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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,468 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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 Footballtennishockeygolf
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveCarrozza
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevelc04
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite IPAs.

Photo of flagmantho
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 220z bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a crystal-clear body and a light effervescence. Head is a thick finger of creamy ivory foam. I quite like it.

Smell: quite sweet and malty with a dank, herbal and earthy hop character. Pungent and enticing.

Taste: sweet and caramelly with a big malty element. Hops are like the aroma, earthy and a bit herbal. Bitterness is high enough to compete with the sweetness. Quite good indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a big creaminess that IPAs often fail to accomplish. Very good indeed!

Overall: this is a damn fine IIPA, but it doesn't completely blow me away. Still, I could see drinking this quite regularly.

Photo of Chief09
3.1/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Has to be far my favorite IPA.

Photo of gabepesce
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDrProfessorAustin
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rlhinson2104
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robbmotiwalla
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWCampbell
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryan_Cates
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of glenmoordave
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EveningCordial
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap.

A- golden colored with slight amber hue. Lots of carbonation, medium lacing, and a nice white, frothy head about a finger width tall.

S- nice citrus and floral scent with some orange zest, grapefruit, and flowers up front as well as some pine and resin. Hops give way to quite a malty backbone with hints of biscuits and some caramel.

T- nice hop flavor of the fruits blending nicely with the pine and malts. Perhaps a little too much malt for my liking but balanced nonetheless. The swallow is crisp and clean with a small bitter bite on the finish.

M- medium bodied for an IPA with a nice creaminess. Carbonation present and the finish is crisp and refreshing with a nice IPA bite to it.

O- this is great beer when it's drank fresh. I've noticed a few different FW IPAs fall off pretty quick with time and this can be one if them. Fresh it's delicious, but after a couple months this becomes a malt bomb.

Photo of secondtooth
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes on this tasting were from bottles 6 months old (according to bottle dating), so take that into consideration.

Appearance: Hazy amber-golden, with a nice big head of off-white suds. Detailed but fuzzy lace.

Aroma: Pungent pineapple, tropical, pine hops. Very appealing!

Taste: Strong, with plenty of bitter citrus and pine hops. A little bitter and warm at the finish, but overall this is an exceptionally well-balanced imperial IPA, as the malts keep this heavy-handed triple-dry-hopped brew in check. Would love to try one fresher (maybe one day Firestone Walker will distribute to Indiana).

Photo of TJRoar
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mangbus
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wallbj
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Srqb
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JNForsyth
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of GregJ
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a honey orange with a 2 finger thick white foam head. Smells of orange blossom, citrus, light pine. Sweet orange and pine, sweet malts. Medium/light carbonation, aftertaste of sweet and spicy pine. Outstanding beer from beginning to end.

Photo of wcu80
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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