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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,589 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,589
Reviews: 1,261
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 378
Gots: 1,130 | FT: 33
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:
Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance – Pours a clear orange amber color with a decent head and nice lacing.

Smell – Pine, citrus (grapefruit), and a very strong hop scent.

Taste – Hops and pine.

Mouthfeel – Nicely carbonated, but like many IPAs, it leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability – To me this is a bit over-hopped. Good, but not great.

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely amazing! Pours a beautiful, clear sunrise orange with a two finger width, off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing behind. The smell is great; citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon, and a slight resin. The taste starts with hop bitterness, citrus fruits, grapefruit, orange, and a piney resin. Another medium body DIPA that's smooth and has a nice bitter finish. This brew is not underrated but sometimes overlooked. It should always be considered with the best DIPAs out there.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #269
Served On: 4/06/2013
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 9.5%
Date/ Code: 02/05/2013

This was a 22oz bomber from A.K.A. Friscos in Frederick.

Look: Fairly clear golden-copper color with a fluffy beige head. Carbonation bubbles were plentiful. Lacing was sort of minimal.

Smell: Sweet mango and pineapple. Aroma was very tropical. A great smelling West coast DIPA.

Taste: Upfront had very juicy tropical fruits with some heavy hop resins that seemed to play on a malt bill that created a brief cream-sickle sensation in the middle. The finish was a slight bitterness that quickly faded into a lingering sweetness leftover from the fruity hop profile.

This was a very enjoyable DIPA. The juiciness was probably the best quality. There didn’t seem to be much balance between the fruity sweetness and any obscured bittering hops present, but I still think it worked well.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JordanPhraczek
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served on tap in a Dogfish Head glass at Gulu Gulu Cafe' in Salem, MA.

A - Super fast moving bubbles, the bubbles move so fast it is almost like champagne. Two finger soapy-textured foam head at first with high retention but then it gives way to a light retention quarter-finger head after a few minutes, although the head never goes away completely. True golden color. Clean, clear look with a clean looking lace.

S - Orange, tangerine, and alcohol. Pinnacle of hop flavor has cream soda aroma and pierces the nostrils while you drink it. Does not have a harsh smell upfront, but again, once the beer is sipped the hop aroma is stinging.

T - Sour taste with hops that can really wreck the palate. Tangerine-alcohol hop flavor, with not as much of a cracker malt taste as regular jack. Much denser hop profile than regular Union Jack.

M - Swished mouthfeel turns the beer into a velvet hop froth. Exceptional mouthfeel. Medium body with a creamy feeling going down. Very nice smoothness for an imperial IPA.

O - West Coast Double with a nice smoothness. Great sour taste with a big alcoholic punch. Much less English style flavor than a regular Jack. My favorite so far from Firestone Walker.

Photo of HarryPotHead
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

ST - bomber into pint glass. 12.24.2012 date on bottle.

A - somewhat cloudy copper - amber hue. 2 finger head from hard pour with lots of sticky lacing to the bottom of the glass.

S - typical citrus and pine, but done right. Very nice.

T - subtley hidden malts counterbalance the citrus. Sweet with a dry and mildly bitter finish. ABV is masked very well. This is one good take on the style.

M - heavy carbonation with a slick, oily feel. Still feels crisp and refreshing.

O - love it...big hop flavor. Big flavor period. Up there with some of my favorite IPA's. We don't see many west coast IPA's in Baltimore, but this is as good as any I've had (still love my DFH 90 minute though!) Well done Firestone Walker!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,589 ratings.