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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,482 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,482
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 291
Gots: 697 | 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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eandersen

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-29-2012 02:11:20 | More by eandersen
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teleforce

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-23-2013 16:51:24 | More by teleforce
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a three-finges thick creamy tan head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - big piney hop aromas with a hint of spice with a caramel backbone.
t - big piney bitterness wtih some herbal and grassy hops flavors. nice bready balance here as well.
m - very creamy.
o - terrific beer and one of the best DIPAs i've had.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 14:55:11 | More by GPHarris
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KnowYourCraft

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-14-2014 23:26:57 | More by KnowYourCraft
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Hopster916

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-16-2013 03:36:51 | More by Hopster916
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pinnser

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-11-2013 23:21:00 | More by pinnser
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JesseLara

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-23-2014 01:28:54 | More by JesseLara
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-02-2012 03:02:35 | More by tdmccarthy
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Pahn

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-06-2012 01:43:57 | More by Pahn
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McStagger

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 5/31/13 at 13:00.

A: Pours a transparent copper. Two fingers just off white head. Retention is stellar. Mild carbonation. Lacing is also stellar.

S: Truly powerful grapefruit aroma. Underlying tropical fruit, spruce, pine. Underneath that is the malt. Light notes of caramel and toffee dance with a slight hint of breadiness.

T: Straight shot of grapefruit bitterness. Incredibly dry finish. Ever so slight booziness detected throughout, but it only adds to the citrus and tropical fruit infusion. Shot of peppery-spicy note that lights up for a split second. Finishes completely dry. Lean and crisp. Aftertaste of tart and bitter citrus (grapefruit/lime) rind.

M: Medium bodied. Amazingly dry and crisp, especially considering the abv.

O: Simply an amazing beer. Firestone does it YET AGAIN. Seriously, this brewery may be the best in the nation.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 08:36:04 | More by McStagger
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-18-2013 03:13:15 | More by chrishensley
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astronautjones

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-04-2014 00:14:17 | More by astronautjones
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Soloveitchik

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-01-2013 19:59:21 | More by Soloveitchik
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Bourneb


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-13-2014 14:10:52 | More by Bourneb
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gio540

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-12-2014 17:37:35 | More by gio540
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rringler

California

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear dark amber/light copper that pours with about a finger's worth of off white fine head. Bubbles dissipated down to a thin film quickly and left a great lacing on my freshly washed glass.

S: I'm recovering from a head cold, but I can still make out notes of malty breads and citrus fruits in there. I may not be doing this full justice.

T: Quite a bit going on. Mild/mild+ initial hop bitterness, with some mild/mild- sour grapefruity citrus, and then moves on to some decent malty breads, and finally finishes with a nice hoppy aftertaste. Very little to no boozy taste, despite 9.5% abv.

M: Pretty good for a double. A little slicker than other DIPAs; less oily and "cling to the back of your throat." Carbonation is great.

O: I don't know why I've been avoiding this for so long. A very solid DIPA that maintains balance while still capturing the best of its malts and hops. This is not my best review, but it's a very solid beer. I will definitely enjoy this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 06:55:06 | More by rringler
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lochef81

Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was so excited to open this from a recent shipment of west coast offerings that I received. It pours a orange copper hue with a small white head that leaves decent lacing and film and has beautiful slick legs. The nose is hoppy with lots of pine, floral, and grapefruit notes as well as a nice malty presence. Very balanced and fresh smelling. The mouthfeel is super smooth and very pleasantly sticky. Carbonation level is just right. The flavor is an incredible balance of fresh west coast hops and malt sweetness. Nicely bitter but very balanced and easy to drink. Abv is almost completely hidden. This is one of the finest dipas that I have ever had. Hope to get some more down the road. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 13:49:08 | More by lochef81
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JordanPhraczek

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served on tap in a Dogfish Head glass at Gulu Gulu Cafe' in Salem, MA.

A - Super fast moving bubbles, the bubbles move so fast it is almost like champagne. Two finger soapy-textured foam head at first with high retention but then it gives way to a light retention quarter-finger head after a few minutes, although the head never goes away completely. True golden color. Clean, clear look with a clean looking lace.

S - Orange, tangerine, and alcohol. Pinnacle of hop flavor has cream soda aroma and pierces the nostrils while you drink it. Does not have a harsh smell upfront, but again, once the beer is sipped the hop aroma is stinging.

T - Sour taste with hops that can really wreck the palate. Tangerine-alcohol hop flavor, with not as much of a cracker malt taste as regular jack. Much denser hop profile than regular Union Jack.

M - Swished mouthfeel turns the beer into a velvet hop froth. Exceptional mouthfeel. Medium body with a creamy feeling going down. Very nice smoothness for an imperial IPA.

O - West Coast Double with a nice smoothness. Great sour taste with a big alcoholic punch. Much less English style flavor than a regular Jack. My favorite so far from Firestone Walker.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2013 02:54:47 | More by JordanPhraczek
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear gold, good head.

Smell: Weighty citrus, grapefruit with a lot of sweetness behind it.

Taste: Very tasty, sweet base followed by fruits--citrus and pineapple. Not bitter.

Comments: I had this several years ago on tap in Phoenix, and was thrilled to see it in bottles in Illinois. Wasn't quite as mind-blowing from a bottle (not sure of the bottle's age) as on tap. Still very tasty with a delicious mix of fruit flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 20:43:23 | More by Mdog
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nUgZ

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce poured into a snifter. Thanks to SanFranJake for this opportunity!

A: Pours a light copper color with a one finger head and some lacing.

S: Very sweet smelling hops abound in this beer. Fruity and floral varieties. Peach, apricot, oranges, and more! No malts to speak of. There is a hint of alcohol. Very inviting smell!!

T: Malts are present in the taste, but balanced nicely by the abundance of bitter hops. Alcohol is apparent.

M: Medium to full bodied with plentiful carbonation.

O: Overall, this is a very solid DIPA. It has a very inviting smell, great flavors, and very good balance. I'm glad I got the chance to try it.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 21:55:41 | More by nUgZ
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allenson21

New York

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Transparent gold with a 1/2 inch somewhat-creamy head

S - Sweet and tart fruits

T - Meets the smell. Absolutely delicious. Natural fructose and amazing hoppiness.

M - Everything you expect from the appearance and smell. A SMIDGE boozy in immediate swallow, but that dissipates quickly because a floral aftertaste takes over.

O - This is the first beer that I've written a review for in a long time (I wanted to let my palate develop a little further before reviewing again). This is also the first IPA that I've fallen in love with. This should not be anything new as this is an extremely highly rated (and popular) brew. FW IPAs seem to be the only IPAs that 'wow' me.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 19:36:16 | More by allenson21
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

At last, I am tasting Double Jack. I just recently got turned on to Firestone Walker and particularly their Union Jack IPA, which has become one of my favorite beers, so this one should be extra satisfying. They certainly have the look down, with good carbonation, excellent clarity and head retention, pouring a beautiful golden amber color here.

The aroma is simply intoxicating... with ripe fruit esters - citrus, peaches, apple, mango, pineapple, and kiwi, as well as detectable spices and malt in the mix. One sip and I'm sold on this, with it's balanced malt and hop bitterness. The bitterness is much more pronounced than you would think going by the aroma. It also creeps up on you, building up to a near pucker in the coarse dry finish. The middle however is nice and bready though, and a little toasty too.

This has a full, almost sticky mouth feel, which I like, and is a little warming on the way down due to the relatively high ABV. Overall, I am very impressed with this beer, but, at about 6 months old, I have to wonder how much better it could have been had it been bottled more recently. I do love that fruit like beginning, soft biscuity center and creeping massive bitterness for the climax though. Obviously try this.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 02:13:14 | More by Neorebel
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, clear orange with a huge rocky white head that linger and laces.

Smells of sweet, floral grapefruit and pine with notes of lighter fruit, apple, and some earthy wood quality. Hint of malt sweetness are also present. Different and interesting aroma.

Taste is up front grape/stone fruit that goes into a pine/tropical fruit middle before ending on a bitter kick that has more tropical fruit notes along with grape, apple, peach, floral, and just a tiny hint of barrel, that comes across as earthy. So interesting and tasty! This is a top tier DIPA no doubt about it.

Medium to lighter body with medium carbonation. Light, smooth, and easy to drink. The alcohol is present but balanced.

I'm really impressed with this beer, then again, FW has yet to not impress me. A great, different DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 22:42:46 | More by TenHornsProud
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suspect

New York

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Crystal clear deep golden color. Aggressive pour leads to a thick 2 finger rocky cream colored head that fades so slowly and leads big thick sticky lacing through the entire length of the session.

S: Big hop profile mixed with plenty of malt to make things interesting.

T: Smooth balanced flavors start off with hops and end with malts. Like all good DIPAs should.

M: Thick, big bodied beer. Perfectly carbonated.

O: A really well done DIPA. Beautiful flavors, nice aroma, good head retention. Overall, very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 17:28:04 | More by suspect
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DocJitsu

California

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear, medium golden color with a short, off-white head. The head lingers no more than average time. Big pine resin bouquet with intermittently emerging citrus notes. The beer has an oily moutfhfeel. Pine flavor comes through immediately, but light-roasted barley malt breaks through to create a not-so-well balanced, but very well-engineered DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 01:25:04 | More by DocJitsu
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,482 ratings.