Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,480 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,480
Reviews: 1,241
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 367
Gots: 1,048 | FT: 30
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:
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(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009)
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Photo of Maxwell
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful golden orange like copper with a thin white head that dies away quickly but does leave slight and thin lacing. The beer is hazy and pretty opaque but really beautifully coppered. The beer smells big and boozy with lovely wet floral hops heavy with pine and hints of citrus and mango. Malt presence isn’t really apparent in the smell but there is a good alcoholic bite that suggests the 9.5%. The beer tastes wonderfully of citrus pine hops and nice light backbone of sweet pale malts, though there is a staled medicinal septic taste around the sides and it lingers in the mouth. Perhaps that is the aspirin taste that some reviewers are found of referencing. The afterburst of fruity hops after the swallow is fantastic and tropical, bringing to mind mangoes, pineapples, oranges, and grapefruits (all the appropriate hop-fruit analogs!). The alcohol is well hidden in the taste with just a nice warming as it goes down the gullet and a slight bite as the beer first touches the mouth. Mouthfeel is smooth with a slight bite from the carbonation at the beginning that swiftly mellows out to leave the tongue cloying with sweet bitters and slightly oozing with saliva. The sides of the mouth feel strangely dry considering how wet the tongue feels. Overall this is a great DIPA. It’s a little unbalance with a ton of terrific hops but not enough malt to cut back on the medicinal bitter sting, but it still tastes great that hide all but a ghost of the 9.5% alcohol. Plus who can complain about more hop flavor? Great hops in this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Pours a gorgeous orange with an urban sunset haze. I'm relaxed in an instant, confident in Firestone Walker's ability to churn out quality suds. A bright white head, which fade faster than I expected, keep's me interested.

As the glass nears my face: BOOM! It's all over. This is love people, love. Pine and citrus grabs my nose while a slightly sweet fruitiness hits me about the head and shoulders. Fantastic.

That liquid crosses my lips and there is no doubt that I will marry this brew. The front loaded carbonation dances on my tongue while the subtle malt holds onto the hops tightly. This is a dance best preformed w/out judgment. This is prom night w/out a chaperone.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.24/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of grapefruit, pineapple, pine, and citrus hops, sweet caramel malts, and some biscuit.

T - Starts off with grapefruit, pineapple, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, lots of pine hops come through with more bitterness and a bit more caramel malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some resiny bitterness and some sweet caramel malts and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and resiny finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very nice hops profile and bitterness and the overall balance is spot on.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of brystmar
3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Blind Tiger.

Good appearance, decent head retention. Piney, fresh hop aroma and smells malty too. Gets more pungent as it warms. Taste is good but not great: lots of piney hops, some malt too but it clearly leans towards the West Coast style. I prefer my IPAs juicy, though, and Double Jack doesn't do that for me. Above average, not great.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,480 ratings.