RATINGS: 1220   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.

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BlazerT (1275) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Deep brown.amber with moderate, thick, light-brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Moderately to heavy malty notes - caramel, woody, slightly spice, citrus and berry. Moderate to heavy sweet and moderately bitter with long duration, hoppy malty, sweet. In overall good, spicy, raw and piney black IPA with some nice berries accents.

ALIBALI (2584) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2017
Duftende ISyness und rotes Hopfenvergnügen mit ausgelassener Baltic Porter Freshness, lassen niemanden traurig zurück. Spritzig und weing Ryeig. 0,1/1,50. Bottle. BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017.

JapanCarl (29) - JAPAN - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle from Asahiya in Osaka, Japan. Pours a very nice fine tan head, which remains with some lacing. Opens with aromas of chocolate and coffee, with a touch of citrus. Nice hearty feel on the tongue, but with lots of subtlety. A good hoppy beer, but also with strong malt flavor. A very bitter rye, grainy aftertaste. A super dark but hoppy beer.

russellmzauner (3) - - JAN 27, 2017 does not count
Best fucking rye beer ever. Blows most CDA or "American Black Ale"s out of the water. This was my #1 @ OBF 2013, the line of laps. You know, where you’re on day 4 and taking victory laps.

BTW hot tip - we had to make a couple new rules this year @ OBF 2016. That International tent...if I didn’t love beer so much I would have thought their CDA (I can’t recall brewery, but the Netherlands) was shameful because it stomped all over the locals. It’s like it has .... THE NAME CASCADIA(N) right tf in it.

oh yeah. The rules.

Okay. So in 2016, we noticed this thing, but not till thursday...I got in late on weds, my bad. But anyhow...rule developed.

first rule. (which was actually developed after the second rule because we noticed it first)

When you get to OBF 2017, IMMEDIATELY AND WITHOUT HESITATION go to the international tent and DRINK ALL THE BEERS. You’ll understand why in a second.

In 2016, we noticed something. We were bouncing around, still polishing off the main 88+ stragglers/fillers, and crossed paths a few times with the IT (for brevity). I was rinsing a glass (they had no line at their dedicated rinse station) and saw two kegs blow, IIRC both from China. See the cool thing about the IT is that it’s not a bunch of international beer styles - it’s people from other parts of the world brewing OUR styles. Full circle, my friends. You are loved.


The second rule is to make sure to troll by every 30-45 min and ensure something hasn’t cropped up. Some were deep - they had their kegs like all week long; others had many unlisted. Yeah. the clue came when my overly and overtly pedantic friend tried to reconcile his tap list.

Yes. We actually had two unlisted taps and missed who knows how many. We also missed one of the listed. Poof...one keg, apparently.

So, those are the rules. Out of my IT picks, it’s a toss up between Hell and Damnation (Hel & Verdoemenis) and the Dutch CDA...



I hope to find many perfect beers in my lifetime and this is one of them.

Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

SeniorZozo (1875) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2017
// Beeroda.hu Tasting Sessions 2016 @ Budapest, Hungary // Dark color , short frothy head. Aroma of chocolate, piney hops, bit citrus, caramel. Medium bitterness, soft roast, slight choc and caramel sweetness.

Beerclubsa (147) - Strand, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 15, 2017
340ml from Andre. Pours a clear jet black with a light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee and light citrus. Palate has medium body, medium carbonation. Flavours of coffee, chocolate, sherry (from some oxidation) and a smooth hop bitterness. Unfortunately this was an older bottle, so the hops had dropped significantly but still a very tasty beer.

john44 (3420) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2015, Parsons Green, London in July 2015 - Very Dark Brown (almost Black) in colour. Slight tan head. Malty; roasty malts, grainy rye malts, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, hint of smoke. Spicy. Fruity; big grapefruit citrus, some dark fruits. Hoppy; piney resinous hops; nice hop bitterness. Great malt/fruit/hop balance. Bitter roast malty citrus fruity hoppy throughout. Rich and Complex. Liked this a lot. Great BIPA! (2015-07-04)

ehaak26 (725) - - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle form Beers of the World. Aroma of hops and spice. Pours black with a quickly disappearing head.

crispaire (247) - - DEC 27, 2016
sultry dark dark brown tap pour. inviting aromas of spice, rye, citrus, and hops. love the rye character and complexity of this brew. medium body, creamy, and smooth carbonation. light, short finish.

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