Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.69/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap – pilsner glass at the Dolce Hayes Mansion bar.
Appearance: Deep copper-amber – clear. Off-white head upon pouring died back to a very thin skin. Plenty of lacing though.
Smell: Practically odorless at first. Not getting much of anything other than a hint of some floral hops. Once it fully warmed up some fruity (berry) sweetness would come through with a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Crisp hops up front, then quick malt and bitter finish. Some citrus at the end. Rather clean and simple in taste. Some lingering bitterness, but not a lot. Once fully warmed up the bitterness is muted and some of the barrel aging vanilla/woody notes comes through, assuming this beer goes through some barrel aging as per the name of the beer. If it doesn't, could have fooled me. Like a west coast hop take on an English Pale Ale.
Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, spicy on the tongue. Some stickniness of hop oils on the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: It’s allright. Went well with sliders at the bar while I worked, above average, but nothing really deep in flavor. Nice looking beer though. Drinkability is above average - not a lot of selection at the bar so it was easy to have another without noticing. It's more hoppy than a typical English Pale Ale, and it has more citrus bite than I was expecting for an English pale, but as I said in the taste comments above, it's like a West Coat take on an English Pale Ale and it works. Not amazing, but definitely above average and worth a try.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2013 00:34:38 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is one of my all time favorite beers. If I'm having a hard time making up my mind on what I want to get, this is one beer that I can always rely on for all around good times. The first time I tried it was on tap at a Ducks game in Anaheim and I was first taken in by it's sweet smell. Then I took a sip and have been hooked ever since
This beer goes down smoothly and in a very welcome way, likes to linger on your tongue. I'd gladly recommend this beer to anyone looking to try craft beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 05:01:50 | More by goofyguy6782
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,816 ratings.