Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Poured into my crystal mug, the beer is a clear deep golden color and builds a one finger high white head, which dissipates fast, but leaves very good lacing.
The smell is piney with fruit like peach and pineapple. Very inviting!
Tasting the beer, the fruit flavors hit first. The peach and pineapple notes are mingled with some citrus upfront. The middle has a malty backbone, but mild and subtle enough, not to overpower, but to nicely balance. In the finish some piney hops linger on the tongue, leaving a great aftertaste.
A really great medium bodied beer, which fits the style. The ABV us well hidden.
01-26-2012 03:46:11 | More by Hopfenpeter
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Bittersweet Liquors in Greeley, CO.
A – Golden with good clarity and a sturdy white head. It looks alive with a good flow of bubbles and thick lacing.
S – Mostly piney hops with some citrusy and earthy characteristics. It really jumps out at you.
T – Rich and complex with piney and citrusy notes and a lurking sense of alcohol (yet even at 9.5%, it never fully reveals itself though it gets braver as it warms). The malt provides a proper foundation but stays well in the background.
M – Creamy, silky and even a bit oily.
O – An effective and impressive Double IPA that successfully tests the bounds of that style.
01-26-2012 01:39:51 | More by GJ40
4.83/5 rDev +11.3%
First beer review, so take it for what it is worth.
A: Beautiful amber color (maybe, i am color blind)
S: Very Herbel and floral, makes you want to take a big sip!
T: Hoppy and amazing, smooth
M: Hits the palate very well, does not overwhelm like many do.
O: Love it cant wait for another!
01-22-2012 01:48:48 | More by cbrunpc
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
Bottle poured into GI tulip
A - dark copper color with a nice frothy, two finger head that sits on top. Look is very clean and shiny and reminds me a bit of looking at a copper still. Decent amount of carbonation streams up the middle of the glass
S - main scent is pine hops with a slight tropical fruit notes. I pick up hints of tangerine and pineapple. A nice and rather fragrant nose overall
T - taste is initially piney and pine hops are the main characteristic of the beer. There is a nice, mild malt backbone to this that keeps it balanced. From this sweetness I note citrus, mostly orange, pineapple, and hints of orange zest. The finish is dry with the main pine flavors lingering on the tongue well after the beer is gone. It does well to cover its ABV and is actually a bit on the hoppier side for the style.
As it approaches room temperartue, the beer actually improves as the sweet flavors become much more pronouced up front and balances the hops on the backside of the beer beautifully.
MF - medium body with a nice, slight stickiness to it. Carbonation is present and matches well to the body to give the beer a nice, full character. Can definitely get the hop resin coating both while drinking the beer and lingering in the finish
O - A very good DIPA that leans on the hoppier side of the style, which isn't a bad thing at all. It brings a strong hop presence but has just enough malty sweetness to balance the beer overall. This is one of those beers where everything about it is good and there are no clear opportunities for improvement, yet it has nothing about it that screams phenomenal. Solid offering from FW and a very good deal for the price
01-21-2012 01:27:07 | More by jeonseh
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,735 ratings.