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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,825 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,825
Reviews: 1,190
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 317
Gots: 817 | 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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CoryR

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-19-2011 05:16:49 | More by CoryR
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-19-2011 04:46:38 | More by BeerThursdays
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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-19-2011 04:23:09 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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Finatic

Florida

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-19-2011 03:52:46 | More by Finatic
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%

The smell is amazing, the citrus hops jump out of the cup. Blood orange/burnt orange in color. The citrus hops jump out on the taste too. grapefruit, orange, pine, come first. some malt came second, and then finally the hops left a bitterness lingering around. it seems like it got slightly thinned out by the 9.5 abv.

11-19-2011 03:35:07 | More by mjw1200
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-19-2011 02:54:08 | More by DoctorB2B
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KGarrett

New York

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 23:34:51 | More by KGarrett
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-18-2011 22:19:38 | More by Gatordaddy
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 18:54:35 | More by mgbickel
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cfinch2

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 18:31:47 | More by cfinch2
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 17:59:19 | More by I2uss
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FluffyMcTingle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-18-2011 17:51:26 | More by FluffyMcTingle
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

Been craving west coast IPA's lately!

A: Beer pours a pale orange and remains completely transparent. It is topped off with a monstrous 2+ fingered, creamy white head that fades slowly and leaves behind some lacing.

S: Floral piney notes upfront are followed by tangy citrus and sweet malts. Great smells, just too subtle for me.

T: The brew starts with floral and piney hops upfront (like the smell) with a fair amount of bitterness to them. The bitterness is followed by sweet candied malts that surprisingly allow the bitterness to return that resonate long after each sip. Hides the ABV well too!

M: Creamy, medium/heavy for the variety, little burn from the booze, well carbonated.

O: Not quite as elegant as say, Pliny, but makes up for its faults in shear boldness and character.

11-18-2011 17:47:35 | More by tjkinate
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 13:19:16 | More by jwelsh
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pauljunk

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 04:30:36 | More by pauljunk
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bum732

Lesotho

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

S: Bold citrus along with some pine. Mostly orange with some peach and grapefruit. Touch of bready malt.

L: Fairly clear bright burnt orange. Off-white creamy head that dissipates to a good dusting.

T: Dank hops along with lots of peach with a slight breadiness. Medium high citrus bitterness, slightly harsh with lots more citrus along with some dank notes.

M: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

West coast blast of hops. A really solid beer that is just barely missing that balance to be a great beer.

11-18-2011 02:39:29 | More by bum732
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ScreamForMe

Washington

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 02:14:57 | More by ScreamForMe
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pulp1994

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 00:07:36 | More by pulp1994
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-18-2011 00:06:09 | More by nmann08
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-17-2011 21:30:05 | More by kevwcamp
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Skunkdrool

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-17-2011 20:09:15 | More by Skunkdrool
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-17-2011 13:33:07 | More by sideshowe
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-17-2011 09:06:50 | More by Texasfan549
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andrewm190

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Probably one of the last IPAs I'll do this calendar year, but one of the best. It didn't strike me as particularly complicated, just straight to the point, good hops. This is my first Firestone brew and their ability to cram a ton of hops into a beer and not make it overwhelming, or so bitter your face and throat contort sideways is impressive. The "Double Jack" poured a thick and frothy head and revealed a strong hops aroma. Tasted of hops obviously, maybe a touch buttery? Maybe a touch nutty? Maybe not, but the hops were great, and by the end of it, I didn't feel an immediate need to brush my teeth with a Brillo pad.

Great stuff.

11-17-2011 06:59:51 | More by andrewm190
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LSUPT

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-17-2011 06:23:19 | More by LSUPT
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,825 ratings.