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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,468 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,468
Reviews: 1,238
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 363
Gots: 1,040 | FT: 31
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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Photo of Kuaff
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Burgundian, served in a snifter.

It looks a pretty, clear golden hue and has a swirling film of white foam on the surface.

The aroma is both pleasing and interesting. I actually get an impression of fresh basil, along with grapefruit, orange, mango, and pineapple. Really nice.

It tastes like it smells, but with bitter herbal hops in the finish. Dank and piney.

The feel is full-bodied and satisfying.

A DIPA deserving of praise.

Photo of EGreen
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of colforbin73
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this is a crystal clear, grapefruity, oaked-up, rich and sumptuous brew. this is some sort of apex of west coast IIPA, taking the outstanding Union Jack IPA to the next level. it wasn't necessary, that beer is a brewery-maker of an ale, complex and wonderful in it's "single ipa" state. but this is a DOUBLE jack -- this is a dangerous beer.

this beer doesn't pour, it creates a light amber clear pool of bubbles in your glass... a pure pour, with negative floaties... just delicious pure liquid silk in a glass. no real head or lacing to speak of, but sparkly on the tongue, carbonated fine.

the hop aroma is very very fresh and citrusy. i think it is the Cascade and Centennial in the nose... the taste and mouthfeel are exceptional, the barrel aging is perfect -- the depth of flavor is satisfying, malty-sweet bitter-fruity and just fresh fresh fresh...

this is a near perfect beer imho -- please tell me this is gonna be on the shelf for a minute. i don't need this year round. but 3-4 months of double jack would be just about great.

Double Jack is right there with Pliny. don't doubt it for a second. i would say Pliny is a little drier and slightly more piny... this beer is more sweet and oily thanks to the delish oak.

American Imperial IPA
100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
Premium Two-Row (Metcalf & Kendall varieties), Munich, Simpson's Light Crystal
4+lbs/BBL: Bittering—Warrior, Columbus; Late Kettle—Cascade, Centennial; Dry Hops—Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe
CA, NV, OR, WA, AZ, MO, Chicago, MA, NJ, NY, VA, PA
22 oz bottle/draft

Photo of TheAnk
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of smanders
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bomber of Double Jack at Wegmans for less than $8.50. Okay, it was $8.49 (pre-tax), but I thought that was reasonable for a DIPA with a lion and a bear fighting on the label. I love the bottled-on info (5/22/2014) -- even the time (9:14)?!?!

Appearance: crystal clear copper. Three finger head that leaves a thick, white lacing.

Smell: big grapefruit notes with a subtle touch of pine.

Taste: in a word---complex. Starts off with citrus, but quickly becomes more pine/bitter. After about half a glass, the citrus pulls ahead again! Finishes with a gentle malt sweetness; nice!

Mouthfeel: really palatable for a DIPA (i.e. not heavy at all).

Drinkability: watch yourself. At 9.5% A.B.V, this DIPA could outmatch your desire for continued consumption.

Based on DoubleJack, I'll definitely try Union Jack now. Thanks Firestone!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of HuaiDan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of stckhndlr
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD

A- Light straw color with a crisp white head. You could put this next to a bud light and get it confused due to it's super clarity. However one distinction that clearly would separate it from a water beer (BL) is the lacing. This one is off the charts.

S- Pure hop aroma- Like taking a handful of hops and just shoving them up your nose. I can smell this beer from 2 feet away. Very enticing.

T- Nice hop flavor, the sugars come to play and really balance the flavor out, not overly bitter but it does come through on the finish. Citrus flavor has a toastiness to it.

M- Medium to full body with some creaminess. Very smooth finish.

O- Great beer. Drinkable even as it warms. Fantastic. You know you have a great beer when you can sit for an hour and it still tastes great.

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of DiabolikDUB
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap @ Bailey's Taproom poured into Snifter glass.

Pours a brilliant reddish-orange that radiates from the glass and has a bubbly off-white head that dissolves into a swirly fine layer around the glass. The aroma is fresh citrus hops with some toasted malt in the background. The flavor is piney and citrusy hops upfront and is accompanied by some a nice touch of malt and finishes with a grapefruit bitterness. Its full-medium bodied and has a nice amount of carbonation. This beer absolutely blew me away. The aroma smells like a basket of hops and the flavor doesn't let you down. In my opinion this is far superior to my encounters with Pliny. This just has a nice malt backbone to accompany the delicious bouquet of hops.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,468 ratings.