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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,589 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,589
Reviews: 1,261
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 378
Gots: 1,130 | FT: 33
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:
Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Brat Haus is Scottsdale with "C". It was served in a snifter.

A: A golden, orange color with a beautiful white, creamy head that lasts along time. There was a fairly good amount of lacing.

S: Smells floral and citrusy and very aromatic. I could smell it a foot away from my nose. Ruby red grapefruit and tangerine and something tropical like mango-pineapple is all very interesting.

T: Despite the high alcohol content, there is no taste of alcohol. It is just delicious and tasty. I taste citrus, a pine bitterness, and something tropical like papaya and mango and pineapple. This is not in-your-face "hopness" but balance and wonderful. (Not that hops are not wonderful).

M: Medium to heavier bodied and medium carbonated.

O: I really like this beer. I recommend it and it wasn't for the high alcohol; I would have it frequently. That being said, it is very drinkable and it left me wanting more.

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3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on 10/26/2013 from a 12 oz brown bottle--reviewed from notes. Label is marked with a stamped on bottling date of 06/06/13. Poured into a large 22 oz snifter.

Appearance - A luscious-looking beer, with a healthy finger-and-a-half head of thick creamy foam, like whipped meringue the color of parchment. Beneath the robust head is a body of saturated but translucent red-orange color. Retention is pronounced, but when it finally fades away, it leaves very little spotty lacing, and a mottled film across the surface except for a couple of places where the foam has collected into a bit of a drift/island.

Smell - A pronounced amount of grapefruit, pineapple, and even some softer tropical fruits like mango and nectarine. Some pine resin as well, with notes of ester-based astringency. Smells like it is going to pack a punch in the taste, but there is an underlying heft from the malt. Keeps the more floral and bitter hop characteristics grounded.

Taste - Here, the fact that this bottle is almost five months old becomes a little more apparent. The citrusy grapefruit and orange rind notes are still present, but much more subdued. Instead of tasting like juice, it tastes quite rich and malty with a noticeable amount of sweetness, like fresh honeycomb or burnt caramel bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Slightly viscous and medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Lingering mouthfeel, almost cloying, but not in a sweet way. Just has a way of feeling like it coats the mouth.

Overall, a solid, well-made take on the style. Would love to try it a little fresher, but I'll never complain about a beer that holds up quite well for five months. Does a decent job of hiding the high-caliber ABV to boot. Would definitely drink again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Brilliantly clear, and medium gold in color. The white head is large and has excellent staying power, but is uneven and frothy.

Smell: A cornucopia of American hops: grapefruit, floral, and grassy notes abound, and are accompanied by a balanced helping of honey. Not as pungent as some IPAs, but a strong and pleasing bouquet.

Taste: A smoky, woodsy flavor creates a sophisticated background for biscuit malt, caramel, and an assortment of American hop flavors. A whisper of dark alcohol is in the finish. Less bright and punchy than some IPAs. Impresses with its uniqueness and balanced complexity.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly chewy, with medium carbonation. The alcohol warming is light, yet noticeable.

Overall: Absolutely delicious. The complex hop combination combines splendidly with the interesting secondary flavors. The alcohol, earthiness, and light sweetness help to create a rich, inviting, one-of-a-kind IPA.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,589 ratings.