Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good looker, for what that's worth (not much to me). Clear, golden/orange, modest white head that falls and leaves no lacing to speak os.
Aroma is not wicked complex, but quite fruity. Citrus and sweet pineapple like hues mixing with some boozy heat. Can't find much malt in there, but it's solidly hoppy and quite pleasant. And it doesn't peter out.
Malty sweet, though without much malt in the flavor profile. Bitterness is there by fairly gentle, moderate at most, and joined by citrusy hop flavors. Taste is of a legit DIPA, though without much complexity added by the grain bill. I suspect that was the intention of the brewers, so not a slam, just a description.
Adequate carbonation with medium body that seems kinda thin for a beer of this abv. Some boozy warming, a wee bit of viscosity, and a tinge of bitterness in the finish.
I have had this before, but didn't really remember it in any detail. When I first popped it open, it seemed ok. I noticed the thinnish body and relative lack of malt character, and was kind of disappointed. But the hops do shine brightly, and it is well balanced. I suspect this is more or less what the brewers were after, and it's a good beer. If it cost as much as other DIPA bombers I probably wouldn't get it much, but since if was $3-4 less than other bombers where I live, I could see revisiting this one now and again.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2012 05:30:09 | More by sprucetip
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