Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
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Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

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Photo of OakedCanuck
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into cervoise

A - Crystal clear, amber with yellow edging. White fluffy head that left excellent, heavy spider web lacing

S - Very fruity of oranges, lemon, grapefruit. A hint of sugars from the malt but mostly just citrus

T - All I can say is this thing tasted almost like grapefruit juice. Very fruity and juicy and reminds me exactly of grapefruit juice to the point where you think you can taste the tart/sourness of the grapefruit. Some sugar malts did come through but this thing was a fruit salad.

M - Medium with a slick tongue, excellent carbonation

D - A very good DIPA, easy to drink but at times it was hard to not imagine this is a beer and not a fruit juice! Still, very good. (714 characters)

Photo of hotliquor
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: very clear, filtered. amber with pink highlights. white foam clings to the side of the glass.

Smell: very floral, with sharp citrus. some perfumey alcohol. nice malt aroma, very clean. lots of caramel.

Taste: big hop flavor upfront, without too much bitterness. grapefruit, pine, citrus, and tropical fruit. malt comes forward with light crystal malt, bread, and is very clean. lingering resin and hop bitterness dries the beer out.

Mouthfeel: med carbonation. nice resin. some alcohol tasted in the throat, but appropriate for 9.5%. nice body, but not too thick for a DIPA.

Overall: Very hoppy, but smooth. Much like Union Jack (drank a bottle last night) but with more malt and alcohol. I might prefer a fresh Union Jack for everyday drinking, but this beer is a treat. Easily drank the whole bomber. (818 characters)

Photo of Dspohn
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a DFH signature glass. Bottled on 2/11/2011, so this beer is quite fresh, approximately 3 weeks old.

Pours a bright clear gold with a finger of dense creamy head, left some really nice lacing in the glass. (doesn't hurt that the DFH signature glass is a beauty in itself! End DFH promotion)

Smells of pithy grapefruit and oranges, pine, and sweet bready malts, slight alcohol detection. Sweet orange flesh, bitter grapefruit peel, sweet caramel malts that keep this from being a mouth-punchingly bitter DIPA. A little alcohol warmth and flavor present in the back. Juicy and sweet, heavy on orange and citrus with a little pineapple, not a large tropical fruit presence though.

Nice medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

A few factors keep this from being a top tier DIPA. A little too much alcohol presence and a little sweet with the malt and hop combination for my liking. I like a lot of sweet, juicy IPAs (Just Outstanding and Sculpin are both amazing and fall into this category) but this beer lacks the tropcial fruits and the added alcohol warmth doesn't help. A tasty beer but overall I prefer regular Union Jack, and it's cheaper! (1,172 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1-24-2012:

Firestone has really dialed this beer in since its inception. More or less then same beast, just with more juicy tropical fruit aroma and more kick to the flavor profile. Really good stuff if you can find it fresh - check the neck of the bottle for a bottling date.

Bottle into a nonic.

Golden hued and brilliantly clear. The head is thin but lasting.

The nose is good, but not necessarily explosive. The hops convey tropical fruit aromas, mango and pineapple predominantly, but there's a touch of papaya in there, too. There's a little sugary malt sweetness that's reserved and pleasant, complementary to the hops. Alcohol is noticeable at a low level.

Malt and alcohol play an opening role. Sugar cookie sweetness clashes a bit with some brash booziness at first, but the hop flavors soon take over. Peach, pineapple and mango hop notes are amplified by the pale malt, giving the impression of juicy ripe fruit. Medium in body, quite drinkable though decidedly boozy. The finish is moderately bitter, moreso than the initial 2009 batch of this beer, though to my palate it could use a little more kick.

Very good on the whole, with a bit of tweaking I feel this could be a great beer, but as it stands it's 2nd tier. (1,235 characters)

Photo of ocelot2500
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange golden color with a small, tight white head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus and tropical hops with some caramel sweetness.

Tastes of giant hop notes and a very good malt backbone. Hops have notes of grapefruit, mango, orange, and pineapple with a delicious amount of bitterness. Malt sweetness provides a soft blow to the bitterness and add some sugary, caramel notes to the mix. While there is a good amount of sweet, it still leans towards bitter overall. Alcohol is fairly hidden, but does add some astringency as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation. (636 characters)

Photo of JLeege
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First beer from Firestone Walker, glad they finally made it into the Chicagoland market~

Poured into an imperial pint

Appearance- Pours a clear orange color with a large frothy white head. Good retention and lacing left behind.

Smell- Lots of citrus; grapefruit, orange, pineapple. A sweetness with some underlying bready malt, smells like hop candy.

Taste- Lots of flavorful hops up front, citrus, floral and pine. Strong tropical fruit notes turning sweet towards the finish. Has a strong malt backbone as well. The finish is lingering citrus, but it is actually not too bitter.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation. A bit oily. ABV's hid well.

Overall- A very flavorful DIPA, tons of hop flavors, but does not quite have the overall bitterness. A great choice if you are looking for hops, sans the bitter. Can a 9.5% IPA be an introduction version to the style?? I actually think this could be! (905 characters)

Photo of atowle25
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice orange color, nice head that sticks around. Good looking beer.

S- Mmmm, nice nose on this one. Tangerine, peach, orange and a slight floral smell. The tangerine aroma really sticks out to me.

T- Tastes very similar to the nose actually. Fairly malty for an IPA and a bit on the sweet side, with a slight tinge of bitterness and alcohol on the finish.

M- Moderate carbonation and body. Kind of a slick/oily feel to it.

D - Good, but not great. It's a little bit sweet for me..granted, this is 9.5%, ABV but still not the most drinkable DIPA I've had. Certainly better than most though.

I'm a little torn on this one...It didn't quite live up to my expectations, but I do like it. Maltier IPA's are not my preference. I'm liking it more as it warms up though. Seems to get more of the tropical fruit notes that I detected in the nose as it warms. At $8 for a bomber, I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to get this. (936 characters)

Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Whoa there, this is a damn fine beer. Pours a tawny golden color with moderate off-white head. Nose is hoppy as hell--big citrus and piney notes overlaying a bit of malt backbone. Flavor follows with a walloping hop presence. Interestingly, there is a nice crisp toast/biscuit malt presence that follows up the hop assault, quelling some of its lasting impact. I happen to like it quite a bit, however. Over-the-top AND balanced? Awesome. Mouthfeel is good for a DIPA, nothing bad, nothing mind-blowing. Great drinkability, however, I was very sad to see it go so quickly.

This oddly reminded me of the 50-50 Hopslam-Double Trouble mix I made recently. Very delicious. (669 characters)

Photo of KevinBrewer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear dark gold tinged with amber. Billowy off-white head that dissipates to a thin film, leaving good lacing.

N- Freshly baked bread with honey accented by flowers, citrus rind, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. There is a hint of alcohol as the beer warms

T- Rich, thick, honey biscuit malt backbone layered with piney and herbal hops. Peppery alcohol makes the hops taste spicy. Just enough grassy bitterness to keep the sweet malt tasting fresh. Any less bitter, and the sweetness would be cloying. I think the beer would better suit my taste with a touch more bitterness. A spicy, herbal, grassy hop bitterness lingers into the aftertaste accompanied by sweet grain.

M- Thick, chewy, and sticky with good carbonation and a bittersweet finish.

D- A bomber of this would make a great after-dinner treat for two. 22 oz makes a wonderful evening for one, you just have to keep a glass of water nearby to wash out your palate periodically. (944 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Liquor Stop
San Marcos, CA

Dark and clear orange with nearly a half inch of creamy white head. Sticky lacing leaves the glass messy. As soon as I pour this gem, I know it's of the utmost quality.

The shining star of this beer is its aroma. Orange and pineapple and grapefruit hops leap from the bottle as soon as the cap is removed. Remarkably hoppy and this beer simply smells fresh.

This is delicious hop juice. Initial bitterness followed by floral, tropical, and tangy hop notes wash over the palette. Some malt and caramel sweetness but only a touch. This beer is vibrantly alive with hops but is not overly bitter. Nearly perfect.

A somewhat syrupy and sticky mouthfeel. I would prefer it a touch thinner and perhaps with a tad more carbonation.

Amazingly drinkable. I was impressed from start to finish.

Kudos to Firestone Walker! I was going to take a break from DIPAs for a while, until I saw this on the shelf and snatched it up. I'm glad I did. An accessible yet incredible DIPA. One of my favorites! (1,036 characters)

Photo of Gmann
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale copper color with a huge fluffy khaki colored head that slowly disipated, leaving a sheet of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of floral grapefruit hops with some tropical fruit and pine notes. Honey malt aromas rounds out the profile. Not super strong but its nice.

The flavor starts off with a surprisingly sweet malt; some brown sugar and honey notes. I know DIPAs are generally sweet but this has an almost sugary sweetness. This is followed by some pineapple, grapefruit and piney hops. Definitely not as floral as in the aroma, kind of heavy on the pineapple.

The feel is moderate to full with weak carbonation. Its sticky and a tad slick. Its both sweet and bitter both of which really don't balance each other out, kind of hit at different times. The sweetness almost gets cloying.

A heavy DIPA. A bit too sweet for my liking, could use some more hop flavor. (889 characters)

Photo of n2185
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a lovely orange honey with two fingers of white head. The head fades into a thin film with good lacing.

S: huge aromas of pineapple and grapefruit up front. There is a slight piny bitterness at the end, but mostly just delicious sweet citrus.

T: huge grapefruit flavors with some rind and light bitterness. There's a strong malt backbone that makes it slightly sweet for a DIPA, but it really lets the grapefruit shine through. There is a slight alcohol burn on the finish.

M: medium body and carbonation which accentuates the hops well.

D: goes down very smoothly with little bitterness or alcohol burn. Very drinkable. (633 characters)

Photo of HosP
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from crushedvol. Huge thanks for him for this tasty treat!! Poured from 22oz into snifter.

A- Pours clear. Almost golden, almost orange, almost light amber color. Thick white head at first, then down to a thin cap. Sticks around the glass at the edges.

S- Lots of sweet, juicy hop aromas burst out of this. Orange, grapefruit stand out the most, hint of pine hops. Very little malt presence as hops take over the nose.

T- Like the nose, big hop flavor out of the gate! Orange, with some grapefruit up front with some bitterness. Just when you think, the hops keep going, drink sweetens with some light caramel malts that cut into the bitterness. Very nicely done!

M- Medium body, smooth moderate carbonation. Oily feel.

D- Very drinkable beer. Found myself savoring it a bit, knowing this was my only bottle. Would love to get another one to enjoy. (863 characters)

Photo of magnj
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep Golden body is brilliantly clear with a nice 1 finger head, poured from tap to snifter.

S - HUGE pine and earthy hop aroma. Absolutely unbalanced an awesome.

T - After I was punched in the face by the aroma, I was kicked in the gut by the taste. Big pine flavor up front, massively bitter, somewhat sweet but again it was totally unbalanced...which is fine.

M/D - Full body. Extremely flavorful, alcohol content was undetectable, easy to drink. (456 characters)

Photo of CrellMoset
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle picked up at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Poured in to a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous copper penny peach, absolutely brilliantly radiant, transparent and crystalline. The two fingers of foamy, barely off white head that emerge has decent retention, probably above average given the abv%, though the half point it does get knocked is because it's not quite perfection for the style. The head fades inside about sixty seconds, leaving a nice amount of side lacing - drips and globs of glittery white fuzz wrap up and down the sides of the tulip, breathing upwards from the foamy collar, itself reaching fairly far up the sides of the glass, inching away from the tangerine surface and the well-dispersed but thin and delicate dash of surface gloss. Effervescence is quick but not exactly plentiful, with several streams of differently-sized carbonation drifting upwards erratically.

Aroma: Fat pine and white grapefruit mingles with tropical pineapple and mint to pretty much complete the Hop Triathlon in record time. The mint here is fantastically strong, wintergreen-esque, and it mingles interestingly with a slew of peach, white grape, kiwi, and nectarines, though I can't quite say that the aroma is as good as the flavor profile.

Taste: Fat, resinous hops and a simple but excellently roasted base meld excellently together. The foundation is on the sweeter side of things, a necessity given the hops, of course, but it's never saccharine or or cloying. I'd put it at around 110% of "balanced," with enough residual sugars that the hops take on that great canned cane sugar note. Faintly roasty, with flashes of bright toffee, but largely bready, caramel-esque, with flashes of brown sugar and brûlée. Bracing bitterness is counteracted admirably by the sweetness - in any other beer, the astringency would be dominant, but the unattenuated sugars keep it in check nicely here.

The rest is a hop head's wet dream. From tropical fruits like peach and apricot to lighter citrus like nectarines and oranges down to thick white grapefruit, this one plays the west coast citrus card in spades, but it doesn't stop there. Resinous tobacco almost takes on a licorice like quality it's so dark and dank, and the leafyness melds seamlessly in to mint and pine, with a few hints of chives, thyme, and other alium notes. A robust, chewy, enjoyable DIPA.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, and velvety, but with enough carbonation - and enough prickle from the hops - to make for an interesting dichotomous mouth. It hits near perfection about thirty minutes after the bottle's cracked, drifting downwards in to a fat, chunky area of the effervescence spectrum - it's like a bitter grapefruit milkshake, and is a near 'bout damn perfect mouth.

Drinkability: A stellar beer. I've been on a real tear lately and am likely reviewing most things about pdev, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. First, the 9.5% is fairly high, even for the style, though - to its credit - you can't taste it anywhere beneath the sweetness and the hop astringency. Second, this is a damn good DIPA. It's a little meatier, more dank, more resinous, and more juicy than some people may like, but it's definitely right up my alley - if you like your hops dirty and nasty, this is definitely one to try out. No wonder FSW tossed this in barrels and made it an important part of FW14. Regardless, this is a fantastic DIPA - though as a ratio of fantasticness:price, it's less so - and it's worth a shot from anyone at least once. (3,527 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours light orange with more than an inch of head coming off a not very aggressive pour. Head sticks around for awhile. When it finally dissipates, it leaves only the faintest traces of lacing, and a small snowy cap of foam.

S-Strong tropical fruit aromas, especially pineapple and mango. The sticky, resinous scent of pine needles peeks through the fruit on a wave of biscuity malt. Smells like a top notch DIPA to me.

T/M-The flavor leads with orange and grapefruit hoppiness following through with biscuity malts and a lip smackingly bitter backbone. A pleasant booziness warms the back of the throat, but doesn't interfere with the flavor profile. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

D-I'd put this up against many of the top rated beers in the style. (768 characters)

Photo of fastsrt
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce pour at blind tiger ale house

A: crystal clear, loose whit head

S: aromatic from a foot away, bright citrius

T: tropical fruit, malts help bring up the hops flavor, right on par with double trouble, and hop slam, just a touch more on the sweet side.

M: average for the style. Sweet finish

D: could drink em down. (326 characters)

Photo of berebrando
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I love the union, jack. and the big brotha is no exception.

Double jack is one of those beers I try, try and try again to replicate in homebrewing scenarios. it's an inspiration to west coast brewers looking for significant body and an extraordinary hop presence in an IPA.

The senses: The appearance is light copper orange with a decent sized head. i could tell this beer was pretty viscous as the small bubbles of carbonation slowly fizzled from the glass on an epically slow journey towards the head. what a great sign! The smell is boooold citrus. Grapefruit and tangerine dominate, but a slight alcoholic heat is present. Flavors are amazing! this beer is sweet on the lips with citrus flavors and a solid malt backbone. i love what the munich malt adds to the body of this beer. it's a bitter beer for sure. the tail end of the flavor is a little hot, but surprisingly appreciated.It's thick mouthfeel is glorious. it's like sipping on maple syrup, that's how thick and viscous this beer is. i gave it a good solid "4" on drinkability because this beer is 9.5%. if i had more than one bottle to myself, my head would be hurting tomorrow. (1,145 characters)

Photo of axeman9182
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle, poured into my Brooklyn tasting tulip.

Double Jack pours a crystal clear orange. The off white head rises to three fingers in height before threatening to spill over the top of the glass. Retention is very good, but lacing is spotty. The nose is pretty intriguing, a dash of caramel followed by a ton of tropical citrus and a hint of pine. It could stand to be just a little bit more pungent though. That same caramel sweetness shows up in the flavor, though it's still just a brief introductory note. The hop bitterness, while certainly present, is incredible smooth as it fades into the beer's finish. Gobs of pineapple, mango, and and orange crash over my palate, as again some resinous pine notes skulk around in the background. I feel fairly confident in saying Double Jack has the best mouthfeel I've ever found in a double IPA. It's a little bit creamy, but incredibly light and spry for its size. It drinks like it's 7% tops instead of almost 10. Carbonation is absolutely perfect, a ton of tiny little bubbles popping on my tongue as they bring the big hop flavor. With zero alcohol presence, and a remarkably rounded bitterness paired with more than ample hop flavor, Double Jack is an all time classic in the world of imperial IPAs (1,256 characters)

Photo of goldmind
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice carmel brown with a rich earthy hop aroma. Not much of a head down quickly and leaves a little lace. Taste surprisingly balanced. Obviously as a Double it is hoppy but not overpowering and you can still get the nice roasty flavor. Not bad in the mouth and its easy to drink but the taste is the best part of this brew for sure. (344 characters)

Photo of afksports
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The latest in my phase of drinking the crap out of some Double IPA's.

Not much of a story to this one though. I enjoyed it at Croxley's out in Long Island where they have more TV's than I could count and fewer stouts than I have fingers on my hand (I have 5 fingers).

The appearance is full of head and clingy bubbles stick to the glass as the clear orange body goes down. Sexy. The nose isn't sexy though. Standard - what-you-would-expect West Coasty citrus and grapefruit hops that angle through the malts to give you a good, but not great, whiff. The taste is bold, hits you with hops, carries the alcohol through with a bready malt character and leaves some pine resin on the back end in the aftertaste.

Double Jack feels medium bodied, perhaps a bit rich, on the mouth, and gets thinner as it warms up. It's easy to put this one back though, because they're just so damn tasty.

I have trouble not scoring this higher because of my bias towards the style, but I think there's just a few better examples of American Double IPA's out there, and I'm getting all Olympic judgey here.

Bottom line, I'd drink this in a heartbeat. (1,135 characters)

Photo of Trueant1
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This pours a classic dipa colour ...orange with a nice white head.
The smell is not as floral or welcoming as other dipas I have tasted .This does not fill a room with huge pine smells when opened as say, Pliny does. Nice hints of apricot, and pine. Off smells of kitty urin ( as many dipas are to me).

This brew shines in the taste and mouthfeel department! Extreme bitter hops up front and an alcoholic bite lingers. Huge, sweet, apricot like malty goodness! Outside of the huge bitternes, this dipa is so creamy and smooth. Way to easy to drink for almost 10%! (565 characters)

Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just saw that this was in Illinois, stopped by Inboden's Meat Market in DeKalb and saw this in the refrigerator door and had to pick it up. 22oz bomber poured into a Goose Island wine glass.

A: Pours out quite clear, golden amber, and topped with a slightly bubbly bone white head that sadly disappears mere moments after being poured into the glass. (and no, I do not drink out of dirty glasses, I just washed it is super hot water with baking soda, rinsed with vinegar and rinsed again with more piping hot water, so there).

S: West coast hoppy that's for sure, as my nose is greated with a slick honey coated hoppiness. Hops here are quite on the fruity side with slashes of sweet melon, more honey and just the slightest touch of pine. There is even a bit of malt sweetness that comes out near the end but you really have to want it to be there to notice it. Hard to separate this from any of a handful of other highly decent IPAs.

T/MF: Quite peachy up front, melon in the middle and piney and apricoty the longer you hold it in your mouth. With some additional warmth the maltier aspects of this beer begin to develop but as soon as you swallow a huge rush of hops comes flowing back in, leaving flavors of peach, pineapple and pine in the long and lasting finish. Mouthfeel is quite prickly and gets a bit slicker as the beer begins to warm on the tongue, keeps things interesting to say the least.

D: Pleasantly surprised by this beer. Firestone walker done good. It's been a while since I've had a decent double IPA and this is a nice way to get reacquainted with the style. (1,588 characters)

Photo of brotherloco
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber. Bottled on 01/07/11.

First scent out of the bottle was PINE. Always a promising start for me. After a clear dark orange pour, the smell balanced out to a mix of pine, orange/tangerine, and strong tropical fruits. A touch of sweetness.

Flavor delivers all that the nose promised. Delicious resinous hops, juicy orange and tropical citrus, earthy malt in the background but standing strong. Good mouthfeel and a lot of room for these flavors to shine (the greatest strength of PtE IMHO).

Finishes nicely with a sweet sting on the top of the tongue. ABV is very well hidden. Medium mouthfeel, but overall very drinkable.

I need to go buy another bottle. (667 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap tonight at the Galaxy Hut in Arlington, VA. Poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent golden-orange color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of oranges, citrus hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, and pine hops.

t - Tastes of oranges, fruity malts, citrus hops, tropical fruits, light pine hops, slightly bitter.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, pretty smooth. Doesn't taste like it's 9.5% ABV.

d - A very nice DIPA. Lots of orange and citrus in the nose and taste, but not too bitter or overpowering. Would like to have again. (604 characters)

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,297 ratings.