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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,326 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,326
Reviews: 1,221
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 347
Gots: 984 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

lauries444, Jun 12, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of kdown
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

kdown, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev -7.8%

jrfehon33, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of mcbaumannerb
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a hop glass.

A: An extremely clear golden color with a thick white head that laces nicely.

S: The aroma is very earthy with tons of pine with lesser hints of moss and citrus.

T: There's no mistaking the DIPA when you drink it. Very hop forward and bitter and a pine flavor that is what I imagine you'd get drinking the water from your Christmas tree. It finishes with the citrus and a nice dry tingle on the back of the mouth.

M: nicely carbonated, foams well on the tongue and is light.

O: Definitely my go-to DIPA for now!

mcbaumannerb, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of brenjames
4/5  rDev -7.8%

brenjames, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Wmbolling
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Wmbolling, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark golden transparent body with a bone white head.

S- Floral hop aroma, with a good mix of pine and citrus.

T- Very hop forward, with the pine coming through the most. Slight malt backbone to balance the overall flavor.

M- Good carbonation, stickiness left from the hops, just the slightest dryness at the end.

O- Very solid IIPA offering.

stephenjmoore, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber with a white head that had good retention and lacing.

Citrus in the nose with orange and ruby red grapefruit backed by a nice floral bouquet.

Nice hop bitterness up front with bitter orange, grapefruit, and herb dancing on your palate. Then notes of sweet orange and apricot waltz into a solid malt backbone. The warmth of the alcohol is hidden in the sweet citrus notes that linger and compete any dry notes that would claim the finish. This is a big tasty beer with subtle complexities. Certainly the best II IPA I've had.

Chickenhawk9932, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Rymish
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Rymish, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of millertime416
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Simply amazing. Beautifully crystal clear golden hue. Reeks of citrusy, fruity hops; brings to mind something like skittles, laffy taffy or fruity pebbles...in a very good way. Fairly bitter, but still extremely drinkable. Alcohol seems well hidden. No real malt presence (but fits the style).

Don't know if I got this super fresh or what, but this seems way way under-rated. Just tried heady topper for the first time a week ago, and never thought I would find anything even close. However, this is right up there and in terms of appearance is far superior; it is, perhaps, a tad to bitter though. Will definitely be back for more.

millertime416, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Bobheed
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This one has that typical IIPA look, nice, amber, tree sap in color with a two finger soapy white head and a fair amount of carbonation coming up from the bottom

S: This one is really dominated by pine. It's got quite a bit of earthy citrus fruits as well, such as grapefruit and lime, but the pine is really intense. Not just pine as in the typical pine needles sort of aroma either, but a huge pine wood characteristic.

T: Follows the nose pretty well, mostly pine wood. Also has a nice sweet characteristic reminiscent of honey lemon tea. Alcohol flavor is there just a little bit

M: Medium carbonation with a fairly heavy body, makes the flavors pop a little bit more with the thickness of it, no alcohol heat despite the flavor being detectable

Overall I love this one. I mean, it's a Firestone pale, could it really be anything but great. One of the trusted IIPAs that I always go back to

Bobheed, Jun 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

RKing44, Jun 07, 2012
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4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

rkarimi, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of WhiskeeTango
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of Pichon
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Pichon, Jun 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Lang44, Jun 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

glitchedmind, Jun 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

beerMeh, Jun 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

timmy2b, Jun 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

nandemo1, Jun 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

shockrocker65, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of rfbenavi80
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.
As usual an aggressive pour.

A- Pours a very hazy golden yellow, with 3 fingers of fluffy large bubble head that creates a beautiful cap on top of the beer and is leaving some chunky lacing as it dissipates.

S- Reserved grapefruit. I say reserved because the grapefruit is not on the forefront like some other DIPA's. Tropical fruit, pineapple is the first one that comes to mind. There is plenty of citrus on the nose, but it's more like tangerine citrus.

T- Not overly bitter pine resin, but it's there. It has more sweet malt than other DIPA's. The sweetness quickly gives way to the tongue lashing bitterness of the hops. Bitter, overripe pineapple.

M- Sticky pine resin coats the mouth, and stays on the palate for a while. Dry finish from the 9.5% ABV, but it still is an easy drinker.

O- A nice offering from Firestone Walker. Wish I knew if this was a fresh bottle or not. Can't find any bottle dating on it. The hops seemed kind of subdued.

rfbenavi80, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: clear pure golden beer with a fluffy white head, some lace motes, bubbles stream from the bottom

S: citrus, hops, yeast, and wood

T: malty up front, but dry wood and citrus on the finish; pine and resin hops in the background

M: fairly full, slightly coating and smooth, but also nicely fizzy, with a nice crispness

O: a great DIPA, well-balanced malt, pine and citrus notes

Greywulfken, Jun 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

JohnLynch, Jun 02, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,326 ratings.