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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,378 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,378
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 286
Gots: 661 | 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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Reviews by dwilson01:
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dwilson01

California

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into my arrogant bastard pint glass, the body is a clear yellow gold color with moderate carbonation bubbles rising through the brew. The head is a creamy fluff of off white coloration, dissipates to a thin topper with thick lacing on the glass.

The nose is quite malty at first which gives way to a spice aroma of freshly ground black pepper. I get biscuit and honey malts for sure out of it, not sweet though.

The flavors are great, it's a different kind of IPA than the standard ultra bitter of the west coast (which I do love don't take this the wrong way!). I think the malt comes out in the taste as it did the nose, not sweet at all but present in balance with the hop array they set on you. I get a slight bitterness in the taste, much more so than the scent. Still the black pepper spice and fresh herbs plow their way into my palate sending it away saturated and yet pleasantly refreshed.

The mouthfeel is great, thick and creamy, smooth, easy to drink and enjoy at the same time. Solid double ipa.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 05:36:59 | More by dwilson01
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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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