Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,953 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,953
Reviews: 1,336
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 448
Gots: 1,406 | FT: 37
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Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

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Ratings: 6,953 | Reviews: 1,336
Photo of Radome
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber bottle.

L - Beautiful appearance. Deep gold or medium copper color and crystal clear. Off white head is thick, rocky and persistent. Lots of lacing.

S - Aromas of strong but restrained citrus/grapefruit-like hops. Sweet, bready malt and even sweeter alcohol notes. Low oak.

T - Strong hops with grapefruit and low melon. Bready malt is much lower. Alcohol sweetness and light oak in the finish.

F - Medium to heavy body. Moderate carbonation. Super strong hops bitterness initially, followed by slightly mouth-coating sweetness in the finish. Moderate alcohol burn.

O - A great double IPA. No faults. My only preference would be a bit more malt flavor.

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's body is a pale amber with a tiny flushed white head clinging to the side of the glass with a couple of clouds in the centre

From the moment I started lifting the cap of the bottle I got Citra
there is caramel there & traditional butter fudge it smells very inviting

Pine then sweet malt then warming to an intense citrus bitter finish

nicely carbonated, robust mouth feel

Good stuff

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium Amber (12) with thick white head and thick lace. Caramel candy, tropical fruit, and lemon nose; caramel malt malt flavor with a little lemon zest and hop bitter bite on tip of tongue. Medium mouthfeel; resinous tongue coating with some residual bitterness, but not cloying. A very balanced DIPA with layers of caramel, fruit and hop bitterness hiding bigger ABV. Well done.

Photo of MA_hops
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tropical citrus notes on! Mango, pineapple, melon etc. Holy hops! Does this wake up your mouth!

Photo of dleigh
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty boozy. Nice hoppy, sweet taste.

Photo of Maryobeerian
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at a local craft beer pub. Firestone can't seem to make a less than great beer, but I prefer Union Jack to this which has more resin, pine and is sticky. Very good imperial IPA but a bit too much of a good thing.

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was a little over three months old so it probably lost some hop but still a very good beer

Photo of m_hall
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Standard pour from a 20 oz bomber into a tulip. Crystal-clear amber in color, with a dense two-finger cream-colored head on top. Good retention here... the head falls slowly leaving lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma is very hoppy, very bright and floral (almost minty) with prominent lemon notes as well. This beer smells like springtime... if Firestone Walker decides to get out of this beer game, they should consider making artisinal soap.

On the tasting there's a bit of lightly sweet caramel malts up front, followed by aggressive hop bitterness- grapefruit, lemons and dank pine needles, with some peppery spice, along with a noticeable amount of alcohol. The finish is dry, and very bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, perhaps just a bit lighter than one might expect from a double IPA... a bit oily, with moderate carbonation. Comes in at over 9% ABV and feels like it- the booze here isn't masked.

A big IPA in the West Coast tradition, with lots of in-your face hops paired with a fairly robust, yet smooth malt support and plenty of booze to keep it honest. I've had a few better than this (and my personal tastes in IPA lean more towards the East Coast style) but this is still very solid.

Photo of toronadotornado
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Andronico's - San Francisco - bottle (Cinqo de Mayo)

Photo of Chris33
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this from a trip I made to Arizona a few weeks ago. bottled 3/12/15.

The taste and nose are about the same on this one. I got a lot of citrus and grapefruit up front, followed by some light bready biscuit then a sharp pine. I would say on the taste end, that the pine biterness isn't as dry as I expected.
Maybe because this is just shy of 2 months old, I found it to be a little thin. The flavors were great over the palate but were quick to dissipate.
I would definitely grab this again if given the chance. Great beer

Photo of squonk45
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Firestone double jack Was very refreshing.. carbination was just perfect. smooth I could tell it was a double Ipa Was one of 2 the beer guy at store suggested so far so good

Photo of DaverCS
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unfortunately, this beer is about 1.5 months old.

Aroma isn't very distinct. Definitely grapefruit, citrus, resin, and a light amount of dankness.

Taste is very smooth. Couldn't taste any alcohol! Surprisingly very light on the bitterness bite. I get a beautiful citrus flavor upfront, followed by dankness and mild bitterness, finished by a malty finish enhanced by a light garlic flavor.

It may be because this beer is old, but it almost drinks like an east coast IPA. Bigger on malt, more balanced, not crazy bitter. Not bad overall. However, at 3.29 a 12 oz bottle, there are better IPA's for the price. I feel like this would be a good burger and fries beer. It gets a 87/100.

Photo of 50marathons
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good double IPA. Very nicely balanced.

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really a delicious DIPA. Flavor is deep hops, a little spicy, sweet, a little malty. A new favorite!

Photo of postulanTrappist
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nose like hoppy candy. Earthy with good hop bite.

Photo of garyloveman
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard double. Pale color. More of a pine nose. Taste was a little malty at the start, then finished bitter. Very light mouth feel, good carbonation.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding IPA from paso robles and mr firestone. I have been there a lot to drink wine also

Photo of ajm5108
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good amount of citrus pine aroma greets you, and that profile certainly follows through. Finishes crisp and dry. Pretty standard for the style, reminiscent of Hopslam, but still very good

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was a quality beer, but malty IPA's are just not for me. Malt is way more evident than the hops in this one.

Photo of phishgator
3.64/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Tight white head with low carbonation. The body is a pale/golden color and thin for a Dbl IPA. The aroma is of piney hops. The bottle was more than 5 months old so that could have led to the hops presence being a little underwhelming. But the thin body was not expected.

Photo of chrisjws
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

A: Dark yellow, slightly hazy. Single finger of head, did not lace the glass much.
S: Grapefruit, pine, tropical. Big malty sweetness comes through in the nose.
T: Bitter bit up front, followed by grapefruit and sweet malt finishes it up. Tropical/sweet aftertaste lingers
M: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. This definitely drinks like one of the bigger west coast doubles. Dry finish.
O: Good double, I prefer mine with less sweet malts though, little heavy on the crystal malt in my opinion.

Photo of beersacrossamerica
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little too high ABV for me - high alcohol masked the flavors a bit in my opinion, but I still really loved this beer.

Photo of Originalredman
3.13/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Boozy and dank
I was expecting more from this beer

Photo of eric5bellies
3.74/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyable brew even though most IPA's taste the same to me

Photo of dutesanch
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 5 day old 4 pack of 12 oz bottles. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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