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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,486 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,486
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 291
Gots: 698 | FT: 30
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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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been craving west coast IPA's lately!

A: Beer pours a pale orange and remains completely transparent. It is topped off with a monstrous 2+ fingered, creamy white head that fades slowly and leaves behind some lacing.

S: Floral piney notes upfront are followed by tangy citrus and sweet malts. Great smells, just too subtle for me.

T: The brew starts with floral and piney hops upfront (like the smell) with a fair amount of bitterness to them. The bitterness is followed by sweet candied malts that surprisingly allow the bitterness to return that resonate long after each sip. Hides the ABV well too!

M: Creamy, medium/heavy for the variety, little burn from the booze, well carbonated.

O: Not quite as elegant as say, Pliny, but makes up for its faults in shear boldness and character.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 17:47:35 | More by tjkinate
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 13:19:16 | More by jwelsh
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pauljunk

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 04:30:36 | More by pauljunk
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bum732

Lesotho

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Bold citrus along with some pine. Mostly orange with some peach and grapefruit. Touch of bready malt.

L: Fairly clear bright burnt orange. Off-white creamy head that dissipates to a good dusting.

T: Dank hops along with lots of peach with a slight breadiness. Medium high citrus bitterness, slightly harsh with lots more citrus along with some dank notes.

M: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

West coast blast of hops. A really solid beer that is just barely missing that balance to be a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 02:39:29 | More by bum732
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ScreamForMe

Washington

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 02:14:57 | More by ScreamForMe
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pulp1994

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 00:07:36 | More by pulp1994
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-18-2011 00:06:09 | More by nmann08
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-17-2011 21:30:05 | More by kevwcamp
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Skunkdrool

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-17-2011 20:09:15 | More by Skunkdrool
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-17-2011 13:33:07 | More by sideshowe
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-17-2011 09:06:50 | More by Texasfan549
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andrewm190

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably one of the last IPAs I'll do this calendar year, but one of the best. It didn't strike me as particularly complicated, just straight to the point, good hops. This is my first Firestone brew and their ability to cram a ton of hops into a beer and not make it overwhelming, or so bitter your face and throat contort sideways is impressive. The "Double Jack" poured a thick and frothy head and revealed a strong hops aroma. Tasted of hops obviously, maybe a touch buttery? Maybe a touch nutty? Maybe not, but the hops were great, and by the end of it, I didn't feel an immediate need to brush my teeth with a Brillo pad.

Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 06:59:51 | More by andrewm190
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LSUPT

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-17-2011 06:23:19 | More by LSUPT
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pest

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-17-2011 05:41:38 | More by pest
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emaciated

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-17-2011 05:09:32 | More by emaciated
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draheim

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (bottled 10/10/2011) poured into a tulip. Pours a gorgeous, crystal-clear amber color with effervescent carbonation and a fluffy white head. A beautiful beer to behold. Among the best-carbed IPAs I've ever seen.

Aroma is tropical grapefruity citrus, cool pine, sticky hop resin. Smells wonderfully fresh and clean.

Taste is perfectly balanced. The solid malt presence is tempered by copious bitter and aromatic hops. Even the high alcohol works with the other ingredients as a flavor enhancer. Everything works together in harmony. This is a luxurious, well-crafted beer. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean; sticky, chewy, a little oily.

Overall, when fresh this is an outstanding, world-class DIPA. But I imagine that even a few weeks past its prime this beer could slide quickly downhill into caramel malt bomb territory. There's just too much malt and too much hops to keep this perfect balance for long.

This is truly a double IPA in every sense.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 05:08:58 | More by draheim
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discreplayboss

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-17-2011 04:40:13 | More by discreplayboss
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vonburgey

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-17-2011 04:23:09 | More by vonburgey
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-17-2011 04:00:02 | More by CEDAMA
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benz08

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-17-2011 03:32:55 | More by benz08
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BrooBub

Maryland

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-17-2011 02:06:48 | More by BrooBub
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sobeleg

New York

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-17-2011 00:12:46 | More by sobeleg
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codynevels

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-16-2011 23:40:24 | More by codynevels
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mjr2377

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-16-2011 23:27:10 | More by mjr2377
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

trxxpaxxs sent me this as an extra in our trade. Thanks dude!

22oz bomber.

A- Pours a hazy golden/orange color with a thick white foam head that leaves good lacing.

S- Huge grapefruit hop aroma with some pine and alcohol. A touch of caramel malt is present in the nose but overall the hop aroma dominates.

T- Sticky hop bitterness upfront with a noticeable malt sweetness in the finish. The bitterness is restrained but the hop flavor is still pronounced with some citrus and pine flavors coming through.

M- Medium bodied (slightly on the full side) with good carbonation. Not quite as dry as I was expecting.

O- Very solid DIPA and glad I got the chance to try it.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 23:09:58 | More by projectflam86
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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