Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
3.54/5 rDev -18.4%
bottle date 1/3/14 may contribute heavily to this rating
very good clarity
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
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
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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