Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.4/5 rDev +3.3%
poured from randy's firestone growler into my "epic dance parties" pint glass. thanks to my lovely wife for picking this one up for me on a recent trip to paso. Cheers!!!
a- this is quite a dark ipa. fades from khaki into a dark brown quickly before turning into a light black abyss. not much head on this one...but i did open this growler day before yesterday so thats to be expected.
s- i mean, i get the strong pine hops up front, but those hops are almost dominated by a strong roasted malt. definitely picking up some toasted cardamon/coriander seeds in the finish. actually, now that i think about it im getting the rye much more than the hops...which i was not expecting.
t- oh now is the hops time to shine. piney fresh forest hops!!! really fresh tasting with lots of hop bitterness. fresh grapefruit, orange zest, grassy. what a fun beer!!!
m- resiny and palate coating. even though this beer is on its second day in the growler it has lost none of its potency.
o- a real winner. i love this beer! arguably one of the best ryepa's out there right now for sure. beautiful balance. what a wookie!!!
08-09-2012 08:41:29 | More by edproctor
4.15/5 rDev -2.6%
Sevred on tap in tumbler at Track 84
App: dark mahogany, half inch foam, thin lacing throughout
Smell: piney hop underlied by charcoal and black toast, herbal, medicinal
Taste: compared to the Revival black ale I had yesterday, not quite there for me. Piney bitter hop profile, resinous, oily, malt character is medium, not bad, roasted coffee beans
Mouthfeel: crisp, semi dry and tongue tingling bite from good carbonnation
Overall: I like it. I've had better and not much worse. It lacks a palate balancing malt sweetness to offset the bitter hoppiness. I would have it again though
08-08-2012 20:31:51 | More by chimaylvr
4.5/5 rDev +5.6%
a - poured a three-fingers thick creamy, coffee-colored head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout that billowed nicely. the body was a dark black color.
s - big piney hops.
t - complex flavors here of pine, rye, and roasted chocolate.
m - creamy and slick.
o - whew, this is good. i really dig this style and this is one of the best i've had.
08-07-2012 14:17:36 | More by GPHarris
4/5 rDev -6.1%
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Black color. Three fingers of of tan, frothy head. Retention is very good and plenty of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Big citrusy hoppiness with emphasis on orange and pineapple. Light roastiness. Pleasant spicy earthiness from the rye. Smells pretty good.
4.0 T: As far as black IPAs go, this is one of the better ones. It's not overly roasty nor is it overly bitter from the hops. Orange and pineapple citrus. Spicy rye. Light roastiness. Tasty.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.
4.0 D: Good beer among a wretched style. I don't think I would have given such high scores if this was any other style, but so it is. Making a black IPA that is even drinkable is already above average and this is one of the better ones.
08-05-2012 23:11:29 | More by DavoleBomb
4.65/5 rDev +9.2%
650ML bottle, no bottling date, even though there is a space for it.
A - Dark chocolate brown, to the point where light only shines through at the bottom. Thick, dark golden-brown head lingers to a light brown layer after 10 minutes.
S - Roasted malt and hop resin flood the nose with a hint of citrus fruit.
T - Roasted, malty flavor with a touch of chocolate that hides behind a subtle smoky background taste.
M - Very mild mouthfeel for the aggressive appearance and smell. A longer finish is present, but it is not one of those finishes that feels like all you can taste is floral hop. A very drinkable beer indeed.
There are so many incredible beers out there, but Firestone Walker continues to impress me with every new addition to their line. I have never had a black rye IPA before but this one has set an incredibly high standard for me.
08-05-2012 19:02:51 | More by PeacefulHopFrog
4.75/5 rDev +11.5%
Flew this home with me 2 months ago...
A - poors super dark brown...2 finger head, down to thin lacing
S - bubble gum, fruit-grapefruit, malt/bread, bit yeasty, great nose here
T/M - holy monkeys. doesnt match the nose. roasted malt sweetness with bit of the rye spice, hops build in the background and make love to your mouth.
O - I'm a fan of this style...and this beer doesnt need to get any more perfect. Find it. Drink it. Sleep next to the bottle.
08-04-2012 02:28:53 | More by Rippeddisc
4.48/5 rDev +5.2%
650ml bomber. No freshness date. Poured into a standard pint glass. Love the name, haha, Wookey.
Appearance: Pours almost black with some cola-like highlights when held to the light. One and half fingers of beige head. Longer than average retention. when it finally settles it's a thin layer with some chunky bubbly spots. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: Big pine resin followed by grapefruit-y hops. Hints of roasted malts and chocolate hiding out in there.
Taste: Same as the aroma but the roasted malts are a bit more pronounced. Chocolate malt still hides a bit but that's fine by me. This is a FINE fucking example of a "Black IPA" The rye throws in a bit of spice that meshes well with the hoppy flavors. Everything here works. The rye becomes a little more apparent as it warms.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly smooth and easy. The flavors and hops bitterness are bold but nothing you can't handle. Fuller side of medium bodied. Carbonation is average for the style. LOOONG finish of citrusy hops AND roasted malts. Interesting.
I'd throw this up with the ranks of Self-Righteous and DFH IBA. Two beers I already loved.
08-03-2012 23:10:12 | More by nimrod979
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
22oz, date is not visible but spring '12 release
Central Waters globe
A: Pours a deep dark brown. Almost black. Some reddish hues towards to edges. Light tan half finger head. Some lacing bits when you give it an aggressive swirl.
S: It's pretty amazing. I get all fruity hops initially on the nose. Grapefruit and citrus. Then digging in you get some roast even while cold. Chocolate is there.
T: Up front you get some nice bitterness, but not too much. Mid mouth you get the malts, but also the rye malts. Adds that touch of spice. The color doesn't lead to as much coffee and chocolate as it would appear. The malts add some creamy texture. And aid in a bitter yet smooth close.
M: Medium bodied
O: A BIPA for sure
08-03-2012 15:59:06 | More by inlimbo77
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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