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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,333 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,333
Reviews: 1,222
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 348
Gots: 985 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

KWMiles, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

gradergator, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Dools9
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle dated 2/19/13. Poured into a Founders snifter right out of the fridge.

A: Very nice sunset orange color, poured semi aggressive with about a finger of white head that receded to a color, lots of fine carbonation bubbles, very nice lace and some legs when swirled in the glass.

S: Big hop aromas, grapefruit, pineapples, candied hops, slightly herbaceous. Malts are a touch bready, just a slight whiff of alcohol.

T: Right off the bat I notice its aggressive but nicely balanced at the same time. It favors the sweeter hop fruit flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, oranges/tangerine. The hops lend a big bitterness, and its blended together with a firm caramel malt sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden with minor belly warmth.

M: Medium heft, with a smooth body, slightly syrupy and sticky, and for 9.5 it goes down a bit too easy. Alcohol dries things out and keeps you wanting another sip.

O: Its a big DIPA, but very drinkable as well, and lends to the sweeter hop profile side but balanced by the imperial IPA bitterness. I enjoyed this and its definitely worth picking up a bomber or a 4 pack.

Dools9, Mar 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

bpasquini, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BltByKrmn, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

MykelJH, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of AltBock
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz stubby bottle with the usual FW label of the ready to duke it out lion and bear with the name if the beer in the middle of the action. Flanking the fighting beasts is all the Government warning. Right below the savage beasts in a black strip is an easy to read bottled date. My bottles were bottled on 1/30/13. Poured into a Big Eddy (don't laugh) Snifter.

This Double IPA poured a wonderful bubbly and clear solid tangerine orange. Crystal clear! The head of foam was equally impressive as the color of the beer. On top was 3/4 of an inch pearl white head of foam. Great retention that left behind a solid string of rings and a ton of sticky white streaks of lace. It's going to take a lot of scrubbing to get rid of these streaks of lace.

It smelled like a Double IPA. That's a good thing. To me, the aroma favored the pine. Lots of pine up front. Following the pine was a variety of citrus and exotic fruits. My nose found the rich scent of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon, and orange. After the fruits had their fun, in comes the bitter citrus hops. No malt backbone in the aroma. The citrus elements covered it up.

The taste starts off slow with a pinch of toasted malt. After the malts, the taste then kicks into high gear with bitter citrus hops mixed in with citrus and exotic fruits. This citrus punch to the tastebuds consisted of bitter grapefruit, lemon, orange, mango, and even a little pineapple. When the citrus elements had their fun kicking your tastebud's ass, in comes the pine. This pine will linger on on your mouth for a while.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with crispy carbonation and a long lasting aftertaste. If it made an appearance in the taste, it was in the aftertaste. No surprises there. It will take a few glasses of water to wash out the pine and citrus hops/fruits.

Great Double IPA! A 4 pack of this beer didn't last long in my presence. Whoever Jack is, he should be proud that his name is on this beer. Would I drink it again? Double Yes!

AltBock, Mar 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

mcp369, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

HOMEPL8, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Fluteswell, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

DelMontiac, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

CALHouseAles, Mar 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

MNBeer1017, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

grrrah, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

kell50, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mcc1654, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

aranton, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

mrzazz, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

crytion, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of obrike
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bomber at HEB in Round Rock for just under 9 bucks...3/1/13 brew date.

Poured a golden-light orange color with a finger and a half of white head. Faded slowly...leaving nice spotty lacing in my Firestone Walker pint glass.

Aroma is full of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon rind, pine, and a nice touch of sweet malt. What's not to like?

Man...a nice blast of grapefruit, pineapple, and citrus hops with some sweet caramel malts. A bit of pine hops come through with more kick on the backend...followed with the malts and a bit of of the 9.5%. Good balance here. Uber smooth with a dry, resiny finish. Love the mouthfeel on this one.

Oh so drinkable. Great hop profile and bitterness...but the overall balance is spot on. This is a top notch DIPA. Welcome to Texas Firestone Walker!

obrike, Mar 26, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 12/12 Aggressive pour yields a two inch pour with a dazzling cascade of effervescence. Golden honey hue.

Tropical fruit most prominent. Ritz cracker. Wildflower sweet honey and mild hop.

Tastes like a tropical fruit bowl with a lot of grapefruit. Perfect hop bitterness, for me. No earthiness or harshness---I love it!

Pleasant easy drinking. Dry, clean and not so heavy, keeps you coming back for more. Lacing present throughout.

This is crushable. Absolutely spectacular! How has this eluded me for so long? Imagine this fresher and/or on tap! When no Sucks is around, this is a sure replacement. I will be in search of some more anyway.

joeseppy, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Dbot, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

surlytheduff, Mar 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

phooky, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

sdm9465, Mar 25, 2013
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,333 ratings.