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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,005 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,005
Reviews: 1,203
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 331
Gots: 877 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

uvm2003, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Donsmitty
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Donsmitty, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DSlim71, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear golden-orange color from a 22 oz bomber with a nice one finger head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Aroma is all that you could ever want in an I-IPA; citrus, pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit with hints of sweet alcohol and some caramel. It was like an explosion of a tropical fruit punch.
Taste is akin to the aroma, sharp and bitter up front with the malts making their presence felt towards the middle and the finish. Hints of tartness along with the bitterness that are balanced really well with hints of sweetness. Literally makes all the taste-buds feel alive. This is perhaps the most well-balanced I-IPA that I have had to date.
Very good mouthfeel and drinks like a 5-6% beer. Does not feel like a big beer whatsoever.
Overall, this is one of the best I-IPA's out there, period!
Very highly recommended.

CaptDavyJones, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Telestic, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with two fingers of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Spicy, pine hops with a little bit of sweaty character.

T - Onion and pine hop flavor up front with some bread and caramel. Sweet malt in the middle with some sweaty hops. The beer finishes with lightly sweet malt and pungent hops flavors accompanied by strong bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a reasonably balanced finish.

D - Very distinct with an almost harsh hop profile. The aroma is excellent but the flavor profile is sharp and very sweaty/oniony. Not bad, but it hurts the drinkability a bit.

nickfl, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of andyschaps
5/5  rDev +15.2%

andyschaps, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of sweatervest27
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

sweatervest27, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev -7.8%

John11486, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of MBrausen
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a bottle into a CBS snifter.

A. Pours a deep orange color with a 3mm head, rests after 30 seconds to some slight bubbles around the edge and a thin ring. Slight lacing on the glass.

S. Smells of grapefruit, sweet and ripe orange peel, mild pine and lots of other citrus.

T. Tastes if lots of grapefruit, tangy citrus, tart and sourness of the grapefruit coming through, slight bits of orange and a hint of pine.

M. Medium body, mild carbonation, wet feeling and a hint coarse.

O. A good beer. It wasn't anything out of this world. I've had many better DIPA's. It's worth a try and tastes good, but not something to go searching for.

MBrausen, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of dominic4beer
5/5  rDev +15.2%

dominic4beer, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sered on tap at Tap house grill.

A: clear golden with dense white head, great retention of velvety white head, sticky lacing, the glass is coated with lacing as the beer goes down

S: in your face resinous hops, tons of pine, a touch of woodiness, sweet malt profile in the back with mellow notes of molasses

T: bitterness from hops is extremely pronounced, waves of caramel and pine intertwine nicely, flavors are bold, finish is heavy on the bitterness

Mf: big body, smooth texture, moderate carbonation

O: this is my first time having this brew fresh and wow, the flavors really pop, the balance is nice... Great for an easily available dipa

homebrew311, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of bvdubn
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

bvdubn, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: two finger frothy head on a hazy golden with a slight crimson hue body. Nice lacing.

S: light citrus and floral hops. Less aromatous than I was expecting but still good.

T: initially musty, pungent and hoppy with a orange sweetness in the finish.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Very smooth DIPA. Not getting a very strong boozy sense to this one.

kylehay2004, Feb 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

electtodefer, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of quaybr
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber with a little foam head on top. Leaves a small amount of lacing behind.

Smells of citrusy (orange and grapefruit) and grassy hops. Big aroma. This is remarkable. The citrus comes across first, and in an undeniable way; followed by the grasses.

Taste follows the aroma with a subtle malt backbone - caramel notes are present. But really, the hops take the show.

Medium-body carries the flavor appropriately. Malt and carbonation are balanced quite well.

This is a great beer. Don't pass up an opportunity to taste this.

quaybr, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

sharpski, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

brentusaurus, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

kpattonunc, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip- poured a dark orange color with a one finger that quickly dissipated and left some splashes of lacing.

Smells of piney hops and a bit of alcohol sweetness.

The taste is unique- starts of with a bit of malt that passes over to a flavor that seems to me like jasmine green tea, definitely not in a bad way. That's followed by some piney hops with a trace amount of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is pretty light- certainly very drinkable. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Good double IPA but maybe not one I'd get again.

Hopdaemon39, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

GuisseppeFranco, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

spark3148857, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

gueuzegossage, Feb 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

juliusseizure, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Giovacchini
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Giovacchini, Feb 10, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,005 ratings.