ilovedarkbeer (2573) - 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 (2471) - 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. Itís 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. Iím a big FW fan!
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours blacl with nice beige head. Took an aggressive pour. Aroma of pine and citrus, pretty much all hops. Mouthfeel is thicker than I expected from the nose. Flavor of pine, toasted or burnt wood, smokey roasted malt. Sime spice on the end I assume from the rye. Bitter finish with the strong hops lasting. One of my favorite for the style.
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brian60625 (744) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wookey Jack was smooth like a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Dark brown-black appearance. Medium to light bodied. It tasted and smelled earthy, smokey, and a bit diminishing with each sip. The several, subtle flavors here make you pay more attention to what youíre drinking. Iíll have to keep an eye out for other rye black ipaís because this one left me with a good impression.
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very black with hints of brown on the edges. Half a finger of a khaki head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is big citrus notes and roasted malt. Taste has similar characteristics as aroma but with some spice as well. Very complex body with a medium mouth feel.
johnbuck100 (267) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from state line liquors, maryland. F U Pennsylvania and your dopey beer laws! i have never tried an unfiltered black rye ipa, and this one was nice. nice malt, hop balance, nice aroma, nice flavor. a great fall/winter beer. i wouldnít have one all the time, but a nice change of pace.
jcnielsen (2854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Sweet, citrus, burnt, roasted, floral aromas. Mixture of roasted malty flavors and citrus hoppy flavors. Nice black IPA, but not mind blowing.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 AUGH! That aroma! Sharpest perfumey pine tree smell ever encountered. WAY too strong for me, even if there is some other interesting stuff going on thatís buried beneath all the pine. Appearance is lovely, though - dark with ruby and purple highlights and a terrific head with even better lacing. Flavor - pine! Just too much pine. I do notice some of the spicy rye as well, and it has a good mouthfeel, but the pine still overwhelms too much. This one was hyped big, but I am disappointed. I do not mind IPAs that have pine as a CHARACTERISTIC, but when it OVERWHELMS, the brewer has lost me as a fan of the beer. Drainpoured this one. Big downrate here.
JStax (4292) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle thanks to BMartin. Thanks! The aroma has heavy resinous qualities, some floral citrus comes through, but thereís also an herbal quality to it. The aroma reminds me a lot of a simcoe hop tea. The spiciness of the rye comes through more aggressively in the taste. The bitterness is mellow, but the flavors of the hops used are still coming through, just not in the way of bittering. The beer moves to a sweetness in the finish that reminds me of mexican chocolate.