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RATINGS: 895   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (728) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
A pretty good black rye IPA. Pours a light black with a bubbly head. Smells like hops, nothing else. Taste smooth upfront, with some rye spiciness in the middle. Some light bitterness comes in at the finish. Had on tap at taps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle: Poured a dark brown almost black with a reddish edges, creamy lacing tan/light brown head. Hoppy spice filled aroma burst into the nose. Taste is gritty hops with some spicy heat, nice roasted rich malts balance in the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericwill99 (34) - Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Fairly rich, fairly thick, fairly brown. And darn tasty! I keep trying these ADA's, and I never quite love them. This is the closest. I think the dark malt flavor is woven quite nicely through the hoppy IPA. Well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
one4ethanol (5) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
Froth is thick and entertaining. Aroma is light citric and piney hops that follow through on its taste. Hops are citric and piney, which balanced well with the thick Earthy deep rye flavor. Malt component tastes great, hitting various notescoffee, nuts, toasty roasty, earthy rye. Not sure the yeast imparted much, and if it did, the hops blow it out. Palate is a bit light, but not a thin ethanol situation. Overall, very well done-- well above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Tastes strongly of roasted malts and rye. Nice creamy head and lacing throughout. Does definitely stand up to the better ryes in the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EyeAmBaldman (124) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Pours dark mahogany with a tan head. Creates excellent lacing in the glass. Aroma is nice and hoppy with a touch of dark malt. Taste is dark roasted malt and citrus. This is an excellent black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2227) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Bottle] Inky black pour without much head at all. Nose is of chocolate, smoke and heavy hops. Chocolate, light mocha, pine needles, spicy rye and wooden notes in the taste. Oily texture and solid lingering citrus and pine finish. Smooth and very drinkable. Tasting notes from 2/2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (243) - - MAR 29, 2014
Looks are deceiving. Pours a dark brown with slight beige head. However, nose and taste is definitely of an IPA (if blindfolded, would not have expected to be drinking a dark beer.) nose is citrus. Taste is citrus, rye and hops. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (156) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a nice black hue with a thin off white head. Aroma is a lot of citrus up front with some hops to balance it out. Taste is surprisingly crisp given what I expected from the appearance. Palate is a lot of citrus, grass, pine and a nice crisp hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2494) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a frothy lasting tan head that produced good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus, chocolate and pine. Bitter hoppy flavor of sticky pine, caramel, chocolate, citrus and some spicy rye. Medium body low carbonation, silky texture.

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