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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,810 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,810
Reviews: 1,189
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 315
Gots: 818 | 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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McNazz

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-06-2014 21:02:04 | More by McNazz
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-09-2014 21:37:12 | More by chefbigjon
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +9%

This one pours a beautiful semi-cloudy rich blonde color with a luxuriant, long lived off white head that settles to damn slow to wait! It appears to be leaving a thick layer of foam with varied bubbles reminiscent of a slice of bread with lacing to match. The head is so thick you could eat it with a spoon.

The nose is a sharp citrus-pine hop that dominates the subdued malt sweetness that floats just below the surface. The nose could be stronger, although I have no idea how they would do so without altering the flavor in a negative fashion.

The taste is a near perfect example of an IPA. The bitterness is floating on the malt in near perfect balance. There are notes of pine, butter, bread and a tinge of bourbon and all in submission to the fine hopping that defines this IPA.

The mouthfeel is very rich and matches the visual of the foam head that is just not going away.

Overall this is almost a perfect IPA and a perfect example of an American IPA. I Will be drinking this one again. And I would probably be reluctant to share it so I could keep it all to myself!

Muwahahahaha!

04-23-2014 00:35:06 | More by AtrumAnimus
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NappyB

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-29-2013 14:06:20 | More by NappyB
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%

A:
Pours a clearish honey gold color with a robust and creamy white clover-colored head that settles like a rock from three fingers to around one and (if left alone for a while) a thickish film. Good retention; some soapy lacing.

S:
Very aromatic, fresh and hoppy. Grapefruit, citrus rind, lime, green tea, toast, soap, and a touch of pine.

T:
Crisp and hoppy with a rich, full malt profile. Husky hop flavors and citrus lead you in, with a rising acidity and then a warm, bready, piney middle and lingering finish. Lovely.

M:
Dry and medium bodied with a vaguely chewy finish and a tingly hoppiness. A little coating, but it isn't quite sticky.

O:
This is a fine example of a IIPA and of a West Coast IPA (says I).
The beer pours a lovely hue with a very nice head and an immediately noticeable nose. The beer itself seems particularly aromatic to me and has a very aromatic finish as well. It tastes very hoppy (obviously) but is not abrasive. There is a noticeable malt presence but it is not sticky nor does it take away from the dry bitterness of the rest of it.
A crisp and full taste with lots of hops expertly balanced with bready malts, this is a very good IPA.
Would definitely have again; worth getting your hands on.

03-09-2014 07:14:10 | More by TheDoctor
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kdivers

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-16-2014 01:52:24 | More by kdivers
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muttyd

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

Bottle dated 02/10/11

Poured aggressively into a Portsmouth tulip glass. Massive white head on top of a crystal clear golden amber body. Aroma is massive. Grapefruit, tangerines, fruitpunch mixed with some earthy/resiny notes. Flavor follows the nose with a fruity/earthy hop bite and strong toffee caramel malt sweetness. Very juicy and fruity. Finishes sticky with a lingering hop bitterness. Moderate carbonation with a creamy smooth body. Slight alcohol warming sensation becomes more present as the beer warms up.

Glad to see Firestone Walker on the shelves in MA. Truly enjoyable IPA.

03-14-2011 00:17:06 | More by muttyd
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-07-2014 23:15:55 | More by Dreamer
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aslamm75

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

04-16-2013 20:22:40 | More by aslamm75
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-27-2013 10:51:26 | More by DelMontiac
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daron7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-03-2014 00:49:51 | More by daron7
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-11-2013 20:38:01 | More by OleDixie
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bkeller04

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-07-2014 00:32:03 | More by bkeller04
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-06-2014 23:54:16 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured a very clear dark amber. Off white foamy head. Quick dissipating lace.

Smell was heavy on the grapefruit. Also Detected pineapple and melon.

Big citrus rind flavors. Grapefruit, and lemon notably. Hint of tropical fruits, specifically pineapple. Malt was present, though this is much more hop forward, and less balanced. Alcohol was detectable.

Mouthfeel was extremely crisp. Biting carbonation. Leaves an oily hop slick on your tongue.

Overall an excellent double IPA. I would purchase this again.

01-09-2014 03:13:29 | More by Ieatlambfries
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Dbot

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-25-2013 20:44:31 | More by Dbot
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DrDogbeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-15-2011 15:23:55 | More by DrDogbeer
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caddybuyer

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Dated 1.7.11.

A-Bright veiled peach copper pour featuring a thick glossy white head creamy head that surprisingly settles fairly quickly.

S-Primarily citrus, grapefruit, orange, and some resinous notes and sweet caramel malt in the background.

T-Nose carries through to the palate, but much more pine and resin than citrus detected hear. Tangy bittersweet start as the pine washes over the palate. Well balanced in the malt bill and an astringent and long lasting finish.

M-slightly sticky, medium, well balanced carbonation and feel.

D-Nice, enjoyable drinker. My first Firestone brew as my local store just started bringing it in.

Solid. Will buy again.

03-07-2011 19:33:02 | More by caddybuyer
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output01x

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -9%

Poured from a 22 oz. capped and plastic-lined bottle (Bottled On 01/26/12) into a snifter glass.

A strong pour yields a 2-finger cream-colored head that slowly dissipates to a thin, clumpy dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a clear honey amber with a good amount of large, fast-rising carbonation bubbles. Great lacing clings to the glass in thick, clumpy sheets.

Strong aromas of resinous pine spread through the room as this beer is poured. Just a hint of oily lemon peel is noticeable along with a slight earthiness. However, these are nowhere near the forefront.

Each sip starts with strong flavors of citrus and pine hops colliding and complimenting. Notes of orange peel, tangerine, and cantaloupe are met by biscuit-like malt flavors. Swallowing releases more of the pine flavors followed by stronger citrus flavors. As these slowly fade out, a piney bitterness begins to set in that lasts indefinitely on the tongue. Oddly, for a 9.5% ABV DIPA, this beer shows practically zero signs of alcohol at any point of the taste.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is about as sippable (or gulpable) as a regular American IPA. The body delivers wave after wave of flavor while somehow never becoming sticky or overly coating. The carbonation is just barely fizzy, creating a satisfying, crisp swallow.

03-16-2012 06:53:39 | More by output01x
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rodkin

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-27-2014 16:12:19 | More by rodkin
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eorwar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-21-2012 21:52:13 | More by eorwar
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reyna311

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-06-2014 18:40:34 | More by reyna311
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2Xmd

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-10-2014 01:42:19 | More by 2Xmd
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jlisuk

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-27-2013 00:23:23 | More by jlisuk
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timotao

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-22-2014 20:14:59 | More by timotao
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,810 ratings.