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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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5,941 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,941
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 325
Gots: 853 | 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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3.35/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought back a bottle of this from my recent trip out to Cali. Bottled on 1/26/12.

Poured into a tall goblet. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a thick white foamy head capping it off. Sticky globs of lace cling to the glass. The aroma on this one is stellar. Big citrus notes of tangerine, orange, grapefruit; light lemony-pine scent as well. Floral and sweet, just how I like it.

This one is lacking in bite, as the beer is quite smooth, almost erring on thin. This goes down really slick. The flavors are not as pronounced as I had hoped. The citrus character is almost muted, and the hops are not all that flavorful. The alcohol comes forward a bit as there is an ethanol wash on the finish. I was really excited for this one, but it ended up a bit of a letdown. Not a terrible beer, just a slightly above average one. I'd like to try a fresher version.

Onenote81, Mar 23, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Double Jack in a Gulden Draak tulip.

Some haze in an amber pour. Not much head from a tippy-top pour. 3.5

Resinous grapefruit with a little pine and lemon citrus. Dark bread malt backbone. 4.0

Smooth, with little to no bite. More hoppy grapefruit nectary goodness. Back-half pine and a lemon/lime fizzy sweetness. Toasted malt behind it all. Premium DIPA. 4.5

Smooth feel with not much carb, but sweet-drinking. 4.0

Amazing to have tried this. Stellar brew. 4.5

thecheapies, Mar 20, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

650 ml brown glass bottle with wax-foiled over standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; this brewery has largely disappointed me (particularly Abacus) but maybe they can pull off this style well. No bottled date is listed. Purchased at the tasting room in Paso Robles a few days ago.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. Paired with Panda Express Beijing beef.

A: Pours a one and a half finger head of light hints of cream, fair thickness, and pretty good retention for the 9.5% ABV. Colour is a transparent golden yellow. Not much to look at. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Hops - both floral and bittering. Some caramelized malt hints. Cream. Dry floral hops are dominant. Fairly fresh. A mild strength aroma.

T: Hops - both floral and bittering, with the bitterness winning out on the finish. Floral hops dominate until roughly the midpoint. Clean bright malts form the foundation. Noncommital grapefruit. Hints of cream. Slight citrus hints, but nowhere near as prevalent as I'd like. No real layering of flavour is present. No alcohol comes through, a fairly impressive feat. Full-bodied. No notable complexity or subtlety. Overall, it's a disappointingly simple pairing of uninspired hops with somewhat bland malts. The key to a good IPA is balance, and this one lacks it. It's built decently, but comes off as uninspired, boring, and bland. That said, its tame nature lends it more drinkability - but the sacrifice isn't worth it.

Mf: A bit sharp and overcarbonated. Too thick as well. Smooth and wet, with some light dryness from the hops about the climax. Doesn't suit the flavours particularly well. Too heavy on the palate for its lack of diverse flavours.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. A boring DIPA. I wouldn't have it again unless it was freshly-tapped at the brewery or something. Unrefreshing. Hides its ABV quite well, to its credit. Fans of the style will likely enjoy this one, but I find it mediocre. A great example of an average DIPA, which is why it's earned a C in my book. There's nothing unique or special here.

Pairing: Pairs well with spicy food.

Aging: A poor candidate for aging.

Vessel Notes: Drank okay out of me pint glass, but I imagine a snifter would do her a bit better.


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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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