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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,354 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,354
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 353
Gots: 994 | 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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Photo of krustster
4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Yeaaahhh maannn... uaaahhh god man. Gorgeous copper/gold color with a decent sized head full of big bubbles that still sticks around for a good while. For an IPA (or DIPA I guess) this is about as pretty as a beer can get.

Smell is full of fruity hops, the best kind of hops. Lightly floral with a big blast of tropical and citrus fruit aromas. Just enough of the pine smells to balance out the fruit. Incredibly good smell on this one.

Taste is an explosion of fruity and floral flavors. Grapefruit, orange, mango (I saw the reviews mentioning the supposed mango taste and I didn't believe it, but it's there) and floral uh... flowers... with bitterness that's restrained but still assertive enough to remind you that this is pale ale and also balance out the fruity flavors. I'm really blown away. At nearly 10% ABV there's also no trace of heat. I thought this would be a lot more bitter, but the balance is incredible.

Mouth feel is crisp, just enough carbonation, not sticky or overly heavy, I'm not really used to reviewing "lighter" beers so I'm not sure how to describe it. It does seem just right, however.

Overall, this is an utterly incredible DIPA beverage. It took me a while to get into the hoppy drinks, but I feel like if I'd had something of this caliber off the bat I would have gone nuts over it immediately. The main thing holding me back originally was the bitterness, and this one totally nails it. Founders Double Trouble hit the same notes for me; this one is just on a slightly higher level. Amazing!!!

krustster, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of ac22rush
4/5  rDev -7.8%

ac22rush, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of TheosTheories
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11-01-13

A- nice amber color, surprisingly clear, with a half finger head that doesn't last

S- pine, floral, some tropical fruits, biscuit and sweet malt underneath

T- piney, with some tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple. Just a great balance between piney and floral hops and tropical hops.

M- on the lighter side of medium, some carbonation, dry

O- overall a very nice DIPA. It hides the abv very well and drinks like a normal IPA, so be careful lol. This was my first ever Firestone walker and i was not disappointed. This is a perfectly well balanced DIPA and pure enjoyment to try, thank god I have 3 more!

TheosTheories, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of ncworster
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

ncworster, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of emlord52
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

emlord52, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of dbkdev
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

dbkdev, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of J_Barrett
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

J_Barrett, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of 21Maestro8
5/5  rDev +15.2%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Alron
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Alron, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of dav3290
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 11/01/13 so just over a month old

A- Beautiful, golden orange. Very clear. Just gorgeous.

S- Piney hops dominate but can get some fruit as well. Great smell.

T- nice buttering hops to balance the fruit. Just a great tasting beer.

M- creamy and filling

O- this is my second favorite DIPA after heady. Just an amazing brew and one I wish I could get more often. In 4 packs now too!

dav3290, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of BRClemons
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

BRClemons, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of BSK_ONE
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden copper appearance with quickly disappearing head with some lacing.
S - Piney
T - Smooth, the high alcohol content is almost completely hidden. Very good!
M - Taste buds are dancing
O - If they could bottle the experience of shopping for a Christmas tree, this is what it would taste like.

BSK_ONE, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of lockewoodfin
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

lockewoodfin, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of jlivings757
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

jlivings757, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of mweso2000
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mweso2000, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a clear as glass golden amber color with a fluffy tight head. No bubbles rising, no haziness, just a really strangely crystal clear color.

The aroma is incredible punch of sweet tropical and citrus fruit. Dried mango, sweet orange peel, pineapple, juicy sweet peach. A sweet caramel malt as well. In the back, you’re getting the astringency, cat pee, and bit of pine.

The flavor follows with that classic West Coast profile. A ridiculous amount of hop juice in the front. A big punch of tropical and grapefruit, with a substantial sweet caramel malt to back it up and move things around. It attacks then with tons of bitterness of pine needles. It’s really dry.

Having this again, this beer really blows me away after having it the first time in the beginning of the year and having it again towards the end of the year, I’m impressed it lives up as one of the best IPAs around. A wonderful complexity and tons of hops to keep it going. Accessible, it’s so good.

dar482, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of kevin_m_bell
4/5  rDev -7.8%

kevin_m_bell, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Lionhawk
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Lionhawk, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of onepersonriot
5/5  rDev +15.2%

onepersonriot, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of South2NW
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle to Sierra Nevada IPA glass

A: pours a dark orange color, with a nice creamy head.

S: huge citrus and pine aromas.

T: grapefruit, pine, and maybe some biscuits

M: medium body, on the lighter side of carbonation.

O: tasty and delicious. Leaves you wanting more.

South2NW, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of SteeleWright
4/5  rDev -7.8%

SteeleWright, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of liquorpig
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

liquorpig, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of shawlaqua
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

shawlaqua, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of PaulsBrew
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

PaulsBrew, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of reebtaerG
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

10oz pour into a short wide mouth glass at Lures

A-light golden color with a one finger white head

S-wonderful aromas of hops tangerine, grapefruit, and juicy fruit with some malt

T-great hop taste with a little bit of malt. Can taste the tangerine and grapefruit

M-well balance for a DIPA just the right amount of hops to malt. Very smooth and silky to mouth with a oily feel

O-great DIPA Firestone walker, my new favorite

reebtaerG, Dec 11, 2013
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,354 ratings.