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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,810 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,810
Reviews: 1,189
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 315
Gots: 818 | 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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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-11-2012 01:39:44 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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spark3148857

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-10-2012 20:11:56 | More by spark3148857
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-10-2012 19:56:21 | More by gueuzegossage
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-10-2012 19:02:56 | More by juliusseizure
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Giovacchini

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-10-2012 17:06:06 | More by Giovacchini
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-10-2012 12:28:47 | More by virinow
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paulozanello

Brazil

4.68/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a dark golden color, very transparent, with a fluffy tan head that sticks for a while leaving good lacing.
Very fresh bottle, as it should be.

Aroma is heavenly and very centered on citric and tropical fruit: grapefruit, tangerine, orange, mango, pineapple - you name it, it's all here. All very well backed up by caramel mat and a light booze note.

Taste starts out very fruity and citric as well, taking also a mild grassy note. Very important to point out that the maltiness is just right riding below the surface, with nice caramel sweetness. Bitterness is mild and well rounded, with a fruity aftertaste.

Body is very mild given the style. Carbonation is mild to low and alcohol almost non apparent. Dry finish leaves the mouth open for the next sip. Drinkability is huge on this beer.

Overall this is without a doubt one of the finest DIPAs ever made. The hop fruitiness gives some kind of a sweetness to this beer that blends very well with the bitterness.

02-09-2012 23:32:57 | More by paulozanello
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HopHeadAndy

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-09-2012 07:13:17 | More by HopHeadAndy
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mikemoeller112

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-09-2012 05:52:47 | More by mikemoeller112
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chalkfullof

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-09-2012 03:45:05 | More by chalkfullof
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bigorange

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-08-2012 23:41:31 | More by bigorange
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RichH55

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-08-2012 19:10:40 | More by RichH55
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jasinviso

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-08-2012 07:22:57 | More by jasinviso
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

Bottled on 01/05/2012. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear, brilliant bright golden orange. A huge white foam head develops and reaches the top of the glass before the pour is finished. The head takes a good amount of time to dwindle down to a cap and in doing so leaves exceptional lacing on the glass.

Huge citrusy and tropical fruit aromas spring from the glass before the beer has even settled. Grapefruit and nice pineapple notes are here. The beer smells sweet, but pleasantly so. The sweetness is balanced by some nice piny hop character.

The taste follows extremely closely with the nose. The hops in each sip are huge. Big, juicy citrus and tropical fruits are balanced by a honey-like sweetness that seems to be present, but in the background, throughout each sip. Some nice pine brings on a bit of bitterness at the finish but it's not of the overwhelming variety.

The mouthfeel is big and slick with medium carbonation. The beer finishes semi-dry, probably a bit drier than most DIPAs of this stature.

This is an excellent DIPA. Definitely one I'd like to see fresh more often. Great hop aromas and flavors are balanced nicely with some sweetness. The beer is really bright and clean.

02-08-2012 04:31:10 | More by ms11781
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-08-2012 03:46:54 | More by Wetpaperbag
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Nameyourhop

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-07-2012 22:30:10 | More by Nameyourhop
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morningthief

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-07-2012 22:23:54 | More by morningthief
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SoCalStout

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-07-2012 07:31:34 | More by SoCalStout
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tony223366

California

4.47/5  rDev +3%

A: Three fingers of extremely fluffy white head. Lots of really gorgeous lacing. Lots of action is easily apparent, which is always a good sign. Nice golden color with a really beautiful clarity.

S: Huge aromatics, big citrus and pine elements. Freshly cut crass. Caramel malts are absolutely here. A bit of alcohol is present. Smells amazing.

T: So crisp and delicious. I'd put this just a step behind pliny. Huge floral, citric flavors and some great pine-ness. Flavorful caramel malts. I'd like just a tad more malts for balance. Besides that it's delicious and I really enjoy it.

M: Slick mouthfeel, medium body or so and great carbonation. You need that carbonation to pull you through the rest of the big abv, hop bitterness and richness.

O: Loved having this right after union jack. You can see how different they are but both great. This is a premium DIPA. Just a hair behind pliny which has a richer malt base.

02-07-2012 05:56:57 | More by tony223366
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myzamboni

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-07-2012 01:38:26 | More by myzamboni
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

02-06-2012 23:53:35 | More by jwat
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-06-2012 22:42:39 | More by Rekrule
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Pecafaced

Maryland

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-06-2012 20:42:59 | More by Pecafaced
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-06-2012 16:34:50 | More by AngusOg
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Pahn

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-06-2012 01:43:57 | More by Pahn
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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