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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,929 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,929
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 324
Gots: 848 | FT: 29
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A deliciously hoppy ale that highly favors hop flavor and aroma with a candied citrus bitterness that balances the finish.

Pouring a nearly bright medium coper color, steady streams of carbonation build a creamy off-white head with fantastic retention and lace. A classy and appetizing appearance overall.

Candied fruits decorate the nose with citrusy ruby red grapefruit, tangering, pineapple, appricot, and freshly cut grasses- all seemingly dipped in light caramel. Zesty, vibrant, and eye-opening in the hop profile while the malts carry a thinly sweet scent for balance, making it mouth-watering.

Sweet malts have an early impact with the notion of powdered sugar and light caramel taste. Fading at mid palate, the citrusy and tropical hops burst with juicy flavors that have an even fade toward lightly piney/grassy bitterness in finish. Very clean taste with a slight linger of caramel sweetness, but dominated by smooth hop flavor and bitterness.

Medium creaminess early is accentuated by thin malt sweetness and delicate carbonation. The hop flavor ushers in a drying character that only develops into complete dryness as the bitterness commands the taste. An herbal and minty-dry evaporation lingers on the tongue as the crisp hops provide a very clean and dry finish, with only a memory of hop flavor that lingers into the next sip.

A very classy imperial ipa that doesn't overwhelm the senses, making it very drinkable and sociable. So easey and effortless to drink, I nearly made quick work of the glass before givign thought to it's character. I'm going to need much more of this beer!

Thanks bbehr!

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,929 ratings.