Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by whatthehull:
4.85/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a New Belgium snifter
A - A stunning golden amber, perfectly transparent, decent head and lacing almost all the way down the glass
S - Papaya, oakie, pineapple, jasmine blossom, sweet hop, sweet malt and a citrus resin
T - Really sweet all the way through with papaya, pineapple, jasmine. The middle is sticky sweet malt and an explosion of sticky citrus bitter resin at the end and very oakie
M - Big, sticky, bubbly and smooth
D - Very pleasing all the way from the sip to the swallow. Easy to medium drinkability
Final thought - This and Elder are my favorite IPA styles by far. This one I think take the cake and I am so glad they finally started bottling it.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2011 07:23:47 | More by whatthehull
More User Reviews:
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.