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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,343 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,343
Reviews: 1,223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 350
Gots: 989 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Wrigleyf, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tryemdad, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of BakaGaijin
3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was bottled on 03/01/14. This beer might have lost some hops flavours.

A - Nice golden colour with a frothy, thick head that last's awhile. Some nice lacing.

S - The smell of fruit hits me before my nose is anywhere near the glass. Once I sniff I smell mango, a touch of grapefruit, pine, and a bit of resin. Nose is not as strong as initially suggested.

T - Not as much fruit as I got on the nose. More of the resin and bitterness. Some sweet malt. Well balanced, but a little more malt then I would prefer in a DIPA. Alcohol is not very detectable. I suspect that much of the hops flavours have worn off due to the age of the bottle.

M - Thin and a bit watery. Not a lot of carbonation.

O - Not bad. Not sure I would buy this again though. A bit disappointing.

BakaGaijin, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Slipperyphoton, Jul 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

carlbeer7, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of leantom
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this because I've heard such great things about Firestone Walker. Was a little disappointed, but the taste was good. Here goes:

A: Just OK. I've seen much better IPA's. The beer pours a clear orange with a very, very little head. Only moderate lacing as well, which was surprising (I guess this is a density issue). I do like the fact that the beer is clear, though.

S: Very...mild, especially for a DIPA that's been dry hopped (three times no less!). I can detect lemon, grapefruit, pine and other aromas from the Pacific NW hops. However, they're rather muted relative to other IPA's. In fact, I can actually detect lightly kilned amber and caramel malts, which is rare especially for WC IPA's.

T: Actually, quite good. Initial taste is a good interplay between malt and hops (given that the malt content is quite high, it's not surprising that I taste lots of sweet malt even though this is an IPA) giving way to a very, very hoppy aftertaste. I taste lots of sweet caramel malt with a faint hint of honey and lots of grapfruit, lemon and orange peel in the aftertaste. Overall, though, I was somewhat disappointed. From the reviews I was expecting sex in a bottle.

M: Nice. Actually quite full-bodied for an IPA. The carbonation was somewhat lacking, though, which is disappointing.

O: A good beer but somewhat overrated. Not worth the price, IMO.

leantom, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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tgatort, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Cam1991, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jrdaniel859, Jul 16, 2014
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,343 ratings.