Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.65/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Tried this because I've heard such great things about Firestone Walker. Was a little disappointed, but the taste was good. Here goes:
A: Just OK. I've seen much better IPA's. The beer pours a clear orange with a very, very little head. Only moderate lacing as well, which was surprising (I guess this is a density issue). I do like the fact that the beer is clear, though.
S: Very...mild, especially for a DIPA that's been dry hopped (three times no less!). I can detect lemon, grapefruit, pine and other aromas from the Pacific NW hops. However, they're rather muted relative to other IPA's. In fact, I can actually detect lightly kilned amber and caramel malts, which is rare especially for WC IPA's.
T: Actually, quite good. Initial taste is a good interplay between malt and hops (given that the malt content is quite high, it's not surprising that I taste lots of sweet malt even though this is an IPA) giving way to a very, very hoppy aftertaste. I taste lots of sweet caramel malt with a faint hint of honey and lots of grapfruit, lemon and orange peel in the aftertaste. Overall, though, I was somewhat disappointed. From the reviews I was expecting sex in a bottle.
M: Nice. Actually quite full-bodied for an IPA. The carbonation was somewhat lacking, though, which is disappointing.
O: A good beer but somewhat overrated. Not worth the price, IMO.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 20:56:40 | More by leantom
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,487 ratings.