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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,351 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,351
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 351
Gots: 992 | FT: 29
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 drpimento
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, cream-colored head that subsided after a bit and lots of lace. Color is a clear yellow amber. Aroma is resin, hop, malt, grain. Flavor's like nose, carbonic tang up front, follow immediately by bitter/sweet and the other components. Body and carbonation are perfect for style. Finish is like flavor, long, and super drinkable. It's a let's git it beer.

drpimento, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of powpig2002
4/5  rDev -7.8%

powpig2002, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of mspang
4/5  rDev -7.8%

mspang, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of kemoarps
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

kemoarps, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of pandatron
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

pandatron, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear, medium golden color with a short, off-white head. The head lingers no more than average time. Big pine resin bouquet with intermittently emerging citrus notes. The beer has an oily moutfhfeel. Pine flavor comes through immediately, but light-roasted barley malt breaks through to create a not-so-well balanced, but very well-engineered DIPA.

DocJitsu, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of urbanhipster
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

urbanhipster, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of bobotron
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bobotron, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops notes is quite dominant with some dry caramel malt with some residual sugar also noticeable. Taste is a hops forward mix of citrus notes with light piney notes with some bitterness. Malt backbone offset some of the hops presence with light residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Solid beer though I was expecting more floral hoppy notes.

Phyl21ca, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of bobarc
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

bobarc, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Jaco-B
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Jaco-B, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of yeastinfection
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

yeastinfection, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

SammyJaxxxx, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottled March 15, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours clear amber with a three finger off-white head that leaves some nice rings and webs of sticky lacing and holds a real nice cap.

Aroma is grapefruit, orange/tangerine, floral hops, some pineapple, apricot, decent bit of caramel malt, some alcohol. Very good strength.

Flavor is juicy orange, tangerine, grapefruit, apricot, resinous hops, some pine, caramel malt in the middle with a bit of sweetness, finishes with good bitterness and a noticeable alcohol burn. As I get further into the bottle: apricot, caramel, alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, oily, sticky, good carbonation.

A big ’ol Double IPA, that’s for sure. Pretty good stuff, albeit with 4 months on it. Could imagine how good this would be if super fresh. Other than the age, the only real knock is the booze...this one is fairly hot for the style.

elgiacomo, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

ControlledBurn, Jul 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ChulaVistaBarista, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

leinie13, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of GreyGhost4
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

GreyGhost4, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Peller80
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Peller80, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev -7.8%

erlenmeyer, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of KMcG
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a straight sided pint glass.  The color is golden with an off white fluffy head. I poured two glasses just after opening and the second had a huge head - about 3 fingers high! Once it settled a thin (1/8 in.) lace covered the top of the beer.

Immediate after popping the cap on the bottle, I could smell lemons and a floral bouquet. The strength of the nose diminished after about 3 minutes, but is still noticeable although subdued. 

It has a bright, refreshing crisp taste that has a slight sweet undertone. The sweetness comes through as apricot and passionfruit. The hop character is not as strong as the nose would lead you to think. It is citrus and it lingers in the aftertaste but is not overly bitter. 

This is a surprising light DIPA.  I am having it after a beach day that was super hot and humid.  Even with 9.5%, it is refreshing and goes down easy. The carbonation is mild and the beer is well balanced in every way.  

KMcG, Jul 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

cld253, Jul 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

jaminjohnson, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Tiriansdoor
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Tiriansdoor, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into glass. Pours a copper orange color with nice white bubbly head on top. Smells of pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, mango. Taste follows the nose with the awesome citrus and pine notes. Nice caramel malt background balances the bitterness from the hops very well. Mouthfeel is medium, nicely carbonated, a bit syrupy though. Overall, an excellent double IPA, glad I was able to bring this beer back to Louisiana from Cali.

BayouBengal1537, Jul 04, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,351 ratings.