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RATINGS: 1203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

brewskis' rating

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2018) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of beige cappuccino-like head. Heady hop aromas with roasted espresso and toasted cacao nibs. Average carbonation with a dark chocolatey mouthfeel. More coffee and roasted sorghum notes. Fantastically complex. Bitter, heady finish with more cacao. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (347) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours near black with a light tan head, great lacing. Aroma is a balanced mix of rye and pine, neither dominant, dark malts. Taste is similar, with the added flavours of spice, a bit like cardamom, and a slight citric touch. It’s so well put together, everything gives a nod but doesn’t assert itself. It’s medium bodied, the flavours are carried by a pleasant mildly assertive bitterness, leaves a light oily pine residue, spice and roast lingering. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natejgood (466) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Pours chestnut brown. Clean but deep in color. Nice light brown head with a few larger bubbles tucked among the tinies. Aroma of light hops and malt. I was expecting the aroma to be a bit smaller. Beer is clean and smooth in the mouth. Flavor of toasty malts with just a bit of the holiness of an IPA. Flavor is strong without being overpowering and grows after the beer has left your mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1761) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle from We Brought Beer Balham, London - UK. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: caramel roast malt, with grassy hops balance. Taste: medium body with caramel roasted malt. Good grassy balance. Well balanced. Finish as coffee and chocolate, licorice notes. Superb bitterness. Aftertaste: wet bitterness and roasted coffee finish. I love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebastokrator (22) - - MAY 19, 2016
Pours jet black with a creamy tan head. Smells floral, with hints of pine laid over rich, dark malts. Taste is similar; strong pine taste up front with rich chocolatey notes which leave offering a lingering bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. A very well balanced black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (914) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2016
It pours black with a creamy brown head. There are aromas of floral and citrus hops with plenty of roasted malts. It has flavors of floral, citrus , and roasted hops that are very well balanced. It has a medium feel to it. It is highly bitter, but not to the point of being overbearing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle @home. Pours black thin but solid beige head. Nose is citrus fruits, pine some caramel. Taste is slight fruits and coffee a touch of biscuit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
UkrainPubCrawler (116) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Delicious black IPA. Hop character is strong yet balanced with malt backbone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagobears (447) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Aroma of roasted malts. Much like a porter. A bit of fudge in the aroma. Flavor is very malty and chocolatey. Ive had this plenty of time but never had a chance to rate it. Most times Ive had this fresh on tap. For this occasion, this one is bottled and labeled as being bottled a year ago. The flavor has mellowed some and doesn’t have the characteristics of an IPA like I remember. The rye still gives off a nice spiciness. The hops have faded but it ages nicely. Becomes more complex and porter like. Coffee and spices linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (222) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Smells of roasted malts and rotted fruit with a bit floral at the end. Rich deep black color.Taste starts off with roasted malts followed by a nice bitter bite that carries on throughout the flavor profile with nice tropical fruits coming out after the half way mark with nice dry smooth finish. Fullish sticky body with perfect carbonation for this style. Black IPA is my favorite style of beer and this one sets the bar for flavor and complex changes that take place. Love this one. Nice brew!

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