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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,955 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,955
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 325
Gots: 859 | FT: 29
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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Dchandler422, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of mattparsons
4/5  rDev -7.8%

mattparsons, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of nimrod979
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bomber. Poured into a Dogfish snifter. No freshness date but I suspect this bottle has been sitting around for awhile.

Appearance: Pour a glowing orange/copper color with a one finger creamy white head. Retention is long and leaves long legs all over. Beautiful.

Aroma: Piney and resiny hops. Also lots of grapefruit hops. And some caramel malty sweetness in the background.

Taste: Slight pine up front. I'm getting mostly grapefruit-y and tropical hops. Sweeter caramel malt backbone is a bit bold. But again, I think this could be due to this beer sitting awhile. Little bit of heat as it warms

Mouthfeel: Thick, fuller side of side of medium. Low carbonation. Bitter finish. Pretty much all is expected for the style.

nimrod979, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of thedoubler55
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice transparent orange color, a two finger frothy off white head at the top that leaves a great lacing around the glass as you drink.

S: Smells great, citrus and tropical fruit throughout, lots of pineapple, slight hints of booze

T: Great taste, follows the nose exactly, some bitterness from the hops, but a perfect amount, the malts are well balanced with everything else as well.

M: Medium to full bodied, perfect amount of carbonation

O: A fantastic beer, I thoroughly enjoyed this brew, well balanced IPA.

thedoubler55, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of billdirt
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

billdirt, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of kindbill
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kindbill, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Talz420
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Talz420, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy, brilliant gold color. Two finger head that retains and laces tremendously.

S- Tons of pine notes. Hints of sweetness intermingle, maybe slight honey scents.

T- Very similar to the scent, but more complex. Bitter hops up front provide a pine and floral start. Very solid malt backbone comes through and provides a good balance. There is a definite hint of sweetness in the middle before a strong, hoppy, very bitter finish.

M- Very carbonated, but still surprisingly syrupy. Thick, but also somewhat light on the palate. Malt holds the bold hop profile very well. Hides the 9.5% ABV very well, and this one will sneak up on you very easily. Somewhat of a palate destroyer. Don't let this one hit your whole tongue every sip, or your taste buds will hate you for it.

Overall, another strong offering from FW, and a great way to celebrate International IPA Day!

boilermakerbrew, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of mjohnson17
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

mjohnson17, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of IKR
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber color with a medium-sized white head that gradually faded.

Smell: Primarily Pine aromas.

Taste:The pine aromas carry over to the taste. The malts make themselves known as a slight sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden. Very crisp and clean after-taste.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: A good beer in my opinion.

IKR, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jsnoek, Aug 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

chrisrose30, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

szmnnl99, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

jeanphony, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of gobseulmuhri
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i was recommended this beer by a microbrewer near me who brewed possibly the best ipa of any style i've tasted so far in my short beer infatuation. i looked around a lot for this beer but surprisingly found it at the liquor store closets to my apt. stars were aligned, or so i thought.

poured out of a bomber into a snifter glass. the appearance is a copper gold, and a gentle pour produced a beautiful 1 inch head. solid retention and nice lacing through and through.

on the nose, it's primarily piney, resiney hops. some citrus and a little bit of malt background. all of it is very intense, and there's a significant amount of alcohol burn even on the nose. i suppose it's what you'd expect from a DIPA.

the taste is very much like the nose. piney, resiney, citruisy, and sticky with a bit of alcohol burn. the caramel malt background is definitely present and appreciated, but man the hops dominate this brew. overall, it's very pleasant tasting. and smooth.

mouthfeel is on the heavy side. it's sticky and resiny with medium carbonation. this thing s a meal unto itself.

didn't blow my socks off, but it's still a very good beer overall. personally, i feel a lighter version of this beer would fare much better for my palate. union jack, here i come!

gobseulmuhri, Jul 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jmdrpi, Jul 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

RussBecker1, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of 4thelvofbeer
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge fan of this beer. I have not had any Firestone Walker brews before, but this is a really nice IPA. Nice all around. Crisp, refreshing, bitter, tart....
A: Pours exactly what a great IPA should look like
S: Citrusy notes, fresh, clean
T: Bitter and tart, but not at all sour...this is a really smooth, right on IPA
O: A really fine IPA, this is good....

4thelvofbeer, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

falconxman, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

raythealeman, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's a rare thing for me when a double IPA is outshined by it's single counterpart. Union Jack is just that good. I think this one offers a little more in the nose, but the extra alcohol and stickiness of the Double Jack get in the way a little more on the tongue. Don't get me wrong, though, it's still a great IIPA, but when you also consider the stiffer competition in this field, I can't give it my highest recommendation.

TheRealBigC, Jul 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ipahead, Jul 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Narshwaggle, Jul 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ricktizo, Jul 25, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,955 ratings.