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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,119 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,119
Reviews: 1,208
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 332
Gots: 918 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

cowineaux, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
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%

Trulius_Slackerus, Sep 13, 2012
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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
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jhillwastaken, Sep 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

GFish, Sep 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jakea, Sep 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Ankur, Sep 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Mazarate, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of hardy008
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear light amber color with a 3 finger foamy white head, with very good retention and lacing. Smells like grapefruit, pine, and caramel malt.

The taste is sweeter than I would have guessed from the aroma, but there is also plenty of delicious bitterness, and that's what a great DIPA is all about. I can taste grapefruit, pine, caramel malt, and a little pineapple.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden for 9.50 % abv. Their is a bittersweet aftertaste, and this is an incredibly smooth beer. I am glad I had a chance to try this.

hardy008, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

laughingman4929, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sweet yet spicey. Citrus and pines. Good balance. Yellow to brown blouse when held up to a window. Very fine carbonation. The lacing on the glass is unique - doesn't fall off but also not webbed. Nose is orange and pine sap. Some malt syrup is present via the pine sap. Taste is sweet at first with a grade A maple syrup and the. Quickly spices with the hops.

Oakenator, Sep 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

RBM, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

benfairbank, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

thinwhiteduke, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Fahz, Sep 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

brentblack1, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Punkyg0608, Sep 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

quetzal013, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

IpeeAye, Sep 05, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,119 ratings.