Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Copernicus:
4.71/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a brilliant deep, dark gold, almost a light amber. Crystal clear. Head is stark white and subtle. Low retention but nice lace forming in arcs.
S: Instant resiny hops on the nose with warm spicy citrus of orange and tangerine. Cedar and spice, clove, cinnamon, as well...strangely. The citrus is REALLY center stage here, dominating the show. I could smell this for hours.
T: Yum! What a cool beer. Initially there's substantial hoppy resin, like a cedar grove in summer, giving way to a delicate pale malt foundation offering the slightest hint of grain and toast--but not biscuity. It then feels as though the taste is going to give way to a hoppy, bitter finish, but it's well-rounded off with more complex malt and some lively spice embellishments.
M: I wouldn't want it any other way. Medium body with a bright, crisp snap. No perceived evidence of the ABV.
O: Damn. This is a good beer. A contender for Pliny, say I. It's a new standard for me. Beers like this make you want to review with poetry. No joke. It's dimensional and mobile, dynamic and volatile. The malt literally feels like rhythm and supporting chords beneath a hoppy melody. Seriously.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 20:35:13 | More by Copernicus
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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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