Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured a nice clear copper hue with and 1/8" of eggshell colored head on top. Slight amount of lacing on the glass.
Very full with grapefruit and citrus hop aromas and a nice background of floral scents. Sweet maltiness is in the nose as well.
Taste is an awesome blend of citrus tongue buckling hops that are crisp and clean and a sweet malt profile. Fruity flavors are also present. The finish is resiny and sticky. This is about as crisp and clean as you can get.
Mouthfeel is on the thinner side of medium but not a thin weak beer at all. Drinkability is good because this beer has a good balance of bitter and sweet. All in all I have to say its a top notch IPA. It has everything you are expecting to find in an Imperial.
03-24-2011 20:04:05 | More by snpub540
4/5 rDev -7.8%
Poured into a Stone nonic.
A: Pours a light copper with a one finger head. Nothing outstanding about the appearance but also nothing bad. Reminds me of Union Jack but a little bit darker and a little thicker on the head.
S: Hops, grains, a little bit of raisin and brown sugar all come through on the smell. Smells quite good, but not quite amazing-- time to try!
T: Thick banana and raisin malty sweetness masking over a slight hop biterness. Really, the flavor is truly double that of a union jack, and just that. Again, quite good, but not quite amazing.
M: Carbonation is solid and general mouthfeel is too. However, nothing really goes above and beyond. This seems to be a theme: quite good, not quite amazing.
O: Really, it's hard to argue this as not being a solid IPA; everything about it is good. It's also hard to see it as being truly great, though. The appearance, taste, and smell all seem to have the same character, and that character is truly just double union Jack. As double Jack, it's hard to beat it up for accomplishing double all of the characteristics of Union Jack, but I feel a little sad that FW didn't go beyond simply that. If you like Union Jack, you'll probably like this twice as much.
06-18-2011 05:05:47 | More by Klym
4.6/5 rDev +6%
revising my review now that I've had a very fresh bottle.
12. oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
A- a gold/copper/light orange color with loads of hop haze. A billowing off white head, with fantastic lacing down the glass.
S- An assault of Pineapple, mango, grapefuit, pear, and some peach. Sweet biscuity malts are there as well. One of the best smelling doubles, pretty much ever.
T- Big hits of pineapple, pear, mango, peach, with a pronounced grapefruit bitterness. On the taste I also get an onion/garlic flavor that adds to the complexity. A layered biscuity malt is there to balance, and there is a hint of booze on the end. Grapefruit bitterness and the sweeter hop flavor in general lasts well after the sip.
M- Very slick, almost syrupy feel, nicely dry on the finish. Proper carbonation for the style.
O- Easily in the top 3 double ipa's I've had. Fantastic.
11-30-2012 23:29:17 | More by JWU
4.53/5 rDev +4.4%
Served in a tulip, a very clear and bright mild orange gold lives under a sudsy head with a great retention. A well tended hop garden of an aroma gently cuddles up to the nose with inviting notes of nicely mended floral and pine hops. Bitter tingly hop notes romance the palate up front before a gentle and smooth syrup of citrus glides along into a resinous bitter finish. Notes of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit citrus are displayed beautifully in the hops with what seems to be the perfect malt complement.
04-22-2012 03:08:25 | More by albertjr21
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,818 ratings.