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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,496 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,496
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 294
Gots: 700 | 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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Heatwave33

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Cloudy orange with an off white head.

Smell: Peach and mango up front. Followed by Pines hops and honey on the end.

Taste: Pine Hops and mango are up front now. Followed by the peach and honey.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation and VERY smooth! A nice light dry finish.

Overall: The hops, citrus and honey are balance very well. The drinkability is phenomenal. A nice medium body too. Very well done brew. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 20:18:04 | More by Heatwave33
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-21-2012 18:02:46 | More by rkcrozier
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modernartblues

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on Date of 01/05/12, Consumed on 02/19/12
Poured into a Tulip

A: golden dark amber with a high level of clarity (zero haze), 1 1/2" off white head, splashes of lacing

N: tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, hint of malt, very nice

T: interesting, despite the massive hop notes in the nose, the taste starts more sweet than anything, followed by pungent bitterness, notes of pineapple and pine are present, but not the main characters, malt profile is significant for style

M: good for style, very smooth, highly drinkable, adequate carbonation

O: not my very DIPA, more balanced and English styled (a thought I remember having about the Union Jack IPA as well), lost some points in the taste category, but I would probably purchase again if I saw it fresh and on tap

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 19:47:16 | More by modernartblues
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tyamhydrogen

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 1/5/12.

Pours a standard pale malt color w/2 finger head. Good lacing. Smell is overwhelmingly tropical and delicious. Pineapple dominates with some grapefruit and a touch of booze.

Upon tasting this I can't believe that it's 9.5%. More fruit in the taste backed by sweet malt. A little bitterness in the end.

Light/medium body with a wonderfully smooth mouthfeel. A little enjoyable residual stickiness in the mouth and on the lips. Awesome.

Wish I bought a few more of these. An excellent brew. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 03:30:42 | More by tyamhydrogen
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Archimedes

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-20-2012 01:05:11 | More by Archimedes
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dbmernin83

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a hazy IPA should, lasting head and tight lacing.
Big hops with booze in the nose brings tropical fruit forward.
This is a big, sweet DIPA. Pineapple, mango, sticky sweet malts with a bitter finish. Booze is there and releases fruity esters that compliment the sweetness nicely.
Medium bodied, booze weighs down in the carbonation.
A great DIPA. One of the sweeter, boozier ones, but tasty just the same.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 00:17:22 | More by dbmernin83
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed 4/12/13, bottled 2/18/13 22 oz bomber in snifter.

A - Pours crystal clear light copper orangeish color with a two finger fluffy white head.

S - Very pungent citrus and pine hops. Grapefruit, pine needles, herbal aromas with pine probably being the strongest.

T - Sweet malt upfront, grapefruit juice in the middle, finishes citrusy with medium bitterness. Piney after taste and present in the middle too.

M - Medium to heavy body, medium carbonation. Very drinkable for the abv.

O - Delicious DIPA, one of my favorites. I like the difference between the strong pine aroma and grapefruit flavor. Very drinkable for a big beer, not as complex as some others but it doesn't need to be.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 19:34:53 | More by Profchaos20
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JimHulley

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-18-2012 22:52:12 | More by JimHulley
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-18-2012 17:50:20 | More by chrispoint
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spdyfire83

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

186th Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. Enjoyed with some excellent dudes one summer night in CO. Thanks ricoch3t for bring this to the table!

A: Medium copper. 2+ (frothy white) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Nice right from the start! Loads of hops and malt. Caramel sweetness, pine, citrus fruit, and breadiness.

T: Simply good. Excellent balance of hoppy bitterness and malt sweetness. So, so smooth!

M: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

O: A delightfully balanced beer that drinks so easy and smooth. I'm stoked this is a regular offering as sometimes those are simply the best. I'd highly recommend this to anyone!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 13:51:59 | More by spdyfire83
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StoicBeast

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-18-2012 07:38:23 | More by StoicBeast
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bbrochu

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-18-2012 03:20:20 | More by bbrochu
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Iceman77

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok this is the first beer since my daughter was born 3 days ago (and a bit before that as well), so I hope it is worth it. All indications are this was a good choice. The appearance is a light golden amber with a white frothy head, which recedes to cling around the glass without much surface lacing. A little more translucent than I would expect for a DIPA. The aroma is crazy, I am confused but I like it at the same time. You get the standard hop floral notes, pine and citrus, but there is something very unique about this brew. I read another review that described a "sweaty" characteristic, and I laughed because that's the best way I can describe it - like an earthy, sweaty smell. The flavor is bold but balanced, the bitterness of the hop character offset by the background malty sweetness. I don't know what combo of hops they used (I think I taste Simcoe in there) but whatever it is works great. The mouthfeel is very smooth, the abv is well hidden and just the right amount of carb, a nice followup to a balanced DIPA like this. Easily one of the best of this style out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 02:57:51 | More by Iceman77
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jjholt

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-17-2012 22:43:02 | More by jjholt
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ezperkins2

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-17-2012 19:40:05 | More by ezperkins2
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victoreyes

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-17-2012 18:05:31 | More by victoreyes
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-17-2012 13:05:09 | More by horrorspecialty
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bullywee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

02-17-2012 11:22:58 | More by bullywee
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-17-2012 01:57:53 | More by uvm2003
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-17-2012 01:13:30 | More by Donsmitty
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-16-2012 21:23:06 | More by DSlim71
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear golden-orange color from a 22 oz bomber with a nice one finger head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Aroma is all that you could ever want in an I-IPA; citrus, pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit with hints of sweet alcohol and some caramel. It was like an explosion of a tropical fruit punch.
Taste is akin to the aroma, sharp and bitter up front with the malts making their presence felt towards the middle and the finish. Hints of tartness along with the bitterness that are balanced really well with hints of sweetness. Literally makes all the taste-buds feel alive. This is perhaps the most well-balanced I-IPA that I have had to date.
Very good mouthfeel and drinks like a 5-6% beer. Does not feel like a big beer whatsoever.
Overall, this is one of the best I-IPA's out there, period!
Very highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 20:01:36 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-16-2012 10:02:21 | More by Telestic
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nickfl

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with two fingers of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Spicy, pine hops with a little bit of sweaty character.

T - Onion and pine hop flavor up front with some bread and caramel. Sweet malt in the middle with some sweaty hops. The beer finishes with lightly sweet malt and pungent hops flavors accompanied by strong bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a reasonably balanced finish.

D - Very distinct with an almost harsh hop profile. The aroma is excellent but the flavor profile is sharp and very sweaty/oniony. Not bad, but it hurts the drinkability a bit.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 06:22:06 | More by nickfl
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andyschaps

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-16-2012 02:36:01 | More by andyschaps
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,496 ratings.