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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,705 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,705
Reviews: 1,282
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 405
Gots: 1,211 | FT: 36
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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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my crystal mug, the beer is a clear deep golden color and builds a one finger high white head, which dissipates fast, but leaves very good lacing.
The smell is piney with fruit like peach and pineapple. Very inviting!
Tasting the beer, the fruit flavors hit first. The peach and pineapple notes are mingled with some citrus upfront. The middle has a malty backbone, but mild and subtle enough, not to overpower, but to nicely balance. In the finish some piney hops linger on the tongue, leaving a great aftertaste.
A really great medium bodied beer, which fits the style. The ABV us well hidden.
Great beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Bittersweet Liquors in Greeley, CO.

A – Golden with good clarity and a sturdy white head. It looks alive with a good flow of bubbles and thick lacing.

S – Mostly piney hops with some citrusy and earthy characteristics. It really jumps out at you.

T – Rich and complex with piney and citrusy notes and a lurking sense of alcohol (yet even at 9.5%, it never fully reveals itself though it gets braver as it warms). The malt provides a proper foundation but stays well in the background.

M – Creamy, silky and even a bit oily.

O – An effective and impressive Double IPA that successfully tests the bounds of that style.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.82/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First beer review, so take it for what it is worth.

A: Beautiful amber color (maybe, i am color blind)

S: Very Herbel and floral, makes you want to take a big sip!

T: Hoppy and amazing, smooth

M: Hits the palate very well, does not overwhelm like many do.

O: Love it cant wait for another!

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jeonseh
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into GI tulip

A - dark copper color with a nice frothy, two finger head that sits on top. Look is very clean and shiny and reminds me a bit of looking at a copper still. Decent amount of carbonation streams up the middle of the glass

S - main scent is pine hops with a slight tropical fruit notes. I pick up hints of tangerine and pineapple. A nice and rather fragrant nose overall

T - taste is initially piney and pine hops are the main characteristic of the beer. There is a nice, mild malt backbone to this that keeps it balanced. From this sweetness I note citrus, mostly orange, pineapple, and hints of orange zest. The finish is dry with the main pine flavors lingering on the tongue well after the beer is gone. It does well to cover its ABV and is actually a bit on the hoppier side for the style.

As it approaches room temperartue, the beer actually improves as the sweet flavors become much more pronouced up front and balances the hops on the backside of the beer beautifully.

MF - medium body with a nice, slight stickiness to it. Carbonation is present and matches well to the body to give the beer a nice, full character. Can definitely get the hop resin coating both while drinking the beer and lingering in the finish

O - A very good DIPA that leans on the hoppier side of the style, which isn't a bad thing at all. It brings a strong hop presence but has just enough malty sweetness to balance the beer overall. This is one of those beers where everything about it is good and there are no clear opportunities for improvement, yet it has nothing about it that screams phenomenal. Solid offering from FW and a very good deal for the price

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fairly fresh bottle picked up in AZ. Something you'll never see in MA.

Light amber pour with a big white sticky head.

Dank west coast hop aroma. Heady grapefruit and resiny pine.

Flavor is dominant with Simcoe. Grassy, sticky, grapefruit pith. Smooth bitterness for a big DIPA like this. Moderate amount of sweetness but it has a light flavor to really just show off the hops. Light mouthfeel.

Excellent beer when fresh.

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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly cloudy, golden color, almost peach. Nice long lasting 1" head. This is one of the cloudiest IPAs I've seen, which is getting me ready for dry hops. Leaving real nice lacing on the glass.
S: Nice pine and grapfruit, very fresh and zingy. Not sure what this is hopped with, is it Amarillo? Haha, I looked it up, and yes it is, with requisite Cascades and Centennials.
T: Man, is that citrusy. Bitter grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine. Lots of up front hops, not very bitter I'd say. I get no hint of alcohol, at 9.5%. Not very much sweetness, but maybe it's combining with the hops to give that overwhelming citrus fruit flavor. Tasty.
M: Medium mouthfeel, maybe slightly above average carbonation for the style. Plus points that it's not too heavy, which makes it very drinkable (and maybe a bit dangerous...)
O: I really enjoy the citrus this brings, it is almost like a tangerine cocktail. It is not mind blowing or overally complex, but very good, I would definitely get this again.

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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a stemless wine glass. Beautifully thick, hazy orange/tan in color (like marmalade) with a frothy, white, 2-finger head. Nice, patchy lacing.

S: Hearty bread notes, with some apricot, citrus rind, light floral and pine notes. Very inviting, bright, and slightly chewy.

T: Packs a lot into one sip: Alcoholic bread notes up-front with some definite citrus, orange and apricot through the middle and a nice, dry swallow. Very summery. The barrel-brewed nature of this beer gives it a smooth oakie quality with some delightful notes of earth, grass, grapefruit and tangerine, leather, and a touch of sawdust. There is a hard-to-describe maltiness left on the tongue that helps to hide the alcohol notes, but some still creep in.

M: Robust and a touch gritty, this beer has a nice balance to it, and avoids the syrupy texture often found in 9+ abv beers. The high abv does leave a hot feeling in the throat and belly on the swallow, but I kinda like that. Reminds me of whiskey.

O: A definite must-have for any IPA or DIPA lover, the process this beer goes through when brewed gives it a different feel and taste than other big DIPAs, and while that might leave serious hop-heads wanting, it provides a depth of character to overlook that.

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,705 ratings.