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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,339 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,339
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 349
Gots: 988 | 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%

Rickstar, Sep 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

djcira, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

johnyb, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ste5venla, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

deonreds, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, golden tangerine color. Medium to large, thick, sticky, creamy, tight, white head. Great retention and lacing.

S - A lot of citrus aroma, in particular grapefruit. Some orange and pine hop aromas. A fairly strong sweet caramel and toffee note backing up the big hoppiness.

T - Loads of hop flavor with citrus (grapefruit) being very strong and upfront. Some resinous, oily pine taste along with a bitter flavor. There is a significant caramel malt backbone. Some ethanol/vodka alcohol flavors start to creep in. Slight burn on the finish with sweet caramel, bitterness, and a touch of alcohol lingering.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. A bit sticky and cloying (particularly on the finish).

D - Nice DIPA for sipping, but not one I'd drink quick. Big flavors, a lot of hoppiness, and some sweet and alcohol flavors with that stickiness made me want some water along side this.

Notes: Nice DIPA. Loads of hops and big flavors. Alcohol and sweetness were a bit much for me, and when combined with that slight cloying aspect, it was a little much. Very nice DIPA to sip on though. For the price it is a nice treat but not an elite DIPA.

FreshHawk, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Glopez, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of duceswild
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured in in to a SA perfect pint glass. Bottled on 4/13/2012. Picked up for 8.49 a bottle.

Pours a golden yellow with brownish tint. Pour left about three fingers worth of head the slowly faded leaving no lacing. Smells is of pine and hops. Taste is of hoppy pine with a little spice,on the aftertaste. Also taste is not overly bitter like other DIPAs. Mouthful is moderately carbonate with a dry finish.

Overall this is a solid DIPA that I would go for again.

duceswild, Sep 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

schteve825, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

stafford2, Aug 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

KJabo, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Tom-Peters, Aug 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

crob3888, Aug 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Sluggo81, Aug 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

MrVonzipper, Aug 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Hessian257, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Gehrig13, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

GoGators, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

xdtfx, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

No enjoy be date on the label.
Poured fairly aggressively into a standard pint glass.

A: A fairly agressive pour resulted in about one finger of light biege head that quickly disapated into a single layer of bubbles. The brew is a very nice golden orange and pretty clear.

S: The aroma is a big pine rush, with some grapefruit and just a little bit of malt sweetness, too.

T: Nice grapefruit and pine resin and just a hint of sipciness. There is also a malt backbone present that is just enough to hold the grapefruit and pine together.

M: The body is on the heavier side of medium and there is just the right amount of carbonation for this style of beer.

O: A great pine and grapefruit whack. This beer makes only a slight concession to the malts - just enough malt to keep the hops from getting out of control. This is an outstanding version of the completely hops focused type of IPA. This should be on any hop heads' list of must trys.

Beer_Runner, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

uawildcat, Aug 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bifrost17, Aug 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

TheMaimed, Aug 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Jmac91, Aug 24, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,339 ratings.