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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,748 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,748
Reviews: 1,187
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 309
Gots: 799 | 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)
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AlkaholTester

Nevada

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-10-2014 03:39:01 | More by AlkaholTester
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottled on 5/17

A clear bright golden orange. Some lacing, 1 finger head. Looks good

S pine, malt and some tropical juice. smells really good. Impressive how nice this smells considering this bottle is over 4 months old

T huge huge hop bitterness then awesome pine and malt. Bitter bitter aftertaste this thing is amazing and again this baby is old. Reminds me a lot of sculpin.

M malty and low carbonation. Smooth and delicious.

O This was excellent. Epic bitterness and great IIPA flavors. I realize Firestone claims their beers are best within 120 of the born on date but I'm still impressed how well this has held up, still I'd love to try this really fresh

Bottom line: An excellent example of a west coast IIPA which apparently holds up very well over time

09-28-2013 02:17:58 | More by DrewskiWhit
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allentownpaguy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-05-2013 01:46:23 | More by allentownpaguy
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jsf14

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-22-2013 02:35:23 | More by jsf14
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pauljunk

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 04:30:36 | More by pauljunk
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pajeff

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-07-2013 20:06:59 | More by pajeff
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dipaguy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-20-2013 14:35:23 | More by dipaguy
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C20Percent

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

A: Pours a super-clear, clean golden-orange with a semi-bubbly white head of foam on top. Lots of bubbles in the body. Not a lot of complexity. I don't know that I've ever seen an IPA this clean. There's not a whole lot of head, though. Above average.

S: Awesome smell. Reminds me of Sculpin. There's more citrus here than pine, but the hop smell is soooo nice. The smell is very healthy -- you can't get away from it. As soon as it's out of the bottle you get it. Also reminds me of Zombie Dust smell. Love it.

T: First thing you get is some sweet caramel malt before the hops get it. Again, a big citrus flavor. Wonderful. Easy drinking -- the alcohol does not overwhelm you. Refreshing with a slightly bitter finish. Super solid taste.

M: Perfect carbonation leads to a smooth and creamy brew. Not quite a heavy body -- more on the medium side. Very gentle on the tongue. Some nice chewiness that brings out the hops more than the alcohol. All things good with the feel of this beer.

O: This beer gets it right where it really counts. The smell and taste is one of the best out there. This beer really does remind me of Sculpin and Zombie Dust. The 9.5% abv is really not visible at all. Much more easy-drinking than you would think. I'd suggest this if you can find it fresh. The brew I'm drinking is three weeks old. Solid offering all around.

10-21-2012 20:26:27 | More by C20Percent
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clubarsky91

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-02-2014 17:55:44 | More by clubarsky91
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jellikit

Washington

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%

A: light orange. Clear. Thin head. Small rising bubbles throughout the drink.

S: floral. Sweet. Fruity. Juicy Fruit gum.

T: Citrus. Pine. Medium maltiness. Medium alcohol. Mellow lingering bitterness.

M: medium carbonation. Medium body.

O: well balanced double IPA. High on bittering hops, but not over the top. Smells fantastic. Warm alcohol balanced with hop flavor and maltiness.

06-05-2014 04:39:27 | More by jellikit
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Salud24

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-22-2013 15:25:44 | More by Salud24
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Monkeypuker

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-24-2013 04:36:19 | More by Monkeypuker
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Lochnessmonster

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-07-2014 04:09:43 | More by Lochnessmonster
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mjr2377

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-16-2011 23:27:10 | More by mjr2377
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-17-2012 13:05:09 | More by horrorspecialty
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coriswrasse

North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -18.4%

bottle date 1/3/14 may contribute heavily to this rating

very good clarity

excellent nose

low head

poor taste but the hops still hits you in the mouth right up front.

hops are low after that probably due to age.

need to try a fresher one to get a better clue of what this beer is about.

from their site: 4+lbs/BBL: Bittering—Warrior, Columbus; Late Kettle—Cascade, Centennial; Dry Hops—Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe .

I wanted this but the age, ugh!

05-27-2014 00:56:49 | More by coriswrasse
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Japple

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-23-2012 01:40:02 | More by Japple
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SchuStar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-09-2013 14:40:02 | More by SchuStar
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

In a tulip glass...

A - clear copper color with a nearly two-finger head. Considerable lacing. Looks pretty standard.

S - Nice piney hop aroma -- borderline cannabis. Citrusy hints.

T - Strong hop flavors, but not overwhelming. Very piney but with some citrus poking through. It's a paradox. The more pine you taste the more the citrus opens up. You sip once and you just want more and more.

M - Medium bodied, with a pleasent stickiness. Just the right amount of carbonation. A definite hop aftertaste, and a dry finish.

An awesome DIPA ... it's only rival I know of now is Myrcennary by O'dell.

10-25-2011 16:48:44 | More by UpToMeBeer
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HoppyLuckyGoGo

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2013 18:43:36 | More by HoppyLuckyGoGo
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

04-05-2014 00:46:24 | More by Irish12
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BrianCuoz

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-06-2014 01:44:46 | More by BrianCuoz
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chillin

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-09-2014 00:09:12 | More by chillin
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Shaimless

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-07-2014 00:15:35 | More by Shaimless
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BRami127

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-20-2014 17:02:34 | More by BRami127
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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