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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,340 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,340
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 285
Gots: 646 | 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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Foxtrot

California

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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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,340 ratings.