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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,711 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,711
Reviews: 1,283
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 408
Gots: 1,213 | FT: 34
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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3.11/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Has to be far my favorite IPA.

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3.12/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.16/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a pretty clear copper in color with a two finger one finger off white head. It continued to bubble the entire time. It smelled very dry, of piny yet overly sweet hops and very sweet malt. The alcohol was right in your face and not well hidden at all. The flavors were a mix of dry, bitter hops with a load of sweet malt. There are a boatload of hops but this is way too sweet for my liking. Where's the balance? It's far too one sided. It tingles the palate and leaves you dry with a sweet malty aftertaste. I'm not impressed. This beer doesn't feature any balance. It's hoppy, so what, the alcohol was distracting. It's not just that it was present, but that is was dominant. I wasn't thrilled by this by any means but I'm glad I finally got to try something from Firestone Walker.

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3.22/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into imperial pint glass.

I'm so glad these guys finally are available in IL! I have had a few of these-- but never had a chance to review it... Here we go!

Pours a deep orange tinted copper. Loose, lazy, giant bubbles form a half finger cap that last for a sip or two before becoming a crescent around the unsipped portion of the glass.

Man oh man.... This is bitter! I like the bitterness! Very strong, almost astringent bitterness... I feel like I need to brush my teeth (in a good way!). The flavor profile is good, but not world class in my opinion... The color belies the malts-- it is much darker than malty in the flavor profile.
The grapefruit and citrus notes are huge in the flavor, but the nose is weak and muted. There is a pine note that comes in with the lingering bitterness... It's tasty, but it seems to be a one-trick pony-- in your face bitterness over flavor.

Body is fine-- bit light of medium, good carbonation...

Overall, this is good, but not one I'll pick up very often, unless I'm in the mood for bitterness. I personally prefer Arctic Panzer Wolf to this one: they both go for the same brass ring, this one falls just short. Enjoyable and worth a try? Yes. The best around? Nope.

Photo of velmalikevelvet
3.23/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Copper with a short-lived, smallish head.

S: Bread and roses.

T: Hint of sourness but smoky, complex and lasting. Hops and grapefruit are there, but not as prominent as I'd have liked.

M: Bit of a tingle on the tongue, not quite a love nip.

O: Not a bad DIPA, just not my fave.

Photo of Jayli
3.23/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a clear copper color with a one finger of off white head. Head recedes at a moderate pace leaving wisps of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is rather fruity - mango, pineapple, hint of citrus and a nice malt backbones.

T: Taste starts with a strong mango and pineapple presence. Caramel malts really fill out the middle. The finish has a bit of citrus hop bite with an undercurrent of alcohol warming. A bit of a cloying sweetness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, oily body with a sticky finish.

D: Goes down somewhat easily, somewhat tasty, somewhat filling, definite kick, ok representation of style. The hop and fruity flavoring are quite good. However, the malt sweetness is a touch too much in the finish, and the alcohol could be better hidden. I have had better representation of the style.

Photo of mothman
3.23/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours 1 finger of white head. Great retention with some thick lace.

Aroma: Pine hops, grapefruit citrus with a load of malts int here as well. Very bready with some booze showing.

Taste: More bready malts and a sweetness showing here. A lot of citrus flavors and the pine hops from the nose.

Mouthfeel: Very bitter. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall, a bit too malty for my liking. It is very hoppy, but also very malty. Not my favorite dipa.

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Strange taste and musty unpleasant smell. Probably would not drink again.

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,711 ratings.