Wookey Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

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Ratings:
4,615
Reviews:
702
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
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342
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Photo of Elpadrino42069
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Glengosch
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love this Rye IPA. Imagine cracking open a bomber and getting a balanced, yet strong aroma of pine and citrussy goodness. Hops. You pour it into your favorite glass and it has the not-quite-black color of a porter. First drink gives you a bitter complexity of flavors. As you drink further you can appreciate the hops and toast flavor. Then a bitter aftertaste that's not too overwhelming. Solid beer. Great cold weather beer in my opinion.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black IPA, Hoppy Stouts and Strong Ales - these are among my favorites. Firestone delivers.
(this one went higher in my second try)

A: A two-finger off white, dense head over a dark body with lots of lacing.

S: Very hoppy with pine, grass, pepper and a bit of tart citrus. The roasted malts are mild.

T: Roasted malt core with great chocolatey mouth feel and flavor on which ride the hops - mostly pine, earth, and grassy, with floral and fertile over ripe layers. Good meditation beer.

M: Good feel, full body and lighter carbonation. Nicely dry late in the finish.

O: Firestone builds a great Black IPA long with Stone, 21st Amendment and the best.

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Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rodosman
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soupyman10
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown pour, some lighter brown highlights. Chocolate, meat, coffee, some grapefruit hops. Flavor is roasted malt, a whole ton of fruit - some dried stuff, raisins, prunes, then some citrus grapefruit. Really a delicious brew. Smoke at the back end of this one. Body is medium to full, kind of a halfway stop between a porter and an IPA. Very nice. Overall another great hoppy brew from Firestone Walker.

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Photo of paulytasker
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alphamale7
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

**
11/10/2015
Wow. A new favorite of mine. Smells like an IPA (pine, hops, ) with some smokeyness. Tastes like a black lager (malty, bready, ) with a touch of wood and Coffee and spice. I am literally sucking it down, but trying to savor. Ah, What the hell, I have a 4 pack. This is my top Non-Stout.
**

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Photo of TheOakKing
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.75

Bitter up front and gives way to a nice malt undertone good balance between bitterness and malteness.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fordknox
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkanne3616
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slipperysoup
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pjvie
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thepenguin
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed 5/12/13

L: Pours a near jet black with little head.

S: Right off the bat is a noseful of fresh, sticky, resinous hops; somewhat grapefruity. The second is a sort of sticky, bready maltiness often found in DIPA’s. I’m also getting a fair amount of rye spice. Add these together and you get a terrific aroma.

T: Resinous hops meld with strong bready, caramel-like malts that don’t quite taste roasted, but definitely let you know they’re of the ‘dark’ variety. Strong grapefruit flavor. Rye taste is also present but not terribly strong, especially towards the finish which is on the sweeter side. Despite thorough hoppiness, this beer is only mildly bitter, and much of that bitterness is roasty in nature.

F: "Chewy, is that you?" -- just kidding, but really though... Medium-full, lush, thick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

O: Awesome name, awesome use of rye, awesome beer.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mush
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 4,615 ratings.
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