1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Double JackDouble Jack

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,341 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,341
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 349
Gots: 988 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Double Jack Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,341 | Reviews: 1,223 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of FLima
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber color with a one finger head with short retention.
Nice aroma of pine, honey, vanilla and grapefruit.
Sweet flavor of toasted malts with strong notes of grapefruit citrusy, tangerines, pine, orange peel and resin. Also lots of honey and apricot, some mango and grass. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% is well hidden.
I preferred their superb IPA, DIPAs tend to be too sweet, and Double Jack is no exception. Nevertheless, this is a great citric DIPA, very deep and complex.

FLima, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7.8%

22Blue, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of illeagle05
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

illeagle05, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of brewskis4drewski
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Randyfultz
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Randyfultz, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

FUwolfpacker, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Gonger19
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Gonger19, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of mcflypie
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: A rich and cloudy copper/golden color. Nice lacing.

S: Grassy, floral, and sweet.

T: Grapefruit and smokey citrus. Hoppy, malty, and biscuity. Caramel tastes.

M: Chewy and medium to full bodied. An almost woody aged feeling.

O: A classic and fantastic Double IPA. Maybe too strong for some, this is one of my favorites.

mcflypie, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Roger85
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Roger85, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of SudsSurfer
5/5  rDev +15.2%

SudsSurfer, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of kurtbeebe
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kurtbeebe, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of kdb150
4/5  rDev -7.8%

kdb150, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of DevinK
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

DevinK, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of 420Rick
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

420Rick, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Ourdailybean
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Ourdailybean, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of AGust82
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

AGust82, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of pdrake24
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

pdrake24, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

iatethecloudsfor, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Ajlvt, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of SiegeSpitfire
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

SiegeSpitfire, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of dextermcgurk
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

dextermcgurk, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Qbdoo
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - a light golden brown.
Smell - strong citrus,particularly grapefruit (the best thing about this beer).
Taste - piney with a solid malt backbone. Really good but not that complex.
Mouthfeel - pleasant, light texture, slightly more carbonated than most DIPAs
Overall - this is an outstanding DIPA but for me there are many better. Last night I noticed it was a top 250 beer, so I decided to try it again. Feelings are the same - outstanding but I can think of 10 I prefer.

Qbdoo, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of JJOVa
4/5  rDev -7.8%

JJOVa, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Stephenshannonsmith
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Stephenshannonsmith, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of cherche
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

cherche, Nov 17, 2013
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,341 ratings.