Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
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!
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.
96 out of 100 based on 5,549 ratings.