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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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5,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,514
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 296
Gots: 703 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from j47paco (thanks Juan!). Bottled 10/19/12. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours clear orange hued gold with two finger pillowy white head. Small occasional patches of lace.

One of those fantastically aromatic IPAs that I could smell as I poured. Big tropical citrus and piney hops with faint spice in the background. Quite nice.

Big crisp grapefruit and pineapple hops lead. Backed with wet grass, pepper, biscuit and a tad of earthy onion. Any alcohol is well hidden behind a wall of hop goodness.

Slick, medium bodied feel with moderate carbonation. Long bitter grapefruity finish.

A fantastic double IPA. My first brew from Firestone Walker has me very impressed and ready to try the Double DBA and Parabola that I have on deck. Super hoppy with a nice balance of present malts that stay in the background. Certainly worthy of seeking out and I hope this won't be my last Double Jack.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 01:16:37 | More by ThickNStout
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-21-2012 16:57:31 | More by Heretic23
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-21-2012 06:57:21 | More by hansgruber
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

11-21-2012 00:23:58 | More by vihila
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4/5  rDev -8%

11-21-2012 00:22:20 | More by bradcochran1234
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

11-20-2012 05:58:40 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Dinosaur BBQ Syracuse NY for 8$

Appearance - Clear orange colour with a very large size frothy and beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, oranges

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with hops. There is also some grapefruit/oranges mixed with some light pineapple. It ends with a sugary sweet aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – You really can't go wrong with this beer. It got a little of everything taste wise and it has a nice balance. I'd like a tad more hop bitterness if I could change anything.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2012 18:02:42 | More by spinrsx
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11-19-2012 15:44:17 | More by halo913
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4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/3/12

A: Golden-copper in color with a big, white, soapy, fluffy head as expected. Huge lace and good retention.

S: Massively fresh, fruity and citrusy hops. Wonderful.

T: Dry, citrusy, fruity, cedar-like hops that instantly cling to your palate with skunky, grassy hop oils. As it warms, the hops develop better fruit flavors and explode with fresh hop, full cone flavors and aromas, even though this isn't a fresh hop beer.

M: A bit cloying towards the end of the bottle and as the beer warms, maybe because of a hop oil overload? Properly carbonated, dry and bitter.

O: Just as great out of the bottle as it is on-tap but the draft version takes the cake in a comparison because this beer blows your mind and mouth coming from a keg. I like that this beer comes in a 4-pack of 12oz. bottles now because it allows more frequent enjoyment at a more manageable intake. A full bomber seemed like gluttony...at least for one person.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 04:00:38 | More by Gatch
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4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright orange/amber color with 2 finger white head that dissipates quickly.

S - Very juicy and fruity, good amount of pine, grapefruit, and floral notes. Absolutely delectable smelling.

T - Taste is just a tad muted, it's fully hoppy and sweet, but seems a bit thin on taste after such a wonderful nose. Taste starts a little sweet before fading into a good bitter hop bite.

M - Again, a bit thin, but smooth and crisp.

Overall - I was a little let down here. It was a good beer, for sure, but after such a delicious smell, I thought it fell short.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 01:43:08 | More by BeerBuckeye
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4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 8/13/12, so 3 months old.

A: Clear, bright copper color. 2 finger head that sticks around for a long while. Great lacing. Simply a delicious looking beer.

S: Huge bitter hop aroma, some grapefruit and malt. Similar to their Union Jack, no surprise there.

T: Hop bite up front, then some relief from citrus flavors. Not a ton of malt, but it's there. Lingering hop flavor. Very well-balanced.

M: Syrupy, could maybe use a little more carbonation. Alcohol is very noticeable. I've had other doubles that do a better job with this.

O: Great IIPA. I would love to try it fresh sometime.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 03:06:22 | More by hoppytobehere
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