Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Perfectly clear brassy orange gold with a cakelike offwhite head. Small amounts of sticky lace decorate my tulip glass.
Sweet boozy scent wafts from the bottle, reminding me of a barleywine. Once in the glass this smells sweet and floral with a hint of tropical fruit.
Taste is first sweet and fruity. Tropical fruits. Candied fruit. Grapefruit dipped in sugar. Clementines, orange peel and lemons. A mildly sour aftertaste, like eating lemon candies. Herbal and a touch of pine. Bitterness comes in afterward in a dramatic long, slow finish. A minty flavor pops up after that! This beer really lingers on the palate. There's an apple note in there as well. Alcohol esters.
Mouth is sticky, slightly viscous and coating.
Drinkability is good and the abv is, although not hidden, managed well.
This is quite a good DIPA. I love the juxtaposition of sweet and sour notes and the finish is remarkably long.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2011 00:56:04 | More by sethmeister
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