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RATINGS: 1068   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5734) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
(Draught) deep espresso brown, creamy fine tan bubbled head. Nose of rich fudge, fresh citrus zest, grapefruit, and a touch sweaty also. Taste is sharply bitter, grapefruit, pine, barely any roast (which I like in a black IPA). Not sure why a black IPA tastes like this one does, spicy finish, palate finish burns a bit as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Impressive...possibly the best balanced black IPA I’ve had. Pours jet black, small white head. Nose has chocolate, roast, and piney hops. Palate has a lot of chocolate, some roast, and some resinous bitter hops. Body is medium, as is the finish, and very satisfying.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1649) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bomber shared with ck1, thanks bro! Pours dark brown with a tan head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has chocolate with hoppy pine and citrus. Taste is of bitter citrus, sweet fruit and smooth caramel with chocolate nibs. Quite smooth and a bit dry; the only real notice of any "rye" I would have. Finishes sweetly bitter/burnt malty. As nice as anticipated. Not as Self Righteous’s level, but probably only a half a notch behind - excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3768) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
poured from a bomber. pitch black with hardly any head. smells like a light ipa, wouldn't know it is black from the smell. Taste is more like a stout than an IPA in my opinion, but love it. Very smooth and easy drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5489) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, thick, dense brown head. Roasted malt, herbal hops, citrus, dark chocolate, pine and tropical fruit in the nose. Taste is big pine, floral hops, herbal hops, mint chocolate, roasted malt, tropical fruit, citrus oils, light spicy hops and hop resins. Body is medium-full with a dense, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more pine, spicy hops, floral hops, citrus oils, roasted malt, mint chocolate and tropical fruit notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (905) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Dark brown, nearly opague color topped by a big bubbly tan head. Citrusy pine hop aroma. Wow! A big mouthful of piney hops upfront. A second sip reveals a nutty chocolate maltiness with slight hints of rye and plenty more piney hops. The finish is bittersweet hops. A lingering bitter aftertaste completes this remarkable Black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
I love rye so I might not be reviewing this from a neutral basis. My score is a bit of a placeholder, but I will flesh it out shortly after another bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1370) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Pour is nearly black with a medium brown head. Aroma is thick, sticky, resinous hop with faint hints of toasted malt, and a background sweetness. Maybe just a little spicy anise as well. this smells a lot like one of my favorite beer bars - I think it’s the combo of assertive hops and big rich malt. Probably similar to the melange of fine aromas circulating in the air at that establishment. Flavor is dominated by pine hop and lightly roasted malt. The pine hop is certainly the dominating flavor here. The malt becomes more prevalent as this warms with notable roasted malt in the finish. There are some crisp, spicy notes in the finish as well that I attribute to the rye. Also some orange peel in the finish. An interesting beer. Im still trying to figure out what I think about this style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Tap pours thick black with fuzzy beige creamy foam. The smell is piney and resinous, some light cat pee and roasted grains. The taste is lightly sweet from abv, modestly roasted and rich on hops. There is a very strong floral array with a rich pine bark and light sappy sweetness to add to the bright flavors. Toasted almond, chocolate, earthy vegetative stalk with some green grassy flowers leave the aftertaste somewhat slick and remind me of some really well crafted coffee (that finishes with un-coffee like fruity bright flavors). Very creamy carbonation makes it near chugable and dangerous. Firestone Walker has created another awesome beer. Thanks guys.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thicksuds (448) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Yah, this is legit. Awesome black IPA, abv well hidden, dark, complex flavor, hops are there, nice bitter flavor to end it, has a dryness to it, the rye adds an extra element not found in other black IPAs. Awesome beer.


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