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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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5,936 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,936
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 324
Gots: 850 | FT: 29
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

yancot, May 25, 2013
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful liquid gold body hosts a inch tall foamy tan head. As you pour, and from then on the real stand out is the aroma. Without even trying, I can pick up the fragrant smell that permeates from this beer. The nose bursts with floral citrus in a wonderful bouquet. Truely mouthwatering even without my first taste.

Fresh ripe citrus bursts with the first sip. The mouth is painted with distinct resin like bitterness that really lingers. Alcohol is slightly noticeable at this point. Bitterness turns a bit more prickly as you continue to drink. Dryness really builds with each sip. This is a wonderful DIPA. Just classic.

SPLITGRIN, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of samie85
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours an orange amber color with a one finger, white head.

S-Huge, sweet pineapple with some notes of vanilla with some orange.

T-A nice bitter pineapple upfront with some malty, caramel notes and a bit of dry orange on the finish.

M-Really smooth and mouth-coating feel with medium body and a low amount of carbonation.

D-As is the case with the best DIPA's, the alcohol in this beer is completely undetectable. Another really solid, well balanced, and very drinkable DIPA up there with Hopslam, The Oracle et al.

samie85, Feb 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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fthegiants, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of JDizzle
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. This is my first time trying this one-fucking ecstatic!!

It's dated 6/24/11- would have liked it a little more fresh, but no complaining here bitches.

Pours pretty cloudy with a beautiful foamy head that is a bright off white. The color of the beer is wonderful with a glowing copper/amber hue that I want to see from a DIPA.

It smells like a bouquet of hops with a nice biscuity/bready finish. Almost perfume like in a way. Also get some pine notes. Really nice!

The taste is very clean with a punch of hops upfront that are citrusy and piney. It has a bigger malt bill than I expected it to have(4 months old). Really chewy finish with a malt sweetness that I like in a DIPA. Great balance on this one.

It's chewy and has a little bitter aftertaste, but it goes away and doesn't linger around like herpes or something...like that. So fresh and so clean!

I will be buying more on my next trip to Illinois over Thanksgiving.

JDizzle, Nov 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.28/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Firestone Walker Double Jack

Appearance -- Pours a gently burnt orange with a slim cap of sudsy cream head. Not much for head retention, but lacing is nice, as is the color.

Smell -- Bursting with juicy citrus, though not a whole lot of bitterness. Quite malty with buttered toast and gobs of caramel. Not much pine nor perceived alcohol. Sort of a marmalade bomb. Are we sure this isn't dry-hopped Union Jack?

Taste -- Stacked against the nose on this beer, the taste is a letdown. Juicy citrus still present but significantly muted, an overabundance of pine tar, leafy vegetation, caramel malt, and golden toast. There's definitely a hint of dactyl. Finish is citrus and off-putting vegetal bitterness. LIngering flavor of pine sap and tangerine.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation. Oily finish.

Drinkability -- Not bad, but not incredible. Great nose, but the taste disappoints. The hop profile is all over the place and, honestly pretty distracting. I don't see myself reaching for this again. One surprisingly good thing about this beer is that the alcohol is completely masked.

yeahnatenelson, Jan 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Ralphs66, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An often passed up beer for the price point at a $8 or $9 bomber and the fact that I always see this brew sitting on the shelves and never refridgerated. But glad that I decided to sit and review.
*Bomber to pint

A: Double Jack pours a light fuzzy yellow peach color with a very professional looking white one finger cap of foam. Nice carbonation apparent. Interval lacing.

S: Aromas are pungent pinecone with a dash of citrus pith. Some tiny fruity ale yeast and a bit of malty breadiness creep in as well.

T: Piney. Grassy. Big juicy hops. A moderate amount of bitterness however not overly intense on the palate. Still some prickly pinecone there. Sweet sugary graham cracker malt base. Touch on the sweeter side. ABV's come through a bit with some chest warmth.

M: Awesome light body and creamy mouthfeel for a DIPA with a bit of a resiny slickness to it.

D: A very well crafted brew. Great balance and drinkability. Hard to fault here. Hoppy but not in your face...which I would have actually preferred. Caramelly sweet but not cloying. Lacks a bit of that WOW factor.

I would say my biggest complaint here is the price point. But a well crafted and delicious brew to say the least.

Nugganooch, Aug 09, 2011
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,936 ratings.