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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,382 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,382
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 285
Gots: 664 | 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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spoony

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 650 ml bottle (bottled October 4, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about two fingers of sticky, off-white head. Retention is pretty good at three-plus minutes. The beer is mostly clear with a few bubbles of carbonation visible through the dark-golden color. Chunks of lace cling to the glass as I drink.

S-The smell is pretty sweet with lots of citrusy hops. Zesty orange and a touch of grapefruit, are most noticeable. There is a nice, pine-scented snap of bitterness, but for a IIPA, this brew is low on the bitterness scale. Malts are mostly overwhelmed by hops here, but a vague caramel sweetness and toasted bread note comes through.

T-The taste is very similar to the smell. Citrus hops provide some zesty orange and a lightly-bitter pine snap of earthy flavor. The malts provide some sweetness and a light caramel taste, but the keep the bitterness toned done, which hurts complexity. Alcohol is well-conealed.

M-The feel is light to medium for the style. Carbonation is above average for the style, but not intrusive. Very drinkable.

O-This is a very quaffable and pleasing IIPA. It won't win any contests for originality, but it hits the mark for a West Coast IIPA with mild bitterness, juicy hops, and a sweeter malt profile. The lighter-than-average feel is probably the highlight for me and the looks are nice, too, with clingy, oily lacing. I would drink this again in a heartbeat, but it is not a world-beater.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 14:24:26 | More by spoony
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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,382 ratings.