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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,337 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,337
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 348
Gots: 988 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

RyV, Jun 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

beerloverofbham, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of jep2606
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The bottling date was 2/19/2013. I bought this bottle within a week of the expiration of the 120 day freshness period that Firestone Walker recommends for enjoying this delectable IPA so I must say that my scores may need an asterisk as I did not drink it until 6/17/2013.

Appearance was very nice and clean as the beer was a clear yellow-orange and smelled particularly hoppy and a distinct alcohol bite was present. Taste seemed more bitter than the reported IBU level would suggest but was still fantastic and had a very nice sweet citrus taste after the hops did their work.

I picked this beer up because it's not seen often in VA. I only wish I had found it before it had already been almost four months since bottling, that may have changed this one way or another so I write this review with full understanding that it may be skewed.

I was working on my own 10 point scale and gave this an 8.5/10. I tried t have the score on here reflect that.

jep2606, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of jdhowe
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle dated 5/17/13 -- thanks to the employee at Whole Foods who made sure I got a fresh bottle today.

A: Pours a clear deep golden color with a half finger of off-white fluffy head that quickly dissipates to a film.

S: Overwhelmingly citrusy -- so much grapefruit in this one. Citrusy hop character up front and a little bit of malt showing through behind. Very appealing, but sort of one-dimensional... this is a grapefruit bomb.

T: Taste follows the nose... lots of grapefruit and a little bit of malt. The finish is strongly bitter and lingering. Mildly earthy, but dominatingly citrusy. The alcohol is well masked for a 9.5abv DIPA.

M: Clean, crisp, and refreshing. The malt in this is lighter than many other DIPAs in the 9-11abv range, and the result is that it isn't cloying. Just a crsip, drinkable, bitter beer. Plenty of carbonation.

O: very good. All I wanted tonight was hops and something refreshing to drink and this delivered in a wonderful way. I'm always slightly put off by the $8 bomber, but never disappointed once I've got it in my possession. I will continue to drink this -- it's one of the best easily obtainable DIPAs out there. It is a little bit one dimensional and is unapologetic about it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

jdhowe, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BeerChanticleer, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

KyleMA, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

atinman, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Mattco, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Jtrigonis, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

beerinNV, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

swinyeju, Jun 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

CrazyEasyBartender, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

MaltyMates, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jkurosaki, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

TimothyPH, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a deep amber color with a two finger head from a 22 oz. bottle into a belgian style chalice. Very solid looking DIPA and a bit lighter in color than I expected. The head disappears quickly and leaves white lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Not as much aroma as I anticipated but still very pleasant hints of tangerine and grapefruit and sweet malts (perhaps caramel?).

Taste: Somewhat bitter from the amount of hops with piney and grassy undertones while balanced out by the presence of sweet malt. Pretty solid going down.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with slight carbonation that almost tastes more like and IPA than a DIPA. Goes down easy without much burn from the alcohol.

Overall: This is another great brew from FW and one of the better DIPAs that I have had the chance to try. Definitely not my favorite of the style, but something I could drink for a long time.

Mikecap, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

flooshmander, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jayeblue24, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Lare453, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jlcevans, Jun 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

BESTIALEX, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

TheGoof, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Cory-WC, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

TonyTalon, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

jessvitag, Jun 14, 2013
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,337 ratings.