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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,454 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,454
Reviews: 1,235
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 362
Gots: 1,030 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed on tap at Good Karma, 10/10/12.

Golden copper in appearance, clear with a metallic shine. A thin white head laces well when poured correctly. The hop aroma is strong with this one. Equal citrus and pine with some dankness. I can't really pick out different citrus because the pine is so strong. Golden biscuit and coppery malt lie underneath as a strong base. Biscuit carries to the taste, which turns bitter quick. A metallic taste is prevalent along with a flash of malty sweetness with grapefruit before going full on back of the tongue bitter. Earthiness and a tingly tongue signal the high IBUs in this one. The feel is acidic, but not annoyingly so. The finish is, you guessed it, dry. The lighter side of the hops show up in the burp, which is floral, kinda sweet.

Double Jack packs a punch. It's in your face, but it's not over the line and is still quite palatable. Makes you sit back a bit after a gulp, but the sweetness pulls it back enough to make it less of a sipping beer. One of the best DIPAs for sure.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy golden color with a hint of orange, Good carbonation with excellent lacing

S - Lot's of honey citrus, pineapple through and through

T - Sweet bread with crisp clean hops that linger towards a earthy herbal character. Pepper (Not hot)

M - Medium body with avg carbonation for a double IPA

O - Such a great Double IPA. A must for double IPA fans. I really enjoyed this beer.

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I love these new 12oz 4 packs. And at 12.99$ I think it is a very decent deal. Here we go.

This beer looks amazing. A nice light orange with a tough a brown in it. A nice amount of lacing as well. Slightly more hazy and this thing would be even more beautiful.

Ah, that smell. Perfect amounts of sweet malts, some piney/ wheat-like bite, and of course a huge amount of citrus. Smells similar to Union Jack but more complex. Union Jack to me seems slightly one dimensional.

The taste is really. Super piney, bitterness right away, which leads to a sweet malt/ citrus taste and goes down smooth. Some alcohol warmth. Like it's younger brother, the flavor is very dominant in that it tastes like "hops", not like hop characteristic, but like actual hop pellets. Very strange but satisfying.

It has a great medium/ heavy mouth feel. Surprisingly this beer holds up with the age. If you can get it with a few months on it, the bitterness mellows nicely and turns into a sweeter, smoother DIPA.

Might I say this one tastes like a boozier SUCKS or PLINY.

The alcohol actually distracts from the nice hop presence.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,454 ratings.