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RATINGS: 1074   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Dark amber beer with à nice lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma, pine needles, chocolate notes, citrus, mango, rye bread, woody, malty notes, biscuits, metal notes, floral notes. Hoppy floral flavor, earthy, hay, metallic, pine nedled, mango, citrus notes, rye, chocolate notes, herbal, lemongrass, elderberries, caramel notes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle @ rlgk’s tasting. Pours dark clear mahogany with a small tanned head. Aroma is cat piss perfume piny soapy cheesy citric. Flavor is well malty sweet fruity very piny grapefruity toasted bready well bitter. Finishes bitter fruity malty and slightly sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5953) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at USSkovde Dark brown. Creamy, tan head. Soapy aroma with hay-like hoppiness and some licorice. Grassy flavour. Licorice. Some sweetness. Medium bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1589) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours black with a big lightbrown head. Smells hoppy, abit herby and elders. Tastes abit sweet elders, hoppy bubbly and roasted malt with a similar finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Nice sweet barrel notes, taste is very woody, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Reviewed 9/29. Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle! About 6 oz poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a one finger offwhite color with somewhat thick bubbles and good retention. S: Fairly citrusy, but with that green piny note to it - Simcoe hops, perhaps? The darker malts don’t really come through, but the citrusy profile redeems things. T: Much like the aroma, the citrusy flavors come through strongly. The first few sips are a bit questionable in its balance and drinkability, but once this opens up, it becomes quite pleasant in conjunction with the rye malts. Further sips show some chocolate in its profile. This *is* an older bottle, but still very enjoyable, if a little lacking in complexity. M: Pretty dry - thank you rye malts - and drinkable. It’s not too heavy or light either way in terms or body, nor is it overcarbonated. O: It’s another "man, this could have been AMAZING" fresh situation with this. Right now, though, it’s still really damn good. I’ll be on the lookout for a fresh bottle/keg of this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Malty with a bitter aftertaste. Hops show through as you continue drinking. Very interesting beer. The hops show through after the initial malty bitter flavor. Well balanced, best rye IPA I’ve tasted yet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Appears like a glass brimming with liquid chocolate and a thin white verdisgris cover. Wonderful piney hop nose surrounded in a layered forest of clean, roasty black barley. Leather and medium-dark chocolate notes. Entrancing. The body is piney and boozy. Certainly more rough around the edges than the aroma presaged. Sticky roast adheres to the back of the palate. Ends with an off-key, sour-bitter twang.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmohno (1211) - Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Black with thin head,scattered lacing. Very fruity aroma,hoppy,fresh,resinous,orange,spice,citrus. Catpiss(simcoe).Grapefruit.Some malt/chocolate notes hidden behind the hops. Taste is smooth,oily,hops,resin, big fruit-citrus,some spice, grapefruit,smooth mild chocolate ,slight roast/coffee towards the end. Nice smooth chewyness with notes of carmel malt sweetness. Very hop forward in a smooth black rye .

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BiddleBrau (1011) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Hmmmmm, really didn’t see this like everyone else. I now see it is a Rye brew which rarely appeals to me but this just didn’t hit the mark for me. Hopefully I get to try again. Brown with a tan head, lots of lacing. Weird musty aroma. I found the flavor unpleasant as well Looked good but I just didn’t appreciate this.


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