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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,569 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,569
Reviews: 1,178
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 301
Gots: 728 | FT: 30
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009)
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Ego

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bomber, no freshness/brew date noted

eyes...
audible "quisch" as the cap pops, 2 fingers of head stack up in the ole glass, barely orange hue, lacing is eh but there is the tell tale legs that should speak of the ABV, ample carbonation streams up from the nether regions re-supplying the head, keeping it from dissipating beyond one nice layer, pretty good looking, you'd definitely bang her at 2 am but at 8pm you would be looking for other options.

nose...
amarillo grapefruit goodness anyone ? resin, thick honey, irish spring clean, did 3 floyds brew this? pretty much straight forward but then this does not need to dance, nice juicy hops.

taste etc...
kind of middle of the road, I was expecting a bit more bitterness or more malt in the taste. Then boom the bitterness really asserts itself in the aftertaste. this is like sucking on grapefruit pith (which I happen to like). The after glow of this brew seems to far surpass the actual sipping... ? weird. let's try some more...
same deal, it is like drinking water with an aftertaste. the body is a bit light, there really doesn't seem to be enough malt to give this heft. The ABV does warm the belly after a few minutes... This beer is confounding. I can't say it is bad but it leaves a lot to be desired in a crowded genre.

verdict?
Middle of the road DIPA, very easy drinking if you can deal with the big bitterness on the back end. Not worth sacrificing a goat over.

In the player: Tycho - Dive

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 04:40:39 | More by Ego
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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,569 ratings.