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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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world-class

3,121 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,121
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 169
Gots: 273 | FT: 10
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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KimenTshom

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-22-2012 17:26:23 | More by KimenTshom
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TheSixthRing

California

4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours opaque black with ruby brown edging where light can penetrate. Head is light tan, a little less than 2 fingers thick, and with good retention. Leaves a firm layer of microbubbles atop the surface. Strong lacing around the glass, with good stick.

Smell - Aroma hits on strong notes of grapefruit, pine, peppery rye, and touches on toffee sweetness.

Taste - Starts, and ends, with a lot of grapefruit hop character eith lesser pine. Moderate pith bitterness. Malts are subtle, nearly hidden in fact, but what does come across is toffee, caramel and with ghostly traces of mocha, mostly mid-taste and toward the finish, touches of smoke, and then the rye hits. The aftertaste imparts a nice peppery rye spiciness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, with lively carbonation. Smooth. Somewhat creamy, though nowhere near that of a stout. Goes down with relative ease. Somewhat chalky on the finish. The 8.3% is well hidden.

Overall - My second pass at this beer, and I'm enjoying it more so than the first attempt. Not quite the ideal amount of roasted malt character I look for in what, in my mind, is needed for the perfect black IPA, but it's a marvelous brew nonetheless; one that continues to grow on me the more I have it.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 15:26:20 | More by TheSixthRing
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Bubba83

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-22-2012 05:12:38 | More by Bubba83
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-22-2012 04:06:17 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Runs4Beer

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-22-2012 03:52:43 | More by Runs4Beer
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ONN8

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-22-2012 00:34:10 | More by ONN8
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-21-2012 23:05:10 | More by Prost76
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jco3rd

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-21-2012 22:25:57 | More by jco3rd
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SColl

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date Dec. 6, 2012
Type/ Style Black Rye IPA
Package 22oz Bottle
Location Home
ABV 8.3%

Aroma: Hops, Grapefruit, Citrus

Appearance: Black, 2 finger head retention, great lacing

Body/ Texture: Full bodied, spice from hops on the tongue.

Aftertaste: Citrus, Grapefruit, Melon, A lot of bitterness upfront that quickly dissipates and provides a delicious well balanced beer.

Overall: 4/5 Awesome beer from FW, Flavors balance out and the citrus from the hops is a really delicious treat.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 17:39:39 | More by SColl
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MarioM

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

12-21-2012 02:05:46 | More by MarioM
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cosmic-ray

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-20-2012 00:01:30 | More by cosmic-ray
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-19-2012 12:27:20 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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gibby

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

12-19-2012 04:14:17 | More by gibby
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MCBrigno

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-19-2012 03:22:09 | More by MCBrigno
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

12-18-2012 17:35:08 | More by RobertColianni
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Joshpu

California

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Poured nearly black in color with a 2 finger tan head. Already seeing lacing on the glass.

S: Mainly getting the piney citrus hops. I also get the roasted malt/coffee/rye smell.

T: The taste definitely follows the smell, with more of a prominent roasted malty and slight coffee bitterness finish. Also getting a peppery rye finish.

M: Medium bodied. A smooth drinking beer, definitely doesn't feel like 8%. Slightly above average carbonation.

Overall a great beer. I think it's an outstanding example of an American black ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 08:53:59 | More by Joshpu
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Bendurgin

Maine

3.33/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. This one pourA dark brown with about an inch of frothy light tan head. Nice sticky lace.

The aroma has nice citrus malts with some spicy rye in the background. Some hints of roasted malt in the background. A bit mellow hops on the pallet with some hints of spicy rye. Roasted malts giving a solid backbone.

The body is medium and lingers on the pallet. Soft carbonation. Overall this one is enjoyable. Would like a bit more of a hop presence on the pallet but this one is sound.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 02:02:00 | More by Bendurgin
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RangnaR

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-17-2012 22:06:05 | More by RangnaR
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Satan70

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -64.7%

12-17-2012 16:56:53 | More by Satan70
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jlindsey

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2012 16:52:34 | More by jlindsey
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Lex_Talionis


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-17-2012 05:24:14 | More by Lex_Talionis
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RyanSBrennan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2012 03:18:25 | More by RyanSBrennan
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" tan head over the cloudy reddish brown brew. Head lasts and lasts, with chunky lacing. Aroma is pine and spices.

Taste is spicy rye to start, citrus in the middle, and dominant pine bitterness through the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is okay. Wish there was a bit more maltiness to support all the bitter.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 22:51:18 | More by ppoitras
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huysmans

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

12-16-2012 22:14:02 | More by huysmans
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jimilayne

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

12-16-2012 16:35:40 | More by jimilayne
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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