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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,739 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,739
Reviews: 1,186
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 309
Gots: 792 | 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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Joshpu

California

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
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-10-2012 03:08:50 | More by Gambrinus1184
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-08-2012 14:20:05 | More by itsthepleats
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Heritage02Rider

New York

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
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-07-2012 23:49:03 | More by Damian74Shensky
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

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
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-07-2012 15:43:36 | More by josephwa
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-07-2012 02:19:34 | More by ssimpson89
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Rmullerkc

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-06-2012 23:45:24 | More by Rmullerkc
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-06-2012 22:11:22 | More by pcarney8
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jayp82

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-06-2012 21:57:18 | More by jayp82
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

12-06-2012 05:24:45 | More by jmccraney
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gratefuld

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-06-2012 03:54:46 | More by gratefuld
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wbumgarner


4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-05-2012 04:14:35 | More by wbumgarner
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-04-2012 19:08:27 | More by Hopmarc
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jdmandel

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

12-04-2012 06:34:07 | More by jdmandel
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thebuck


5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-04-2012 01:47:06 | More by thebuck
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stabbingcontest

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-04-2012 01:38:37 | More by stabbingcontest
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-03-2012 16:21:12 | More by Stinger80OH
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jminch

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-03-2012 12:26:53 | More by jminch
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-02-2012 22:11:26 | More by st9647v3
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DTown

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

12-02-2012 14:07:14 | More by DTown
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-02-2012 05:57:28 | More by BYOFB
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

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
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CooperEllis

New York

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.

(189th)

12-01-2012 19:26:12 | More by CooperEllis
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