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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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world-class

5,739 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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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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gtermi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-28-2012 03:13:07 | More by gtermi
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-28-2012 02:46:26 | More by AdamP
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

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
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Benwasright

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-26-2012 19:57:10 | More by Benwasright
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-26-2012 02:04:26 | More by GiantMidget
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

10-25-2012 22:09:15 | More by pathead
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

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
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-25-2012 19:49:00 | More by imperialking
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RyanSBrennan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-25-2012 19:21:55 | More by RyanSBrennan
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vahjzz

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-25-2012 03:51:28 | More by vahjzz
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JayCin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-24-2012 21:47:56 | More by JayCin
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JohnTrone


4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-24-2012 20:11:45 | More by JohnTrone
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stickboy1125

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-24-2012 12:58:22 | More by stickboy1125
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hyoung41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-23-2012 22:12:30 | More by hyoung41
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ACY73

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

10-23-2012 17:04:01 | More by ACY73
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mattdbh

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-23-2012 06:26:36 | More by mattdbh
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scootsmal

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-22-2012 16:50:36 | More by scootsmal
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C20Percent

Virginia

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
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

10-21-2012 12:49:11 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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BobDole007

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-21-2012 05:53:39 | More by BobDole007
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Ktom


4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-21-2012 03:58:27 | More by Ktom
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valdieu2

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-21-2012 03:27:21 | More by valdieu2
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

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
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bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

10-20-2012 19:26:03 | More by bh123
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bcc99man

Pennsylvania

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.
96 out of 100 based on 5,739 ratings.