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RATINGS: 1007   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
22oz bottle, dated 8/9/12, from grape & gourmet. pours a dusky, dark, cocoa brown capped by a rich, dense khaki head that leaves thick sheets of lace on the glass. aroma is outstanding with notes of fresh pine forest, orange zest, and caramel malts backed by mild roast, baker’s chocolate, and toasted pumpernickel bread with subtle hints of coffee and earth as it warms. flavor is truly wonderful, definitely where this beer shines, with a beautiful balance of orange citrus, pine esters, and grassy hops up front backed by bitter chocolate, roasted malts, mocha latte, and burnt tofffee with hints of vanilla, pineapple, and pie crusts adding complexity through the middle. palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and an immense finish of bitter hops, semi-sweet chocolate, and roasted malts. overall, this is certainly one of the best black IPA’s out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (596) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (143) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2319) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
22oz bottle - Would it be frowned upon if Firestone just automatically received a 4.0 for their beer across the board? Because I really have a hard time not loving everything they make. They’re like the West Coast version of New Glarus. A fantastic IPA (whether it’s black or not is no matter), with a phenomenal aroma. A big piney/citrus haymaker punch right to the olfactory sensory, and an uppercut sweet tropical fruits and cattyness. The more I smelled it, the more the cattyness comes out in this. The guys at FW must have dry-hopped the beejeezus outta this, because the flavor is quite subdued compared to the aroma. A nice balance of sweet malts, tropical fruits, floral hops and fresh bread. A big full body helps keep all these flavors from getting lost and in the end, you wind up with one great friggin’ beer. To have this and Sucaba back to back, made this weekend a great weekend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsadich (12) - Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2014
The color is a deep brown very little lacing when poured. Great citrus hop upfront as the initial taste, followed by a very good smokey rye taste that lingers. Very good cool fall day beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
remice2 (118) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Bus chez Simon H,trouvé à Chincoteague Virginia, début août, délicate mousse charmante ce collent sur le verre , arôme de café,noix,amande,malt grillé,léger aspect de lime , lové d’un pamplemousse subtile, au goût grosse amertume avec le coté café grain torréfiés, mais fruits tropicaux également , final sèche mais . velouté ,voir crémeuse. une note de pain,café expresso italien mais en même temps tellement bien balancé... final sèche, avec une mince chaleur très timide..mais si réconfortant ,trop bonne , sérieux , une black ipa c’est ça..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jksipa (405) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Cloudy dark brown pour with reddish highlights. Small tight beige head leaves a bit of lace. Citrus and resin are dominant in the nose with plenty of toffee, roast and some spice and vanilla in the background. A light sweet caramel background supports a big bitterness with chocolate, coffee, resin and citrus. A light bit of pepper spiciness from the rye complements the bitterness nicely. Barely a hint of the alcohol lurking underneath. Medium creamy mouth with good carbonation and a long dry bitter finish.Nice, nice, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Deep brown with small head. Big malty base with hops to match. Light rye. Very good black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (623) - Delaware, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Smells strong, clean floral hops. Typical dark appearance. Smooth, good bitter.

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