Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.58/5 rDev +5.5%
on-tap at sunset grill and tap, allston MA.
(review from notes)
pours a completely clear golden-orange tone while yielding a frothy finger+ of off-white head that demonstrates great retention and tons of lacing. not sure what else you could ask for from a DIPA's appearance. nose is aromatic and mouth-watering. obviously hop-forward, bold notes of pine and citrus leap from the glass, coupled with some lesser malty notes.
flavor follows and exceeds the aroma. *just* what i look for in my DIPAs. juicy citrus, pine, some secondary floral notes and a nice sweet malty backbone. taste is subjective of course, but to me this is close to perfect. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.
overall, a world class DIPA IMHO. probably my favorite to date. just love this stuff.
06-19-2012 22:43:53 | More by BostonHops
4.98/5 rDev +14.7%
I only drink IPAs if possible given the state of my current taste buds and I would rate this beer above Pliney or Sculpin, two of my past favorites. I have had it many times in the bottle and many times on draft. It is a beer that is sensitive to age as many of the IPA s are and if mistreated will begin to show its fruity side quickly. The ability of what seems to be mostly west coast brewers to make a balanced IPA at 9.5% without any significant alcohol sweetness amazes me and I wish east coast brewers could match the taste.I really would prefer less alcohol but its stablemate, Union Jack is not hoppy or bitter enough for my palate although still another excellent beer.
06-19-2012 08:52:02 | More by ETCO2
4.45/5 rDev +2.5%
Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip
A- Crystal clear bright orange with a two finger white head. Some alcohol legs and amazing retention. A beautiful IPA.
S- Pungent citrus fruits up front, a lot of grapefruit and magoes as well as a dash of pine. A somewhat sweet maltiness as well. Tiny bit of alcohol.
T- A good bit of bitterness. A citrus tropic hop profile consisting of pineapple, mango, peach and mostly grapefruit. A sweet malt backbone. No to little alcohol taste. A very well made and well blended DIPA.
M- This beer leaves behind a lot of bitterness. The aftertaste is bitter and fruity. It's slightly warming. Not too bad of a drinker for 9.5%
O- A world class DIPA, a perfect representation of the style and all of its glory.
06-19-2012 00:48:18 | More by TwelveOunces
4.23/5 rDev -2.5%
I picked this up in Viginia at a small wine cellar. I must say the beer has an excellent aroma, pours a good head and the taste is right up there. This is the first time I have had a beer from Firestone and it did not let me down.
Bottom Line- If you see it, pick it up! it's worth a try for sure.
06-12-2012 18:52:02 | More by themind
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,825 ratings.