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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,109 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,109
Reviews: 1,208
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 332
Gots: 913 | 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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Photo of mooseo
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into tulip.

A - Clear sunny orange in color with a small creamy white head.

S - Incredible. Huge bouquet of juicy grapefruit, mango, peach, and tropical fruit. The aroma literally filled the room during the pour.

T - Sweet tropical fruit, mango, and pine at the forefront. Mild caramel malts provide excellent balance throughout. Finishes with a blend of strong, bitter citrusy hops and earthy malts. Pretty, pretty good.

M - Medium-full body, smooth, average carbonation. Dry finish with warming alcohol.

O - Easy drinking, balanced, and delicious. It's a stunning brew, and my favorite from Firestone Walker. The extremely flavorful hops and strong malt character in this beer make this one of the most well-rounded DIPA's on the market.

mooseo, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev -7.8%

GeoffreyM, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

eawolff99, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of DavyJones
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice somewhat clear coppery orange, definitely enticing. Lacing all over the place, poured a two fingered head into pint glass which was fairly retentive.

S: I found this to have some very unique characteristics. Hops are strong, but I wouldn't say they dominate the bouquet; I got a lot of malt and doughy baked goods, and the tropical and citrus fruits are also there, but not as strong as anticipated.

T: Hoppy, very very hoppy, so hops dominate. Pine and citrus have a presence, and there are some faint malt notes here as well. That being said, it's a somewhat smooth DIPA and the alcohol is masked well by the flavors at work. Not being the biggest fan of the style, I still found it quite enjoyable.

M: Really the standout for me. Nice residual left on the palette after a sip, and of course it is bitter, but not overwhelming like so many others in the category.

O: I can tell that a lot of heart and soul went into this brew, Firehouse definitely displays master craftsmanship with this ale. An outstanding representative of the west coast style.

DavyJones, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of clivem
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber Poured into a mug.

Appearance - Light coppery orange, 2 finger very light tan head that recedes decently fast and leaves a moderately thin layer on top, lacing is impressive.

Smell - From the second i cracked it i was met with massive citrus piny hops. Very enticing.

Taste - Piny delicious bitter Hops followed by a tiny alcohol bite, then sweet aftertaste. It's incredibly drinkable for 9.5%, it goes down just as easily as anything.

Mouthfeel - Moderate carbonation, feels a bit heavy.

Overall - Pretty delicious, well worth it. Will get again at some point.

clivem, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of TenHornsProud
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, clear orange with a huge rocky white head that linger and laces.

Smells of sweet, floral grapefruit and pine with notes of lighter fruit, apple, and some earthy wood quality. Hint of malt sweetness are also present. Different and interesting aroma.

Taste is up front grape/stone fruit that goes into a pine/tropical fruit middle before ending on a bitter kick that has more tropical fruit notes along with grape, apple, peach, floral, and just a tiny hint of barrel, that comes across as earthy. So interesting and tasty! This is a top tier DIPA no doubt about it.

Medium to lighter body with medium carbonation. Light, smooth, and easy to drink. The alcohol is present but balanced.

I'm really impressed with this beer, then again, FW has yet to not impress me. A great, different DIPA.

TenHornsProud, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -7.8%

funkel81, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Jhatwig
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jhatwig, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of espijosh
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

espijosh, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of jriggins6
5/5  rDev +15.2%

jriggins6, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of iskeptopotamus
4/5  rDev -7.8%

iskeptopotamus, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of JerseyKirk
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear, carbonated, white 1/2 finger to nothing head. Laces nicely coating edges of the glass well. Orange to gold color.

S: Big notes of pine and grapefruit. Slight citrus, caramel sweetness and alcohol fuesely.

T: Pine, caramel, sugar, sweetness, hop bitterness, lingering citrus, lime and pine flavors. Hangs on the tongue long.

M: Thin and sweet. Alcohol is slightly warming.

O: This is pretty good but not my favorite double ipa at the moment. It need more assertive hopping for my palette.

JerseyKirk, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Nicked
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. Very solid Imperial IPA!

A: Coppery gold and appetizing!

S: Grapefruit and pine notes dominate.

T: Sweet grapefruit hops with a surprising biscuity malt backbone that lingers nicely. Booze is subtle, but tasty! Very well balanced.

M: Slick, oily, light carbonation.

O: I would purchase this beer regularly if FW sold it in six-packs or made it a standard bomber. In short, give it a try!

Nicked, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a three-finges thick creamy tan head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - big piney hop aromas with a hint of spice with a caramel backbone.
t - big piney bitterness wtih some herbal and grassy hops flavors. nice bready balance here as well.
m - very creamy.
o - terrific beer and one of the best DIPAs i've had.

GPHarris, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of amnesia85
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

amnesia85, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of strohme2
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

strohme2, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of warnerry
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 5/4/11; no bottle date

A - Pours a clear honey color with two fingers of craggy tan head that dissipates slowly.

S - Very floral up front with a decent amount of pineapple coming through. Also some citrus and hints of pine. Also has a slightly sweet malt smell.

T - Taste is caramel malt up front, followed by the hop combination of pineapple and more more pine than I got from the smell. Very good overall taste, but not my favorite. A bit too much malt and booze. Without bottle dating, no idea how old this is, but it was consumed soon after purchase.

M - Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel with a decent punch of lingering bitterness.

O - A solid DIPA, but a little too sweet and boozy for me.

warnerry, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of gatornation
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bought several bombers from bristol farms in palm desert

A- pours a slight hazed peach color with a 2 finger off-white head with very nice lacing

S- Wow its a tropical fruit farm of hops mango,papaya, grapefruit,citrus ,melon and pine but alas there are some sweet malts also

T follows the nose so tropical on the front with a burst of hops that explode on the palate, a touch of sweet caramel hops with sweetbread hides all the ABV

M- perfect carbonation and tropical hops mask the 9.5% ABV and lets you drink this bomber fast

O- outstanding 2IPA that just dissapears in front of you so drinkable so delicious wouls love to have access to this one

gatornation, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of jacewg
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jacewg, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 02/29/12, about as fresh as we get 'em in SoCal these days. Tulip glass.

A: Pours medium gold with brilliant clarity, a finger of white head which recedes somewhat quickly. Decent retention and some lacing.

S: Very fruit forward with lemon, mango, candy malt which isn't quite caramelly like I would expect, hint of spice.

T: Bright fruit, mild bitterness which grows in strength on the finish to moderate, and again sweetish malt which is not caramel. The flavor is milder than the smell, which docks the score a bit. I've heard the hops fall off quickly in this, so that may be a factor.

M: Medium-light carbonation and medium body.

O: Very good with bright hop flavor which masks much of the malt and the alcohol, which makes this very drinkable. Very citrus-forward and lacking in caramel for a DIPA. Good stuff.

pmarlowe, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of scubahood
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

scubahood, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of mtrog313
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

mtrog313, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Crystal-clear golden orange, beautiful. Fluffy white head that quickly fades to a skim of bubbles and just a little lacing.

S: Very strong and hoppy: grapefruit, citrus, flowery hops, really intense and rich. Fantastic smell.

T/M: As delicious as it smells: big hop flavors up front, balancing floral flavors with lots of citrus, a little bitter and mouth-puckering. Crisp and dry, finishes with more of that delicious hoppy flavor.

O: An amazing, strong but not overwhelming DIPA. One of the best I've had.

sevenarts, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev -7.8%

dgeebs07, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Estidee303
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Estidee303, Mar 29, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,109 ratings.