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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,597 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,597
Reviews: 1,262
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 383
Gots: 1,141 | FT: 33
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:
Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

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4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on-tap at Shannon Rose in Woodbridge, NJ:

Pours copper with a white head with very good retention.

The smell is hop heaven! Great blend of citric, tropical, herbal hops.

The taste of hops shine through - citric, tropical, piney/herbal with a firm malt backbone that gives just enough sweetness to keep the hops giving flavor along with bitterness. Some booze shows in the finish.

This is an AWESOME double IPA. Hop heavenly!

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2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

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3.69/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 11/1/13. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours golden with great clarity; fluffy white head that eventually fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas are full of sweet sticky grapefruit. There's also a decent amount of caramel malts. Some fresh orange in the mix as well. The flavors are sticky and finish somewhat syrupy. More grapefruit. Lots of orange zest. Some pine sap. Pretty sweet flavors and it has a decent malt backbone. It's definitely not boozy at all, but there are subtle alcohol notes. Some soap as well. Tastes good, but almost becomes redundant. Mouthfeel is full-bodied; active carbonation. It's smooth and pretty easy to drink.

This was my first time having Double Jack, and I'm not going to lie, I was hoping for a little bit more. It's definitely a good DIPA, but it doesn't quite live up to the hype that I've heard and read about over the years, in my opinion. That being said, it's still good stuff.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Bright orange/amber color. Poured a quickly dissipating 1/2 finger head. Really nice trailing and lacing.

S- Sweet citrus. Tangerine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, bubble gum, some pine, earthy hops, fresh cut grass, and caramel. Little bit of wet hop in the back.

T- Wow. Sweet tangerine and tropical fruits up front, followed by bubble gum, pine, resin, and earthy/spicy hops. All of this on top of, and mingling with, a nice caramel malt backbone. Finish is super bitter grapefruit rind, pine, roasted malt, and spice.

M- Medium body. Oily and slick. Extremely drying. Bitterness lingers.

O- Yep, impressed. Its hard to find a truly complex IPA. I thought this was one of them. The aroma was layered beautifully, and the flavors were nicely balanced despite all the different things going on. It went from truly super sweet to truly super bitter. The aroma, flavors, and mouthfeel played together wonderfully, offering almost everything a hop-head like me looks for. This one was a roller coaster ride. A+

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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

You gotta be kidding me 9.5 ACL? This IPA pours bright amber...then settles into a dark honey hue. Head never dies..lacing ...a Picasso sketch of clouds on a clear horizon. Aroma subdued...nostrils open pulling the head close to a snort...still the fragrance remains a mystery. Taste full of the brewers art....fruit maybe grapefruit...that kind of freshness...finishes in a WOW moment..can this be this good? Complex in a small way...keep it coming....can that bottle be almost empty? If you don't like this beer try tea....Cheers

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,597 ratings.