1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Double JackDouble Jack

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,706 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,706
Reviews: 1,283
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 407
Gots: 1,212 | 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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (76) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Double Jack Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,706 | Reviews: 1,283 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of messrock
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tbone1384
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of jar66su
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of YalovaIA
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of mick303
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pint bottle. Colour is medium light gold, with good film and lace, head initially is large, recedes over a minute or two. 4

N- smoked pine needles, astringent hops, lemon, balanced, fresh, evocative. 4.5

T- slightly sweet brown sugar, medicinal hops, malt supporting well. Hops are prominent but much more balanced than others. Great complexity and flavour. 4.5

M- big body. Hops are mouth coating. Alcohol is perceived but largely balanced. Carbonation is moderate, slightly crisp and refreshing, pleasant. 4

More balanced hop character than others, good smooth body, pleasant sipper. This is definitely one of the best DIPAs I have tried, I will be looking for it again in the future. I prefer it over Ruination and Dogfish for great complex profile and drinkability.

Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mkennedy119
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of WatsonJP
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BigCheese
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 10/3/12 4 weeks old. Nice.

A: Super Clear, Bright, Light Copper, Orange. Mid sized white head. A nice white hat stays throughout the beer, leaves good chunks of lacing.

S: Super Fresh Hops! Bright tropical fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, some pine and grapefruit. One of the brightest and pungent brews I can remember.

T: Citrus blast, tangerine, clementines, pineapple, lemons, pine cones, honey/caramel and raisin malt backbone peaks briefly than a bitter blast. Finish is pine cones, grapefruit rind, floral.

M: Quite a Dry finish, high carbonation, quite oily/slick moutfeel, heavy body. A bit of a palate wrecker.

O: A total hop fix, one of the most tropical tasting brews I've had. The nose is just awesome. Really pretty looking beer too. A tad more balance and itd be perfect for me. This is a quintessential west coast IPA, probably the most tropical hop beer I've had. Must try.

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Breckenridge 471 IPA.

A: Clear light amber with two-finger, fizzy, creamy, white head that lasted a while and left a nice film. Good lacing.

S: Tropical, citrus, pineapple, grapefruit. Very nice.

T: Light sweetness and strong hop bitterness. Sweet caramel malt and then citrus hops. Very pleasant toasted malt finish.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and slightly warm.

O: This beer smells wonderful and the taste is complex, ending in a very nice toasted malt flavor. I liked the smell and taste of this beer better than the Breckenridge 471, but this beer didn't look or feel quite as good at that one. Overall, I'd say it's a tie between the two.

Photo of mrshoes
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of anabar
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of danmcg62
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crysta; c;ear golden hue sticky half inch head with lots of visible carbonation. Lots of malt on the nose with touches of grapefruit and citrus but the nose is pretty subtle for such a big beer.

Incredibly well balanced. Full bodied but feels bright and brisk. Sweet biscuit malts rolls into big delicious but agreeable hop flavor; earthy with a lot of tart grapefruit and an underlying bitterness that would offend no one. Incredibly smooth and delicious. However, this beer is not a big complex bomb of an ipa. It's more of a nice drinkable dipa that you can enjoy at anytime, which is good, but it really doesn't have the complexity or flavor of some other specialty dipas have. A fantastic beer, you can't taste the abv at all, and i wouldnt steer anyone away from this beer at all, but it's not a beer you have dig to deep into.

All in all, fantastic.

Photo of Melonie
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of roblund
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of gtermi
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of psuKinger
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Teku glass. Bottled 8/13/2012
(~2.5 months old).

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange hue with a thick white head on top.

S: Great big nose of grapefruit, mango/pineapple, and pine.

T: Big, bold, and bitter-sweet. The mango/pineapple is more present on the tongue than in the nose, arriving early and staying to the end. Malt sweetness accompanies it up front. Grapefruit flavors arrive in force towards the middle. Big bold bitter flavors of pine at the end, perhaps at a slightly lower volume than optimal. I wonder if the bitterness was a bit more thunderous a month or so ago...?

M: Surprisingly light and refreshing for a 9.5% monster. Not as dry on the finish as I would have thought, either.

D/O: All day every day. Love this beer.

Photo of Benwasright
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of GiantMidget
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of pathead
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,706 ratings.