Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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world-class

6,479 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,479
Reviews: 1,240
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 366
Gots: 1,047 | FT: 30
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:
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(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009)
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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!

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,479 ratings.