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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,139 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,139
Reviews: 1,210
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 332
Gots: 928 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

scubahood, Mar 30, 2012
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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
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Estidee303, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jimelee108, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 3/2011 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a clear light orange amber with a moderate white head and lacing. Hoppy aroma with pineapple and citrus. Not as hop cone intense as some DIPAs. Taste is intense hops up front with light citrus, light fruit, grapefruit and malt. Hops dominate middle and finish. A bit more dry finish than I prefer. A well made DIPA, but I'd like a bit more malt body.

LiquidAmber, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was served this beer at Mews Tavern fresh from the tap into a snifter. Crystal clear with a small head and some lacing. Had a delicious citrus/fruity/earthy aroma which was extremely inviting. First taste can be described as an excellent balance of tangerine tartness and IPA bitterness. Aftertaste was quite bitter and earthy. Would definitely drink again! Exceptionally smooth.

gcamparone, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Goldfishman, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Lucho, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bertram, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

TMath524, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of kc44
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful burnished gold, stunningly clear, enormous dense foamy head hangs around, leaves thick rings on the glass as I sip it down. Just a knockout in the looks department, couldn't be more inviting. If you don't think a beer's appearance means much, just take a look at how this one compares to other DIPAs, many of which are notably hazier. Smells of resinous pine, somewhat floral and a little catty. There's some breadiness and malty sweetness on the nose too. Mmhmm. Taste hits with initial perfect balance, the hop flavor presents itself and vamps for a bit before the bitterness takes center stage and the brew dries out real hard. Bitterness just hangs and hangs, lovely. Taste-wise, you'd never know this beer rocks a 9.5 abv, totally stashed behind a malt decoy and a great wall of hops. Pleasantly medium bodied, a bit viscous and sticky, could maybe use just a touch more carbonation. All in all, an absolute work of art. It is easy to become jaded in a world where we've been handed big bold imperial IPAs for several years, but Double Jack manages to make a unique mark. I've had almost nothing in this style that I haven't enjoyed; remembering one among the rest doesn't always happen, and it does with this example. Not to be missed.

kc44, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SaneMan, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of webmanspidey
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip. It is a golden color with a decent amount of carbonation. Smells are floral hops, honey, citrus, and light grassiness. Taste is a blend of lemon, honey, and bitter orange peel. Some earthy grassiness is present as well. The alcohol hides itself fairly well, keeping it pretty drinkable.

webmanspidey, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

polishkaz, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

n00blar, Mar 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

beerrooster, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of yesyouam
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Firestone Walker Double Jack is a dense, very clear, sparkling golden ale topped with an elastic off-white foam that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a huge floral hop aroma. It smells sweet and candy like, pretty citrusy. It's pretty full bodied and smooth. The finish is quick and clean. It's flavorful and well balanced. There's a soft sweetness from start to finish. It tastes floral at first, but the bitterness turns to citrus by the finish. The aftertaste is long and bitter, with the flavor of orange peel and fresh cracked black pepper. The sweetness hangs on for a while as well. This is really solid stuff. I'll buy this again, for sure.

yesyouam, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Pugs78, Mar 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Massbmx, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bb8189, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Chugger, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Stevie_Janowski, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bconsidine, Mar 25, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,139 ratings.