Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Foxtrot:
4.53/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Part of me did not want to open this beer. I love the original Union Jack from FW and couldn't bear to be let down by this beer. Hope it tastes good.
Pours from 22oz. bomber into a Stone IRS snifter and clear honey gold that is the hallmark of this style. Modest vigor in the pour produced a fluffy white 2 finger cap of incredible retention and a kaleidoscope of lacing to feast with the eyes.
AH! The nose. Huge doses of oily and resinous hops are first and foremost, undertones of candied pineapple, pine, mango, grapefruit, and caramel sweetness that doesn't give up. This nose is everything I have wanted in a DIPA. Ended up nosing this baby for a good 10 minutes.
After the first sip, I new I had a winner. Imagine, if you will, Union Jack on steroids. This would be a byproduct of marrying the two. Incredible hop pungency that makes you soon, and caramel and biscuit sweetness to soften things up. Pine resin, grapefruit, rip pineapple, herbal, phenolic, and a slight bit of white pepper in the finish. It just about damn near covers the entire hop spectrum, if it is at all possible.
Mouthfeel is this beers bread and butter. Strong and viscous on the tongue, sticky on the teeth, and modest carbonation on the tongue make it luscious to sip and savor. After taste is where this beer excels most.
Drinkability...just about damn near through the roof. Alcohol is hidden extremely well, even after it warmed up I could barely notice it.
If Firestone Walker is reading this, you got something real good going with this beer. I'm going to keep buying this beer again, and again, and again, and again, until I've rendered myself into total palette shock.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2011 08:30:56 | More by Foxtrot
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4.8/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A - Pours a a nice clear copper/amber color, About an inch worth of head and recedes from there. Very attractive lacing. all along the glass.
S - Amazing floral hop scent that overwhelms in the finest of ways. Pine and grapefruit certainly come to mind. Big hop presence in this beer, smells more like the tropical fruit type of IPA as opposed to piney/resiny.
T - Just above moderate carbonation starts things off with a nice refreshing tingle, then a fat shock of hops comes bowling across your tongue. Hops provide a nice piney flavor with the right amount of floral goodness thrown in. Finishes with an excellent drying bitterness.
M - Crisp and carbonated up front that immediately becomes bitter and drying.
O - Very drinkable with an alcohol content that makes this an extravagant end of the night IPA (But please drink it on a fresh pallet its not worth subduing it).
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 21:03:04 | More by abakanowiczc
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,340 ratings.