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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,598 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,598
Reviews: 1,263
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 383
Gots: 1,142 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of DrankIT
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Double Jack IPA

Pour. Smooth, crisp and clean. Nice Head and great copper color
N. Plenty of fruit scents very subtle
M. Thick, smooth a true DIPA
T. Nice hit of hops, not too much of an alcohol taste with a sweet after taste
Overall another killer DIPA from the west coast. Firestone continues to impress

THE VERDICT: B,T OR P

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this (along with other dipa's) at a East VS. West Dipa Head to Head Showdown I hosted on 8/27/13

Round 1 East - Captain lawrence CIIPA. West - Double Jack

Double jack I personally love and is one of maybe 3 beers I buy again and again because I'm always trying to drink new stuff. Its the beer I tell Dipa heads to buy and if it wasn't for heady would be my favorite Dipa overall. So delicious it is with perfect hop / alcohol / sweetness for my liking. For the round captain lawrence won the overall appearance and smell but trust me... Double Jack is the most underated beer you'll ever try.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of utopiajane
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear copper-amber with a head of bone white soft foam that fell gracefully to some really gorgeous lace. The entire inside of the glass is coated with fine white lace. Beautiful! Nose is tantalizing. Tropical fruits, tangerine, melon, doughy malt, nutty, grass and floral with a tad bit of spice in back. Alcohol doesn’t come to the nose at all. Smells clean and vibrant. You could describe the nose as glowing it’s so animated. Taste follows the nose. You are greeted with oily hop resins and bitter, those delicious fruits all juicy and some nutty flavor from the strong caramel malt that has more bread than you think. Finishes dry with good bitter, earth and dank.

This was one of the most artful west coast DIPA’s I’ve had. Everything in balance and playing off one another. Bitter like crazy but not offensive. Fruits were so juicy up against the alcohol dryness and hop bitter. Alcohol is a little bit on the palate but it belongs there. You are left with the sweet taste of pine like a gracious afterthought. Smooth, really smooth. Original, strapping, unconfined.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,598 ratings.