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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,736 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,736
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 219
Gots: 498 | FT: 12
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this bomber beer out of a Belgian tulip glass..

A: Pours a pure black hue with amber highlights with a thin white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Great hoppy aroma with a citrus background.

T: Smooth and nice and hoppy with some mild pine and citrus notes.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a really excellent Black IPA.

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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date: 11/9/12

Poured into a balloon glass. Dark brown in color, topped by a rich and thick tan colored head. Clarity from what I can tell is decent, though the beer sits too dark in the glass for this to really matter. The head sticks around for a long time and definitely clings to the glass.

Aroma is filled with prominent American hops. It's abundantly piney and a touch citrusy as well. A small hint of alcohol, with some darker malt undertones. Really big and bold aroma, and this is exactly what one would want from this style. Close your eyes, and you would be hard pressed to tell that this is a darker beer.

Intensely bitter, with some roasted malt flavor. Rye spiciness is there, and not over the top. Alcohol is really present and this beer finishes like an Irish whiskey on the exhale, minus the burn. Very odd, and I am thinking that the high portion of rye malt probably carries those whiskey-ish notes. Doesn't taste very similar to the aroma though, which is disappointing since I was hoping it would match the amazing aroma.

Excellent, perfect carbonation. Full-bodied. Sticky, resinous hops. Smooth, no burn. Pretty fricking good...

Oh, man I wish that this beer was a little cleaned up in the flavor. The rye gives it a spiciness, the hops are packed in there and very dank. Really liked this beer and would put this at #2 for American Black Ale's for me.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottle on 12/14/12 finally fairly fresh. Side note when they first released it to New Hampshire it was already 4 months and it did blow me away. Pours a really dark brown, with a one inch head, that leaves nice webs if lace. Smell is pine, hints of chocolate, some coffee notes, some citrus, and some cut grass. Taste is very similar lots citrus and chocolate, blended well. Body is medium, plenty of life, not dry, and easy drinking. This is really solid, especially when the hops are fresh and the center of attention. Going to have a Sublimely Self Righteous after and see which is better.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers. Pours like coffee with a thin tan head. Nose is slightly hoppy but with a sweetness to it.

To me this is what a Black IPA should be. Hoppy but very complex with delicious roasted malt flavors and a crisp IPA finish. The rye is what puts this over the top from good to great. I am a fan of RyPAs and Cascadian Dark Ales, so to me this is best of both worlds. The 8.3% is buried in flavor.

First time I had it was on tap at 1702 in Tucson and I continue to buy bombers. Not a huge Firestone Walker fan overall, but this and the Merkin are good beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

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4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a pitch black with thick tan head and lace ring. Citric, almost grapelike hop aroma with some hints of roasted malt. Real smooth, easy to drink, caught me by surprise on that, not a hop bomb but the piney, citrusy even grapefruit hops reall kick in and are balanced by some roasted malts and a touch of sweetness that I can only describe as bitter chocolate. The malts lead to a pleasant dry finish, not overly crisp or bitter and this is a very quality sipper and great example of this style (as this style seems easy to botch, apparently).

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,736 ratings.