
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mendonza, Mar 05, 2013
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Rainblows, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

OUJayhawk1799, Mar 05, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark, dark brown, though I slightly can see through it…tight, small bubbled head formed, dark khaki in color, about a finger width thick…it hangs round, though it thins a bit…looks way more like a porter than an IPA…a good lookin’ brew…(4/5)

Smell: Tons of orange, tangerine and pineapple citrus aroma up front with a noticeable peppery rye spice undertone…not overly diverse, citrus zest first and rye malt second, nicely balanced…fairly straight forward…(4/5)

Taste: Yum! A creamy rye opening, biting and peppery, zesty and lively…tons of flavor right off the back…very malt heavy at first, runs most the sip until I swallow…the after taste is full of light citrus flavor and earthy/piney bitterness…there’s a hint licorice…mild robust earthiness grows across my palate with each sip…after about 5, I’m inundated with fresh piney resinous hops flavor…fantastic! (4.75/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium to full carbonation…tons of fluff bringing a spicy rye pepper flavor to the palate…mildly chewy, creamy smooth with a touch of dryness to the finish…I could use a touch more citrus zest, but this is close to perfection…(4.25/5)

Overall: This is a fantastic beer…I’ve been loving the rye’d upped ales lately and this one’s up there with the best of them…I’m not usually in love with black IPA’s, but creamy and flavorful with peppery rye backbone, this brew is outstanding…super drinkable, there’s not too much sign of the higher ABV…I had heard that this was good and it’s actually great…I’m definitely gonna get a couple of these for the closet to share with friends abroad…for me, this is “world class” and should be tried by any beer aficionado…there’s born on dates, so pick it up fresh (their website says within 120 days) and enjoy! (4.5/5)

SerialHiker, Mar 05, 2013
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arcook11, Mar 04, 2013
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,436 ratings.