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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,615
Reviews:
702
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
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342
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4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Slongie
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lwcreasy
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So I'll admit to not being a huge fan of the I.B.L. style in general. But honestly I would drink a hop milkshake if it was made by Firestone Walker. Let's see if these guys can convert me to the dark side.

Poured in a tulip glass. Big fat, creamy, tan-colored head. Looks great! The body is dark, dark brown and opaque. Retention is very good, and the tan lace slides beautifully along the curved glass for a kind of aesthetic lagniappe.

Deep tangerine notes to greet the nose. A little pineapple. Spicy, grainy malt and the aroma of dark bread. All of this complementary to a rising (and strong) herbal hop punch. Light peach, nectarine, and low yeasty funkadoo are all there to add to the complexity. Very nice, though there isn't a whole lot of dark malt character.

In the flavor, we get a strong rye bread impression. It's spicy, and a nice podium for the tangerine hops and nectarine esters each to sing their respective songs. Last half of the sip features the herbal notes, and the dryness of the finish makes the malt character seem almost pretzel-like in the after.

Medium in body. Spritzy, wonderful impression of carbonation really elevates the experience. Quite drinkable for that ABV, I reckon. Pretty darn good all around. I guess this is another style I haven't given the fair shake. You live, you learn.

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Photo of rjd722
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jsmith313
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SmashAdams
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a wonderful beer, really sad to hearcots beong discontinued. This one has everything - toasty roasty malts and chocolate with piney resinous hops and a touch of spiciness from the rye. Great balance of flavors. yb

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4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cabindan
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer, I wish I had more than one of them right now. It's a great mix of an IPA and a dark beer. It's probably the smoothest IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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