Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Toronado. Poured into a tulip. $5.00 for the glass during happy hour.
A-Pours a clear dark amber with lots of orange visible. It has a very thin layer of off white head that becomes a small ring surrounding a circular filmy layer. After a few sips the film and ring completely disappear. This appearance really should be scored at a 3.75 due to the poor head retention, but I will kick it up some because I like the color.
S-The nose was quite subdued when it was brought to me. There is some pine and some caramel malt. Even as it warms it never opens up and pops like most WC DIPAs.
T-Lots of pine hits fast followed by some sweet citrus and I get a lot of orange peel. The caramel malt does a good job to reign in the 100 IBUs but makes it a tad sweet. The citrus is alot stronger in the taste than it is in the nose. The aftertaste is a combination of orange juice and orange peel. Ideally I would be able to rate the taste at 4.25.
M-Medium bodied and very smooth for the high alcohol content. The carbonation is fine. Very well blended and I would never have guessed this was 100 IBUs.
D-The high abv is well hidden but it would catch up fast.
Overall I thought this was a good beer. I had been looking forward to trying this since I first heard about FW going for a DIPA. I would like to try this again to see if the nose improves at all. That was really the only disappointing aspect for me.
Serving type: on-tap
07-13-2009 17:19:24 | More by mjl21
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