Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,528 | Reviews: 1,124 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by krisandajt:
4.05/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's the weekend of EBF. Been looking forward to this one...
Appearance: Poured from the bomber into my Shorts glass, this beer is a crystal clear, dull bronze/golden color. There's a huge amount of head with this brew, I had to ease up on the pour to avoid an overflow. Retention is impressive, the head fades very slowly.
Smell: Plenty of resiny pine, and some sweet citrus. There's also a very slight peppery sort of smell lingering in the back...it's very subtle.
Taste: The resiny pine comes through the most. The citrus, while there, isn't as strong as it is in the nose and it doesn't have that overripe sort of quality to it. It takes on more of a bitter grapefruit taste, which I'm liking. There's also a fair amount of malt which balances out the hops...which isn't necessarily a bad thing, I just prefer my IPA's to be unbalanced and leaning toward tooth-eroding hops. Still, it's a tasty brew.
Mouthfeel: Solid medium body, good carbonation, drinks great.
Overall (Drinkability): A tasty beer. Plenty of hops, balanced, and very drinkable. It's not the hoppiest IPA I've ever had, but it's tasty and I will definitely pick up more the next time I see it on the shelves.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2011 20:26:39 | More by krisandajt
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a glass at room temperature.
A - Pours a honey-yellow color with a two finger white head. The head quickly dissipates, leaving a small amount of lacing.
S - A smooth medium hop smell. That's it.
T - Like the smell, little of no malt, just lots of hops.
M - Light in texture with no mouth coating qualities.
O - A reasonable IPA but there are lots to be had out there. I have had several Firestone Walker ales at this point and expected it to be more balanced, like the more sought after ales in the Reserve Series.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:23:27 | More by kdahnke123
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 4,528 ratings.