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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,697 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,697
Reviews: 1,281
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 404
Gots: 1,208 | FT: 36
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:
Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

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4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 8/13/12, so 3 months old.

A: Clear, bright copper color. 2 finger head that sticks around for a long while. Great lacing. Simply a delicious looking beer.

S: Huge bitter hop aroma, some grapefruit and malt. Similar to their Union Jack, no surprise there.

T: Hop bite up front, then some relief from citrus flavors. Not a ton of malt, but it's there. Lingering hop flavor. Very well-balanced.

M: Syrupy, could maybe use a little more carbonation. Alcohol is very noticeable. I've had other doubles that do a better job with this.

O: Great IIPA. I would love to try it fresh sometime.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've never given a 100 before, but -

A - looks like a light beer but with shine and begging to be slurped down.

S - sounds weird but soapy, grapefruit & toffee (some sort of sweet that is light)

T - Piney, grapefruit, acorn, biscuit, clementine, bubblegum

M - Almost like a champagne. Light with a slight stickiness

Something about this beer ... I was looking for an IPA that wasn't over the top and had some balance but still gave you some great hop forward taste. This beer was overwhelmingly good. It was refreshing, tasteful, warming, comforting and amazingly delicious. I know this won't be a perfect experience for all; albeit, for me it just seemed so at the moment.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looker, for what that's worth (not much to me). Clear, golden/orange, modest white head that falls and leaves no lacing to speak os.

Aroma is not wicked complex, but quite fruity. Citrus and sweet pineapple like hues mixing with some boozy heat. Can't find much malt in there, but it's solidly hoppy and quite pleasant. And it doesn't peter out.

Malty sweet, though without much malt in the flavor profile. Bitterness is there by fairly gentle, moderate at most, and joined by citrusy hop flavors. Taste is of a legit DIPA, though without much complexity added by the grain bill. I suspect that was the intention of the brewers, so not a slam, just a description.

Adequate carbonation with medium body that seems kinda thin for a beer of this abv. Some boozy warming, a wee bit of viscosity, and a tinge of bitterness in the finish.

I have had this before, but didn't really remember it in any detail. When I first popped it open, it seemed ok. I noticed the thinnish body and relative lack of malt character, and was kind of disappointed. But the hops do shine brightly, and it is well balanced. I suspect this is more or less what the brewers were after, and it's a good beer. If it cost as much as other DIPA bombers I probably wouldn't get it much, but since if was $3-4 less than other bombers where I live, I could see revisiting this one now and again.

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,697 ratings.