Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,828 | Reviews: 1,148 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gatch:
4.28/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Golden-copper in color with a big, white, soapy, fluffy head as expected. Huge lace and good retention.
S: Massively fresh, fruity and citrusy hops. Wonderful.
T: Dry, citrusy, fruity, cedar-like hops that instantly cling to your palate with skunky, grassy hop oils. As it warms, the hops develop better fruit flavors and explode with fresh hop, full cone flavors and aromas, even though this isn't a fresh hop beer.
M: A bit cloying towards the end of the bottle and as the beer warms, maybe because of a hop oil overload? Properly carbonated, dry and bitter.
O: Just as great out of the bottle as it is on-tap but the draft version takes the cake in a comparison because this beer blows your mind and mouth coming from a keg. I like that this beer comes in a 4-pack of 12oz. bottles now because it allows more frequent enjoyment at a more manageable intake. A full bomber seemed like gluttony...at least for one person.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2012 04:00:38 | More by Gatch
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a beautiful semi-cloudy rich blonde color with a luxuriant, long lived off white head that settles to damn slow to wait! It appears to be leaving a thick layer of foam with varied bubbles reminiscent of a slice of bread with lacing to match. The head is so thick you could eat it with a spoon.
The nose is a sharp citrus-pine hop that dominates the subdued malt sweetness that floats just below the surface. The nose could be stronger, although I have no idea how they would do so without altering the flavor in a negative fashion.
The taste is a near perfect example of an IPA. The bitterness is floating on the malt in near perfect balance. There are notes of pine, butter, bread and a tinge of bourbon and all in submission to the fine hopping that defines this IPA.
The mouthfeel is very rich and matches the visual of the foam head that is just not going away.
Overall this is almost a perfect IPA and a perfect example of an American IPA. I Will be drinking this one again. And I would probably be reluctant to share it so I could keep it all to myself!
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 00:35:06 | More by AtrumAnimus
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 4,828 ratings.