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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,592 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,592
Reviews: 1,262
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,134 | FT: 33
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:
Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

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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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottled March 15, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours clear amber with a three finger off-white head that leaves some nice rings and webs of sticky lacing and holds a real nice cap.

Aroma is grapefruit, orange/tangerine, floral hops, some pineapple, apricot, decent bit of caramel malt, some alcohol. Very good strength.

Flavor is juicy orange, tangerine, grapefruit, apricot, resinous hops, some pine, caramel malt in the middle with a bit of sweetness, finishes with good bitterness and a noticeable alcohol burn. As I get further into the bottle: apricot, caramel, alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, oily, sticky, good carbonation.

A big ’ol Double IPA, that’s for sure. Pretty good stuff, albeit with 4 months on it. Could imagine how good this would be if super fresh. Other than the age, the only real knock is the booze...this one is fairly hot for the style.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a straight sided pint glass.  The color is golden with an off white fluffy head. I poured two glasses just after opening and the second had a huge head - about 3 fingers high! Once it settled a thin (1/8 in.) lace covered the top of the beer.

Immediate after popping the cap on the bottle, I could smell lemons and a floral bouquet. The strength of the nose diminished after about 3 minutes, but is still noticeable although subdued. 

It has a bright, refreshing crisp taste that has a slight sweet undertone. The sweetness comes through as apricot and passionfruit. The hop character is not as strong as the nose would lead you to think. It is citrus and it lingers in the aftertaste but is not overly bitter. 

This is a surprising light DIPA.  I am having it after a beach day that was super hot and humid.  Even with 9.5%, it is refreshing and goes down easy. The carbonation is mild and the beer is well balanced in every way.  

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into glass. Pours a copper orange color with nice white bubbly head on top. Smells of pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, mango. Taste follows the nose with the awesome citrus and pine notes. Nice caramel malt background balances the bitterness from the hops very well. Mouthfeel is medium, nicely carbonated, a bit syrupy though. Overall, an excellent double IPA, glad I was able to bring this beer back to Louisiana from Cali.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden in color with nice sticky lacing on the pour. Intense hop aroma, with pine dominating and citrus underneath.

The taste, not surprisingly, closely follows the nose with pine resin and grapefruit intensity staking this beer's claim as an Imperial IPA. There is malt sweetness which not only balances the hop bite but even lingers to compliment the dryness from the hops in the finish.

A nice brew from FW. I prefer Stone's Ruination in this class, but this ale is no slouch by any means.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,592 ratings.