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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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5,997 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,997
Reviews: 1,202
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 330
Gots: 875 | 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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Photo of WanderingFool
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Double Jack pours a clear light amber/orange color with a creamy finger thick head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving a coating of lace on the glass. A flurry of bubbles slowly rises from the bottom.

The aroma is very hoppy. Lots of orange and grapefruit citrus with a touch of pine. A little tropical fruit (mango) and a touch of caramel malt is also present.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is chewy with moderate carbonation. The flavor is bitter, hoppy with a fair amount of malty sweetness. It begins with orange citrus, lemon rind and pine. Some tropical fruit (mango) appear in the middle. A nice caramel and bready malt backbone helps balance out the hops. It finishes bitter and grassy. Once gone the citrus and sweet bready malt lingers on the palate.

Lots of flavor in this beer and it's surprisingly drinkable for nearly 10% abv. It's worth sipping though to savor every sip.

WanderingFool, Feb 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

adkieffer, Feb 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

damngoode, Feb 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Jeremy6566, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ShanePB, Feb 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

RayUF07, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

alpenglocken, Feb 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

LarryK, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

SoberPhobic, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

osofresh, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of DIM
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a bit out of my comfort zone price wise. But when I saw this was bottled less than 2 weeks ago, I couldn't resist.

a: This was a clear golden color, on the pale side. It poured with a moderately sticky, medium sized head.

s: Huge tropical fruit aromas. Some sugary caramel underneath, but this is all about fresh hops. Mango, pineapple, and citrus all leaping out of the glass. Awesome.

t: Hop dominant from start to finish. Tropical fruit like pineapple and tangerines up front. Some sweetness in the form of caramel towards the middle. The end brings huge, flavorful bitterness that goes on and on.

m: On the lighter side, given the high abv. Drinks like a smaller IPA.

o: A great DIPA that is damn near worth the price.

DIM, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Doc_Hops
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful hue of pale amber/ orange that is completely clean and clear. The head is nice, smooth and creamy.

S- Really surpising here. Not the huge bold aroma I was expecting. Quite light on the hops with a small amount of citrus grapefruit.

T- Crisp and clean and dangerously easy to drink. Lots of hop juciness that have a nice balance of malt. There's practically no resin finish to it as well.

M- Quite smooth here. Nice bubbly carbonation. Medium boddied moving to the lighter side of that, which is surprising considering the style.

O- Thuroughly enjoyed this beer. For me, the jucier the IPA the better, and this brew didn't disappoint. Lip-smackingly good and packed a nice punch. I would like to have a little bit more in the nose but I'm guessing a majority of the hops were added early in the boil. Still, well done FSW.

Serving type: 12oz bottle poured into a Yards pint glass. Thanks for reading.

Doc_Hops, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

touchmeimsac, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

littlebeer, Feb 11, 2013
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,997 ratings.