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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,404 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,404
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 190
Gots: 376 | FT: 8
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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

BeerNDoggerel, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of sleuthdog
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 7/19/12
Poured into tulip

Appearance: Color is dark and I'd call it black without any light penetrating. The pour produced a two finger light brown-tan head and there is some moderate lacing.

Smell: Pine hops at the forefront with a bit of chocolate malt and some roasted qualities. An earthy presence is noted and absolutely no alcohol is detected.

Taste: A bittering pine hop with some grapefruit first. The rye with some spiciness is also noted front to mid palate. This is quickly followed by the roasted and chocolate and the finish is a mild coffee like taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium and pretty smooth actually. Just the right amount of carbonation to tickle the tongue.

Overall: These black IPA's play to my palate perfectly in that they bring together the best of a stout/porter and an IPA. When I'm neither in the mood for a stout or an IPA this fits the bill to perfection and this one with the rye adds another intriguing layer to consider and keep it interesting.

sleuthdog, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

MacStinson, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

hilgart1, Nov 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Jasonrm72, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Cerveza, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

chubby2u, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Butch5555, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

thebigredone, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

alwaysplayin, Nov 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ColiLovesRegen13, Nov 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

sneaks2210, Nov 15, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: A very fluffy off-white nearly tan head that fades down to a light film of foam on the surface. Not much lacing. The beer is pitch black.

S: Lots of fresh-smelling hops! It really does. If you've ever smelled raw hop pellets, this smells like a freshly opened bag. A huge rush of citrus scent, and a little bit of earthiness hiding in the back.

T: It has a lot of hop bitterness. There's an up-front flavor that is similar to spruce, then the citrus rind flavor creeps in. I don't get much malt flavor, and there is zero alcohol flavor. It basically tastes like a double IPA. I saw that rye was mentioned on the label. I can only guess that it's in here, because the hops mask it pretty well.

M: The mouthfeel is very dry, and is surprisingly light. Drink the beer with your eyes closed and you will notice that it is not medium bodied.

O: Obviously this is a really great beer, and it is perfect for those who enjoy drinking IPAs of every variation. I can not stress enough, that a person should not view the color as anything other than color! It has barely any malt character. People who don't like stouts or porters, will have no problem drinking this whatsoever. On a personal note, I really wish that the malts would come through a little more. However, that doesn't change the fact that this is a really great beer and that ABAs are really open to personal interpretation.

teromous, Nov 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

yoitsarch, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

vipergtsr171, Nov 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

csmartin6, Nov 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

jenray, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

BMart, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

archi348, Nov 12, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From: Binny's, Des Plaines, IL
Date: "Bottled on 7/19/12"
Glass: Tulip

Firestone Walker's black IPA is a citrusy, piney, hop-lover's dark beer dream, with a recipe that involves all these elements welded to a smooth and noticeable roasted malt base. With a price point of $6 per bomber, this is definitely among the better, lower-priced dark IPAs out there.

Pours a 2cm tall head of tan foam, which is dense and composed of smallish bubbles. Retention is above average, gradually descending to a thin ring around the glass with a thin island of foam atop the body. Lacing is present and noticeable, but modest. Body is an opaque dark brown to black, while the carbonation is not visible through the body.

Aroma of slight roasted malt, grapefruit-like hops, a bit of Christmas wreath pine, all covered with a very light, but very smooth chocolate-caramel sweetness. Very pleasant, definitely refined, could use a bit more upfront character, but perhaps this is due to age.

Opens with smooth roasted malt flavors that delve into slight chocolate territory, and features citrusy fruity flavors, particularly grapefruit. Mid-palate notices bittering hops, some grapefruit flavors, a bit of pine, and a surprising burst of peppery spiciness, from hop choices obviously. Back palate continues the peppery spiciness, hop bitterness, and slight, smooth roastiness. Long-lingering, somewhat intense bitterness and more subdued pine resin flavors, accentuated with a slight roasted and sweet malt character.

Beer is medium-bodied, with medium-low levels of carbonation. Resultant mouthfeel is smooth, somewhat thick, and creamy, with slight traces of carbonation. Finishes dry on the palate, as expected from hops.

falloutsnow, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

casapy, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

SadMachine, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

tswater, Nov 11, 2012
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,404 ratings.