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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,351 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,351
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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Photo of jegross2
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Double Jack Double IPA from the Firestone Walker Brewing Company.
Score: 90

Bottled on 11/14/11, served in a St. Bernardus Watou snifter glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, bright honey-orange color with lightly effervescently appearance. Half a finger of soapy white head from pour settles into a ring around the glass. Average lacing. 3.5/5

Smell: Bright lemon citrus and pine. Grapefruit and tangerine. Really piney hops. Some light (caramel?) malts too. 4/5

Taste: Lots of resiny pine up front. Loads of tangerine and grapefruit citrus on the mid-palate and in the finish. Very smooth hop bitterness. Finish is piney resin and lemon. Light malty bitterness in the finish too. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry and bitter finish.

Overall: A very solid, tasty imperial IPA with a good piney flavor and plenty of hops without being too bitter-forward.

Recommendation: People who do not like "hops" flavors should avoid this beer, but all others are encouraged to try.

Pairings: Hamburgers.

Cost: $8.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

jegross2, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of swatsjon
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

swatsjon, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of KDawg
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into a tulip. Pours a medium orange color with a nice, but small head

Very hop based aromas of pine, resin, hops and a lot of citrus aromas as well. Big, but not overdone

fuller bodied with a very good feel. Polished with a real smoothness to it along with flavors of resin, oranges, hops and some bits of pine flavors as well

This is an extremely good DIPA. You don't feel any of the alcohol and while it is a very hoppy beer, it isn't in the way too much category either.

KDawg, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of ng85
5/5  rDev +15.2%

ng85, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into pint glass

A-Orange copper, a pretty dark IPA, very thin head, leaving thin lacing on the glass

S- First thing I smell is the alcohol. Piney, bready, citrus but not really at the forefront.

T- Phenomenal. Pine and citrus, biscutty. Very boozy. Malty backdrop. Very complex. Not a hop bomb at all. A lot of variety in the flavors. Very sweet too. Can't tell if it is vanilla or a caramel that adds the sweetness, but I love it.

M- Thick, very full body, oily coating on the mouth

O- this is a great beer. Another thing I love about it is the price. I have had many other big DIPA's that cost so much more that offer so much less. I got this for 5 bucks- and usually see them for 7. Probably the best DIPA out there for this price. I've had this multiple times, but just got around to rating it. It is my fallback when I don't feel like experimenting with something new and want to get something I know I'll love

StoryOfTheGhost, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of rhertan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

rhertan, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Travisnin
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Travisnin, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of emdawg
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

emdawg, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.8%

acurtis, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

MaineMike, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of MerkurKing16
4/5  rDev -7.8%

MerkurKing16, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of hawkmage
3/5  rDev -30.9%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of mrebeka
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mrebeka, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of quaffmo
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

quaffmo, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of TheEvilGenius
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

TheEvilGenius, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of danielp215
5/5  rDev +15.2%

danielp215, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of ipa247
3/5  rDev -30.9%

ipa247, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of HopsHopenstein
4/5  rDev -7.8%

HopsHopenstein, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of bradleyjay34
4/5  rDev -7.8%

bradleyjay34, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Tucquan
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-12-27 in Norristown, PA at Capone's

A - Clear orange-straw with one-finger white head that fades quickly. Moderate lacing.

S - Big tropical, pine, citrus, honey, spice. Can smell from 3'. More hop bud fragrance than from the bottle.

T - Tropical fruit, biscuit, caramel, lots of pine and citrus, tannin, pepper, honey sweetness and earthy spice. Drier than a Hopslam and plenty of bitterness in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth yet prickly and resinous. Very good.

O - The flavor is much like their Union Jack only moreso. I prefer the Union Jack because it is less sweet (and alcohol laden) but this is a fine DIPA.

Tucquan, Dec 29, 2011
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +15.2%

cestlavie, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of aBeerSupreme
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

aBeerSupreme, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of ghostwalker
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange body with a thin white head. Decent lacing.

Nose is sharp citrus hops with a boozy blast.

Flavor is classic West Coast IPA. Malt back, hop forward. Clean and clear. Booze on the finish, it's hard to hide 9.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel is slick and toothstripping.

Overall is excellent! A solid DIPA from a top notch brewery.

ghostwalker, Dec 29, 2011
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,351 ratings.