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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,935 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,935
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 324
Gots: 850 | 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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Photo of mlhyatt
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12-20-13 and drank on 3-2-2014

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A - very translucent gold. Not much head that turns into a thin lace very quickly. It looks good but nothing to write home about.

S- Pine and resin hit the nose hard on this one. Hint of lemon and sweet pineapple. There's a very prominent "thick" sugary smell with it as well.

T - sweet malt and sugar hit first followed by a piney bitterness that sits in the depth of your tongue for a while. There are also hints of lemon and other citrus fruits. However, the most prominent taste in this beer are sweet malt and piney resin. Very good though.

M - lightly carbonated with a bitter after finish. goes down smooth and fills your cheeks with sweetness.

O - very delicious, a sweet malty pine with a resiny aftertaste. A well crafted beer that really brings the definition of a good IPA to life. Highly recommended.

mlhyatt, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Mikus, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ellswrth, Jul 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

headyhopzhead, Jun 18, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pale copper color, crystal clear, with a good amount of head. nice oily lacing that coats the glass.

S: fruity citrus, a little less in your face than some of the other recent IIPAs I've had (hopslam, hoptimum) but still noticeable and very pleasant. alcohol barely present in the aroma.

T: fruity, malty, perfectly balanced. although less in your face on the nose, this works in its favor for the taste.

M: creamy smooth, coats the tongue like liquid candy. awesome

D: highly drinkable despite high ABV. easy, smooth drinker.

julian, Feb 13, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into two tulips.

A- Pours a light orange with a two finger head that dissipates into a thin cap. Minimal lacing is left behind.

S- Pungent tropical fruits with papaya, pineapple, apricot, melon, mandarine and lime. Caramel malt is in the background as well as some grassy and piney hops.

T- A complete lack of tropical fruit or much citrus for that matter with a sweet caramel malt and boozy presence with some pine and grassy bitterness.

M- Medium carbonation and body with an oily mouthfeel that finishes sweet and boozy. The 9.5% makes itself known.

O- After having a few beers from Firestone, this has been the most disappointing one so far. This bottle is a few months old, but there is just way too much sweetness in this DIPA. I will have to revisit when I see a fresh bottle, but Union Jack is much better IMO.

iadler, Nov 06, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

osant37, Mar 29, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on Date of 01/05/12, Consumed on 02/19/12
Poured into a Tulip

A: golden dark amber with a high level of clarity (zero haze), 1 1/2" off white head, splashes of lacing

N: tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, hint of malt, very nice

T: interesting, despite the massive hop notes in the nose, the taste starts more sweet than anything, followed by pungent bitterness, notes of pineapple and pine are present, but not the main characters, malt profile is significant for style

M: good for style, very smooth, highly drinkable, adequate carbonation

O: not my very DIPA, more balanced and English styled (a thought I remember having about the Union Jack IPA as well), lost some points in the taste category, but I would probably purchase again if I saw it fresh and on tap

modernartblues, Feb 20, 2012
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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,935 ratings.