Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
A: Poured into a tulip glass, almost no head, very clear in appearance. Basically a very light and bright orange color, similar to a peach.
S: Smells terrific, smelling pineapple, mango, sweet smelling.
T: Taste is excellent, you can taste the fruity citrus hops, also getting the malt balance.
M: Mouthfeel is light and crisp, a very drinkable beer. The fruity hops flavor linger for a little while, which I love.
O: Overall this is an excellent beer, I am not getting any traces of the alcohol for it being almost a 10% beer, one that I could drink on a regular basis.
12-10-2012 09:14:51 | More by Joshpu
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
So I was given a gift of a 24 oz Double Jack. What better thing to do on a Friday night than savor the taste of a fine double IPA.
A - The appearance is golden amber. Very clear with limited to no head. Could be the glass I used, but i was surprised by the lack of head. However, IPA's in general tend to be light on the foam. SO no real surprise here.
S - Very light smell of hoppiness. No aroma indicating a strong IPA or of alcohol.
T - The first sip screams IPA! It goes down easy with that back of the throat tang from a high IBU beer. I am not one to find hints of fruits and other craziness... it just tastes citrusy as all IPA's tend to.
M - When in the mouth, it is smooth and does not appear to leave a strong after taste; contrary to most IPA's. I attribute that to the higher alcohol ABV of 9.5%. The strong hoppiness counters the hoppiness and vice-versa.
D - this beer from the first few sips will go down easy and I will surely finish this easily. However, I cannot see this be pounded. It is a great sipping beer.
Overall - I find this to be a very good IPA and will recommend it to any IPA fan. If you are not a traditional IPA fan or do not like high IBU beers; stay away and let me have yours. Thanks for sharing.
12-07-2012 23:52:55 | More by Heritage02Rider
4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Alchemist pint glass.
A- Crystal clean light golden orange color that changes in the light, a little amber hue comes through. A slow fading 1+ finger head that sticks rings of lacing. Bubbles away!
S- Strong citrus to begin, grapefruit and orange, pineapple, too. Pine upfront as well. Then as it sits the bready malt and alcohol aromas show up. Nice mix.
T- the flavors do not quite live up to the aromas. Good citrus and semi-dry, not too sweet malt flavors, grapefruit and orange, some earthy/wood notes. The flavors are there, just not as pronounced as the smell might indicate.
M- A bit thin on the sip but the flavors bounce around and the hops hold up for a good finish, carried by near perfect carbonation. The abv does not try to hide in this brew.
O-It feels and tastes good, smells even better. It just may be a tad too strong to drink regularly, but I'm enjoying it now.
12-07-2012 22:49:16 | More by NiceTaps
4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottled 10/03/12.
Appearance: Very clear light gold body with a solid 3 finger head that latches on then slowly recedes while leaving its mark.
Smell: Fleshy fruit, mix of orange & grapefruit, resiny, sticky a bit, grassy hops.
Taste: Mix of pine, sweet hops, distinct orange and good grapefruit. Malt fights with the hops and gains slight advantage.
Mouthfeel: Full body, long finish, covers all parts of the mouth, astringent bitterness coats the tongue and remains there.
Overall: A real good DIPA and worth getting a hold of.
12-02-2012 02:43:11 | More by papat444
4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
8oz goblet on-tap.
Great aroma with lots of resin, grapefruit and a thin head topping light lacing across the amber/ruby colored pour. The short pour didn't last long enough to warm much, but wasn't served too cold.
There's a good chance I'd die if I drank too many of these. It drinking boozier than the 9.5% listed. The low 'overall' is because of a peculiar aftertaste and the fact that after it settled in my stomach it turned my stomach a bit. No other good explanation but the final impression on this one was that the total is less than the sum of it's parts.
12-01-2012 19:26:12 | More by CooperEllis
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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