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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,465 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,465
Reviews: 1,238
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 363
Gots: 1,038 | 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 hoppytobehere
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 8/13/12, so 3 months old.

A: Clear, bright copper color. 2 finger head that sticks around for a long while. Great lacing. Simply a delicious looking beer.

S: Huge bitter hop aroma, some grapefruit and malt. Similar to their Union Jack, no surprise there.

T: Hop bite up front, then some relief from citrus flavors. Not a ton of malt, but it's there. Lingering hop flavor. Very well-balanced.

M: Syrupy, could maybe use a little more carbonation. Alcohol is very noticeable. I've had other doubles that do a better job with this.

O: Great IIPA. I would love to try it fresh sometime.

Photo of esullivan880
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ComRock12
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of yoitsarch
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of theGlasstronaut
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Jlk819
3/5  rDev -30.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of TequilaTom
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of tswater
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of JohnnyB
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ScaryEd
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of NarrowG8
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've never given a 100 before, but -

A - looks like a light beer but with shine and begging to be slurped down.

S - sounds weird but soapy, grapefruit & toffee (some sort of sweet that is light)

T - Piney, grapefruit, acorn, biscuit, clementine, bubblegum

M - Almost like a champagne. Light with a slight stickiness

Something about this beer ... I was looking for an IPA that wasn't over the top and had some balance but still gave you some great hop forward taste. This beer was overwhelmingly good. It was refreshing, tasteful, warming, comforting and amazingly delicious. I know this won't be a perfect experience for all; albeit, for me it just seemed so at the moment.

Photo of JorgeOjeda
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Dank26
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of sprucetip
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looker, for what that's worth (not much to me). Clear, golden/orange, modest white head that falls and leaves no lacing to speak os.

Aroma is not wicked complex, but quite fruity. Citrus and sweet pineapple like hues mixing with some boozy heat. Can't find much malt in there, but it's solidly hoppy and quite pleasant. And it doesn't peter out.

Malty sweet, though without much malt in the flavor profile. Bitterness is there by fairly gentle, moderate at most, and joined by citrusy hop flavors. Taste is of a legit DIPA, though without much complexity added by the grain bill. I suspect that was the intention of the brewers, so not a slam, just a description.

Adequate carbonation with medium body that seems kinda thin for a beer of this abv. Some boozy warming, a wee bit of viscosity, and a tinge of bitterness in the finish.

I have had this before, but didn't really remember it in any detail. When I first popped it open, it seemed ok. I noticed the thinnish body and relative lack of malt character, and was kind of disappointed. But the hops do shine brightly, and it is well balanced. I suspect this is more or less what the brewers were after, and it's a good beer. If it cost as much as other DIPA bombers I probably wouldn't get it much, but since if was $3-4 less than other bombers where I live, I could see revisiting this one now and again.

Photo of ejhansen7
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into standard Starr Hill pint. Bottled 9/27/12, so it's just over a month old.

A - Pours a totally transparent golden color with very little head. Giner-ale like in appearance. The small amount of carbonation that appears on the surface migrates to the edge of the glass. Decent lacing.

S - Big floral hop aroma with fresh tangerine& grapefruit citrus fruit. Some sugary malts and faint alcohol round this one out.

T - Starts with orange peel, grapefruit and coriander. The biscuit malt backbone comes next, followed by a resinous pine bitterness. Tart grapefruit lingers on the tongue after each sip. A complexity of hops and balanced flavors make the taste here.

M - Just bubbly enough with a medium body. Very well done.

O - This is a beer that doesn't wow me, but is very good at what it does. There are no defining characteristics, yet no weaknesses. I can't decide what hop flavors are most dominant between floral (mostly in the aroma), citrus, and pine. Well balanced, complex, and pretty much just what I think of when I think of the DIPA style. It is a very good representative of the style and I recommend it if you have not yet tried it.

Photo of divineaudio
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap the owen & engine pub in chicago. served in a tulip.

a - pours a hazy, bright amber color with a thin cap of tan head. after calming i get a thin film and sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass.

s - mango, grapefruit, pine resin, toffee.

t - sweet citrus complemented by a pronounced, resinous bitterness. has enough of a malt base to not be a total hop bomb. notes of toffee, grapefruit, mango, pine. faint alcohol taste in the finish.

m - heavier side of medium, but just barely. adequate carbonation, medium co2 profile. noticeable alcohol warmth.

o - a solid beer, well crafted, and enjoyable. had to take my time getting through this one though, 9.5% abv catches up fast. i'd like to get my hands on more of this.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,465 ratings.