Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.59/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
FW does not distribute to my state, so during a trip to New York I managed to located a few 4 packs of Double Jack, and they had a six pack of Union Jack that I grabbed as well.
The creamy white 3 finger head atop the clear as a bell amber/copper hue is impressive and leaves some nice lacing. The nose was not the tropical fruit bomb I was expecting from this uber rated DIPA, but it didn't go the way of a malt bomb either. While the hops are present in the nose, the aroma seems more muted in the tropical fruit arena: cantaloupe, honeydew, with a Bavarian soft pretzel dough background.
Nicely carbonated, and somewhat oily, the flavors coat the palate with a balance of malt and hops, in that order. The smoothness and drinkability factor are what deserve high marks more so than the nose and aftertaste: at 9.5% abv, Double Jack is criminally consumable and potentially dangerous.
This is a quality DIPA with a high ABV and smooth drinkability, worth a try but pricey for what it is. Great label!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2013 23:42:47 | More by Hendry
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,494 ratings.