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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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5,934 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,934
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 324
Gots: 849 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

dannyhead, Sep 26, 2013
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ambruns1979, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. Bottle into a pint glass

Pours a great honey color, which was way lighter than I thought this was going to be. There was minimal head, due to a rather careful pour. Because of this, there was really no lacing. A piney and citrus scent is what I got from this, also a honey kind of sweetness as well. Taste is on the citrus side, I'm detecting peach, and orange rind. There is also a resinous hop bitterness to it. Mouthfeel on this one is a bit thick, leaving a hop oil kind if bitterness in my mouth. Its on the moderate side of being carbonated. I'd have to say that this is yet another solid offering from Firestone, definitely something I would get again.

BrewtifulMind, Sep 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of cptierney
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at my local awesome beer bar TAPS. Strangely, I drank this beer after enjoying a few 12 oz. Union Jacks at home.

This beer poured a hazy amber. There was sufficient carbonation, about one finger that quickly dissipated.

The nose, like the Union Jack, said citrus to me. Unlike the Union Jack, however, there was a hint of sweetness. The malts were really coming to the fore on this brew.

Mouthfeel was thick and viscous, almost too much so as it was sort of overwhelming the delicate hoppy notes.

While there were excellent citrus notes to this brew. I feel the attempt to go imperial makes this beer suffer a bit. The boozy quality almost cancels out the grapefruit hop notes and makes for one big and angry beer.

Too thick for high drinkability marks, though true to the style. This one truly drinks like an imperial.

cptierney, Oct 17, 2009
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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out with a hazy orange/golden color; the cap was not particularly impressive but it did leave quite a few dots and shards behind

Smell: While there is considerable citrus in the aroma, there is at least as much caramel in there as well

Taste: Opens with a wallop of grapefruit that is just loaded with sugary malts; the alcohol arrives at mid-palate but after the swallow, it is the sweetness and citrusy bitterness that drive it all home

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The malt bill is big but the hops are slightly bigger; still, I prefer my DIPAs to be a bit more attenuated

brentk56, May 21, 2011
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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 5,934 ratings.