Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
I wish I could get six-packs of this stuff! Well, it pours clear and golden into my Hulk pint glass. The smell is a very inviting citrus hops. The taste follows the nose closely, but has a great bitter hoppy bite, followed by a muted malt. I love Double Jack and wish I could get it more often.
01-08-2012 00:56:26 | More by DrStiffington
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
Pours a golden copper body with hazy orange hues beneath the massive, foamy white head that very slowly dissipates leaving a dense layer of lacing behind.
Abundant aromas of citrus hops and sweet malt leap from the glass. Additional aromas of pine resin, orange peel, hints of lemon, and a mix of citrusy sweetness also float to the nose.
Flavors consist of citrus hops such as grapefruit and orange, pine needles, and a bread-like malt backbone for balance. All of this has the higher abv buried in the beer.
The mouthfeel is medium to full in body with generous carbonation and a sticky, puckering finish.
This is an impressive Imperial IPA with great balance between the malt and citrus hops with great hints of wood/pine and one of the best aromas I can recall.
01-07-2012 03:14:46 | More by CHADMC3
4.83/5 rDev +11.3%
Had on tap at XL Grindhouse in Salinas, Ca.
A- Served in a 16 oz pint glass appeared hazy yellow orange with very tight bubbles in the head and had very nice lacing on the glass.
S- Loaded with piney and fruity hops. Lots of great fruits notes i.e. grapefuit and pineapple and balanced with BIG HOPS.
T-The taste was not as unbalanced as the smell might give off. Very malt loaded to deal with all those hops. The fruit is very prominent. Finished very dry and clean. No burn for such a huge beer!
M- Full bodied and clean. Easy drinking.
O- Might be the best DIPA i have ever had. The balance of malt to hops really makes this an enjoyable drink for me.
01-06-2012 04:35:51 | More by hannibalsmith
4.08/5 rDev -6%
22oz bomber into a Tulip Glass. 7/18/11 Printed Date.
A - Pours a cloudy orange with a creamy white head that settles to a soapy ring and slight haze, leaving spotty lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Big, "West Coast" aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, orange peel, and pineapple with a moderately sweet malt backbone. Nice and pungent!
T - Yeah, that a big ol' West Coast DIPA we got here! Lots of aggressive resinous hops that smack of orange peel, grapefruit, and pine resin with a substantial caramel malt backbone. A bit "bigger" then I care for in my DIPAs, but a nice slow sipper.
M - Crisp yet fairly creamy, with a medium-full mouthfeel and good, sharp carbonation. Finish is pretty smooth, with a prolonged bitterness.
O - Such a big, nasty DIPA, just dripping with pungent hops. Perhaps a bit too big for my taste lately, but still quite well done!
01-06-2012 04:09:17 | More by jsanford
4.83/5 rDev +11.3%
Picked up a 22 oz bottle of this on recommendation from the craft beer store owner. Glad I did:
A - Reddish orange color, thin head, stick lacing
S - Citrus, piney, hoppy scents
T - This DIPA really stands out from most I have had. Well balanced and not too boozey tasting for something that high in alcohol. Well hopped with citrusy flavors and pine as well.
M - Medium bodied, smooth
Loved this beer, it will become a regular on my list. Just as good as Pliney the Elder or Ace of Spades!
01-03-2012 21:45:45 | More by BeerisfoodLLC
4.6/5 rDev +6%
Served in a Pint Glass.
Appearance-Dark Red Appearance.
Smell-Amazing citrus and grassy hoppiness notes coming through but not overpowering.
Taste- Strong Notes of Grapefruit and a hint of grassiness. I tasted the familiar taste of West Coast Hops right away, but this beer is unique. The alcohol is very nicely balanced with the hops which I think is likely due to the balance of malt and tremendous amount of hops that are in the beer.
Mouthfeel-Lovely citrus taste, crisp refreshing.
Overall-Fantastic Double IPA. An DIPA made for those of us that love DIPA's. This is a classic west coast ipa. The citrus shines through more and is better balanced than many West Coast DIPA's I have had. It might just be the homebrewer in me but one of the things that I love about this beer is that it has at least 5 varieties of hops and some are used for both bittering and aroma.
01-03-2012 01:09:35 | More by HopNelius
4/5 rDev -7.8%
Reviewing the Double Jack Double IPA from the Firestone Walker Brewing Company.
Bottled on 11/14/11, served in a St. Bernardus Watou snifter glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear, bright honey-orange color with lightly effervescently appearance. Half a finger of soapy white head from pour settles into a ring around the glass. Average lacing. 3.5/5
Smell: Bright lemon citrus and pine. Grapefruit and tangerine. Really piney hops. Some light (caramel?) malts too. 4/5
Taste: Lots of resiny pine up front. Loads of tangerine and grapefruit citrus on the mid-palate and in the finish. Very smooth hop bitterness. Finish is piney resin and lemon. Light malty bitterness in the finish too. 4/5
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry and bitter finish.
Overall: A very solid, tasty imperial IPA with a good piney flavor and plenty of hops without being too bitter-forward.
Recommendation: People who do not like "hops" flavors should avoid this beer, but all others are encouraged to try.
Cost: $8.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.
01-03-2012 00:53:46 | More by jegross2
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,825 ratings.