Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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7,017 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,017
Reviews: 1,350
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 458
Gots: 1,459 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

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Photo of thestoebz
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nearly perfect DIPA. Very very good. Extremely balanced. Smells of pine and a bit of grass. Looks delicious, amber-gold with nice beautiful white foam which lingers for a while, leaving a subtle lacing. Taste is amazing, the best part of this IPA. Starts slow with a sweet, syrupy feeling malt which transforms into a bitter punch with a slight burning alcohol background. A bit of a carbonated, prickly mouth-feel that's slightly oily and thick, yet feels a bit watery at the same time. Complex. Taste lingers for a good long while, where the grassy pine takes over and leaves a bitter, pleasant taste on the back of the tongue.

Overall, nearly perfect IPA. Must-try. Would be hard-pressed to pick between this and The Calling, from Boulevard. So I'll take them both :)

Photo of JPowell712
4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Quite possibly one of the best IPA's or DIPA's I have had. The is nice beer that pours a nice golden color and had a nice white creamy head to it. The aroma of sweet hops fills the glass. The taste is smooth and hoppy and a bit sweet and the 9.5% ABV can only be detected by the warming sensation in your belly. The mouthfeel is super smooth for an IPA. It is a really great beer! Can't say enough about this. I have had many of the Firestone Walker beers, this may be my new favorite!

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good IPA, but not my favorite.

Photo of arvidkoval
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Liquid gold.

S- Intense citrus aroma.

T- Orange juice, pine, grapefruit, some bitterness and a sweet malt finish almost caramely.

F- Nice medium body and good carbonation.

O- one of my favorite DIPAs! Especially the whole 4 pack thing.

Photo of smith_s4765
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I just wish it was a little bit more bitter. Other than that, this thing is pure perfection.

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.37/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Delicious with smoked salmon dip

Photo of Duvel_Boston
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a stand-out IPA. Drank it from a snifter at The Gallows in South End. Bright, fresh citrus, with a big punchy hop bite. Drink it when you find it, and search it out if you can.

Photo of Hopstafari
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not biggest double IPA guy but my friend suggested this one and it's been one of my favorites ever since..not too hopped and full of flavor...somehow the high alcohol content is masked beautifully

Photo of Rivcabeerlover
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really smooth, creamy mouth feel. Great amber color. Great DIPA

Photo of Mattygross44
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A nice change up from the quads i drink very smooth and love that hoppy taste. A great beer all around

Photo of Grainius
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a 22oz bottle. Light hop aroma with a bit of fruit (tangerine) and prominent malty background. Pours clear medium dark golden amber with 1" off-white head that lingers and leaves lots of lacing. Very clean tasting. Lots of hop bitterness is balanced excellently with the caramel malt flavor. Because of it’s hop/malt balance and ability to hide it’s 9.5% ABV, this is a very drinkable DIPA. I really enjoyed this one.

Photo of ElJacobian
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The "chewiness" of the Double Jack almost reminds me of tropical gushers- that sweet, syrupy residue taste it leaves on your gums. My favorite part about this beer is how the honey/gusher residue pushes the bitterness out of the way on the backend. That, coupled with the pungent floral smell is what makes this beer so great.

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden amber in color with minimal white lacing. Very clear beer.
Smells of mango/pineapple/very citrusy.
Tastes of mango/citrus like flavors. Mild bitterness.
Mild to medium amount of carbonation. Very smooth beer.
Overall, not a bad DIPA it gets better as the alcohol warmth hits after a few sips. The mango taste is very apparent and definitely adds to the beer.

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is dank and wet and piney. All balanced by a moderate amount of stone fruit flavors and slight sweetness from the malt. It was pretty good, just not my favorite DIPA.

Would purchase again.

Photo of BuccoFan
3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Color is a sort of golden brown, with very little head forming. Aroma is hop, and I don't catch too much else. The taste is a sort of malty vanilla that is a tiny bit sweet and becomes more tasty as it goes on. Its body is firm and it finishes the same. Absolutely solid DIPA.

Photo of RJM1978
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In my opinion the best readily available Imperial IPA around.

Photo of ordybill
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a great hops and citrus blend.
Appearance- A copper to golden amber color with a small white head.
Taste- A great blend of hops, citrus and lemon zest
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation with an excellent dry crisp finish.
Overall- An outstanding beer.

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle with pry-off cap poured into a snifter bottled on 12/02/2014

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden amber with 1 finger of white head

Smell: Citrus hops with an underlying earthy pine note

Taste: Like chewing on hop flowers, so much citrus, lemon zest, pine needles, and all flavors from the hop spectrum without a palate wrecking bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium and crisp

Overall: Just brilliant. Hits the nail on the head for the flavor I want in a DIPA. Its chock full of flavor without a crazy bitterness to overwhelm. Very bright in flavor and dry in its finish.

Photo of spacebear09
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look- Slightly dark for a West Coast DIPA, copper colored beer with good lacing.

Smell- Wonderfully pungent and dank hop scent.

Taste- Heady tropical fruits... mango, pineapple, melon, a hint of pine... there is a lot going on here but it's not convoluted. Very subtle, toasty malt structure.

Feel- Crisp, complex but not overwhelming.

Overall- Great change of pace DIPA. Not what I usually reach for due to price constraints, but this beer is the real deal.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 22oz bomber with bottled on date of 3/15/13. Citrus and melon nose with a little bread. Good bitter/malt balance.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear golden orange with a two-finger white foamy head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma of sweet oranges and piney hops.

T - The flavor is juicy oranges, pineapple, lemon, sweet malts, and strong piney hops. The piney hops produce a good amount of bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is sticky and somewhat dry.

O - Big piney hops mixed with juicy tropical flavors make this a top shelf DIPA.

Photo of Claydoe4
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When Jesus wept, this is what his tears tasted like...

Photo of blankenhoney
3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber bottled 1.5.15 and enjoyed today, 2.21.15, from a Bell's Hopslam glass

Double Jack is a really nice and sweet tropical DIPA

It pours a clear orange with bronze and brassy undertones and a nice and thick 2-finger head. The nose explodes with sweet, syrupy oranges, thick, dank pine sap, and an earthy, almost sandy(?) hop profile. There's some light notes of tangerines or nectarines, too.

The flavors are sticky sweet tropical and citrus fruits lying on top of thick pine sap. Kind of like that syrup that comes with canned peaches or oranges, but boozier? Mouthfeel is syrupy, but not in a good way. This one is almost too thick and chewy for me.

Overall, this is a DIPA I'd revisit regularly if it were available in my distro area, though I think we do the hoppy game much better out here in Ohio. Great nose, and pretty tasty.

Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2/12...pours bright gold orange, light on the bottom and opaque at top. Foaming white lid about 1/4 inch. Bright bitter, sunny, citrus. Heavy hearty wall of deep malt bitter. Boozy and then some. Mellows with time.

Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nothing great and nothing bad. Overall disappointing. Just an average iipa

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,017 ratings.