Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.71/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A - Quite a looker. Awesome, foamy, yellowed-paper head. Stellar retention and lace. Bright apple juice body with a touch of haze.
S - Nice nose. Powerful but soft and well balanced. Grapefruit pith, lemon zest, honeydew, touch of cilantro. Lychee fruit and booze as it warms.
T - Grapefruit, candied lime, and pine supported by a solid backbone of bready sourdough. Pear, tart apricot, and dusty hops on the backend.
M - Killer mouthfeel. Thick mouthfeel with near-perfect carbonation.
O - Hell of a double IPA. Thick, rich, and filling with great complexity and balance.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2013 02:56:46 | More by vfgccp
4.74/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer is a hyper-hopped, delightful masterpiece for bitter IPA lovers. While I found it to be unbalanced, I don't think it was trying to be. Some would call it over-the-top, and I tend to agree. Double-Jack is best enjoyed fresh, young, and on tap. I never enjoyed it as much from a bottle, but I'd chose this over 90% of other locally available Imperials.
The depth and complexity to this beer develops the more you sip it, making it a memorable experience. This is one of my favorites, and I'm thankful it's readily available in my area when some of its 'top 250 beers' competitors aren't.
Serving type: on-tap
03-29-2013 20:57:52 | More by Bauzen
4.26/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle dated 2/19/13. Poured into a Founders snifter right out of the fridge.
A: Very nice sunset orange color, poured semi aggressive with about a finger of white head that receded to a color, lots of fine carbonation bubbles, very nice lace and some legs when swirled in the glass.
S: Big hop aromas, grapefruit, pineapples, candied hops, slightly herbaceous. Malts are a touch bready, just a slight whiff of alcohol.
T: Right off the bat I notice its aggressive but nicely balanced at the same time. It favors the sweeter hop fruit flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, oranges/tangerine. The hops lend a big bitterness, and its blended together with a firm caramel malt sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden with minor belly warmth.
M: Medium heft, with a smooth body, slightly syrupy and sticky, and for 9.5 it goes down a bit too easy. Alcohol dries things out and keeps you wanting another sip.
O: Its a big DIPA, but very drinkable as well, and lends to the sweeter hop profile side but balanced by the imperial IPA bitterness. I enjoyed this and its definitely worth picking up a bomber or a 4 pack.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2013 15:45:25 | More by Dools9
4.31/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz stubby bottle with the usual FW label of the ready to duke it out lion and bear with the name if the beer in the middle of the action. Flanking the fighting beasts is all the Government warning. Right below the savage beasts in a black strip is an easy to read bottled date. My bottles were bottled on 1/30/13. Poured into a Big Eddy (don't laugh) Snifter.
This Double IPA poured a wonderful bubbly and clear solid tangerine orange. Crystal clear! The head of foam was equally impressive as the color of the beer. On top was 3/4 of an inch pearl white head of foam. Great retention that left behind a solid string of rings and a ton of sticky white streaks of lace. It's going to take a lot of scrubbing to get rid of these streaks of lace.
It smelled like a Double IPA. That's a good thing. To me, the aroma favored the pine. Lots of pine up front. Following the pine was a variety of citrus and exotic fruits. My nose found the rich scent of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon, and orange. After the fruits had their fun, in comes the bitter citrus hops. No malt backbone in the aroma. The citrus elements covered it up.
The taste starts off slow with a pinch of toasted malt. After the malts, the taste then kicks into high gear with bitter citrus hops mixed in with citrus and exotic fruits. This citrus punch to the tastebuds consisted of bitter grapefruit, lemon, orange, mango, and even a little pineapple. When the citrus elements had their fun kicking your tastebud's ass, in comes the pine. This pine will linger on on your mouth for a while.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with crispy carbonation and a long lasting aftertaste. If it made an appearance in the taste, it was in the aftertaste. No surprises there. It will take a few glasses of water to wash out the pine and citrus hops/fruits.
Great Double IPA! A 4 pack of this beer didn't last long in my presence. Whoever Jack is, he should be proud that his name is on this beer. Would I drink it again? Double Yes!
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2013 04:23:56 | More by AltBock
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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