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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,514
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 201
Gots: 416 | 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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Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Handsome dark brown in the Crooked Line narrow tulip. Beige head foams up nicely. Pleasantly sudsy mouthfeel. Aroma of pineapple and resin is appealing.

The hops overwhelm any malty flavors, so it's hard to tell if there is much roasted barley taste. Has some of the herbacious flavor of many other black IPAs, but returns to the candied mango. A little charcoal. Very bitter in the aftertaste. It just doesn't know when to quit. Fruity and piney at the same time.

This seems to hit the bullseye for this sort-of style, it's black and it's totally hops. Not getting a repeat visit from me. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Liticker's in San Diego.

mactrail, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

SenorHops, Nov 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

jar66su, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

chrisxmartin, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

mbs11, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

2GOOFY, Nov 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Dana718, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

gbrill, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dcbdc1, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

messrock, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

splendidsplinter, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BeerBucks, Nov 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

thinwhiteduke, Nov 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

sendbeer, Nov 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dwtyler, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 7/6/2012. Pours pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, pine, orange rind, toast, roasted malt, spicy rye, light char, chocolate, floral, and piney spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of big grapefruit, pine, roasted malt, dark chocolate, spicy rye, toast, orange rind, light char, floral, herbal, and piney spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus rind, pine, roasted malt, toast, dark chocolate, rye, light char, and piney spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity and balance of flavors; with a very nice roasted/hop flavor balance; nice bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors on the finish at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic black IPA. Great hop flavor profile with nice balance of roasted flavors; very smooth to sip on. Highly enjoyable stuff as expected.

superspak, Nov 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

WatsonJP, Oct 31, 2012
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass for $6.50
Sampled 20AUG12

[A] Arrives with a solid 1 1/2 finger head, medium light brown in color, creamy/foamy and tightly compacted. Retention is fantastic. Lacing is well above average. The body is very dark brown.

[S] Sweet, juicy tropical hop aromas rush the nose initially with a dank, piney resinous underlying. Spicy rye is strong and provides a nice counter to the fruitiness, but also a nice compliment to the mild dark, roasty malt character underneath.

[T] Rye is a little more forward on the palate than it was on the nose. I had this beer about a month ago when it first debuted in PA - and the flavor was a 4.5 easily. A couple weeks later, just a small drop off. [Note: A month and a half later even - AND out of the bottle - and Wookey Jack is still a great beer. Transformed, sure, but still highly enjoyable.]

[M] Body is medium to medium full. Smooth across the front with a sharp carbonation from midpalate on, providing a pleasant bite. Spicy rye aids in drying out the finish. ABV is MIA.

[O] I'm generally not keen on black IPAs but this one stands out. The fact that you can close your eyes, smell, and barely tell this beer is black in color puts it in the front of its field.

FeDUBBELFIST, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,514 ratings.