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RATINGS: 997   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2113) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle@midland tasting group. Black beer with small head. Aroma of grapefruit and slightly roasted malts. Taste is grapefruit, hops, coffee and roasted malts. Medium palate with a little oil. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2769) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
660ml bottle. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is piney hops, bitter coffee and a touch of chocolate. Taste has chocolate and coffee to start. Strong bitter piney hop and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Dark brown, almost black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, rye malts, faint citrus, slight nuttiness and hops. Taste of roasted malts, slight citrus, rye malts, faint nuttiness, grapefruit and hops. Full bodied, nice carbonation, long hop finish, pretty good black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3905) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
On-tap pint in Schooner, Sunset Beach Orange County after a sample to compare with a Beach City Rye’T Black IPA: I chose this version of the style for my pint. I also have a bottle I am taking to an exchange in Birmingham UK very soon. Black pour with a tanned head that lasted. Roasted malts rule the aroma and do not get pushed around by much else in the taste either. Mild citrusy hop notes try and interfere with the flavouring and nose but fail, this is a malt first and foremost brew with the hops playing second fiddle throughout. Hides the alcohol well within the maltiness. I liked it and will have a good glass full at the forthcoming bottle exchange too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Super smooth rye witha nice dark malt body, bitterness but hops could be better defined.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
1 year-old bomber poured into tulip. Pours a nice deep black with chestnut highlights, with a finger-thick head. Aromas are roasty/spicy (rye!), piney hops, and perhaps some light toffee hidden in the background. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet. Body is medium, with a slick/almost oily texture. Carbo is under average. Finish is quite bitter, in fact more bitterness can be felt in the aftertaste than while taking a sip. Overall a really, really good offering! This now sets the mark for me as far as black IPAs go, rye or not...!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Seannpc (27) - - AUG 15, 2014
Very dark appearance on this one. Not much aroma but dark malty and bitter taste. Relatively smooth finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gbeerrater (29) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Black IPA with a 60( IBU ) Internal Bittering scale. The SRM/(L Scale) and EBC counts both high as well which is unique for a IPA. Seems a lot of breweries got into this Pine and Citrus fad challenging the boundaries of what a typically dark rich malty beer can be. f.W here has added spicy rye which is evident in the 8.3%. Enough alcohol to control typically more fragile Hoppy IPAS shelf live also a real earthy kinda deal unfiltered and unrefined. Intense in a good way. Probably not a starting pitcher , more a strong closer to finish the night. Seems like instead of a Imperial IPA with double strength 1/2 IPA/ 1/2 dark with the rye kicker. Love the experimentation into the dark side including Double DBA but gonna have to give Wookey a B as the pine/citrus notes challenge the rye which could be toned down leaving the malt /rye more dominate overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ComradeK (1042) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Pine needle, caraway and Seville orange hops mix with bitter, roasty rye notes and a touch of cocoa to create the aroma. A touch of mandarin sweetness up front soon gives way to powerful pine and bitter orange hops. A tiny hint of pineapple leads into roasty bitterness in the mid-palate, tempered by mocha notes. Pine needle and marmalade hops come into the finish. This is an exemplary beer, a lesson in how a black IPA should be made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1379) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Tap. Jet black with tight bubbled tan head. Aroma of pine, citrus, roasty smoke. Flavor is predominantly citrus and pine hips. Interesting roasty and chocolate malts offer a complex and balance. Really well crafted.

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