Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,751 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,751
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 222
Gots: 508 | 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:
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(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012)
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Photo of plaid75
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a black amber streaked hue with a one finger off white head.

The smell featured piney hops and toasted malts.

The taste consisted of an upfront roasted malt that have way to waves of piney malts and finished with a soft caramel.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and exceptionally toasty black IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Sqweekers
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of joecast
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thin brown head. Looks more like a brown ale, considerably lighter than most. Leaves some nice lacing.

Pungent hops. Classic pine and grapefruit. Some light coffee/roast.

Wonderful balance of bitterness, hop flavor, malt sweetness and a touch of spicy rye. Really think they hit the rye sweet spot in this beer. Fantastic.

Sadly I have only the one bottle. Right up there for black ales and another winner from FW.

Photo of wbumgarner
5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of VeganBrewz
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first glass from the bomber I'd purchased poured a deep, nutty brown and had the viscosity of thinned-down maple syrup. Silky and totally black in the glass, with about a finger of dense, dark tan head that fades to a thin film of bubbles and leaves light, sticky lacing that follows the beer down the glass as you drink.

The Amarillo and Citra are really on display in the nose - an immediate burst of grapefruit emerges followed by dark fruit, caramel malt sweetness and slight bitterness as it warms.

Taste is pretty close to the nose - big, bright grapefruity citrus up front with some burnt-coffee acidity and deep roasty malt character, finished with nice, crisp hoppy bitterness. The initial citrus fades quite a bit as the beer warms, and the malt and acidity become the primary flavors.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full with sharp carbonation tingle lingering, slightly bitter alcohol finish.

Overall, this is a really well designed beer. I'm newish to black ipas/cascadian dark ales/etc but I'm constantly amazed at the things that various brewers are able to pull off within the style, and this one is no exception. Firestone has a great brewmaster on their roster and it shows.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Yetti
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great American Black. The aroma didn't jump out of the glass and beg me to start drinking, but once I did, I was stoked.

A - as other reviewers have said, the beer pours pitch black and looks almost like molasses.

Smell - maybe I had a cold that day, but the smell was the only thing that didn't really impress me. It's pleasant, though, and doesn't stink of alcohol despite the high ABV. Other reviews have noted everything from grapefruit to pine to raw hops. I didn't get all that. Maybe I need to get another whiff.

T - Outstanding. The first sip immediately hooked me and the last gulp was just as enjoyable. It has a nice full feel and goes down smoothly. It's both light enough and robust enough to be drunk anytime of day and year.

0 - This is as good as any Black IPA I've had. You won't be disappointed.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood, CA.

A - Almost jet black in color on the pour, the faintest hint of light comes through a reddish/brown tint. Head is off-white.

S - Good amount of piney hops, slight fruit, and roasted malt.

T - Incredibly well-balanced. The roasted malt provides a solid backbone for the excellent blend of citrus and piney hop. Taste is almost floral and earthy at the same time. Finishes with just a tinge of chocolate.

M - Incredibly smooth, drinks like a stout.

Overall - Very solid brew here. One of the best ABAs out there.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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