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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,793 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,793
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 416
Gots: 1,276 | 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: 6,793 | Reviews: 1,303
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at the Yard House, Scottsdale, tatum Road location. Amber with a light head. Bitterness dominated, alcohol well hidden, some malting down,not very balanced but a good hop delivery. Bit above average mouthfeel.Very slight aromas of hop.
Had again at The Ginger Man with good orange hop taste.

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear honey color with a nice 2 inch white head that fades to a small cap. Good rings of lace on the drink down. Smells of pine, citrus zest, pineapple. Taste is very hop forward with citrus zest and pine, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and a sweet malt finish. Medium hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. Good carbonation level. A bit sticky in the mouth. Slight alcohol burn in the throat with each sip. Overall, a very good DIPA. I really like the citrus and pineapple flavors that come out.

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beautiful crystal clear orange amber with a thick white head. Lovely to look at.

Nose is big assertive fresh pineapple with some lemon and orange citric fresh undertones.

Mouthfeel is rich, medium thick and medium creamy.

Flavors are rich and integrated although the front palate is a bit dull and cooked, the mid palate and end palate to finish brighten up like the double IPA you want with rich bitter grapefruit and a nice bitter character.

A very well made and rich beer. Could be a bit brighter all around for my taste but a rich, well made beer that's full of spice, light coffee, citric, cooked lemons and all the great stuff that makes a nice double IPA.

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Firestone in August 2009.

A: Pours a darkened gold with a nice white head. Quite a bit of lacing.

S: Lots of hoppiness, mostly citrus and grapefruit with a little bit of pine. Some malty sweetness in the background.

T: Loads of hops and some malt sweetness in the background.

M: Medium bodied and slightly creamy.

D: Quite drinkable, especially given the ABV. The hops make me want more and more.

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has no visible signs of carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that faded away leaving a thin ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus hops in the nose--smells of grapefruit stand out in particular.
T: The taste is very well balanced and has notes of citrus flavors from the hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Any traces of alcohol are well masked from the taste, making this beer very easy to drink considering its strength.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: two finger frothy head on a hazy golden with a slight crimson hue body. Nice lacing.

S: light citrus and floral hops. Less aromatous than I was expecting but still good.

T: initially musty, pungent and hoppy with a orange sweetness in the finish.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Very smooth DIPA. Not getting a very strong boozy sense to this one.

Photo of olradetbalder
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out with a hazy orange/golden color; the cap was not particularly impressive but it did leave quite a few dots and shards behind

Smell: While there is considerable citrus in the aroma, there is at least as much caramel in there as well

Taste: Opens with a wallop of grapefruit that is just loaded with sugary malts; the alcohol arrives at mid-palate but after the swallow, it is the sweetness and citrusy bitterness that drive it all home

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The malt bill is big but the hops are slightly bigger; still, I prefer my DIPAs to be a bit more attenuated

Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A deliciously hoppy ale that highly favors hop flavor and aroma with a candied citrus bitterness that balances the finish.

Pouring a nearly bright medium coper color, steady streams of carbonation build a creamy off-white head with fantastic retention and lace. A classy and appetizing appearance overall.

Candied fruits decorate the nose with citrusy ruby red grapefruit, tangering, pineapple, appricot, and freshly cut grasses- all seemingly dipped in light caramel. Zesty, vibrant, and eye-opening in the hop profile while the malts carry a thinly sweet scent for balance, making it mouth-watering.

Sweet malts have an early impact with the notion of powdered sugar and light caramel taste. Fading at mid palate, the citrusy and tropical hops burst with juicy flavors that have an even fade toward lightly piney/grassy bitterness in finish. Very clean taste with a slight linger of caramel sweetness, but dominated by smooth hop flavor and bitterness.

Medium creaminess early is accentuated by thin malt sweetness and delicate carbonation. The hop flavor ushers in a drying character that only develops into complete dryness as the bitterness commands the taste. An herbal and minty-dry evaporation lingers on the tongue as the crisp hops provide a very clean and dry finish, with only a memory of hop flavor that lingers into the next sip.

A very classy imperial ipa that doesn't overwhelm the senses, making it very drinkable and sociable. So easey and effortless to drink, I nearly made quick work of the glass before givign thought to it's character. I'm going to need much more of this beer!

Thanks bbehr!

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops notes is quite dominant with some dry caramel malt with some residual sugar also noticeable. Taste is a hops forward mix of citrus notes with light piney notes with some bitterness. Malt backbone offset some of the hops presence with light residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Solid beer though I was expecting more floral hoppy notes.

Photo of Knapp85
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a really nice looking copper color. The head was only about one finger in thickness but it left a great lacing from start to finish. The smell of the beer was wonderful, it had a great aroma of pine and citrus just exploding out of it. The taste was just about as good as the smell. Lots of piney sharpness along with some citrus fruits in the mix. Mouthfeel is oily with a bit of thickness to it. The beer just glides along the tongue though. Overall it's a great DIPA, very happy to have tried it!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

nice deep amber color with a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice head of white sitting on top for a good few moments. Aroma is deep an pungent pineapple and grapefruit. Very sweet an juicy,. Succulent hop flavors and rich juice like profile combine to forma thick, sweet, uber hoppy sensation that was simply stunning.

Nice light finish with long lingering flavor is superb.

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

tons of hype about this beer, so i was stoked when i saw it at my local. poured into a pint glass, lots of lacey head here. nose is fruity with big big hops. its a complex taste, almost a little heavy on the sweet side, long evolving finish finally coming through with the hop bitterness. no doubt a worthy brew, but didn't live up to all of the hype. that said, i'd be very interested to try some of their other concoctions.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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