Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +6.7%
I tried this on tap at the Shark City off track facility in Glendale Heights, IL. $2 for a 10oz serving.
The beer poured a crystal clear amber/gold color with a 2-finger creamy white head that lasted awhile and left plenty of lacing. A really gorgeous looking beer.
Very nice citrus hop smell along with some maltiness and other fruits.
Grapefruit and tangerine hop flavor along with some pine bitterness, nectarine and cherries too. 100 IBU's worth of bitterness, but it's all balanced out with plenty of malt sweetness. Great balance and good flavor.
Creamy smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, with low to moderate carbonation.
This is a world class beer.
02-11-2013 18:21:42 | More by matjack85
4.16/5 rDev -4.1%
Appearance: Pours a light golden orange, fairly transparent, this was filtered clean…a good amount of off white, big bubble head formed but settled to a thin layer that rests a bit “flat”…(3.95/5)
Smell: Grapefruit and pineapple heavy citrus hops up front…I’m getting some mandarin and tangerine, a little orange peel…a little bit of piney resin in there…classic light, sweet, caramel malts playing supporting roles…it’s sweet, it’s good, but it lacks the zest that makes greatness in this class…(4.25/5)
Taste: Yum! As it smells, citrus and resinous pine hops heavy…sweet caramel/pale/bready/earthy malts balancing things nicely…it’s light and delicate and while it is a hoppy, it’s not a tongue shredder…there’s more bready malt flavor than I typically find…it’s good…(4.25/5)
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…light carbonation…mildly resinous, chewy for it’s lightness…piney bitterness coats my palate in the after taste…(3.95/5)
Overall: This is a good brew…I’ve been drinking a plethora in this genre and they can begin to blend together, leaving the truly exceptional standing out…while this is good, it’s not outstanding and blends somewhat into the lower portion of the upper tier of this class (if that makes sense)…the bready malts create a slightly unique flavor…it’s good and for the price tag, $7.99, it’s definitely worth purchasing…this would be a great brew while playing some poker, a loud, talkative poker game…maybe with some chips…(4/5)
02-10-2013 01:48:37 | More by SerialHiker
4.68/5 rDev +7.8%
A: The beer is a shade of burnished gold, with a very substantial fluffy white head. Perfect lacing, great carbonation visible through the wonderfully transparent body.
S: As soon as I opened the bottle cap I could smell hops. It was like I had opened a bottle of pure hops or something. There's a some soft pine, some dank earthiness, some mossy scent...it smells fantastic.
T: Mellow bitterness. There's some pine in here, some toast or bread crust flavor, there's a tree resin flavor. It's very nice. I can taste the water as well, a bit minerally but not metallic or anything...just kind-of like the way mineral water tastes.
M: It's bitter, but not overpowering. The body is medium, well carbonated, and pretty easy to drink. It's not something I could chug, but it's not something I'd have to sip every now and then.
O: I really enjoyed this beer. I will be adding this to my list of beers that I will continuously buy. This is the kind of beer that I could buy and have no regrets. It has the smell and flavor that I look forward to in a really good double IPA. I am excited that there is another great beer out there that I can get my hands on!
02-10-2013 01:03:25 | More by teromous
4.24/5 rDev -2.3%
We poured this into a Footed Ale Glass from a bottle.
Golden amber in color with a thin, 1 finger of head; leaves a lite lacing.
Strong scent of citrus with notes of grass and pine resin.
Tastes like a west coast IPA but more balanced with some malt character yet still nice and bitter throughout.
Even though it has a high ABV and is somewhat bitter, it is still smooth and easy to drink.
I've tried every IPA I could get a hold of for the past 10 years and this is definitely one of the good ones.
02-10-2013 00:25:30 | More by Rathsbone
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,797 ratings.