Whiskey Jack Ale | Whistler Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Whistler Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
whistlerbeer.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This proprietary dark-amber recipe is dry-hopped with English Kent hops for a true craft beer experience. Warm, copper colour. A well-rounded mouthfeel with subtle bittering. A perfectly balanced session ale.

Added by canucklehead on 05-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
13.41%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 15
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4.36/5  rDev +32.9%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked up a cool mixed 12 pack from Whistler Brewing, looks like a retro suitcase complete with period stickers. The Whiskey Jack ale is most likely the rebranded pale ale. The colour is on the darker side with a huge head. Nose is slightly malty but with hops coming through after it warms up. Solid mouthfeel with a malt presence but enough hops to make it interesting. More complex than say GI or OK Springs Pale Ale and bigger on the finish. I think this has a bigger mouthfeel than the original pale ale . good stuff

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.92/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of dbl_delta
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Can into 8-oz tumbler. Pours a clear, rather pretty deep amber color. Not much in the way of head, though. Initial impression is biscuit, bread, and thin hops. Mouthfeel is on the light side too. Finish is about the same. Not what I'd regard as a good example of an English Pale Ale.

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Photo of k3ve
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3-14-16 - From a bottle at La Cantina in Whistler Village. A fine pale ale to enjoy after a day skiing on Whistler Mountain. Basic ale that was very drinkable. Only had one to wash down my pulled pork burrito (awesome!). Nice beer to the WBC. I hope to try more later on.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Bunman3
3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I like Whiskey Jacks, but I prefer to call them Canada Jays. I believe that this was billed as a "rye pale ale" at one time, but Whistler dropped the rye designation. Like the bird it is named after, it really doesn't matter what you call this beer. It's OK. There is a bit of caramel malt and some very faint hops. It's not overly memorable, but I would turn one down if it showed up in my hand.

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3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

New name, and a new can, from Whistler.
Pours dark amber, with small but dense light beige head. Rather thin in both aroma and flavor. Grainy smell with a touch of hops. Taste of some caramel malt, some graininess, and some bitterness at the end, but subdued.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Just Ok, not much going on here.

Tried on-tap, one of the only non-big-beer options.
As above, decent enough, but pretty subdued and mild in smell and taste.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Sweet malt, caramel like with a slightly earthy hop aroma.

A: Copper color, that has a head that quickly dissipates to a thin-ish film.

T: Malt forward with a caramel, earthy quality, very slight hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: While billed as an English Pale, it’s basically an American Amber, using English hops. The beer has an aroma and flavor that is malt forward. Unfortunately, coupled with super earthy hops, the combination is less than fantastic.

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3.26/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

with the name, expecting an Innes & gunn type of beer but,
it's a "red ale"

L : very nice looking beer, clear mahogany, tight small bubble head dissipates quickly
S : caramel, sweet malt, almost fruity
T: caramel malt sweetness, very light, nice light malty-hop after taste
M : crisp, light, fizzy carbonation, watery
O : easy drinking, (good gateway beer for "Coors lovers")

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Whiskey Jack Ale from Whistler Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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