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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,797 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,797
Reviews: 1,189
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 313
Gots: 815 | 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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dianimal

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-30-2012 19:27:51 | More by dianimal
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KevinTK


5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-30-2012 13:55:39 | More by KevinTK
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-30-2012 01:13:13 | More by syntheticwings
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ccozzi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-29-2012 23:10:42 | More by ccozzi
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

Double Jack opens with a brilliantly hoppy nose, notes of heavy pink grapefruit immediately flowing out of the bottle, their sugary sweetness tempered by more bitter hop aromas, including grapefruit rind, mint, pine resin, and touches of eucalyptus. A good dose of white pepper and smidgens of anise add a bit more bite and spiciness, joined by brown sugar and wheat bread dough from the malts, as well as cherry, orange, and nectarine fruit esters. As a whole, the nose is very forward on hops, and light on malts, but this works well, the flavors mingling together nicely, and the balance between sweet sugars and bitter plant aromas near spot-on. The sugars do win the battle in the end, leaving the beer just slightly too candy-like, but it’s still obvious that this is well-crafted.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a lovely pink grapefruit and grapefruit rind blast, joined almost immediately by heavier pine resin, white pepper, mint, dandelion stem, and rose hip notes. The cherry, orange, and nectarine fruit esters help temper this onslaught somewhat, but the taste still proves far more bitter than the nose let on. Small touches of bread, brown sugar, and toast crust lie somewhere beneath, but are hard to find. The beer is bitter not only in flavor, but in mouthfeel, biting at the soft tissues and tickling the throat. The dandelion stem and pepper notes seem to increase as the sugars die off in the mouth, until the later stages of the beer are quite plant-like, much like chewing on stems. The aftertaste is a continuation of the bitter hops, mainly grapefruit rind and dandelion stem, and lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is a drier medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, I thought this a good double IPA, certainly wonderful in smell, but in the mouth the bitter rind-and-stem notes took over just a bit too much, making other flavors difficult to locate. I have no doubt, however, that hopheads will like this one, as it seems that they make up a good 75% of the flavors.

05-29-2012 16:43:44 | More by jondeelee
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dspencer714


5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-29-2012 01:40:16 | More by dspencer714
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tmarretti

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-27-2012 22:45:47 | More by tmarretti
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aflies

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-27-2012 02:24:15 | More by aflies
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dorf

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-27-2012 00:49:39 | More by dorf
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wcl113

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-26-2012 15:15:28 | More by wcl113
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ricksrealm

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

05-26-2012 12:08:13 | More by ricksrealm
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-26-2012 04:16:15 | More by Whiskeydeez
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SteveStein

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -77%

05-25-2012 17:24:42 | More by SteveStein
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nas4atu

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-25-2012 14:24:59 | More by nas4atu
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gearzstang

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-24-2012 23:51:56 | More by gearzstang
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured from tap into a sinfter glass at TJs in Paoli.

A: A medium orange color with a small half finger white head that leaves full lacing that disappears eventually.

S: Citrus goodness with grapefruit and other tropical fruits. The sweetness is almost sugar like in smell with the citrus lasting.

T: Citrus flavors are first with huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and a bit of lemon. There is a deep malt sweetness that is sugar like, but not overwhelming in nature. The sweetness then mixes with the fruit and turns slightly bitter as some pine notes come in. Finish stays fairly sweet and the bitterness really doesn't linger. Nice complex beer. Alcohol is there, but just warming.

M: Full, coating, fairly sweet and the hops don't pound your mouth. Prickly with some alcohol.

O: Another top notch DIPA that I'm glad made it to PA. I think this is a little on the sweeter side for a DIPA and I'm not sure I could drink a bunch of them.

Overall another quality beer from FW that ranks up there with the best of the DIPAs.

05-24-2012 17:47:06 | More by Kadonny
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Carillon


5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-24-2012 15:20:48 | More by Carillon
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JPWestCoastIPA

Washington

5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-24-2012 04:29:57 | More by JPWestCoastIPA
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-24-2012 03:01:43 | More by bigbeerfan
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-24-2012 01:34:33 | More by Stockfan42
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sbauer

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

Poured from a 22oz bomber.

A: amber, orange, clear. medium-light bodied. little or no lacing.
S: pine, grapefruit, pineapple,
T: balanced pine hops and malt, citrus and wood aftertaste
M: a bit heavy and cloying, but not overwhelming.
O: a drinkable DIPA despite the high abv. balanced and tasty flavors.

05-23-2012 05:21:12 | More by sbauer
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Dethsloth7


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-23-2012 03:37:07 | More by Dethsloth7
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obywan59

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%

The beer is crystal clear and yellow-gold in color with an off-white head that leaves minimal lacing. A tower of bubbles rises from the center of my Duvel tulip and more scattered bubbles thoughout.

It's redolent of hops, especially early on. As the beer warms the sweet malt character begins to show. Spicy hops and alcohol lend a pleasant but almost medicinal scent to the aroma. Overripe citrus and pineapple. The alcohol burns the nose and throat on deep inhalation. A first for me.

Sweet-tart taste of ripe grapefruit with the bitterness of the rind. The sweet malt is more apparent here than in the nose. Alcohol is again apparent.

Medium-thick bodied. Light carbonation. Somewhat sticky and drying in the end. Warming alcohol

Very tasty and well-rounded. The alcohol is obvious, but not overpowering. This beer should mature well.

05-23-2012 03:03:06 | More by obywan59
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mrskunk

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-22-2012 23:59:02 | More by mrskunk
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Flowyn82

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-22-2012 18:10:15 | More by Flowyn82
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