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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,904 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,904
Reviews: 1,197
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 325
Gots: 841 | FT: 28
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%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

gspeicher, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

EricTKole, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of joshuaseresse
4.08/5  rDev -6%

Received this as a generous extra from hopburster, thanks Gregg! Poured into a pint glass:

A - Pours a nice light golden, hay and slight amber color with a mean cloudy head. While the head dies a lot of foam clings to the sides. Great lacing retention.

S - Caramelized malts and bready yeast. Clean pineapple, bits of grapefruit and pine. Little bit of lemon zest.

T - Bright grapefruit and orange peel. Bit of a malty back bone but pretty sweet and fruity. Bit of a drying pine flavor to follow up.

M - Pretty carbonated, smooth and creamy. Bit of a bitter, drying effect in the end.

O - Not a bad DIPA. It looks great, but the smell is a little off and perhaps a little bit stale. Its easy to drink for a 9.5% brew. Not too bad...

joshuaseresse, Apr 14, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Pours golden/reddish with a 1 inch white head

Smell - hoppy hops with a citrus/ tropical fruits

Taste - very creamy smooth DIPA. Almost perfect. It starts out with the hops and finishes with citrus fruit orange pineapple.

Mouthfeel - by far the creamest ipa I've ever experienced . No harsh bitterness at all from the hops but yet the taste is there. I have over looked this once before but not anymore.

Overall - it money!! So creamy smooth like a stout but its a DIPA. I like!

badboyrsl84, May 09, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured into a HotD tulip on 6/3/11.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head that dissipates leaving a moderate amount of lacing on the glass. I would have like to have seen a darker color with more orange and red tones but the head is nice.

Smells of a rich and sweet malt backbone, maple and carmel. The hops are a nice mix of grapefruit and pine. The smells were unexpected. This has a very strong malt sweetness to it that almost seems to be the centerpiece to this brew until the hops slaps you in the face. NIcely balanced up front with a solid dose of hops.

Taste follows the nose. Lots of sweet malts carmel, and some alcohol but then a nice pine slap in the face with hints of grapefruit. Nice taste but the booze is knocking it down a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium in weight with little bitter bite. There is some alcohol burn. NIce pine resin after taste.

Overall this is a good beer. Is there better? Yea but this is a great beer. It takes hits for the yellow color and some booze smell and taste but overall I recommend this brew.

UMNbeerhunter, Jun 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

terraism, Jul 22, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours out with golden, pale color and a one-finger, frothy head. Great clarity and lacing makes up for a pretty weak amount of retention and carbonation.

S - Sprucy hops at the front with citrusy, grapefruit-like scents pinch-hitting every few at-bats. Very thin layer of sweetness with a hint of a sort of strawberry, but let's face it, the hops overwhelm that.

T - Hard-hitting hops and a really fantastic underbody of pink grapefruit. Nice mixture of spruce and fruit gives a surprisingly sweet flavor as it rests on the tongue. Harsh bitterness as it crosses the back of the tongue is something I'm surprisingly okay with.

M - Nice, medium body with a really slick nature that just slides down the tongue. Alcohol is hidden well, making for a really dangerous beer if you forget just how strong it really is. Fantastic, honestly.

Overall/notes - Definitely an excellent beer. As an IIPA, it's surprisingly easy to drink. Honestly, this is one of the reasons I'm happy that Firestone Walker has shown up in Missouri. Went really well with a garlic-butter braised chicken breast. Seriously.. I don't try to pair food with beer that often, but I'm doing this combo again soon.

bbkd3b, Apr 04, 2011
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grrrah, Mar 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,904 ratings.