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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,453 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,453
Reviews: 1,235
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 361
Gots: 1,030 | 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 BerkeleyBeerMan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm happy to finally be reviewing this beer. I am a big fan of Firestone pale ale's so with a few extra dollars to spare I dove into double jack.

Appearance: Frothy off-white head. Translucent filtered burnt orange color body. Gleaming and shining like a new coin from the mint.

Smell: This ale makes no apologies. Bright and bold a vast array of terrific aroma's jump right out at me. First I smell resinous pine, fresh grass, and burnt citrus. Then I get a zesty medley of tropical fruits, kiwi's, melons and papaya's. There are backing notes of spice and the malts are like fresh baked pastries with sprinklings of caramel and butterscotch.

Taste: Tropical fruits, grasses, and sticky pine. The beer warms delightfully giving off of spicy qualities. The malt base is firm, it's like great baked bread. The alcohol has a slight presence but nothing that destroys the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Full- bodied, warming firm and chewy with nice juicy and sticky hop characters.

Overall: On the pricey side but totally awesome for an occasional treat. It's Not as hop forward as Pliny but definitely provides a wide range of flavors. Plus, it's a Firestone beer so it has no flaws.

Photo of agotz
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with no visible bottle date poured into a tulip

Held to the light the beer is a beautiful glowing orange. Normal pour produces a very active two inch head that quickly dissipates to a thin splotchy cap with a sticky ring surrounding it. There is some nice oily lacing going on.

Aroma is pine and strong alcohol with citrus and pineapple right underneath. Hop oil too with a some biscuity malts just barely sneaking in. Smells great.

First sip reveals a quick stab of spicy pine and dank hop oil. The citrus comes on with strong alcohol that washes over the palate scrubbing it clean before malty sweetness and and some nice hop bitterness comes in for a nicely balanced finish. The 9.5% abv makes no effort to hide itself here.

The beer is medium bodied with a nice slick quality.

This beer looks great and smells great but the very apparent alcohol taste keeps the hops from truly shining. That being said it is still a very enjoyable sipper. Sometimes its nice for a great big beer to taste like a big beer. I will seek this out again.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was really excited to see this in my local store. Either I had missed or they just got it. I had tried the Jack on tap at Max's at loved it.

Smell is pretty good. The taste left a little to be desired for me compared to the Jack, but still very good. I felt like I was getting more piney hop smell and taste with the Jack, which I like.

I would seek this out, although I think I might like the Jack more.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,453 ratings.