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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,526 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,526
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 201
Gots: 419 | 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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jhmiv, Dec 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Orange, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of BrianCramer
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

BrianCramer, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of ThickNStout
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from hokiechef (great extra!). Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours deep dark brown with a finger and a half light tan head that recedes quickly but leaves a good bit of lace.

Aromas of piney and citrus rind hops. A little dark malt and pepper too.

Taste is a great blend of piney hops, grapefruit rind and roasty malts. Tropical hops blend with bittersweet dark chocolate covered coffee beans. A little booze is noticeable but it drinks extremely smoothly.

Creamy/ oily slick medium feel with a comfortably zesty carbonation. Long roasty hoppy aftertaste.

One of the best American black ales I've ever had. Fantastically balanced, keeping both hops and dark malts in the spotlight equally. Dangerously quaffable for over 8% abv, I had no problems drinking an entire 22oz.

ThickNStout, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Loveyourbeer, Dec 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

KimenTshom, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
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.

TheSixthRing, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Bubba83, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Runs4Beer, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ONN8, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Prost76, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jco3rd, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of SColl
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.

SColl, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

MarioM, Dec 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

cosmic-ray, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Hoptimus-Prime, Dec 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

gibby, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

MCBrigno, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

RobertColianni, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Joshpu
4.25/5  rDev 0%
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.

Joshpu, Dec 18, 2012
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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.

Bendurgin, Dec 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

RangnaR, Dec 17, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.7%

Satan70, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,526 ratings.