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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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world-class

6,791 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,791
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 414
Gots: 1,275 | FT: 35
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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Ratings: 6,791 | Reviews: 1,303
Photo of garymuchow
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very solid DIPA. I really enjoy the nice fruit flavor with a touch of sweetness that starts out the flavor. That is was what distinguishes if from the other. A heavy yet smooth bitterness, lingers much like the others. Also the touch of unique fruit in the aroma is also a bit of distinguishing note, but the nice full malt, esp. as it warms, stands out - somewhat sweet but prominent and enjoyable. There is a push on the hops towards the oils I'm am not to fond of, but all the other aspects make up for it.. Standard appearance for style - cloudy yellow and white sticky cap. Nice full feel with softness in the carbonation. Also the classic DIPA stickiness with the fullness that makes it so nice and enjoyable.
This is better than most. And priced pretty well too.

Photo of drgdennis
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samiamiv
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BooYa79
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BartS
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dwkasper
4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tropical, grapefruit with a solid hop bite...very smooth and drinkable

Photo of sphnnc
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drizzt09
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ian_B
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justindemino
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of do_ob
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Pours very clear golden with a fizzy 1 finger head of white foam. Faded into spotty lacing fairly quickly. Smells very nice: pine, hops, citrus, grapefruit, orange, and maybe hints of green apples strawberries. Light, crips, and creamy mouthfeel. Initial taste brings a lot of hop and pine presence. Citrus and malt more on the back end. Decent bitterness.

This beer definitely drinks like a 9.5%'er. Not a bad thing, but sometimes breweries do a good job of covering a high abv by adding this & that. Not this one. This beer has a big, piney, in-your-face taste that is all that an IPA should be. That being said, nothing really stood out to me as incredible. This beer is good, but I had to go the online route to acquire it, and while it IS good, I don't think I'll be buying it again anytime soon. If it were available to me locally, then yeah.

Photo of misterpinstripe
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of charrel
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flip88
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drmeto
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ampersandrew
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darwin232
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rfm4000
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SethWeinberger
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Too sweet, not enough hops

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdimento
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bagman007
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,791 ratings.