Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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!
04-23-2014 00:35:06 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.31/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
Very aromatic, fresh and hoppy. Grapefruit, citrus rind, lime, green tea, toast, soap, and a touch of pine.
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.
Dry and medium bodied with a vaguely chewy finish and a tingly hoppiness. A little coating, but it isn't quite sticky.
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
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
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
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
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
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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