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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,806 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,806
Reviews: 1,189
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 314
Gots: 817 | 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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BeerisfoodLLC

Maryland

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
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.9%

01-03-2012 01:26:09 | More by Fermenticusrex
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HopNelius

New York

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
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

Reviewing the Double Jack Double IPA from the Firestone Walker Brewing Company.
Score: 90

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.

Pairings: Hamburgers.

Cost: $8.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

01-03-2012 00:53:46 | More by jegross2
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-02-2012 22:36:48 | More by whartontallboy
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swatsjon

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-02-2012 18:16:49 | More by swatsjon
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KDawg

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -6%

Poured from bomber into a tulip. Pours a medium orange color with a nice, but small head

Very hop based aromas of pine, resin, hops and a lot of citrus aromas as well. Big, but not overdone

fuller bodied with a very good feel. Polished with a real smoothness to it along with flavors of resin, oranges, hops and some bits of pine flavors as well

This is an extremely good DIPA. You don't feel any of the alcohol and while it is a very hoppy beer, it isn't in the way too much category either.

01-02-2012 18:15:13 | More by KDawg
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ng85

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-02-2012 01:45:47 | More by ng85
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StoryOfTheGhost

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from a bottle into pint glass

A-Orange copper, a pretty dark IPA, very thin head, leaving thin lacing on the glass

S- First thing I smell is the alcohol. Piney, bready, citrus but not really at the forefront.

T- Phenomenal. Pine and citrus, biscutty. Very boozy. Malty backdrop. Very complex. Not a hop bomb at all. A lot of variety in the flavors. Very sweet too. Can't tell if it is vanilla or a caramel that adds the sweetness, but I love it.

M- Thick, very full body, oily coating on the mouth

O- this is a great beer. Another thing I love about it is the price. I have had many other big DIPA's that cost so much more that offer so much less. I got this for 5 bucks- and usually see them for 7. Probably the best DIPA out there for this price. I've had this multiple times, but just got around to rating it. It is my fallback when I don't feel like experimenting with something new and want to get something I know I'll love

01-02-2012 01:34:00 | More by StoryOfTheGhost
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rhertan

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-02-2012 00:46:14 | More by rhertan
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-01-2012 19:13:30 | More by Travisnin
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emdawg

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-01-2012 05:58:44 | More by emdawg
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-31-2011 17:36:13 | More by acurtis
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-31-2011 16:31:21 | More by MaineMike
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-31-2011 15:50:53 | More by MerkurKing16
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -30.9%

12-31-2011 04:36:56 | More by hawkmage
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2011 15:55:33 | More by mrebeka
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quaffmo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2011 02:39:26 | More by quaffmo
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2011 01:58:38 | More by TheEvilGenius
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danielp215

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-29-2011 21:10:12 | More by danielp215
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ipa247

California

3/5  rDev -30.9%

12-29-2011 19:19:17 | More by ipa247
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-29-2011 16:10:45 | More by HopsHopenstein
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bradleyjay34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-29-2011 13:07:32 | More by bradleyjay34
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

Had this on 2011-12-27 in Norristown, PA at Capone's

A - Clear orange-straw with one-finger white head that fades quickly. Moderate lacing.

S - Big tropical, pine, citrus, honey, spice. Can smell from 3'. More hop bud fragrance than from the bottle.

T - Tropical fruit, biscuit, caramel, lots of pine and citrus, tannin, pepper, honey sweetness and earthy spice. Drier than a Hopslam and plenty of bitterness in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth yet prickly and resinous. Very good.

O - The flavor is much like their Union Jack only moreso. I prefer the Union Jack because it is less sweet (and alcohol laden) but this is a fine DIPA.

12-29-2011 11:29:20 | More by Tucquan
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-29-2011 10:20:49 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,806 ratings.