Firestone Walker's "Wookey Jack" - Black IPA

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Firestone Walker's "Wookey Jack" - Black IPA

Postby lexuschris on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:28 pm

Picked up a bottle of Firestone Walker's black IPA "Wookey Jack".
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Very tasty! Reminds me a lot of Stone's Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, but with a little ryeness to the delicious roast & citra/amarillo hops!

If you like black IPAs, I would recommend this one!
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Re: Firestone Walker's "Wookey Jack" - Black IPA

Postby BrewMasterBrad on Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:33 pm

Need to try that since I love Sublimely. I need to go to BevMo anyway to pick up some Koloa rum. We went to the Koloa tasting room in Kauai on our vacation and I really liked their spiced rum.
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Re: Firestone Walker's "Wookey Jack" - Black IPA

Postby Marotte Brewery on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:06 am

I had it on tap at the tasting room in Paso. I wasn't a big fan... Although to be fair, I was doing a high gravity flight with Sucuba, Double DBA on Nitro, and Wookie. The Wookie Jack was my least favorite of the 3. I will have to give it another chance...

On a side note, the Sucuba tasted very close to our club barleywine...
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Re: Firestone Walker's "Wookey Jack" - Black IPA

Postby lexuschris on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:36 am

Sucuba sounds interesting! Wonder if I can find it down here in a bottle? Or is it only on tap?

Yeah, the Wookie is a black RYE IPA, so if you don't dig that rye thing ... it may be a turn off. However, I really like the citrus hops with the roasty flavor.. Mmmm!
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Re: Firestone Walker's "Wookey Jack" - Black IPA

Postby 3rdto1st on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:13 am

I have 6 bottles of Sucaba. Let me know sometime, I'd be more than happy to crack one open. :cheers:
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Re: Firestone Walker's "Wookey Jack" - Black IPA

Postby StarRaptor on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:30 am

I'd been turned off to Rye beers lately but really enjoyed Wookey Jack at the Bruery Provisions the other night. Great citrus hop noise with the rye being a spice component and not the main show like so many other rye beers.

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