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RATINGS: 1238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours pretty much black with a finger and a half of a light mocha head. The head dissipates slowly and leaves a nice blanket of thick lacing. Smells of grapefruit, maybe some orange, some rye, perhaps some carmel, a tiny bit of roasted qualities. Has some resinous qualities, but expected more on the nose. Taste starts with the resinous hops: some grapefruit, some mango, pine. Nice carbonation and feels crisp on the tongue. Then in the middle you get a nice creamy texture that washes out the resinous qualities of the hops and makes for a much smoother, yet spicier beer from the rye. On the finish, the beer transforms into more hops, including some pine and more floral and fruity qualities. In addition, there emerges a nice addition of roasted and rye malts; almost a coffee-like finish along with the hop qualities. Very interesting how the beer shifts halfway through the flavor profile and then comes back with more intense flavors on the back end. Medium body with a slick and creamy texture. Gets more complex as it warms. I think this is a really good beer, but I don’t think it lives up to the hype it receives. I think I would like it much more if it was a fresher bottle.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Sample from bottle at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Pours black, tan head. Aroma was pine, hoppy, earth. Taste was medium bitter, earthy.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zgpt (31) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Excellen Bree, bought a 22 at the recommendation of an acquaintance and it's tasty. No amenities so straight from the bottle, nice sharp bitter flavor, rich but not too creamy, medium palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6976) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2016
Black color with a fine beige head. Nice lacing. Nice aroma with a fine intensity. Medium to full body with a smooth nice carbonation. Easy to drink. Solid balance between sweetness and bitterness. Chocolate, grapefruit hoppy, rye, bready, some roast, coffee, pine and fruity. Ok balanced complexity. One more please!
[Bottle from Utobeer at Borough market in London, England]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speko (220) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle 0,65. Pours dark almost black with small off-whitehead. Floral aroma with notes of citrus, pine, grass or hay. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, bread, hops, pine. Medium body and texture. Soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2016
FLYING SAUCER 4th BEER (YES I CAN)
Poursbasically black with a big tan head & good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is like a real stylized Christmas morning, what with the orange zest, the pine, the little bit of chocolate... Santas toots, whatever.

The flavor is pretty dry, very fruity, stupidly delicious... it’s mostly citrusy & it’s got a medium level of bitterness. Some light resiny/piney stuff is cool... The roastiness is so mild that I wouldn’t notice it blindfolded. The alcohol flavor is so low that this almost drinks like a low ßooster.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RNDave (19) - Fillmore, California, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Pours black with creamy tan milky head. No noticeable aroma, yet great hoppy beer with very smooth, notable and memorable finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (100) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Poured from a 22oz bottle a very dark brown with a medium, tan, frothy head that lightly laces the glass. Aroma has light pine and citrus notes. Medium body with average carbonation. Starts sweet, adds a bit of spiciness, and then has a very long, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5284) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Bottled @ Beertemple. 30cl sample. The aroma has pine, some citrus, some chocolate. Dark brown coloured beer with a medium sized, beige head. The taste is moderate bitter with caramel sweetness, it has pine, light roast, citrus and a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied beer. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1610) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2016
From a bottle. I’m a huge fan of a Black IPA and this was no disappointment, the slightly spicy finish is spot on.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skiatd1 (40) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Wonderful palate, thick on the tongue, but crisp in the aftermath. Only slight rye flavor, mostly contributes to crispness One or two citrus notes in the aftertaste Kid palates should not attempt this. Everyone who likes Black IPAs should try this. Yet there are others I would recommend first ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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