Jack Whacker Wheat Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

BA SCORE
78
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420 Ratings
Jack Whacker Wheat AleJack Whacker Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States
tommyknocker.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American-style wheat ale brewed with malted. Low hopping rates allow the refreshing aroma and citrus flavor of a late addition of lemon grass to dominate. This unfiltered beer retains all of its protein, flavor, and some of its yeast, resulting in a traditionally cloudy appearance.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
420
Reviews:
228
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
17.11%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 420 |  Reviews: 228
Photo of EatonHops
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice yellow/orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, yeasty, grassy. The taste is hoppy, slightly malty, yeasty, grassy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.34/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of porters4life
3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: I love the cloudy orange look to this beer and it had a decent head on it too. A great start for this beer.
S: Not much on the nose just a little bit of lemon/citrus scent to it but it is very faint.
T: I got applesauce and that's about it on this one. It's not terrible but it just is not what I was expecting and in this case that was not a good thing.
F: The feel is a little thin and watery but wasn't to bad.
Overall: This one is just ok it could be worse but it could have been a lot better too.

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Photo of MeganandDana
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mds1101
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.23/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zk_51
3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of corybills
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RDW
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good wheat! Goes down smooth.

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Photo of Jack74
2.65/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.22/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Light tangerine appearance, similar in appearance to modern day ipas. Head under half an inch, aroma was like the sticky jam that stays in your fridge for a few years at a time.

Very unbeer dude, super carbonated selter fruit mineral water. Some clove got in here from some where. Wheat, barley, hops, yeast, not really discernable.

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Photo of Antg8989
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's important to rate this beer for what it is - a light crisp beer made for summer sessions. Initially I thought the taste was flavorless, but as I sipped the lemongrass really started to come through. There's nothing that really stands out about this beer besides its
drinkability. But at the end of the day, isn't drinkability what it's all about?

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Photo of seanote
2.99/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TLA
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bplabernie
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andlawson
2.92/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Jack Whacker Wheat Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
3.39 out of 5 based on 420 ratings.
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