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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,366 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,366
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 286
Gots: 656 | 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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Bottle provided by jodan, thanks Jordan!

No bottle date.

A - Pours an almost burnt orange with 2-fingers of eggshell white head. Retention is pretty good, lasting about halfway through one glass. Body is relatively hazy, can see a bit through it but it's distorted. Lacing is interesting as huge clumps of head stick to the glass, very thick and bubbly.

S - The smell brings me back to IPAs I've had prior that have a big pine aroma and it's a good memory. There's a big pine hop influence here, very resiny and wet. There's also the typical grapefruit and citrus smells as well as a pretty solid backbone given this IPA is from California! Slight caramel.

T - Taste is interesting and has one particular flavor I can't exactly pinpoint. It's almost like a strange bubblegum flavor? I've tasted it in a beer or two previously but I can't peg it at the moment... In other news, the pine continues here and it has a nice integration with the malts, which again are noticeable and bring caramel and a little toffee. The fruit here is more tropical, bringing pineapple, orange, and maybe even some peaches.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with low carbonation. While its resinous and heavy and does a number on the mouth, the low carbonation just kills this for me... it comes across as a bit too syrupy and heavy and just a little bit more pop would've done wonders. It's not flat but it's bordering on it...

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. Honestly, with everything I've heard from this beer, I can't say I'm not a little disappointed with how this turned out. A strangely off-tasting note in the taste, the low carbonation... If you are looking for a West Coast hop bomb, turn elsewhere, and if you are in the Midwest or East Coast, you have an abundance of beers that could compete with this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 23:19:31 | More by nhindian
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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

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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.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,366 ratings.