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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,337 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,337
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 348
Gots: 988 | 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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Photo of Brewsky29
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a deep yellow to faint orange with nice 3/4 inch fluffy white head, and nice lacing.

The smell is grapefruit citrus and it is wonderful I could smell this all day.

The flavor of sweet maltiness up front with grapefruity flavor in the middle with some very mild spiciness and just enough hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.

Very smooth and drinkable with very slight alcohol feel in there.

Overall this beer is great a definite repurchase.

Brewsky29, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of jburchett
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

jburchett, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of MikeConklin
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

MikeConklin, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle (bottled on date: 2/29/2012, 12:15) into a Riedel 14oz tulip

A- Pours an absolutely clear, sunset orange with a healthy 1-2 finger, white, soapy head with only moderate retention. Although no lacing to speak of, this beer produces pronounced alcohol legs... no surprise with an ABV of 9.5%.

S- Hops for days! Gobs of sweet citrus and tropical fruit: orange, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, mango and pineapple all mingle to create a wonderful olfactory experience.

T- Sweet citrus on the front of the palate followed by gradually intensifying white grapefruit rind finish which begs you for nothing more than another sip. This is one dangerous brew, as the alcohol is completely masked by the aroma and flavor.

M- Despite carbonation not streaming up from the sides of the glass, my palate is met with a lively carbonation which only helps to enhance the intensity of the bitterness.

O- A really, really solid Imperial IPA and one that lives up to the hype (and just as good as I remember from the one sample I had on tap nearly a year ago). If I needed to draw a comparison, it is eerily similar to that of Lagunitas' Imperial Red in appearance, aroma but with a slightly higher bitter/dry finish. At almost $8 for a 22oz bottle, I would choose the Lagunitas offering simply for the value factor. However, if you have yet to sample Double Jack, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to at least one.

threeviews, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of DanInTheCan
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

DanInTheCan, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of ambruns1979
4/5  rDev -7.8%

ambruns1979, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of davey101
4/5  rDev -7.8%

davey101, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of waffles
4/5  rDev -7.8%

waffles, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of whatname
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

whatname, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Aschap
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Aschap, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of JakeDebus
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JakeDebus, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

savagepm, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of antoines15
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of HoppySailor
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter. Bottle dated 4-2-13.

A- Pours a gorgeous orange/honey color with no cloudiness and heavy carbonation. Thin bright, white head that leaves nice lacing once settled. Major bubble eruption from the bottom of the glass keeps the thin head steady. This looks like a terrific IPA.

S- citrus hops and pine. I don't smell any malt notes at all. Orange peel, a little floral lavender note in there maybe. The aroma doesn't explode on me the way I wish it would, but nice anyway.

T- 5/5 in the taste category. This one has the profile I look for in every IPA. Very hoppy with a citrus forward flavor and a tiny malt backbone to help mask the high ABV. The finish is very dry and leaves a strong desire to hit the glass again and fast.

M- My lowest marks for this one are on the mouthfeel. The carbonation is just a little harsh and creates too much burn on both the tongue and the throat. Not carb burn like an ice cold Dr Pepper or anything, just not the velvety smoothness one usually expects of a great double IPA. Still, it has a nice oily feel to it and the burn is very short lived and forgettable.

O- Overall this one deserves high marks. It is over-priced and goes down too fast, but a true pleasure to sip. I am enjoying this one out on a shaded patio in 90 degree heat and still find it refreshing. I have also had it in the wintertime and found it to be a nice cold weather companion. Now that I can get it in four packs, I can see it becoming my Saturday night regular.

HoppySailor, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

NumberNone, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of slimntubbs
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

slimntubbs, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bsuedekum, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

CGMLS3, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

vbiliyar, Apr 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Peyton5410, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Bytemesis
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Bytemesis, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of zrab11
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

zrab11, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of beermanbrian
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

beermanbrian, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of nrs207
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful beer. It's clear with some carbonation coming from the bottom. Honey orange color with a frothy 2 finger off-white head that sticks around and leaves a really nice lacing.

S - I smelled this thing when I popped the cap, before it was even off. Huge tropical fruits. Peach and mango. Some citrus. Sweet malt smell. It's a pretty sweet beer, unlike west coast IPAs, but smells great nonetheless.

T - Same as the smell. Some alcohol, but at 9.5%, not too much. Definitely getting a lot of sweet malt, but the hops are there. I'd say this is more like a Midwest IPA like a Hopslam, Double Trouble, Dreadnaught type. Definitely not a hop bomb like Pliny or Ruination, etc. There's a touch too much alcohol for my liking, which lowers it to a 4.

M - Really creamy and rich. Moderate carbonation. Goes down very easily. Half the bottle is gone already and it's only been 10 minutes, so that says something for a 9.5% beer.

O - I'd really recommend anyone try this who digs DIPAs. It's not going to blow you away with bitterness, but if you like IPAs with a nice sweet malt and fruity hops, this one is for you.

nrs207, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of sneth019
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

sneth019, Apr 09, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,337 ratings.