1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Double JackDouble Jack

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

6,320 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,320
Reviews: 1,221
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 346
Gots: 982 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Double Jack Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,320 | Reviews: 1,221 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 3Hops
4/5  rDev -7.8%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of mjohnson17
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

mjohnson17, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of IKR
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber color with a medium-sized white head that gradually faded.

Smell: Primarily Pine aromas.

Taste:The pine aromas carry over to the taste. The malts make themselves known as a slight sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden. Very crisp and clean after-taste.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: A good beer in my opinion.

IKR, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jsnoek, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of chrisrose30
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

chrisrose30, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

szmnnl99, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

jeanphony, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of gobseulmuhri
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i was recommended this beer by a microbrewer near me who brewed possibly the best ipa of any style i've tasted so far in my short beer infatuation. i looked around a lot for this beer but surprisingly found it at the liquor store closets to my apt. stars were aligned, or so i thought.

poured out of a bomber into a snifter glass. the appearance is a copper gold, and a gentle pour produced a beautiful 1 inch head. solid retention and nice lacing through and through.

on the nose, it's primarily piney, resiney hops. some citrus and a little bit of malt background. all of it is very intense, and there's a significant amount of alcohol burn even on the nose. i suppose it's what you'd expect from a DIPA.

the taste is very much like the nose. piney, resiney, citruisy, and sticky with a bit of alcohol burn. the caramel malt background is definitely present and appreciated, but man the hops dominate this brew. overall, it's very pleasant tasting. and smooth.

mouthfeel is on the heavy side. it's sticky and resiny with medium carbonation. this thing s a meal unto itself.

didn't blow my socks off, but it's still a very good beer overall. personally, i feel a lighter version of this beer would fare much better for my palate. union jack, here i come!

gobseulmuhri, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jmdrpi, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of RussBecker1
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

RussBecker1, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of 4thelvofbeer
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge fan of this beer. I have not had any Firestone Walker brews before, but this is a really nice IPA. Nice all around. Crisp, refreshing, bitter, tart....
A: Pours exactly what a great IPA should look like
S: Citrusy notes, fresh, clean
T: Bitter and tart, but not at all sour...this is a really smooth, right on IPA
O: A really fine IPA, this is good....

4thelvofbeer, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of falconxman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

falconxman, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of raythealeman
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

raythealeman, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's a rare thing for me when a double IPA is outshined by it's single counterpart. Union Jack is just that good. I think this one offers a little more in the nose, but the extra alcohol and stickiness of the Double Jack get in the way a little more on the tongue. Don't get me wrong, though, it's still a great IIPA, but when you also consider the stiffer competition in this field, I can't give it my highest recommendation.

TheRealBigC, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of ipahead
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ipahead, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Narshwaggle
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Narshwaggle, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of ricktizo
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ricktizo, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ellswrth, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of shaps
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

shaps, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Japple
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Japple, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of DrFunkenstein
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DrFunkenstein, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of durlta
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

durlta, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of discdueler
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

discdueler, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of UpstateNYhophead
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A real nice IPA! Really smooth considering the ABV. It starts pretty hard but finishes real smooth. It is better than most of 1000's IPAs out there. This takes their good single IPA to the next level. I would recommend this beer to any hop head. Enjoy!

UpstateNYhophead, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice medium orange, transparent, with a cream colored finger of head. Left some nice spotty lacing. The aroma was ripe, juicy citrus fruits, orange, pineapple, lemongrass, pine, resins and a hint of malty sweetness. Initially, the taste has a big malt sweetness to it, with a tinge of astringent alcohol burn. Then comes the tropical fruits and pine resins. It's good, but not quite as whimsically hoppy as the aroma. The body was full, creamy, slightly rich and sticky.

This is an overall great DIPA. It's a little hot, but that's not too much of a detractor.

EgadBananas, Jul 20, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,320 ratings.