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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,110 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,110
Reviews: 1,208
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 332
Gots: 913 | FT: 27
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

oddb0d, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JPortillo, Sep 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of aimeethebrewer
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle dated 08/13/12 into a 16 oz. tulip glass.

appearance: 1 inch tall pure white head that persists and leaves some lacing. Beautiful deep golden orange with near brilliant clarity.

aroma: Huge citrusy, piney hops with a touch of fresh-cut grass. Notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Very faint malt sweetness in the background.

flavor: Loads of rich hop flavor that manages to be citrusy, piny and resinous all at the same time. Hops are followed by subtle bready malt with a touch of honey that finishes moderately dry. Balance is definitely to the hops, but the bitterness is not overpowering and the malt supports it well. Hop flavor is complex and well-rounded and is clearly the highlight of the beer.

mouthfeel: medium body, moderate carbonation. Leaves a lingering hop flavor on your tongue with no hop-derived astringency. There's a touch of alcohol warmth but it blends in well, the 9.5% abv is fairly well-hidden here.

overall: a very well-crafted double IPA that's probably in my top 5 for the style. Definitely makes me want to seek out more.

aimeethebrewer, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Bagoosh, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a bright and crystal clear deep gold. A fingers worth of pearly white foam crowns the liquid but quickly dissipates to just a thin film. Leaves spotty lacing against the glass with every sip. 

S - the aroma is one of the most intense i have ever come across. Bright candied orange and grapefruit ring character aromas are surrounded by powerful grassy and slightly piney notes. There are also jammy notes of orange marmalade and apricot spread.  Hop aroma is so powerful it drowns out anything else.

T - Lightly sweet doughy bread flavor on the tip of the tongue. Notes of candied orange peel and juicy pulpy flavors enter mid palate. Flavor is cleaner and more centered than the aroma. The candied orange peel lingers long after the finish.

M - medium bodied with a slick texture. lighter carbonation with a frothy consistency.

O - excellent. This is just a fantastic double ipa. Concentrated juicy flavor but the aroma is truly killer. So glad they put bottled it in 12oz four packs. That means i get to enjoy this awesome brew more often.

Teleweizen2, Sep 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

beercat11, Sep 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

felixljr, Sep 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

BoRaeCho, Sep 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

OGkushington, Sep 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Aduardo, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of ThePaleRider
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light amber with a one inch white head.

S - Light citrus notes and big hops. Smells well balanced between the hops and malts.

T - Piney hops right up front that smoothes out and you really pick up the sweetness in the aftertaste. Aftertaste is the real win in this beer. More and more citrus fruits start to shine along with the malts lingering around.

M - Very smooth with a decent amount of carbonation. Not oily like other DIPAs.

O - Another solid ale from Firestone-Walker. Their selection never disappoints.

ThePaleRider, Sep 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

oldvines, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a nice off-white head and decent lacing

S-fragrant pine, citrus, hints of sweet malt

T-malt, grapefruit, pine, slight caramel sweetness, nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, alcohol a little noticeable

O-a solid DIPA

MDDMD, Sep 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

yas, Sep 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

cowineaux, Sep 15, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a very translucent amber color with orangish highlights around the edges and a two finger soapy, craggy head that lasts for five minutes and leaves behind medium amounts of spotty lacing. Medium body and carbonation levels, texturally snappy, fresh, and crisp.

Smells intensely of pine pitch, fresh grapefruit and orange peel, and medium amounts of Simcoe-styled onion and garlic, marijuana and dankness, moist overturned earth and a touch of florals and spice over the top of a clean caramel scent, absolutely NO booziness at all in either the nose or the taste.

Flavor contains all of the elements from the nose but emphasizes mostly the dank, grapefruit pith, and resinous hopping aspects at a surprisingly medium-strength level in combination with enough caramel malt to keep the palate wrecking action partially in check. It manages to be big and bold without going over the top and becoming just another mere hop bomb. More well-balanced and complex than most DIPAs I've had to date! It was well worth trying, and I recommend that you try it too.

WastingFreetime, Sep 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Aleforme, Sep 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

gabeuop79, Sep 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

buckywarren, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

mwarriner, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JigsawRecords, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

flyersfan900, Sep 11, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,110 ratings.