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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,997 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,997
Reviews: 1,202
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 331
Gots: 875 | 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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4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tonight I am comparing this with Sierra Nevada Hoptimum and Laughing Dog Sneaky Peet IIPA.

Wow! this may be my new favorite IIPA... It's incredibly smooth and drinkable.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large tulip glass, the brew is a pale amber color, and the head quickly settles down to almost nothing, the only reason I didn't give it a higher appearance rating.

Aroma is wonderful sweet fruit - apricots, plums, along with citrus grapefruit or something sweeter - tangerine maybe? Some pine too, but just a hint. According Firestone Walker's website, it has a cornucopia of hops: Bittering—Warrior, Columbus; Late Kettle—Cascade, Centennial; Dry Hops—Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe.

The flavor is delightful... it's too good to gulp, but it's hard to just sip it. The mouthfeel is almost syruppy, but in a good way. It's a mouthful! Aftertaste is just slightly bitter, but mostly sweet fruit. Compared to FW's Union Jack, this is head and shoulders above.

4/25/14 comparing this to Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA and Squatters Hop Rising IIPA, this one remains in my top 10. Not that the other 2 aren't good, this is just better!

I put this in my top 5 IIPA's, no question about it. I need to taste it head-to-head with Dogfish Head 90 and Stone Ruin Ten soon...

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,997 ratings.