HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from big bottle. Rye malt and hops in aroma. Dark mahogany - almost porter color with hearty tan lacing head. Citrusy and piney hops, rye and creamy malt share the lead in flavor. Just a slight note of alcohol. Also notes of licorice and cocoa. Outstanding.
Art (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Bottle share thanks to charule. Dark pour with a nice white head. Aroma is so amazing. So many hops of citrus in the aroma. The taste of this beer is perfectly balanced. Effervescence tingles the tongue/lips. Very delicious.
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DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber->shaker. Deep brown with thick offwhite head. A chewy hop bonanza, like a great imperial IPA. Very good.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark colorwitha fizzy off-white head. Aroma is citrus hoppy no real roasted aroma. Flavor is medium sweet with a nice citrus/piney hoppiness flavor. Finish is mild but medium sweet a little alcoholic. Carbonation is above average and mouthfeel is fizzy. Overall this is a delicious beer.
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet black with a rich creamy white head, this beauty slaps you across the face with hoppy rye flavor. It offers a velvety mouthfeel coupled with a lightly spicy nose, and begs to be slammed, in spite of an ABV that requires moderation. I know that "black rye IPA" is a made-up style, but Wookie Jack is perfection within that made-up style.
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Ernest (7317) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent.
Quite simple in the nose...tons of raw hops, but at least there is enough malt character to keep it from being utterly one-dimensional. In the mouth itís surprisingly sour, and add to that the abrasive bitterness and astringency, and itís hard to drink much. Pretty crude and rough, but there are certainly worse examples in this genre.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours opaque black with big light tan head and serious lace. Aromas of wet hops, citrus, pine, sweet malts, toasted grain and rye. Medium body, wet hop character lingers. generous bitterness balanced with the rye spice. Finishes lightly sweet big hop character and rye tartness.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
nearly black with a tan head that stick all over the glass. citrus, spruce, peppers, chocolate, toast, bread, tons of rye. medium bitterness, light sweetness. medium body, slick, oily feel.
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a almost black with a large tan head. Aroma is a blast of fresh juicy hops. A minor roast is in the backround. Flavor is again a fresh hop with a decent but not over the top spicy rye. Finish leaves some roasted black malt with maybe a bit of dark chocolate on the tounge. This was a well hopped dark IPA with more emphasis on the hops then the malts used and thatís not a complaint.
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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