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Friday, June 8, 2012

Wookey Jack (Firestone Walker)

After I finished my Monk's Cafe at Monk's Cafe, I went on to a series of shared pints, snifters, and half pints. I had to take advantage of the fantastic tap lineup while being responsible. Limited imbibing, maximum enjoyment.

General Thoughts
Look and Smell: It was black with an off-while bubbly head. It left light lacing on the glass as we drank it down. It smelled like a spiced malt (rye) and smooth hop.

Taste: There was something in the taste that I couldn't place. It was grassy? Spicy greens, like an arugula. It was odd and delicious. That, with the rye, really made this brew special. The hops were smoothed out by the creamy malt sweetness.

From the FW site:
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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