Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Swimsum:
4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at the Paso taproom. Poured into a snifter
A: Poured a copper amber in color with a one finger white head. Body of the beer is crystal clear with no carbonation bubbles evident. Head dissipates very quickly to a ring around the glass. There is not much lacing to this beer, some foam is dragged down the glass during the session but not much. Swirling brings head back but dissipates just as quick as the initial pour.
S: Pine, and tons of it, is the first smell that hits the nose. There are slight citrus and floral hop notes but not much. Didn't get any malt notes from the beer but maybe it just needed to warm up.
T: As with the smell, pine is the first thing that hits the tongue. Hop bitterness in the finish that lingers in the throat for awhile after the beer goes down. At different times though the glass I got a soapy taste in the finish. Maybe the glass wasn't washed enough but I'm glad the taste didn't stay around. Alcohol is well hidden. Pretty balanced too, and for me that's a bit of a letdown. I was expecting a hop bomb (seeing how its 100 IBUs) but the malt balanced this out quite a bit.
M: Good mouthfeel and medium body. This beer coats the tongue and mouth with an oily feeling. Not sure if I'm digging all the oil texture.
D: Very drinkable in my opinion. This beer is very balanced and the alcohol is well hidden. I was expecting much more of a hop bomb and am a bit disappoint that it was so balanced. However, this is a very solid beer and will be making another trip up to Paso to have it and will buy it again if I happen to run across it at another location.
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2009 23:20:00 | More by Swimsum
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - cloudy, golden honey color. Amber hues as well. No real head to speak of.
N - sweet oranges, grapefruit & malts
M - perfectly creamy but not to heavy. Light carbonation
T - begins with your fruity orange favors and moved into the sweet malty backbone, almost no alcohol taste to be found
O - my favorite aspect of this brew was the mouthfeel. Very easy to drink and definitely enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 04:06:26 | More by AmericanPaleMale666
4.71/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A: Honey/light orange with a nice white head.
S: Hops, tropical fruit, alcohol, slight carmel malt. The smell lights up immediately, the way a good West Coast IPA is supposed to!
T: Heavenly. Apricots, honey, and tangerine on the front, hoppy dryness and malt sweetness on the back. This is a nearly perfect DIPA, right up there with some of the best. My top 3 West Coast IPAs are Sculpin, Alesmith IPA, and Pliny. This is in this mix.
M: Silky and perfectly carbonated. Some DIPA take on an overly heavy thickness, Double Jack gets it perfect.
O: This is a gem in this category! One of my favorite DIPA/West Coast IPAs for sure. Surprisingly drinkable for the heavy ABV. Get this beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 18:04:41 | More by MemphisSooner
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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