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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,949 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,949
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 325
Gots: 857 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light red. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - Citrus, pine, and some spice, malt as well

T - Good malty flavor. Heavier than most West Coast IPAs, but lighter than Dogfish Head 90. Good hop flavor as well, the hops probably cut through a little bit more than Dogfish Head 90.

M - Solid malty body, not as light as most West Coast IPAs, but lighter than Dogfish Head 90.

O - A great DIPA. Even though they are out of CA, I would consider this more of an East Coast style IPA.

ianmatth, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks No1Smitty - First FW Beer!

A - Pours a remarkably clear light copper color with a great 2 finger slightly tan head, retention is very strong, lacing is phenomenal.

S - Tons of tropical citrusy goodness, pineapple, mango, lemon, grapefruit, resinous, minimal caramel sweetness.

T - Tons of tropical goodness with some minimal alcohol flavor and some caramel sweetness. Not very bitter with all the malts/sweet fruit flavors. Tastes as it smells as far as the tropical fruits go.

M - Medium bodied, definitely has some nice (slight) thickness to it. Semi-weak carbonation, it works well with the beer.

O - Very tasty, nice, thicker, maltier *feeling* dipa (sweet malts are minimal) really nice slightly bitter, big tropical flavor

MacQ32, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Photo of Neorebel
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.

Neorebel, Aug 21, 2013
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Photo of TexasBeerGuy
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a really nice, golden orange/copper color with a slighty off-white head. Lacing is thin, but sticks nicely to the glass.

S - Lots of citrus, grapefruit and tangerine. I also get just a hint of pineapple, then you're hit with the the piney, hop aroma. The malts add a really nice, sweet aroma to balance this. I really dig the smell.

T - Wow. Great citrus, tropical and piney flavors balanced with sweet, caramel malt. It's definitely hoppy, but the malts in the middle balance this out so well. It's delicious.

M - Medium carbonation. Surprisingly dry and crisp for a DIPA with a little heat on the finish. There's just a little resiny taste that lingers. Just not at all what I'm used to from a DIPA, and I really enjoy it.

O - An incredible DIPA. The hops and malts are balanced incredibly well, and the alcohol is well hidden. You get a DIPA with delicious flavors that doesn't destroy your palate. This beer deserves recognition as one of the best DIPAs out there.

TexasBeerGuy, Aug 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,949 ratings.