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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,469 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,469
Reviews: 1,238
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 363
Gots: 1,039 | FT: 31
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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Photo of MCain04
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into DFH IPA glass, 1 month fresh.

Pours a golden, light amber clear body with a soapy head of good retention and lacing. Stunning color on the body.

Smell is of tropical fruits, orange peel, alcohol esters, sweet candied malts, and pine resin.

Taste is similar to the nose - a big beer with a lot of malty sweetness and noticeable alcohol. Fruity hop flavor and moderate bitterness attempt to balance the beer but come up a little short. Lingering sweetness and a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, great carbonation, smooth, sticky, dry finish.

Overall a very solid DIPA which is year-round and available in 4 packs, great choice if you like sweetness without over-the-top IBU. Very easy drinking and warming. Not my favorite, but I've enjoyed it multiple times and will continue to enjoy.

Photo of Jimmys
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bomber into tulip. relatively fresh stuff considering my location on the opposite coast, bottled on 11/19/12.

A: crystal clear body. bright copper hued. big frothy bright white head. retention is great, frothy throughout. spotted chunky lacing left behind.

S: big time pine. citrus as well. a combination of kiwi, lime, and mint leaves. caramel undertones keep things in check.

T: plenty of hops starts things off. super piney and resinous. bitter throughout. certainly hoppy, but there is a definite balance between grain and hop here. the grist is dry, there is even a slight rye flavor in there. lingering hop flavor with a bit of bitterness into the finish.

M: ample carbonation, I know this body is full, but it really drinks like a medium.

D: plenty of hop flavor, while still remaining to have balance. super tasty. go get some, get it free if you can.

Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Eaglefan344
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of jmaharaj
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale orange with a thin white and fleeting head. Smells absolutely delicious. Grapefruit and woodsy pine. As expected the hops dominate the nose but they seem to swell above a thick malt base.
Taste isnt quite as wonderful as the aroma but still very good. Snappy bitterness up front gives way to more delicate hop notes. Pine at first then grapefruit, finally ending a little tannic. The malt doesnt do as much as i would have thought from a taste standpoint, but the beer does have a good medium/medium-thick body. A little livelier carbonation might have helped the hop complexity, but overall this is a nice double ipa. Seems like Firestone Walker has their IPAs down.

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date (?) of 11/30/12

A ~ Honey Amber hue - 1 1/2 finger nice tight bubbly head
S ~ Citrus, honey, a little bready malt, pine
T - Very smooth, wouldn't know it's 9.5 at all, very well balanced between hops & malts, just a hint of lingering hops on the back end - with a very slight alcohol burn
M ~ Light - but coats the mouth very well, very clean
O~ Very nice & extremely drinkable...could get in trouble with this one. This has held up well for it's age. Bravo FW!

Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of mhbarber
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Chadhowie
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Again, Firestone delivers an excellent high quality beer with the Double Jack. Imperial in every way, this beer tastes like a party in your mouth. Large and bold, it gives you what you would expect from a double. Definitely worth the money too; not too expensive.

Photo of aorloski
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MADamora
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of dbattey
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of ShutOutTheSky
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Beerswag
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jderosia603
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dc4three
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Tibi81
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of CanisMajor
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of HugeBulge
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of slammo
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I always but always have some Double Jack on hand in my fridge. It is a staple in my rotation, possibly my favorite. Citrus fruit and grapefruit are awesome in both nose and taste. I can drink a few of these not noticing the alcohol and it creeps up on you. Who's complaining? Also the finale of many a session for me.

Photo of trippyime
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of sirsteve42
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MrBoh
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,469 ratings.