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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,508 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,508
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 295
Gots: 701 | 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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vitALEity

California

4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(A ) Very little head/carbonation that quickly fades. Good lacing. Color is a bright and light Orange. Very clear, no haze whatsoever.

(S) Lots of floral and citrus! Very, very nice.

(T) Floral and citrus are there and the bitterness comes out balanced well by a nice malt sweetness. I can def taste some of the 9+% alcohol in this one but its not overwhelming by any means. Pretty balanced. One of the best IIPA's Ive had.

(M) Body is heavier then I thought from the appearance. Very sooth and easy to drink. Nothing to complain about here!

Overall its a really good IIPA. As far as CA IIPA's go, Id say this the best one thats pretty easily available in bottles. I would love to have this fresh on tap some day!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 00:38:59 | More by vitALEity
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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!

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,508 ratings.