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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,878 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,878
Reviews: 1,321
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 436
Gots: 1,341 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

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Ratings: 6,878 | Reviews: 1,321
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!

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours brilliant dark amber under a finely bubbled 1” white to off-white foam cap that quickly descends to a thin white film.
S: floral, citrusy herbs, a very faint hint of tobacco.
T: Citrus rind, grapefruit, lemon – also some peach and maybe some orange with caramel in the background with an assertive bitterness.
F: Creamy, medium carbonation, chewy
O: Big bitterness balances big malt to produce a wonderful evening brew.

Photo of Lemke412
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Wegmans, Binghamton New York

Photo of Jmc181
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious IPA! They're dated, and I'd suggest getting them as fresh as possible, but these are beers to be bought when you see them. Perfect carbonation, color and smell. I'm a big fan.

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

One of my favorites. Great double

Photo of bgold86
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best double IPA's in the world, year round release, easy to find, what more do you want??

Photo of garymuchow
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very solid DIPA. I really enjoy the nice fruit flavor with a touch of sweetness that starts out the flavor. That is was what distinguishes if from the other. A heavy yet smooth bitterness, lingers much like the others. Also the touch of unique fruit in the aroma is also a bit of distinguishing note, but the nice full malt, esp. as it warms, stands out - somewhat sweet but prominent and enjoyable. There is a push on the hops towards the oils I'm am not to fond of, but all the other aspects make up for it.. Standard appearance for style - cloudy yellow and white sticky cap. Nice full feel with softness in the carbonation. Also the classic DIPA stickiness with the fullness that makes it so nice and enjoyable.
This is better than most. And priced pretty well too.

Photo of Dwkasper
4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tropical, grapefruit with a solid hop bite...very smooth and drinkable

Photo of do_ob
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Pours very clear golden with a fizzy 1 finger head of white foam. Faded into spotty lacing fairly quickly. Smells very nice: pine, hops, citrus, grapefruit, orange, and maybe hints of green apples strawberries. Light, crips, and creamy mouthfeel. Initial taste brings a lot of hop and pine presence. Citrus and malt more on the back end. Decent bitterness.

This beer definitely drinks like a 9.5%'er. Not a bad thing, but sometimes breweries do a good job of covering a high abv by adding this & that. Not this one. This beer has a big, piney, in-your-face taste that is all that an IPA should be. That being said, nothing really stood out to me as incredible. This beer is good, but I had to go the online route to acquire it, and while it IS good, I don't think I'll be buying it again anytime soon. If it were available to me locally, then yeah.

Photo of SethWeinberger
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Too sweet, not enough hops

Photo of Lucular
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite DIPA to date. Just the right amount of malt (not too sweet or cloying) and big, juicy citrus flavor, mostly grapefruit but some papaya or mango too.

Photo of stonewall2
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome overall dipa. Hoppy but not cloying. Tasted great but didnt destroy the steak and potatoe.

Photo of dkopec0411
4.91/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A roller coaster of deliciousness. One of the DIPAs in the world.

L - Clear and dark gold

S - Huge hop blast...classic west coast DIPA

T - A blast of pine, citrus, and orange hop goodness. Then it blows you away with the malty dry balanced finish. You expect the hop bitterness to linger in the end but doesn't. Perfection on both ends.

F - Medium body with nice carbonation

O - My favorite DIPA and one of the best beers you can get year round

Photo of Corman00
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

damn good!! Go to beer

Photo of thestoebz
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nearly perfect DIPA. Very very good. Extremely balanced. Smells of pine and a bit of grass. Looks delicious, amber-gold with nice beautiful white foam which lingers for a while, leaving a subtle lacing. Taste is amazing, the best part of this IPA. Starts slow with a sweet, syrupy feeling malt which transforms into a bitter punch with a slight burning alcohol background. A bit of a carbonated, prickly mouth-feel that's slightly oily and thick, yet feels a bit watery at the same time. Complex. Taste lingers for a good long while, where the grassy pine takes over and leaves a bitter, pleasant taste on the back of the tongue.

Overall, nearly perfect IPA. Must-try. Would be hard-pressed to pick between this and The Calling, from Boulevard. So I'll take them both :)

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,878 ratings.