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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,548 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,548
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 203
Gots: 427 | 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 FickleBeast
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a goblet. Bottle calls this a "Black Rye IPA".

Pours pitch black with two glorious fingers of foam that hangs around for a while. Aroma is extremely hoppy with citrus hop aromas. Closing your eyes you could mistake this for a straight up IPA.

First sip yields a nicely balanced brew, with a refreshing burst of hop flavor. Rye spiciness is present as well. Bitterness is quite mild and fades quickly into the malty body of this brew. This is a really flavorful, easy drinking beer that doesn't fit a set style. I'm really digging the hop flavors.

FickleBeast, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a fairly solid brown with a beige-to-cream colored head that keeps some form. Good lacing. Mild carbonation evident.

S: Aromas of hops, pepper, floral, bread, malt, rye, caramel, and spices come through.

T: Malt, hops, floral notes, chocolate, rye, coffee, caramel, spice, and slight ginger are detected. It has a varied mix of pleasing flavors, making it an interesting take on an ale.

M: Smooth, earthy, dry. Great balance of flavors. Good bit of bitterness. Nice movement of tastes across the palate.

O: A great tasting black rye IPA (as identified on the label) with a distinct and flavorful profile. Nice touches of dryness and bitterness. The tastes are quite bold on the palate. More high quality from Firestone Walker.

NumberNone, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Durb777, Nov 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

ejhansen7, Nov 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

NeutronMan, Nov 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BeerBaron238, Nov 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jacewg, Nov 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Broden, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out as a very dark brown, the head was a light tan color with a good retention and lacing. The smell of the beer is nicely balanced with the roasted malts and the hops. The taste of the beer has a great flavor to it. The malts are there and slightly roasted but not chocolaty at all, the rye gives of some light spice and the hops come in and bitter the beer nicely but not overwhelmingly. The mouthfeel is great, it's medium bodied with generous carbonation with a nice smooth feel to it. Overall it's damn good brew. Highly impressed, would totally drink this one again.

Knapp85, Nov 06, 2012
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
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,548 ratings.