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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,454 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,454
Reviews: 1,235
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 362
Gots: 1,030 | 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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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from crushedvol. Huge thanks for him for this tasty treat!! Poured from 22oz into snifter.

A- Pours clear. Almost golden, almost orange, almost light amber color. Thick white head at first, then down to a thin cap. Sticks around the glass at the edges.

S- Lots of sweet, juicy hop aromas burst out of this. Orange, grapefruit stand out the most, hint of pine hops. Very little malt presence as hops take over the nose.

T- Like the nose, big hop flavor out of the gate! Orange, with some grapefruit up front with some bitterness. Just when you think, the hops keep going, drink sweetens with some light caramel malts that cut into the bitterness. Very nicely done!

M- Medium body, smooth moderate carbonation. Oily feel.

D- Very drinkable beer. Found myself savoring it a bit, knowing this was my only bottle. Would love to get another one to enjoy.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,454 ratings.