Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by output01x:
3.95/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz. capped and plastic-lined bottle (Bottled On 01/26/12) into a snifter glass.
A strong pour yields a 2-finger cream-colored head that slowly dissipates to a thin, clumpy dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a clear honey amber with a good amount of large, fast-rising carbonation bubbles. Great lacing clings to the glass in thick, clumpy sheets.
Strong aromas of resinous pine spread through the room as this beer is poured. Just a hint of oily lemon peel is noticeable along with a slight earthiness. However, these are nowhere near the forefront.
Each sip starts with strong flavors of citrus and pine hops colliding and complimenting. Notes of orange peel, tangerine, and cantaloupe are met by biscuit-like malt flavors. Swallowing releases more of the pine flavors followed by stronger citrus flavors. As these slowly fade out, a piney bitterness begins to set in that lasts indefinitely on the tongue. Oddly, for a 9.5% ABV DIPA, this beer shows practically zero signs of alcohol at any point of the taste.
Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is about as sippable (or gulpable) as a regular American IPA. The body delivers wave after wave of flavor while somehow never becoming sticky or overly coating. The carbonation is just barely fizzy, creating a satisfying, crisp swallow.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2012 06:53:39 | More by output01x
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4/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Grabbed a bomber of Double Jack at Wegmans for less than $8.50. Okay, it was $8.49 (pre-tax), but I thought that was reasonable for a DIPA with a lion and a bear fighting on the label. I love the bottled-on info (5/22/2014) -- even the time (9:14)?!?!
Appearance: crystal clear copper. Three finger head that leaves a thick, white lacing.
Smell: big grapefruit notes with a subtle touch of pine.
Taste: in a word---complex. Starts off with citrus, but quickly becomes more pine/bitter. After about half a glass, the citrus pulls ahead again! Finishes with a gentle malt sweetness; nice!
Mouthfeel: really palatable for a DIPA (i.e. not heavy at all).
Drinkability: watch yourself. At 9.5% A.B.V, this DIPA could outmatch your desire for continued consumption.
Based on DoubleJack, I'll definitely try Union Jack now. Thanks Firestone!
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 20:25:20 | More by smanders
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,506 ratings.