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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,710 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,710
Reviews: 1,283
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 408
Gots: 1,213 | FT: 34
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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3.64/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color: yellow, with a drop of orange
Smell: very strong, citrusy aroma filled with grapefruit and a hint of apricot
Taste: Very piny and sour, though not very hoppy for a DIPA
Mouthfeel: Went from a soft to hard feeling, yet very smooth and light on the carbonation
Overall: Double Jack was good, and was certainly with the try, yet it is by no means my DIPA of choice. Would I repeat? Certainly. Would I go out of my way to repeat? No.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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1.34/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Review written in real time.

A: Pours a beautiful copper color with off-white head that is still there 10 minutes later. I have seen naked women who did not look this good!

S: I was so enthralled with the high alcohol and the thick malt aroma that I initially mistook the piney hops for citrus hops. A deeper inhale set me straight.

T: Unless you have a fetish for pine needles, this beer is not for you. The taste begins with a malt sweetness and ends with a sharp dryness and a pine needle aftertaste.

M: The body is full. The alcohol is smooth. The experience was neither.

O: I am so glad I did not pay for this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA. Brought back to @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe in Sydney.

Pours a lovely clear golden colour, with a crackling, but slightly inconsistent head of pocked white. Some patchy speckled lace forms. The body is pleasantly heavy, and it has an unusual consistency in the glass, perhaps because the colour is so light. Looks decent enough.

Ah, yes. The nose is where this was always going to shine. Huge bright US hops, giving a powerful and potent citric punch. Stacks of lemon, mandarin peel and a touch of sharper pith or leaf characters. Brilliantly potent, but still full and nuanced. Amazing stuff.

Taste is also good—clean fresh hop flavour throughout, with a restrained bitterness on the back that melts perfectly with the until-this-point latent malt to give a slight biscuity kiss on the back. Still, this is about the hops, and we get some lovely orange marmalade characters, leafy tea and a bright crushed vegetation note. It's good stuff. Very good stuff, indeed.

Feel is smooth but light: a good enough vessel for transporting those lovely hops.

Overall, this is really great stuff: one of the better DIPAs I believe I've had. It really emphasises the hop flavour, and while it really ups the ante in this department, it never gets harsh or unbalanced. Great stuff, once again, Messrs. Firestone Walker.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,710 ratings.