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RATINGS: 939   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with huge light tan head. What is it with BIPAs and huge heads?! Aroma of citrus, white pepper, light pine, biscuit, some chocolate, tangerine, orange marmalade, fresh flowery hops and grapefruit. Really grows on you, starts out a bit one dimensional but gets more and more complex. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of white pepper, biscuit, citrus and flowers. The rye really shines through. Medium bodied with nice, soft carbonation and smooth mouthfeel from the rye. Very nicely balanced beer, the rye really adds something to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Menkros (36) - - AUG 18, 2012
No head, black pour, smells of hoppy alcohol, tastes of a bitter rye beer. Not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy Deez nuts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Dark brown pour/black orange hue, thin bubbly beige head ... aroma is of hop oils, roasted malts, resiny piney hops, spicy rye pretty intense .... taste is roasted malts, piney resiny hops, citrusy grapefruit hop oils and rindy as well with a nice bitter hop bite complimenting a spicy rye bite .... finish of spicy rye and bitter hops that lingers for awhile ... abv hidden well ... powerful stuff loved it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
At Maproom. Very strange. I enjoyed it but intense hops and sharp spiciness of the rye made it a almost challenging drink to the taste buds. Complex so you had to think about all the flavors. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3247) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
22 oz. MMWWAAAHHHHGGGHHHHH. Ok, that was my wookey impression. It pours a very dark brown with a tan, frothy head. Aroma of strong pine and citrus hops, Mild resin as well as some herbal tones. The malt manifests it self in in roast, caramel, mild burnt wood. The flavor is bitter in the forefront, strong pine and citrus notes. WIth the chocolatey and roasted malt, I get a bit of chocolate covered orange. Mild spiciness from the rye as well as a touch of earth. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, nice carbonation. Overall, this is a nice Black IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ZFCapital (5) - middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012 does not count
best black ipa/ rye ive had yet, grapefruit taste is excellent and very unexpected from this style ale def gonna try and get my hands on more. drank it str8 from the bomber. :D

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gypsyheadbrews (9) - - AUG 15, 2012 does not count
Hides it’s nice dark roasty backbone extremely well, nice dark malt character balanced perfectly with sweet hop notes leading to a nice light, almost lemony finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. Pours a dark brown. almost black color with faint mahogany edges and a two finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaks of lace left behind. Sweet floral aroma with spicy rye, malt, earthy and citrus hops.  Subtle roast but the rye character adds another dimension. Some grassy pine and slight citrus but the nose is dominated by spicy rye and dark malts.   On the fuller end of medium bodied with a nice balance of resinous, earthy hops, sweet and roasted malt and spicy rye.  Again, the rye adds complexity with level of spicy swetness that counters the piny hops and roasted notes. Grassy and piny hops followed by spicy rye with roasted and sweet malts underneath.  Hints of chocolate, toast, coffee and oatmeal lingering into a dry finish with subtle heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Black color. Three fingers of of tan, frothy head. Retention is very good and plenty of lacing is left. 4.0 S: Big citrusy hoppiness with emphasis on orange and pineapple. Light roastiness. Pleasant spicy earthiness from the rye. Smells pretty good. 4.0 T: As far as black IPAs go, this is one of the better ones. It’s not overly roasty nor is it overly bitter from the hops. Orange and pineapple citrus. Spicy rye. Light roastiness. Tasty. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth. 4.0 D: Good beer among a wretched style. I don’t think I would have given such high scores if this was any other style, but so it is. Making a black IPA that is even drinkable is already above average and this is one of the better ones. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-05-2012 23:11:29

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1824) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Tasted on 8/12/12 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours very deep, nearly black, oily dark brown with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving some thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is milk chocolate malt, coffee, pine resin hops, along with the signature spicy aroma of rye. The flavor is exactly the same, plenty of milk chocolate, coffee, spicy rye, and resin hops. The body is full with just under average carbonation and a long spicy rye, chocolate, coffee, and nicely bitter resin hops finish. This isn’t the hoppiest or maltiest Black IPA I have ever had, but it is the most balanced.

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