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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,005 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,005
Reviews: 1,203
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 331
Gots: 877 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

badmotorgrunge, May 04, 2014
Photo of kkleu357
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured with small white head and a hazy light orange body. Pine, earthy aroma. Kind of like walking through the woods. Sweet caramel taste, with a big punch of bitter hops. Slightly sour on the side of the tongue. It’s good, but I like regular Union Jack IPA more.

kkleu357, Yesterday at 03:23 PM
Photo of modernartblues
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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jag21, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Cazlo, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

t_carterb, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Gehrig13, Aug 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

BrewmanCapote, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

dannyfayy, May 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MarshallBirdhouse, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

steevbr, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MrJolly, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

phishfoolme, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Jballn, Mar 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

flyingmick, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

FEUO, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Ultra-Plinian, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

oregone, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Dan3279
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to get my hands on this beer through a trade.

I poured the bomber into a pint glass to find a clear, golden amber body with an amber hue. There was a small white head that disappated quickly that left a bit of lacing.

The aroma was dominated by the grapefruit hops with hints of pineapple and other tropical fruits.

The taste was very good, the grapefruit and hops hit you first upfront. There is a great / subtle caramel aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was a bit sticky, very well balanced beer. You would never guess that this beer had an ABV of 9.5%

This is a great west coast double IPA, really wish I could this in Ohio whenever I wanted it.

Dan3279, May 01, 2011
Photo of SirBentham
4/5  rDev -7.8%

SirBentham, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

leaversuch, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

DLSheidy, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Desaparecido, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of JLeege
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First beer from Firestone Walker, glad they finally made it into the Chicagoland market~

Poured into an imperial pint

Appearance- Pours a clear orange color with a large frothy white head. Good retention and lacing left behind.

Smell- Lots of citrus; grapefruit, orange, pineapple. A sweetness with some underlying bready malt, smells like hop candy.

Taste- Lots of flavorful hops up front, citrus, floral and pine. Strong tropical fruit notes turning sweet towards the finish. Has a strong malt backbone as well. The finish is lingering citrus, but it is actually not too bitter.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation. A bit oily. ABV's hid well.

Overall- A very flavorful DIPA, tons of hop flavors, but does not quite have the overall bitterness. A great choice if you are looking for hops, sans the bitter. Can a 9.5% IPA be an introduction version to the style?? I actually think this could be!

JLeege, Mar 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

matt2591, Jul 04, 2014
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,005 ratings.