RATINGS: 1267   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5864) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle @CBC13. Clear brown with small beige head. Aroma has caramel, chocolate, lots of pine hops and resin. Flavour with roasted malts, chocolate and resin. Well balanced and pleasant to drink

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
pours black with a fluffy but sturdy beige head. The nose is full of Citrus and Amarillo with hints of rye malt beneath. The Taste starts with big citrus and pine. Thick "chewie" caramel and toffee malts are next. Spicy rye punches the tongue and rounds out the hops. Hints of pumpernickel, cocoa and Wookey pelt round out the end. Finishes slightly dry and peppery. This beer is very well balanced. Masterfully made. A limited edition treat you absolutely must try. Its a great time to be a rye beer lover!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zillano9 (9) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
Excellent. Full taste with a good amount of everything but not overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bomber bottled 12/14/12. Beautiful, gnarly hop aroma, pine and dank wood, spicy rye and black roast, faint citrus but thankfully fresh and biting hops on the whole. Deep dark brown pour with a densely rocky, lacing tan head. Taste of delicious heavy roast, tar, light ash, not to be outdone by zinging, darting pine and spicy hops. Some alcohol, sweet at first but resolving to semi-dry, light/watery body, medium bitterness lasting into the long and hop-drenched aftertaste. Thankfully, the roast/black patent isnt punishing, and the rye porter-type malt and the hops is nothing short of masterful. Yes!

If theres hope for Black IPAs as an emergent style, this should be their standard-bearer. Cant think of anything Id change here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Bomber, pours a beautiful midnight black with a light tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, rye. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, and piney hops finishing very bitter, yet smooth and somewhat dry. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, peach, pepper and grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malt, citrus, peach and grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12372) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle @ CBC 2013.
Pours clear brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has caramel, chocolate, pine, peach, resin. Low carbonation, nice dry and light oily mouthfeel. Flavour has sweetness at first, malts, roasted, light chocolate, peach, resin. Nice balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1091) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2016 Despite the high rating, this didnt do it for me --it falls flat somehow. Muddled completion, confusing flavors. Draft 16oz

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (811) - Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pour offering at state line..not really a fan of black ipa..so cant really say that this was that memorable..black hue decent mouthfeel..medium body..does hide the abv nicely..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indecipherable (14) - - MAY 15, 2013
Very dark pour, but smells and tastes of delicious citrus, pine, malts...very good beer

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