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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,347 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,347
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 285
Gots: 650 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009)
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WatsonJP

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-31-2012 04:39:40 | More by WatsonJP
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 10/3/12 4 weeks old. Nice.

A: Super Clear, Bright, Light Copper, Orange. Mid sized white head. A nice white hat stays throughout the beer, leaves good chunks of lacing.

S: Super Fresh Hops! Bright tropical fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, some pine and grapefruit. One of the brightest and pungent brews I can remember.

T: Citrus blast, tangerine, clementines, pineapple, lemons, pine cones, honey/caramel and raisin malt backbone peaks briefly than a bitter blast. Finish is pine cones, grapefruit rind, floral.

M: Quite a Dry finish, high carbonation, quite oily/slick moutfeel, heavy body. A bit of a palate wrecker.

O: A total hop fix, one of the most tropical tasting brews I've had. The nose is just awesome. Really pretty looking beer too. A tad more balance and itd be perfect for me. This is a quintessential west coast IPA, probably the most tropical hop beer I've had. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 02:15:01 | More by BigCheese
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Breckenridge 471 IPA.

A: Clear light amber with two-finger, fizzy, creamy, white head that lasted a while and left a nice film. Good lacing.

S: Tropical, citrus, pineapple, grapefruit. Very nice.

T: Light sweetness and strong hop bitterness. Sweet caramel malt and then citrus hops. Very pleasant toasted malt finish.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and slightly warm.

O: This beer smells wonderful and the taste is complex, ending in a very nice toasted malt flavor. I liked the smell and taste of this beer better than the Breckenridge 471, but this beer didn't look or feel quite as good at that one. Overall, I'd say it's a tie between the two.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 00:42:09 | More by SolipsismalCat
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mrshoes

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-30-2012 15:50:13 | More by mrshoes
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anabar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-30-2012 03:03:08 | More by anabar
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danmcg62

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-30-2012 01:21:56 | More by danmcg62
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crysta; c;ear golden hue sticky half inch head with lots of visible carbonation. Lots of malt on the nose with touches of grapefruit and citrus but the nose is pretty subtle for such a big beer.

Incredibly well balanced. Full bodied but feels bright and brisk. Sweet biscuit malts rolls into big delicious but agreeable hop flavor; earthy with a lot of tart grapefruit and an underlying bitterness that would offend no one. Incredibly smooth and delicious. However, this beer is not a big complex bomb of an ipa. It's more of a nice drinkable dipa that you can enjoy at anytime, which is good, but it really doesn't have the complexity or flavor of some other specialty dipas have. A fantastic beer, you can't taste the abv at all, and i wouldnt steer anyone away from this beer at all, but it's not a beer you have dig to deep into.

All in all, fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 04:30:00 | More by jtierney89
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Melonie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-28-2012 23:36:23 | More by Melonie
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-28-2012 16:35:49 | More by roblund
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

10-28-2012 03:46:18 | More by thegerm87
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gtermi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-28-2012 03:13:07 | More by gtermi
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-28-2012 02:46:26 | More by AdamP
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Teku glass. Bottled 8/13/2012
(~2.5 months old).

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange hue with a thick white head on top.

S: Great big nose of grapefruit, mango/pineapple, and pine.

T: Big, bold, and bitter-sweet. The mango/pineapple is more present on the tongue than in the nose, arriving early and staying to the end. Malt sweetness accompanies it up front. Grapefruit flavors arrive in force towards the middle. Big bold bitter flavors of pine at the end, perhaps at a slightly lower volume than optimal. I wonder if the bitterness was a bit more thunderous a month or so ago...?

M: Surprisingly light and refreshing for a 9.5% monster. Not as dry on the finish as I would have thought, either.

D/O: All day every day. Love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 23:16:25 | More by psuKinger
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Benwasright

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-26-2012 19:57:10 | More by Benwasright
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-26-2012 02:04:26 | More by GiantMidget
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

10-25-2012 22:09:15 | More by pathead
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Pours 2 finger head. Color is bright golden orange. Good retention. Fairly thick lacing.

S. Hoppy resiny citrusy hop blast. Get quite a bit of tropical fruit going on, orange, grapefruit. Smells like most quality DIPAs. Not a lot of malt coming through the hop onslaught.

T. Taste is bit more malt forward. A bit more of a hoppy barley wine flavor than a true DIPA. Get mouth coating bitterness all over the tongue, but not a tremendous amount of hop flavor. Has caramel malt flavor that almost out does the hop flavor. Has some pine hop flavors. Definitely packs a bitter punch.

M. Medium/full bodied. Lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation.

O. Somewhat underwhelmed. Has a really good hop aroma. Pretty malt based flavor. Average flavor for a DIPA. Have had a lot better, but still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 21:33:01 | More by siradmiralnelson
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-25-2012 19:49:00 | More by imperialking
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RyanSBrennan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-25-2012 19:21:55 | More by RyanSBrennan
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vahjzz

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-25-2012 03:51:28 | More by vahjzz
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JayCin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-24-2012 21:47:56 | More by JayCin
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JohnTrone


4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-24-2012 20:11:45 | More by JohnTrone
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stickboy1125

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-24-2012 12:58:22 | More by stickboy1125
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hyoung41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-23-2012 22:12:30 | More by hyoung41
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ACY73

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

10-23-2012 17:04:01 | More by ACY73
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