Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.7/5 rDev +10.6%
Perfectly black with a full creamy two finger head, took,about three minutes for the head to fade to a persistent corona ring. Excellent balance of rye and hops bitterness with a tad of lingering rye aftertaste, less so on he hops. Smooth mouth feel with mild carbonation. Excellent aroma. Higher gravity takes this out if session beer status
06-23-2014 02:20:28 | More by MDHopster
4.4/5 rDev +3.5%
Wookey Jack pours from its bomber bottle to a dark, blackish color with a beige head of foam that doesn’t quit. The nose on this beer is very nice, with scents of citrus, rye, and light spice. The generous head of foam leaves lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass.
With the taste, this beer offers the characteristics of a black IPA with added rye notes. The flavor of roasted malts and rye is detected first with the flavor of citrus following not very far behind. There are some hints of plum in there also and some earthy hops. Pine character is noticeable, too, and the taste of citrus/grapefruit keeps returning all the way through the beer’s bitter finish.
Wookey Jack is a delicious beer that I am just trying today for the first time. I expected this beer would be good because, well, it is a Firestone Walker product. But it turned out even better than my already high expectations would have dreamed and I can see why others have stated that this beer is a benchmark for the black IPA style. Its beautiful appearance, rocky head of foam, full bodied complex taste, and just about everything else point to a beer made for victory in a critics taste competition. It’s one of the best I have ever tried of this style and I highly recommend it to everyone.
06-22-2014 04:11:31 | More by BryanCarey
4.01/5 rDev -5.6%
Beer looks good. I had a fresh bottle, and it poured with a beautiful two finger light tan head that laced all the way down the glass as I drank. Cold, the smell was a little timid, not much going on there. But, it smells like beer, which is worth at least 3.5 in my book.
Now, the taste: this beer has more complexity to it than most of the other black IPAs I've tried. There is a layer of rye, a layer of malt, a layer of piney hops, and a layer of citrus as a nice twist at the end.
All in all, this is a great beer. Black IPAs are getting a bad rap lately on this site, but this is an example of the craftsmanship that can really elevate the style to something elegant. All around great beer.
06-21-2014 00:50:49 | More by schris
4.05/5 rDev -4.7%
1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a teku
A - This beer is not quite black. When held to the light ruby highlights appear. It is capped with three inches of tan head with large clumps hanging onto the sides.
S - The citrus aromas are the first to reach my nostrils. Then I notice the spicy rye. Finally, as it warms, I get some chocolate malt.
T - Now the taste leads with the rye and roasted malt. The spicy rye is the first to tickle my taste buds. The roasted malt comes through as burnt toast and some chocolate. It finishes with a citrus bitterness. Grapefruit comes to mind as the main culprit.
M - Thick and creamy.
O - This is a well crafted black IPA and deserved the praise that it receives. The flavors balance perfectly with a full mouthfeel of a stout.
06-19-2014 22:14:37 | More by buschbeer
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,303 ratings.