Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.6/5 rDev +6%
12 ounce bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Teku glass. Bottled 8/13/2012
(~2.5 months old).
A: Pours a hazy golden-orange hue with a thick white head on top.
S: Great big nose of grapefruit, mango/pineapple, and pine.
T: Big, bold, and bitter-sweet. The mango/pineapple is more present on the tongue than in the nose, arriving early and staying to the end. Malt sweetness accompanies it up front. Grapefruit flavors arrive in force towards the middle. Big bold bitter flavors of pine at the end, perhaps at a slightly lower volume than optimal. I wonder if the bitterness was a bit more thunderous a month or so ago...?
M: Surprisingly light and refreshing for a 9.5% monster. Not as dry on the finish as I would have thought, either.
D/O: All day every day. Love this beer.
10-26-2012 23:16:25 | More by psuKinger
4/5 rDev -7.8%
Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.
A. Pours 2 finger head. Color is bright golden orange. Good retention. Fairly thick lacing.
S. Hoppy resiny citrusy hop blast. Get quite a bit of tropical fruit going on, orange, grapefruit. Smells like most quality DIPAs. Not a lot of malt coming through the hop onslaught.
T. Taste is bit more malt forward. A bit more of a hoppy barley wine flavor than a true DIPA. Get mouth coating bitterness all over the tongue, but not a tremendous amount of hop flavor. Has caramel malt flavor that almost out does the hop flavor. Has some pine hop flavors. Definitely packs a bitter punch.
M. Medium/full bodied. Lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation.
O. Somewhat underwhelmed. Has a really good hop aroma. Pretty malt based flavor. Average flavor for a DIPA. Have had a lot better, but still a good beer.
10-25-2012 21:33:01 | More by siradmiralnelson
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
A: Pours a super-clear, clean golden-orange with a semi-bubbly white head of foam on top. Lots of bubbles in the body. Not a lot of complexity. I don't know that I've ever seen an IPA this clean. There's not a whole lot of head, though. Above average.
S: Awesome smell. Reminds me of Sculpin. There's more citrus here than pine, but the hop smell is soooo nice. The smell is very healthy -- you can't get away from it. As soon as it's out of the bottle you get it. Also reminds me of Zombie Dust smell. Love it.
T: First thing you get is some sweet caramel malt before the hops get it. Again, a big citrus flavor. Wonderful. Easy drinking -- the alcohol does not overwhelm you. Refreshing with a slightly bitter finish. Super solid taste.
M: Perfect carbonation leads to a smooth and creamy brew. Not quite a heavy body -- more on the medium side. Very gentle on the tongue. Some nice chewiness that brings out the hops more than the alcohol. All things good with the feel of this beer.
O: This beer gets it right where it really counts. The smell and taste is one of the best out there. This beer really does remind me of Sculpin and Zombie Dust. The 9.5% abv is really not visible at all. Much more easy-drinking than you would think. I'd suggest this if you can find it fresh. The brew I'm drinking is three weeks old. Solid offering all around.
10-21-2012 20:26:27 | More by C20Percent
4.18/5 rDev -3.7%
650 ml poured into my oversized tulip. Big thanks to mhksuccess for this one!
A - fairly standard. Big head recedes slowly, lacing on the sides all the way down. Light orange, not a lot here.
S - pretty nice smell. Some hoppy content, floral and sweet, nothing bitter about this beer.
T - good taste. When I'm drinking a sweet DIPA, I like sweeter DIPAs, but when I drink a bitter DIPA, I think I like bitter DIPAs. It's hard to say, maybe I just like DIPAs. This is a good one.
M - can't detect the alcohol, and actually this beer kind of fades out quickly.
O - if only they offered this in 12 oz bottles. I'll stick with Union Jack for now!
10-21-2012 01:27:38 | More by JamesShoemaker
4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
My first review, and my palate discrimination sucks, so hopefully I get better a this...
First time ever having this beer.
Bottled on date: 10/03/12 (17 days old)
12 oz. bottle poured into snifter glass
A: Pours a bright amber/light copper color, 1 finger white soapy head that dissipates quickly. Slow carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Different than most DIPAs that I can remember in color and the lack of head.
S: Citrus, grapefruit, very floral, piney resin. Couldn't pick up much malt, just a hint. Everything smelled very fresh but nothing was overpowering. Got me very interested to see how the taste would stack up.
T: Follows the nose well. Citrus, grapefruit, possibly some orange, floral, piney. Finished with a more pronounced sweet malt backbone but still didn't jump out that much. Ironically, very full and balanced DIPA taste even without the malts being too present (at least to me). Alcohol hidden extremely well. Barely tasted it. Finished with a very juicy hop taste. Left me wanting more, in the good way.
M: Medium mouthful with low carbonation. Smooth and very easy to drink. At 9.5% ABV, watch out!
O: Very drinkable, with a full taste of a DIPA. Not the profile I was expecting but greatly surprised and liked what it was. If I was to sum up this beer's characteristics quickly, it would be finesse over power but still big. Definitely will be drinking this again. Thank you Firestone Walker!
10-20-2012 18:48:54 | More by bcc99man
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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