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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,918 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,918
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 59
Gots: 144 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerManDan on 08-24-2002)
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Photo of tizride
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tizride, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color with a frothy head. Bready aroma and flavor. The oak barrel smell and taste is there, but could be stronger. Fairly creamy and easy to drink. Nothing too nuts from the brewery that gave us Parabola, Pale 31 and the Jacks, but no slouch either. It's probably the best EPA brewed in America.

TheRealBigC, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of BlackDogs
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BlackDogs, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of aflies
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

aflies, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of ifixufly
3/5  rDev -18.3%

ifixufly, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev +9%

dominic4beer, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of slowandlazy
3/5  rDev -18.3%

slowandlazy, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Odysseyalien
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This wasn't what I was hoping for with this beer. It pours a nice tan with a nice fruity aroma coming from the head. The head -- a nice foamy two inch affair into my pilsner glass. The lacing adorned the glass well as I progressed to completion.

Taste wise, it's a summer session sipper, a taste that generally I don't go for. Didn't have the flavor that I personally look for in a beer. I'm spoiled by Firestone's other offerings such as the Double Jack, which is my favorite overall brew and their barley wine offering, Sucaba. This one is light on the hops and malt but it's a nice balance.

You might like this if you want a beer that's not too hoppy and with relatively low alcohol content. Think session beer and you might have a winner.

Odysseyalien, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of HarleyCorps
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

HarleyCorps, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of darrellzilla
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice easy drinking ale.
Coppery and clear in color, it s an easy pour with little head and makes a great session beer. Overall I call this beer smooth, this ale is lightly hoppy with strong citrus notes though distinctly smooth on the finish. The oaky character comes out from the first and is apparent at the first whiff.

A good beer for any afternoon.

darrellzilla, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of nickbrinkman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

nickbrinkman, Jul 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

PeterM, Jun 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

cfrances33, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

SageO, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

g_jenkins, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

kylefurlong, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of kcinlober
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: little to no head. It does pour a beautiful translucent copper color.

Aroma: malty and a little sweet for a pale ale. Not very strong but pleasant.

Palate: starts with a caramel or honey taste. A little citrus and a mild but pleasant finish. Solid pale ale, I would drink again

kcinlober, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

gpinto, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

chocosushi, Jun 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Naterobsnyk4, Jun 24, 2012
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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

rkarimi, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

djaeon, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of tziggy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

tziggy, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of oldvines
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

oldvines, Jun 23, 2012
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,918 ratings.