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RATINGS: 1104   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (589) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with brown highlights, off-white head. Decent lacing. Big porter notes up front: roasted malts, a tad nutty, bakerís chocolate and toasted caramel. Piney, woody hops kick in later. Spicy hops play nicely with the rye notes, cuts the dark malts pretty well. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
THOUGHTS: I always thought ry smoothed out IPAs and DIPAs, but I think this is my first proof of it smoothing out a Black IPA. This had tons of different flavors but none of them dominate. It was like a Rock and Roll super group with members (in flavors) that all have such big egos that not one individual outshine the others. But to me that isnít necessarily the greatest thing for a black IPA. Very easy to drink, but I almost missed come of the harshness thatís normally present in a black IPA. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured pretty much black with and average tan head. The aroma had moderate coffee, dark chocolate, grain, roasted and burnt malts; moderate pine, grapefruit, orange and earthy hops; hints of smoke and a little dark fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and heavily bitter with a long duration. There was roasted malt, burnt malt, bitter dark chocolate, slightly smokey, pine hops, grapefruit, orange hops, spicy rye, a little grain, hints of coffee, and something sort of smokey and earthy. The medium to full body was a little oily and then dry with soft yet tingly carbonation that seemed to get more fizzy as time went by and a slightly astringent finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2823) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle, 10C. Black with a large beige head that fades to a coat and laces well. Aroma of grapefruit, breadcrusts, cocoa, lychees. Very smooth textured, moderate carbonation is just right. Alcohol not obvious at all. Some slight singed notes and bread but they complement the citrus and tropical flavours nicely. Enough bitterness. Dryish at the end. Dangerously swiggable and quite delightful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Nice hop aroma. Hits the mouth like a very good IPA, but with a thicker mouth-feel and a bit of roast as the hops fade. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berard (455) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours dark brown, nearly black. Tan head that dissipates to a thin layer. You can smell the hops but it isn't overwhelming. There is a nice balance of roasted malt and ipa hop taste. It does both well. Imagine a hoppy Guiness. Yum! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
acearl (424) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Dark brown-black hue with thick creamy lasting tan head, smells of pine needles and citrus, some roast but nothing too much, strong medium texture, tastes a bit roasted,smooth, some caramel in the back end, very balanced, best black IPAs i have had and one of my favorite beers as well

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (225) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
The appearance is amazing as is the smell. The aroma is much more hoppy than the beer really is. Very nice balance of malts and hops. Not nearly as hoppy as I expected, and very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Not a fan of black ipas. This one is really good. Nice balance. Good aroma. Nice work firestone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3 month old bottle sent to me by watson. thanks kerry! psyched to finally try this one. Hops were a little faded as could be expected but their was definitely still some tropical and citrus fruit hop flavor along with some more chewy chocolate and roasty malts. Nice beer, would like to try a fresher sample someday.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnkor (326) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Aroma is dark and sweet with a little smoke and hop. Definitely has an ipa nose. Appearance is dark dark brown with a slightly golden brown head. Taste is malty and full, but very hopped. Finishes with a smoked character. Palate is drier than expected. Very filling, but great to drink!


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