Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
02-07-2010 14:41:02 | More by Sammy
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
03-17-2011 05:17:11 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
10-01-2009 15:00:59 | More by Thorpe429
4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
03-20-2011 19:56:02 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev -7.8%
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
05-21-2011 21:59:24 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
07-11-2012 19:07:34 | More by Phyl21ca
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
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!
05-25-2011 15:15:44 | More by BEERchitect
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
08-27-2011 13:49:12 | More by mikesgroove
3.9/5 rDev -10.1%
A: Dark orange in color, very nice white foam and great lacing.
S: Citrus hops, primarily grapefruit, a piney smell is also very present. Quite a bit of malt in the aroma, also.
T: Some bitterness, decent citrus characteristics, mild pine, and a lot of malty sweetness. I was hoping for a bit more hoppiness, however.
M: Medium bodied, a bit "sticky" from the malt.
D: Definitely a good drinking DIPA, but would have loved it to be more bitter and have more citrus.
08-09-2009 09:17:55 | More by womencantsail
3.5/5 rDev -19.4%
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.
02-05-2011 02:11:50 | More by GRG1313
4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
02-14-2012 22:15:30 | More by kylehay2004
4.53/5 rDev +4.4%
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!
06-21-2011 16:34:47 | More by Knapp85
4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured into an imperial nonic a clear rich deep golden with a large fluffy white crown atop,multiple broken rings of lace left behind as it settled really slowly.A mix of overripe tropical fruit and pine resin hops and caramel malt in the nose,there is a sweet alcohol tinge to the aromas as well,the hops are big and so is the sweetness.Its close to being to sweet but the resiny hops come thru enough to keep it at bay somewhat...the hops are resiny and tropical in nature,the caramle base and sugary sweet alcohol is pretty hefty.Its better than alot of DIPA's because it is just dry enough.
05-02-2011 20:47:13 | More by oberon
3.58/5 rDev -17.5%
Served in a glass mug.
Thanks to mdfb79 for this bottle!
Review #1500! Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF Round 5. It pours a clear amber-brass topped by a finger of dirty cream foam. The nose comprises caramel, plenty o' leek, pine, dank greens, and light grapefruit peel. The taste brings in more of the same, with increased leek and some added light butter, insanely light sour cream, and a sharp sting of pine at the end. The body is at the lighter end of the medium spectrum, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a fairly solid DIPA, though the hop selection just didn't quite do it for me. The onion-i-ness and the pine-i-ness seem to battle it out with no clear winner, much to the detriment of my tongue. It isn't cataclysmic, but it keeps things from reaching potential heights of greatness and whatnot.
05-20-2011 08:16:47 | More by TMoney2591
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