1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Double JackDouble Jack

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,560 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,560
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 300
Gots: 722 | FT: 30
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)
View: Beers (73) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Double Jack Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,560 | Reviews: 1,177 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dipaguy
dipaguy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-20-2013 14:35:23 | More by dipaguy
Photo of Lorianneb
Lorianneb

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-12-2013 15:57:54 | More by Lorianneb
Photo of N3ptune
N3ptune

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-20-2013 23:48:47 | More by N3ptune
Photo of nikbullet
nikbullet

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-08-2012 16:05:05 | More by nikbullet
Photo of Rudes
Rudes

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-29-2014 01:34:08 | More by Rudes
Photo of DrewGingras
DrewGingras

Vermont

5/5  rDev +15.2%

09-15-2013 18:12:10 | More by DrewGingras
Photo of Nefarious
Nefarious

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-22-2014 22:15:38 | More by Nefarious
Photo of mschind
mschind

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle dated 3-5-12

A- A gentle pour into a chalice produced a foamy, off white three finger head. Brilliant clear amber gold color. Head faded to half an inch in 2 minutes leaving a nice cap that persisted and coated the glass as it emptied.

S- First thing I noticed was piney hops and then malty sweetness and maybe alcohol. After that some grapefruit.

T- Taste is clean, slightly tart up front with a smooth hoppy grapefruit finish. The alcohol is present but subtle.

M- Round and rich, medium body. Gentle carbonation.

O- This is like a showcase for hops which are wonderfully aromatic and flavorful without excessive bitterness. The hops are nicely balanced by the malt and perhaps the alcohol content. The grapefruit nose comes through in the taste and is a real plus for me. This is one I plan to put in the cart when I find it.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 21:41:58 | More by mschind
Photo of Reswald
Reswald

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-27-2013 23:51:50 | More by Reswald
Photo of sjverla
sjverla

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nose: Very complex. Yeast and cinnamon. Berries, mustiness, but predominantly fruity.

Appearance: Crystal clear honey-gold. Off-white head rises and falls quickly, but sticks to the sides.

Taste: Gently sweet, but the buried under an avalanche of hops. Faintly cerealy/grainy at first, but then the bitterness. Slightly oaky. The alcohol is there, and it sticks in the gums. Dry finish.

Overall: And enormous double. Complex and unabashedly unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 01:30:02 | More by sjverla
Photo of mudbug
mudbug

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bomber dated 2010 on the cap into a standard pint glass results in an incredibly clear honey colored body sporting a nice half inch head that slowly recedes into a lumpy cap with loads of lacing, very appealing.
Smells slightly sweet like honey with nice floral hop notes, some grassyness too, not as pungent as Pliny The Elder or Hop Stoopid but still screams DIPA Very much in the ballpark for the style
Taste is sweet honeylike malt with a somewhat diffused bitterness, I think the hops have faded a little, but it's still very enjoyable, somewhat slick with a medium body this is a very good example of a "West Coast" DIPA .
Nice beer, will certainly drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 00:14:04 | More by mudbug
Photo of tomholland
tomholland

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

01-09-2013 00:14:19 | More by tomholland
Photo of GabrielM
GabrielM

New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A - a deep amber color with fluffy, white head on top.

S - HOPS! Hops, wheat grass, citrus, maybe some honey. Smells great!

T - same as nose - a ton of hops that are balanced out with a slight bit of sweetness. Very refreshing.

M - nice balance of flavors, great carbonation. It feels good!

D - I could drink it all night (except for the fact that this is the only bottle I have).

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 01:50:14 | More by GabrielM
Photo of SweetChicken
SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a pint glass

A - Awesome head. Reduced to just covering the ale but beautiful legs on the glass. Great coloring and crystal clear

S- Hits all the right notes. Hop, pine, a hint of citrus. Not in-your-face nose. Soft

T - Freakin solid. Its a little maltier than some other DIPAs I've had. Which is actually a nice departure. Balanced. If your looking for a knock your block of smack of hops, look elsewhere. Would have rated a smidge higher if the ending bitterness didn't linger as long.

M - Outstanding for my tastes. Enough carbonation to tingle the tongue. Dry and not slick at all.

O - Definitely on my list of everyday drinking DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 22:55:21 | More by SweetChicken
Photo of astebelton
astebelton

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

08-27-2013 16:03:43 | More by astebelton
Photo of mmsimmons
mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.9%

02-19-2013 01:35:29 | More by mmsimmons
Photo of AnotherImperial
AnotherImperial

Arizona

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-09-2013 01:12:31 | More by AnotherImperial
Photo of rct
rct

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-31-2014 01:19:30 | More by rct
Photo of Cronkite11
Cronkite11

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

10-01-2013 22:07:27 | More by Cronkite11
Photo of Triklino
Triklino

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

05-03-2014 00:58:35 | More by Triklino
Photo of slayer3604
slayer3604

California

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an outstanding brew, and I was stoked to have it on draft at Whole Foods Tustin, CA with an old friend.

A-Orange/gold, with a proper one inch head that leaves ample lacing and screams "FULL BODIED".

S-Nice melding of malt-bomb and hop-bomb. Sweet fruity notes, phenolic spice, and some righteous pine/mango from the hop schedule.

T- Creamy, smooth, bold, spicy, hoppy, tangy, citric, and savory. This thing lasts on your palate forever...I'm spellbound.

M-Bold, firm, and full.

D-I had three 8oz pours of this thing, and enjoyed every drop. I usually get burned out tasting the same beer more than twice in a week, but this was extremely easy to put down at its ABV/hoppiness.

CHEERS, FW!

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2010 23:47:10 | More by slayer3604
Photo of bigsquirrel
bigsquirrel

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-02-2014 05:17:05 | More by bigsquirrel
Photo of 2xHops
2xHops

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't realize it had 9.5% ABV, and I probably should have slowed down the gulps! It was so delicious.

This beer is something I can drink on a regular basis! It packs a punch, but it's extremely easy to drink. It doesn't feel heavy on your palate for a double IPA.

I can't give this beer a score of 5 because it meets all expectations rather than exceeding them.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 20:52:39 | More by 2xHops
Photo of jxc5
jxc5

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-03-2013 21:29:21 | More by jxc5
Photo of Giovacchini
Giovacchini

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-10-2012 17:06:06 | More by Giovacchini
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,560 ratings.