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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,958 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,958
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

gearzstang, May 25, 2012
Photo of Kadonny
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Kadonny, May 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Carillon, May 24, 2012
Photo of JPWestCoastIPA
5/5  rDev +15.2%

JPWestCoastIPA, May 24, 2012
Photo of bigbeerfan
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

bigbeerfan, May 24, 2012
Photo of Stockfan42
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Stockfan42, May 24, 2012
Photo of sbauer
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

sbauer, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Dethsloth7, May 23, 2012
Photo of obywan59
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

obywan59, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mrskunk, May 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Flowyn82, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SuqMadique, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

TimP2115, May 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Ohiovania, May 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Bottletap, May 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DerwinWentworth, May 21, 2012
Photo of denver10
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orangey copper with a thick white thumbs width head. Nice lacing. A wonderfully hoppy aroma with some pine and orange in the front and some sweet tropical fruits, peach and a little malt coming in the back. As it warms, the sweet, fruity side of the aroma takes over. Flavor mimics the aroma quite well with a medium level bitterness to it. A crisp mouthfeel with some activity Lacking any creaminess or silkiness to it though. Overall, one of those beers I have forever wanted to try but always chose something else instead when at the store. Better late than never I suppose, this is a very nice beer from Firestone like I expected it to be.

denver10, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

gbrill, May 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

CaptCleveland, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

oldp0rt, May 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

rydev24, May 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

SickNukes, May 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Tpsauer, May 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

standardcherry, May 18, 2012
Photo of Momar42
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle dated 02/01/12 poured into my new Quinze Duvel tulip (thanks thagr81us).

A - clear deep yellow/amber in color. Vigorous pour yields 2+ fingers of fluffy dense white foam with nice crown. Dissipates gradually with minimal lacing.

S - might be past it's "prime" but still has a good nose. Makes me determined to find it fresher or on tap. Citrus comes thru but mild now. Grapefruits, oranges with a teasing hint of what I swear is apricots. There is a sweetness as well that is likely countered with the hops from a newer bottling.

T - it has certainly mellowed noticeably but the citrus comes out still. Apricots here again and I must say its an interesting flavor profile. Sadly the hops are far less present in the flavor. Nice flavor but no punch.

M - smooth, doesn't linger too long and finishes nice too.

O - a nice beer that promises to yield much better results when fresh. I will revise my review when I obtain a newer bottle. This is for those who are debating on an older offering. Truly drinkable and enjoyable and oddly, even without the hop character, the ABV is still hidden remarkably. This was a gift so no complaints beside the tease of what a fresher bottle will yield. To quote the Governator; I'll be back.

Momar42, May 18, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,958 ratings.