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RATINGS: 1148   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.

Heathen's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
THOUGHTS: I always thought ry smoothed out IPAs and DIPAs, but I think this is my first proof of it smoothing out a Black IPA. This had tons of different flavors but none of them dominate. It was like a Rock and Roll super group with members (in flavors) that all have such big egos that not one individual outshine the others. But to me that isn’t necessarily the greatest thing for a black IPA. Very easy to drink, but I almost missed come of the harshness that’s normally present in a black IPA. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured pretty much black with and average tan head. The aroma had moderate coffee, dark chocolate, grain, roasted and burnt malts; moderate pine, grapefruit, orange and earthy hops; hints of smoke and a little dark fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and heavily bitter with a long duration. There was roasted malt, burnt malt, bitter dark chocolate, slightly smokey, pine hops, grapefruit, orange hops, spicy rye, a little grain, hints of coffee, and something sort of smokey and earthy. The medium to full body was a little oily and then dry with soft yet tingly carbonation that seemed to get more fizzy as time went by and a slightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hfmejias (1141) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured black, with thick foamy tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus fruit and hops. Taste is roasted barley, grapefruit and rye. Drinkable, VERY enjoyable; very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (155) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at the Foundry. Certainly a mouthful of flavors, complex, full bodied and dark roasted. I was actually a bit overwhelmed by this one, and not happy with the over roasted finish. I have enjoyed rye beers in the past, but this one seemed headed toward the American stout category, letting the rye take a back seat. This came highly recommended, and after 50 plus years of beer drinking, I may learn to appreciate it yet. Had to drink quite a bit of water to get through 12 oz. of very dense beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheFoamhead (223) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
Very nice looking IPA! The aroma is dominated by a powerful grapefruit and chocolate giving this beer the idea of eating chocolate-iced fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5591) - GERMANY - NOV 17, 2015
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass dark brown, small head. Malty aroma, light alcoholic. Starts soft-malty, spicy, light alcoholic background, not too intense. Light hints of caramel. Finish well balanced, more hoppy-dry. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Black with a medium head. Quite lively upon opening. Hops dominate with a medium body. Flavours are complex and enjoyable. Another top line beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine, spicy. Taste is resin, spice and malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 10, 2015
Wow. A new favorite of mine. Smells like an IPA (pine, hops, ) with some smokeyness. Tastes like a black lager (malty, bready, ) with a touch of wood and Coffee and spice. I am literally sucking it down, but trying to savor. Ah, What the hell, I have a 4 pack. This is my top Non-Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (291) - - NOV 9, 2015
Unfiltered Black Rye. Big brown bottle, trader Joe’s, San Francisco. Pours coffee black with a medium tan head subsiding at an average pace. Scent is dense malt, surprisingly light. Bit of toffee and bit of rye. Taste is medium rye and a pleasing medium toffee. Mouth feel is creamy and dense but smooth. Finish is clean and a bit dry. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (980) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
IPA. 黒い、香ばし&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2816) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
0,355 l bottle as a gift Bottled 10/15/15 roasty, coffee, citrus, spruce, cereal, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,

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