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RATINGS: 1013   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2013
What a great beer to celebrate rating #1000 of California brewed beer.

22oz bomber pours with a mahogany head supporting a dark tan head of foam. The aroma offers a mix of malt sweetened dank earthy onion to garlic like hops mixing with citrus and a bit of dark roasted malts. The taste is similar and rich and I can really sink my teeth into it. I get firm citrus hops and dank garlic hops that mingle seamlessly with a dash of pine hop bitterness and a light degree of dark roasted malts. This comes together beautifully and the more I try it the more I want. I’ve had this over and over again and just could NOT get myself to take down notes and capture the experience. So this time I am despite the poor note taking execution here. I love this stuff.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1735) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Smakprov på CBC i Köpenhamn 2014. Smak och doft av humle, choklad, nötter, passionfrukt, grapefrukt och citrus. Fruktig, sträv, lagom sötma, beska med smak av tall och citrusskal. Väl balanserad. En riktigt bra BIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3350) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Bottled on 10/31/14. The aroma on this is super dank and hempy. Lots of green, leafiness. Pine. Quite aromatic. Scantly transparent black body with a large, frothy, rocky light tan head. Starts with some initial sweet chocolate and nutty character, before this becomes spicy and herbal with a good deal of rye in the middle. Finishes with more piney and grapefruity hop bitterness. This has slight roast present, and it’s actually what I want in a black IPA. Lots of hops and bitterness, with essentially no roast. This is one of 3 black IPAs that I have ever enjoyed. Kudos.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5659) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
On tapbscura lievi note torrefatte secca quasi speziato nota caffe secchezza media buon amaro leggermente agrumato

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (287) - HONG KONG - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Dark black-brown cola pour. Aroma is big hops - piney, grassy, fruity - and a bit boozy. Roasted malt doesn't come out til the taste. It's very bitter too, with a spicy crispness (rye?). Good slightly creamy palate. Not as balanced between the crisp IPA side and roasted stout side as other black IPAs but still a very good beer overall. Maybe expectations were too high.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (229) - HONG KONG - NOV 21, 2014
From Q Club. Inky black, cream-coloured head with huge clumpy bubbles. Lots of fizzy lacing. Smells more like an IPA than a black IPA: grassy fruity hop, tangerine, lemon, pith, tiny hint of soap (Amarillo/Cascade?). Tastes very bitter, very dark malt, rye, pepper. Body is softly carbonated, thin, bitter finish. Bright, bitter and grassy. Good but a little odd, and less stout-y than I'd like. Solid beer, but expected a bit more from a Firestone black IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3440) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours a deep sable just a flea’s eyebrow above black with a thick light tan head that leaves generous lacing. Woody, hoppy aroma has a tempting rye undertone. Pay aroma has strong woody and rye notes plus hints of roast malt and caramel. Firm, smooth texture leaves a hoppy, rye, and caramel finish. Woo key or wookiee, unleash your inner beast!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (608) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with big tan head. Nose is pine and some malt. Taste is more citrus. Rye really comes through in the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joepopp (1) - - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Lost somewhere between an IPA and a stout, this is my go to 2nd beer. Firestone does it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (148) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Poured from a 650 ml bottle. Bottled on 3/17/14 stamped on the label. Pours an opaque black color. Smells of roasted malt, sweet caramel, rich hops. Tastes sweet upon first sip with a nice chocolatey middle and a dry roasted malt finish with a pleasant bitterness. Quite good despite the high alcohol content. Definitely try this one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Very nice aroma of rye and citrus. Flavor matches with the addition of a pleasant bitter-sweetness.


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