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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,003 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,003
Reviews: 1,203
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 330
Gots: 877 | 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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Photo of TMath524
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

TMath524, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of kc44
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful burnished gold, stunningly clear, enormous dense foamy head hangs around, leaves thick rings on the glass as I sip it down. Just a knockout in the looks department, couldn't be more inviting. If you don't think a beer's appearance means much, just take a look at how this one compares to other DIPAs, many of which are notably hazier. Smells of resinous pine, somewhat floral and a little catty. There's some breadiness and malty sweetness on the nose too. Mmhmm. Taste hits with initial perfect balance, the hop flavor presents itself and vamps for a bit before the bitterness takes center stage and the brew dries out real hard. Bitterness just hangs and hangs, lovely. Taste-wise, you'd never know this beer rocks a 9.5 abv, totally stashed behind a malt decoy and a great wall of hops. Pleasantly medium bodied, a bit viscous and sticky, could maybe use just a touch more carbonation. All in all, an absolute work of art. It is easy to become jaded in a world where we've been handed big bold imperial IPAs for several years, but Double Jack manages to make a unique mark. I've had almost nothing in this style that I haven't enjoyed; remembering one among the rest doesn't always happen, and it does with this example. Not to be missed.

kc44, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of SaneMan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SaneMan, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of webmanspidey
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip. It is a golden color with a decent amount of carbonation. Smells are floral hops, honey, citrus, and light grassiness. Taste is a blend of lemon, honey, and bitter orange peel. Some earthy grassiness is present as well. The alcohol hides itself fairly well, keeping it pretty drinkable.

webmanspidey, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

polishkaz, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

n00blar, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of beerrooster
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

beerrooster, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of yesyouam
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Firestone Walker Double Jack is a dense, very clear, sparkling golden ale topped with an elastic off-white foam that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a huge floral hop aroma. It smells sweet and candy like, pretty citrusy. It's pretty full bodied and smooth. The finish is quick and clean. It's flavorful and well balanced. There's a soft sweetness from start to finish. It tastes floral at first, but the bitterness turns to citrus by the finish. The aftertaste is long and bitter, with the flavor of orange peel and fresh cracked black pepper. The sweetness hangs on for a while as well. This is really solid stuff. I'll buy this again, for sure.

yesyouam, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Pugs78, Mar 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Massbmx, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bb8189, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Chugger, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Stevie_Janowski, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bconsidine, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

abcramer, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of rdub68
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

rdub68, Mar 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

theminutemen, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Sailracer, Mar 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

amosher13, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Onenote81
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

sammo, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Reed, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jmtpi, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bmur112, Mar 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

jrcmlc, Mar 21, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,003 ratings.