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Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA

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RATINGS: 1092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Wookey Jack is our first foray into the dark outer world of black IPAs. Rich dark malts and spicy rye careen into bold citrus laden hops creating a new dimension in IPA flavor. This brew has been left unfiltered and unfined to retain all of its texture and character. At 60 IBUs, Wookey Jack is gnarly on the outside yet complex and refined on the inside.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (134) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Superb. Almost black with lacing tan head. Citrus aromas... big malt roast flavours, with a sharp citrus hop backbone... slightly spicy. Dry bitter finish. Has the most amazing mouthfeel I’ve had from a Black IPA, almost like a stout, really thick and oily. Best BIPA I’ve had to date.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5068) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Rich dark brown coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall tan head that fades relatively fast. Aroma of super pungent and resinous hop notes of pine, grapefruit, citrus and a nice pleasant sweet honey smell as well. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep rich malty flavour with a good grassy and herbal flavour at first and a pungent hop character showing some nice sweetness and a very fragrant flavour at the end as well - complex and super balanced. Aftertaste shows a touch of the alcohol warmth, but after that, a great hop character with a touch of the rye grain noticeable, but just a roasty flavour that shows well against the pungent hops. Overall, a very interesting, well-balanced and rich beer that shows very well in the category and overall - great to try, especially on draught/growler and especially for a nice price. I sampled this beer on draught in a thirty-two ounce growler for US$8,99 from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 05-July-2015 sampled a day later at home in Washington.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 6, 2015
bottle at home from brewdog online
dark brown tinged black with fluffy grey-beige head. fruity citrus and sticky gingerbread on nose, full bodied, wel intergrated alcohol and full flavoured without any roast character. a very good BIPA but the ABV is a little excessive, can certainly feel it in your head by end of bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Dark brown with red tints and a beige head. Earthy coffee with juicy, bitter grapefruit and oak barrel. Boozy with bready yeast and leafy green, herbal pine. Gritty dark chocolate with bready yeast. So drinkable for its strength. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1496) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Gerat rye IPA. Lots of spice, and plenty of woody aromas and flavors, like cider and oats and tangy toffee. Some orange and citrus notes. Full and complex. Drying rich finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (771) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
bottle. Pours black with an average sized beige head. Aroma is mostly citrusy and hoppy with some subtle hints at roasted chocolate malt. Boldly hoppy and citrusy flavor up front; making way for some roasty and chocolaty notes leading into the finish. Complex but mellow flavor profile. Medium-to-full bodied but drinkable. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
talbottcrowell (1) - - JUL 2, 2015 does not count
Citrusy flavor. Little bitter after taste. I prefer a smoother more mellow taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
draft at owen. excellent example of the style. this and self-righteous seem to be the defining beers for the style and rightfully so. both are very similar, although this is less bitter and abrasive. I enjoy the traditional PNW hops with the roasted malts as with Stone’s. Big body but still very drinkable. Alcohol is very well hidden. Really well crafted and executed beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (758) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Great black ipa, roasted malts, then a hop finish, with a good touch of spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4060) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
650ml bottle, thank you Jookos! Dark brown, thin off white head. Rye, roasted malt, some chocolate notes. Flavor has bread, hops, roastedness, citrus notes. Long finish. awesome!


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