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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,131 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,131
Reviews: 1,209
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 332
Gots: 923 | FT: 27
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Mack2012, May 17, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 6 April 2012. Thanks to wsucoug96 for the sweet extra.

Pours very clear golden yellow, the color of apple juice, with a few little streams of bubbles, that oddly aren't centered on the nucleation point of my Duvel tulip. One finger of really dense just-off-white head. Super dense head, with loads of lacing.

Smell is nice citrusy grapefruit hops. Heavy on the grapefruit, with both the citrus and the acidic twang. I like it. Has a good fullness underneath the hops, with some light sweetness supporting the hops. Doesn't rush into the nose the way my favorite DIPAs do, but it's good.

Taste is good - beefy, malty, and hoppy, but balanced. Has enough malts to keep up with all those hops, which is one of the reasons I prefer stronger IPAs. Includes a nice shot of bitterness, as expected, but it peaks in the middle and drops off late. Finish is more fruity than bitter.

Medium-heavy body, quite sticky. Moderate carbonation, persistent finish.

A nice citrus-bitter-balanced double IPA. I'd put it just a step below the top tier.

zeledonia, May 16, 2012
Photo of pearljam118
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 4/6/12 poured into a tulip

A - Golden orange with decent retention

S - Nice and piney off the bat with some boozy showing up after pouring

T - Nice and abrasive. Piney and hoppy with no booze to speak of though it's 9.5%

M - Nicely carbonated, just slightly lighter than what I would give a perfect score.

O - This is a great DIPA. If I could find it fresh, it's an easy go to if I can't find something new.

pearljam118, May 15, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Double Jack Imperial IPA pours a dark orange color, with one-inch of fluffy white head that also provides plenty of lacing. A true California IIPA with a HUGE bouquet of hoppy aromas like citrus, grapefruit, pine, apricot, and pineapple all seemingly dipped in caramel. Amazing nose! The brew begins with a strong caramel flavor that quickly gives way to hoppy bursts of citrus and tropical fruit flavors with some piney notes in the finish. Super smooth and incredibly balanced, Double Jack is medium bodied and moderate in the level of carbonation. Simply a fantastic Imperial IPA by a fantastic brewery!

Cheers!

phishsihq, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

olympicgatorade, May 15, 2012
Photo of goldendenizen
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: orange in hue with a nice lightness to it. Just enough lacing to keep me happy.

S: The smell is a precursor to its amazing taste. Grapefruit, pine, touch of orange, and a malt overtone.

T: Damn tasty and brings to essence true West Coast DIPA. The great flavor notes hides the alcohol level.

M: A bit oily for me but goes down like a dream nonetheless.

O: Very happy I purchased the 22oz bomber. Quenches the DIPA thirst. Not my all time fav by no means, but a quality brew I'd buy again.

goldendenizen, May 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

cfcairns, May 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

StevieDavie, May 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

joewsorenson, May 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

StubFaceJoe, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jdhasse, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BillMueller, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bumchilly25, May 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

DWolf, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Ktmktm01, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

HamGlade10, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

IPAchris, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

atone315, May 10, 2012
Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber in the glass. Modest head, pleasantly spritzy. Huge slam of hops in the aroma.

Rich malty mouthful with a sharp flavor, but mellowed by the warm malt. Lots of piney woods in this, with a mango taste. Quite bitter, but not a tongue takeover. Some orange flavors, with plenty of citrus peel.

Really a fine big DIPA, and I'm not especially an enthusiast of the style. Very spicy with loads of aromatic hops. A winey mouthfeel. Really tasty stuff. Another win for Firestone Walker.

mactrail, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

MaseFace, May 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DCrockcity, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Mealhouse, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

prisoner1572, May 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BeerBucks, May 09, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a nice clear, light caramel with a 2 finger off-white head. Big popcorn stucco white lacing remains on the glass.

S- Ahhhh! Big amounts of citrus (orange, pineapple, grapefruit), and definitely has some sweetness in there.

T- grapefruit and pineapple, followed by sweet caramel, and nice amount of bitter orange rind.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slightly oily and creamy.

O- excellent dipa. Nearly perfect amount of sweet, citrus and bitterness. Very well balanced and drinkable.

kawilliams81, May 09, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,131 ratings.