Jacks Double Dry-Hopped IPA - Northwest Brewhouse and Grill
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RoyalT:
4.97/5 rDev +15.9%
Appearance Beautiful, deep, hazy orange in color with a gorgeous head that laced my glass.
Smell This one has it all. The big, floral hop bouquet is balanced with huge, sweet malts. The caramel especially lends structure to the backbone, which is much-needed due to the complex, sharp hoppy notes.
Taste Amazing. This is as big as it gets. Everything is super-sized here yet it is smooth, smooth, smooth. The complex hop profile is just right, rewarding the senses with every type of hop imaginable. Behind that, the malt base is huge and very sweet. It all mixes perfectly.
Mouthfeel Incredibly smooth and balanced example of this over-the-top style. The sweet malt base, big butter, and velvet-smooth hops all come together perfectly.
Drinkability I just couldnt stop drinking this 10.0 ABV ale. Its dual role as Double IPA and easy-going session beer was amazing.
04-04-2004 13:44:07 | More by RoyalT
More User Reviews:
4.47/5 rDev +4.2%
Presentation: 12 oz brown stubby, no freshness date. Thanks to RoyalT for the sample.
Appearance: Turbid sunrise orange a foggy sunrise at that. Nice dense two fingers of white head, the rings of lace that it leaves behind are amazing.
Smell: Fresh and floral all over, hops, hops and hops. Not pungent but still very in your face. Hints of fruity esters and biscuity malt in the back.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Quick cookie like maltiness is snatched away from the palate as the hops hijack the taste buds with a blanket of semi-pungent and streamlined bitter flavour. The maltiness is still there but muffled, perhaps a touch of yeast with the malt as well. More strong waves of hop oil flavour and semi-pungent bitterness attack the palate. Finishes bittersweet.
Notes: Wow! What a kick ass IPA, this is American craft brewing is about it takes a schooled palate to handle beers like this.
02-20-2004 02:17:04 | More by Jason
4.47/5 rDev +4.2%
12oz. squat amber bottle with no label. This lovely little concoction was part of the impressive shipment of beer from RoyalT.
Appearance: This one poured a cloudy deep orange in color. Lots of little yeasties floating around. Despite a very aggressice pour, no head results.
Smell: Dominated by a raw, leafy hop aroma. Citrus and floral aromas prevail, casting the caramel sweetness to the backseat.
Flavor: Crisp and snappy flavor. Lots of resinous hop oils on the lips. Not completely out of whack with the hops:malt ratio. "Balanced" in the sense that the hops don't completely dominate the show. Finishes with a dash of alcohol bite followed by a long-lasting bitterness.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Wow. What a great beer. Medium-high in body. Very drinkable. Nothing too outlandish in the flavor department. Smooth, not harsh.
Notes: I would do just about anything to try this on a beer engine. It would be heaven in a glass.
RoyalT scores another big winner!
01-30-2004 02:43:32 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
4.33/5 rDev +0.9%
Don't start drinking this thinking you can stop after just one. Hoppy in taste, smell, and afterbite. Like many great beers it demands another sip. A nice mineral puzzle, chalky in the best sense, starts to work itself out on your tongue. The progress you make in figuring it out is soon washed clean by bitterness, so you gotta start again. Strong but not excessively sharp hop flavor up front, followed by a bit of malt character, then calcium something, then hops bite. And again...
11-15-2004 19:50:53 | More by schemb
4.47/5 rDev +4.2%
Received from Skyhand, my beer bro from Seattle.
Pours a very hazy orange and amber hue with no real head but still some carbonation despite long travel from the Great NW.
Aroma is heavy caramel malt with a pince cone and citrus heavy hop profile. Very complex, there is more there but its subtle, maybe some darker fruits.
Flavor is sweet citrus, dark fruits, smoe caramel and a spicy almost peppery kick. Very complex and as it warmed released more fruit flavors.
Mouthfeel starts rich and seet then moves to a highly spiced and alcoholic finish. Not overwhleming at al, very pleasant, warming and palate coating.
Drinkability is very high, smooth and silky with just right amount of bittering and spice, very nice beer and that was after 7-10 days in a swing top and trip from Seattle to K'zoo. Thanks Kim for sending this beauty.
this beer would no doubt have rated higher if I was able to have it in it's native environment. Great IPA with that N'Western twist.
04-23-2004 03:41:40 | More by CRJMellor
4.43/5 rDev +3.3%
On the pour a bemused deep amber to copper color, the head smallish and frothy in texture, the color a light tan and the lace a thin and patchy sheet. The aroma of hops dominates; crisp and pleasing to this IPA lover, sweet malt with a bit of bread dough, start is pleasantly sweet, thick malt, top is moderate to full in its feel. Finish is delightful in its hop spiciness, benignly carbonated, quite dry and somewhat tart aftertaste, a very drinkable beer, nicely hopped but not bitter, sweet but not cloying, a fine IPA in my book
12-29-2003 23:35:26 | More by Gusler
4.03/5 rDev -6.1%
This was on tap at Red Bones today, and I drank from a shaker pint glass. It had a bright gold color and a thick white head. Sheets of lace draped the side of the glass I drank the beer. The aroma had a floral and pine character with just a touch of malt. The hop character came through in the taste too as the citrus floral esters punched through in the front of the drink. It had a mild bitterness and light malt sweetness. Very drinkable beer with a nice light mouth feel.
11-14-2004 22:13:57 | More by carln26
4.28/5 rDev -0.2%
The "mystery beer" with no label, courtesy of RoyalT. Of the several Seattle (area) beers I had the pleasure of trying, this may have been the best. Reminds me very much of North Coast Old Stock Ale (without the high ABV). Great balance of hops and malt. A heluva mouthfeel, rich and creamy. This is an extremely prominent tasting IPA, considering the relatively average ABV. If I had access to this one, I would buy it regularly. A joy to behold. Thanks for the samples, Rick. You certainly live in a great area for micro-ales!
01-12-2004 05:19:58 | More by JohnnyDuvel
2.75/5 rDev -35.9%
Man, I don't mean to be so tough, but I gotta call 'em like I see 'em/ On tap at 'bones over the weekend. The pint glass showed me a clear copper colored IPA. The thin white head was definitely sticky. This is where the beer started to lose points: I found the aroma to be reminiscent of stale pine. Mouthfeel wise was medium, but actually a bit harsh. This beer was all about the hops, but mostly bitter ones, not aromatic ones. I wouldn't mind trying this again, but honestly I found this beer to be bitter...something I don't usually have anything against.
11-16-2004 03:10:35 | More by PatandDavid
4.47/5 rDev +4.2%
Received from RoyalT in an unlabeled brown 12 oz bottle, the head foams up nicely and leaves slight traces on top of the beer to the bottom of the glass. It's a very nice looking golden-orange with some tiny bits of yeast floating in it. Despite the rush of hops that hits the nose and tongue, hops are not the be-all and end-all of this beer. It certainly has enough malt backbone to hold up to the prodigious doses of hops apparently used in the boil and the fermentation. The mixture of bitter and sweet is intriguing and wonderful. The mouthfeel is creamy and it goes down like water. This is one of my all-time favorite IPAs. Only one bottle: Will I ever get my hands on another? Thanks again to RoyalT for another wonderful Washington beer.
11-14-2003 05:48:07 | More by mickeymac
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
Unlabeled brown glass 12 oz bottle. This is a hazy peachy colour with a glowing head of white. The appearance is reminiscent of the wallop. The aromas are of freshly cut citric hops, and some nice malty floral overtones as well. The taste is quite hoppy and yet the solid malt backbone holds this brew up well. THe mouthfeel is medium bodied and not over the top and the drinkability is great.
01-22-2004 04:09:33 | More by francisweizen
Jacks Double Dry-Hopped IPA from Northwest Brewhouse and Grill
90 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.