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Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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5,348 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,348
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 285
Gots: 650 | FT: 30
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-02-2012 05:57:28 | More by BYOFB
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-01-2013 03:49:22 | More by alysmith4
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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep gold to copper in color, crystal clear, thin layer of head around the ring of the glass – 4.50, S: Tons of tropical fruits including mango, bananas and pineapple. I also get quite a bit of melon and grapefruit as well as some bubblegum. A pleasant bready sweetness provides a light brush over the top of the nose, all around a spectacular nose - 4.50, T: Tons of resin and heavily pungent, lots of grapefruit and pith, bitterness is aggressive but is balanced quite well with the sweetness of the caramel malts – 4.25, M: Medium bodied with a mild creaminess and tickle on the tongue from the continuing effervescence – 3.75, D: All around a spectacular beer and great representation of the style – 4.25

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 22:46:14 | More by deereless
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a goblet. No freshness info on bottle. I suspect that it was rubbed off.

Appearance: Pours a clear light golden-amber color with yellow-orange highlights and a 2 finger fluffy eggshell head. Very nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus with a touch of pineapple and grapefruit and hints caramel and candied malts. There's just a whiff of alcohol in the aroma. Smells delicious.

Taste: Bitter grapefruit and caramel malt up front followed by resinous piney hops and a mild candied sweetness in the middle before ending with lemon zest and pine at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter with a touch of sweet citrus and is quite long-lasting. The alcohol is subdued and just creeps through at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. The tongue gets coated with hop oils which leave a sort of film which, in this case, is a good thing.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability. I'm savoring this one and will have no problem finishing the bomber.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. I'd love to try one that I know is fresh to be able to see if I missed anything. I found this one to be great, so if it gets better than this you're in for a real treat. Try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 20:35:45 | More by adam42381
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-11-2011 00:06:31 | More by marct
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-clear amber with white lacing around the edges
S-beautiful citrus smell. Wonderful
T-a lot less bitter than a normal dipa. Good balance with the malts that it has with it.
M-medium body, light carbonation and smooth
D-very nice. Goes down in no time.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 00:52:36 | More by brew3crew
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-31-2013 14:49:21 | More by danwho
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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Firestone Walker Double Jack is a nice double IPA, which produces a world class aroma.

A: Nice orange colour and a 2 cm head that fades to decetngood lacing. 4

S: I could smell it from 2 feet away: a wonderful, sweet, citrus-hop aroma. 5

T: It has a sharp, tangy orange flavour with noticable alcohol. The aftertaste is not particularly bitter for a double IPA. 4

M: Foamy. 4

O: This is a nice DIPA. 4

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 02:20:05 | More by vandemonian
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

11-05-2012 21:35:52 | More by Dirtinabottle
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3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber with a bottling date of 6/24/11. The initial pour resulted in a one finger head, that faded quickly with some mild lacing. The beer is a light orange color and bit cloudy. The smell is citrus and piney. Not an overly powerful aroma, but very pleasant. The taste follows the smell. Lots of bitter citrus flavors. I was hopping for a little bit more of a hop punch, but the bottle is almost 7 months old. It is still good, but I can't help but think that I am not tasting what the brewer intended. The mouthfeel is almost oily with a fair amount of carbonation.

This was a very nice beer, but I wish I could have found the bottling date in the store. It was black ink stamped on the neck of the brown bottle. Either way, I would like to try this before some of the hops

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 03:26:36 | More by pjs234
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Clear orange beer with a finger and a half of medium and large bubble head. Dissipated fairly quickly to a collar and many medium bubbles on the surface, leaving a lot of lacing along the edge of the glass that sticks around for a long time. A small amount of small bubble carbonation slowly rises to the surface.

Started getting aroma from the bomber as soon as I cracked it open. In the glass, lots of sweet citrus, tangerines mainly, citrus peel bitterness, light pineapple, light dank hops, and a sweet caramel malt. Definitely smell the alcohol on this beer, especially strong as it warms up. Very nice.

Taste does not disappoint. Nice bitterness upfront, citrus peel and pith, pine. Sweet citrus and tropical fruit, caramel malt tries to balance the bitterness but this is a very bitter beer. Alcohol on the back of the throat when you swallow. Nice lingering citrus bitterness on your tongue and throat.

Medium bodied beer with a bit slickness to it, but it's helped by the small amount of carbonation to prevent it from being syrupy and sticky. Beer finishes very dry on your tongue.

Fairly easy to drink, but the alcohol presence really shows up as the beer slowly warms and is more pronounced on the nose especially which is the only bad part of this beer. The flavors on the nose and tongue are exceptional and I enjoyed drinking this one. Great job by Firestone Walker.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 02:53:01 | More by nataku00
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-07-2012 13:05:51 | More by FreshZ
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large tulip
A: Rich orange color; 1/2" head that quickly dissipates
S: Tons of citrus- I'm distinctly picking up tangerine, orange and grapefruit. Also hoppy pine notes and undertones of caramel malt.
T: Bold pine and citrus notes up front- the hops are not at all shy. Smooth malt follows.
M: Big, somewhat viscous/oily, but pleasant overall. The alcohol only shows a bit.
O: Definitely a very good beer, but best for hop fans. Almost a bit big for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 20:27:14 | More by ONUMello
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-26-2013 04:20:09 | More by Norseman
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-22-2012 20:25:29 | More by Horbar
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2014 04:08:38 | More by JoeMans
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New York

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/26/13
A-a clear orange golden color with visible carbonation bubbles and two fingers worth of white rocky head

S-Citrus and grapefruit, with pine hops and some malty caramel sweetness

T-taste is what you would expect with lots of grapefruit and lemon zest, piney, and nice caramel to balance things. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M-medium body, crisp carbonation, bitter finish

Overall a very enjoyable, super easy to drink, very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 19:44:50 | More by ksimons
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Clear golden. Impressive head for a dipa, full white and nice, messy lacing.
smell: Piney citrus hops up front. Some malt trying to balance them hops.
taste: Nicely done. Again bitter hops up front but the bready malt does a nice job smoothing out the finish with a lingering slight bitterness.
overall: FW not sold in Ga but picked up a bottle on a business trip. Been wanting to try this and was not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 23:11:03 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

11-09-2013 06:37:40 | More by HollyHops
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-21-2012 00:45:43 | More by DerwinWentworth
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3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured at basement temp in straight glass

A: golden orange, clear, 2-finger head, moderate carbonation, little lacing
S: awesome, abundant grapefruit, grassy aroma; all hops
T: all hops, yet again; this is so powerful an IPA, it's sour in flavor; very intense, bitter; I'm on the borderline of loving it and hating it, so the rating gets split down the middle; not for the faint of heart

An amazing showpiece, but you wouldn't want it on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 15:23:42 | More by Arithmeticus


4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

09-08-2013 15:17:09 | More by BUNZILLA
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

11-15-2011 02:17:28 | More by Hophead717
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-16-2012 21:23:06 | More by DSlim71
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-29-2012 08:15:55 | More by MrVonzipper
Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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