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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,466 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,466
Reviews: 1,238
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 363
Gots: 1,038 | FT: 31
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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2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of BB1313
3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Photo of tmm313
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Goliveidaho
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Spikester
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear golden amber with two fingers of white head that departs rather quickly leaving clumps of lace.
Smell is citrus floral hops with plenty of malt aroma.
Taste is tropical fruit with some hop resins and a touch of sweet malts.
Mouthfeel is smooth well carbonated and lightly dry finish.
Overall a tasty DIPA with dangerously well hidden alcohol. Right now it is drinking like their DBA. Very smooth.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,466 ratings.