Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JWU:
4.6/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
revising my review now that I've had a very fresh bottle.
12. oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
A- a gold/copper/light orange color with loads of hop haze. A billowing off white head, with fantastic lacing down the glass.
S- An assault of Pineapple, mango, grapefuit, pear, and some peach. Sweet biscuity malts are there as well. One of the best smelling doubles, pretty much ever.
T- Big hits of pineapple, pear, mango, peach, with a pronounced grapefruit bitterness. On the taste I also get an onion/garlic flavor that adds to the complexity. A layered biscuity malt is there to balance, and there is a hint of booze on the end. Grapefruit bitterness and the sweeter hop flavor in general lasts well after the sip.
M- Very slick, almost syrupy feel, nicely dry on the finish. Proper carbonation for the style.
O- Easily in the top 3 double ipa's I've had. Fantastic.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2012 23:29:17 | More by JWU
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.
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