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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,117 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,117
Reviews: 1,208
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 332
Gots: 916 | FT: 27
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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

mgbickel, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

cfinch2, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

FluffyMcTingle, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of tjkinate
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

tjkinate, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

jwelsh, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

pauljunk, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of bum732
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

bum732, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

ScreamForMe, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

pulp1994, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

kevwcamp, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Skunkdrool, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

sideshowe, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of andrewm190
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

andrewm190, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

LSUPT, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

pest, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

emaciated, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of draheim
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (bottled 10/10/2011) poured into a tulip. Pours a gorgeous, crystal-clear amber color with effervescent carbonation and a fluffy white head. A beautiful beer to behold. Among the best-carbed IPAs I've ever seen.

Aroma is tropical grapefruity citrus, cool pine, sticky hop resin. Smells wonderfully fresh and clean.

Taste is perfectly balanced. The solid malt presence is tempered by copious bitter and aromatic hops. Even the high alcohol works with the other ingredients as a flavor enhancer. Everything works together in harmony. This is a luxurious, well-crafted beer. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean; sticky, chewy, a little oily.

Overall, when fresh this is an outstanding, world-class DIPA. But I imagine that even a few weeks past its prime this beer could slide quickly downhill into caramel malt bomb territory. There's just too much malt and too much hops to keep this perfect balance for long.

This is truly a double IPA in every sense.

draheim, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

discreplayboss, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

vonburgey, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

CEDAMA, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

benz08, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

BrooBub, Nov 17, 2011
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,117 ratings.