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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,347 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,347
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 351
Gots: 992 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

iskeptopotamus, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of JerseyKirk
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear, carbonated, white 1/2 finger to nothing head. Laces nicely coating edges of the glass well. Orange to gold color.

S: Big notes of pine and grapefruit. Slight citrus, caramel sweetness and alcohol fuesely.

T: Pine, caramel, sugar, sweetness, hop bitterness, lingering citrus, lime and pine flavors. Hangs on the tongue long.

M: Thin and sweet. Alcohol is slightly warming.

O: This is pretty good but not my favorite double ipa at the moment. It need more assertive hopping for my palette.

JerseyKirk, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Nicked
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. Very solid Imperial IPA!

A: Coppery gold and appetizing!

S: Grapefruit and pine notes dominate.

T: Sweet grapefruit hops with a surprising biscuity malt backbone that lingers nicely. Booze is subtle, but tasty! Very well balanced.

M: Slick, oily, light carbonation.

O: I would purchase this beer regularly if FW sold it in six-packs or made it a standard bomber. In short, give it a try!

Nicked, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a three-finges thick creamy tan head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - big piney hop aromas with a hint of spice with a caramel backbone.
t - big piney bitterness wtih some herbal and grassy hops flavors. nice bready balance here as well.
m - very creamy.
o - terrific beer and one of the best DIPAs i've had.

GPHarris, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of amnesia85
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

amnesia85, Apr 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

strohme2, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of warnerry
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 5/4/11; no bottle date

A - Pours a clear honey color with two fingers of craggy tan head that dissipates slowly.

S - Very floral up front with a decent amount of pineapple coming through. Also some citrus and hints of pine. Also has a slightly sweet malt smell.

T - Taste is caramel malt up front, followed by the hop combination of pineapple and more more pine than I got from the smell. Very good overall taste, but not my favorite. A bit too much malt and booze. Without bottle dating, no idea how old this is, but it was consumed soon after purchase.

M - Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel with a decent punch of lingering bitterness.

O - A solid DIPA, but a little too sweet and boozy for me.

warnerry, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of gatornation
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bought several bombers from bristol farms in palm desert

A- pours a slight hazed peach color with a 2 finger off-white head with very nice lacing

S- Wow its a tropical fruit farm of hops mango,papaya, grapefruit,citrus ,melon and pine but alas there are some sweet malts also

T follows the nose so tropical on the front with a burst of hops that explode on the palate, a touch of sweet caramel hops with sweetbread hides all the ABV

M- perfect carbonation and tropical hops mask the 9.5% ABV and lets you drink this bomber fast

O- outstanding 2IPA that just dissapears in front of you so drinkable so delicious wouls love to have access to this one

gatornation, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jacewg, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 02/29/12, about as fresh as we get 'em in SoCal these days. Tulip glass.

A: Pours medium gold with brilliant clarity, a finger of white head which recedes somewhat quickly. Decent retention and some lacing.

S: Very fruit forward with lemon, mango, candy malt which isn't quite caramelly like I would expect, hint of spice.

T: Bright fruit, mild bitterness which grows in strength on the finish to moderate, and again sweetish malt which is not caramel. The flavor is milder than the smell, which docks the score a bit. I've heard the hops fall off quickly in this, so that may be a factor.

M: Medium-light carbonation and medium body.

O: Very good with bright hop flavor which masks much of the malt and the alcohol, which makes this very drinkable. Very citrus-forward and lacking in caramel for a DIPA. Good stuff.

pmarlowe, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

scubahood, Mar 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

mtrog313, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Crystal-clear golden orange, beautiful. Fluffy white head that quickly fades to a skim of bubbles and just a little lacing.

S: Very strong and hoppy: grapefruit, citrus, flowery hops, really intense and rich. Fantastic smell.

T/M: As delicious as it smells: big hop flavors up front, balancing floral flavors with lots of citrus, a little bitter and mouth-puckering. Crisp and dry, finishes with more of that delicious hoppy flavor.

O: An amazing, strong but not overwhelming DIPA. One of the best I've had.

sevenarts, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

dgeebs07, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Estidee303, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jimelee108, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 3/2011 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a clear light orange amber with a moderate white head and lacing. Hoppy aroma with pineapple and citrus. Not as hop cone intense as some DIPAs. Taste is intense hops up front with light citrus, light fruit, grapefruit and malt. Hops dominate middle and finish. A bit more dry finish than I prefer. A well made DIPA, but I'd like a bit more malt body.

LiquidAmber, Mar 29, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was served this beer at Mews Tavern fresh from the tap into a snifter. Crystal clear with a small head and some lacing. Had a delicious citrus/fruity/earthy aroma which was extremely inviting. First taste can be described as an excellent balance of tangerine tartness and IPA bitterness. Aftertaste was quite bitter and earthy. Would definitely drink again! Exceptionally smooth.

gcamparone, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Goldfishman, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Lucho
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Lucho, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bertram, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

TMath524, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of kc44
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful burnished gold, stunningly clear, enormous dense foamy head hangs around, leaves thick rings on the glass as I sip it down. Just a knockout in the looks department, couldn't be more inviting. If you don't think a beer's appearance means much, just take a look at how this one compares to other DIPAs, many of which are notably hazier. Smells of resinous pine, somewhat floral and a little catty. There's some breadiness and malty sweetness on the nose too. Mmhmm. Taste hits with initial perfect balance, the hop flavor presents itself and vamps for a bit before the bitterness takes center stage and the brew dries out real hard. Bitterness just hangs and hangs, lovely. Taste-wise, you'd never know this beer rocks a 9.5 abv, totally stashed behind a malt decoy and a great wall of hops. Pleasantly medium bodied, a bit viscous and sticky, could maybe use just a touch more carbonation. All in all, an absolute work of art. It is easy to become jaded in a world where we've been handed big bold imperial IPAs for several years, but Double Jack manages to make a unique mark. I've had almost nothing in this style that I haven't enjoyed; remembering one among the rest doesn't always happen, and it does with this example. Not to be missed.

kc44, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SaneMan, Mar 28, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip. It is a golden color with a decent amount of carbonation. Smells are floral hops, honey, citrus, and light grassiness. Taste is a blend of lemon, honey, and bitter orange peel. Some earthy grassiness is present as well. The alcohol hides itself fairly well, keeping it pretty drinkable.

webmanspidey, Mar 28, 2012
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,347 ratings.