Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,810 ratings.