uhclem (397) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! This one is definitely a keeper. I’m not a huge fan of DIPA’s, mainly because the alcohol takes over. But this is a beautifully crafted ale. The alcohol only makes its presence known late into the finish.
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Pours a dark cola brown with a stiff foamy tan head that you can eat with a fork. The aroma is delicious combination of fresh rye, caramel, and clean flowery hops. The taste is a fantastic balance of sweet and roasty malts and medium hop bitterness that finishes dry and chocolatey. It’s medium bodied with a slick medium carbonated mouthfeel. I absolutely love this beer and found it incredibly easy to drink for an 8% ABV. This is what Black IPA’s *should* aspire to be.
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost opaque dark brown nearing black and a thin tan head. Nose, of big pine, spicy rye light chocolate and toffee. Tastes is piney, citrus, earthy, roast, spiciness from the rye, bits of chocolate. Medium bodied and medium to long bitter finish.
906348 (3) - - NOV 30, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Loved the dark, bitter rye flavors.
Incredible on tap.
Very good in a 22 oz bottle.
illidurit (2244) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler. Dark brown clear pour. Nice citrusy aroma, grapefruity in essence but not a totally generic C-hop profile at all. Flavor is citric up front with a malty finish that screams ’rye.’ Not very roasty. It’s a nice idea -- many black IPAs have a hollow roastiness that doesn’t mesh with the hops, but Wookey Jack’s main malt note in the flavor is rye, a tried and true hop complement. Well done.
jb (2539) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extreme hop-based fresh nose of grapefruit and pine. Not much in the way of black roast/choc/coffee notes in the nose. Gritty mouthfeel, clean, more of an IPA character to this, but some roasted notes in the palate. Hangs together well. Nice lacing + retention. On tap at McGregors.
dinkle50 (1136) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a huge head. Good lacing. Aroma of roast. Taste is very bitter with lots of citrus and roast notes. Thick mouth with a little chocolate after taste. Really well done.
ilovedarkbeer (2470) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black brown color with a large creamy tan head. Classic orange citrus ipa notes with a little bit of bitter cocoa and smoke. Watery mouthfeel.
BREWMUSKCLES (2398) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i find it on the pine cone side which i appreciate more so than the citrus. mellow sharpness and smooth the beer is not sweet and somewhat creamy as well as substantial with good body. some light rye and the perception of cocoa.
Festus69 (18) - - NOV 24, 2012
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This isthe best rye IPA you can buy. It’s my first beer rating so cut me some slack however if you want something different this is your beer. The flavors are perfect all the way through. I’m a big FW fan!