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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,814 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 1,814
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 55
Gots: 119 | FT: 7
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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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a bright copper-amber color with a two-finger fizzy white head that reduces to a small layer, leaving a small ring and a bit if lace behind

S- typical grainy and toasty malt with some earth and herbal dry-hop bitterness

T- light malty flavor comes out toasted, fruity flavors emerge mid-palate with dome floral hop notes, semi dry finish with just a bit of a tart bite

M- light-medium body, moderate carbonation with foamy mouthfeel leads to a slightly fizzy finish

O- this is a simple style but they do it well. Easy drinking and well balanced

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 21:57:51 | More by Treyliff
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Dsimenson

California

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pilsner glass. Small head which quickly gives way to lacing. Deep amber color is nice. Aroma is citrus--hops. Flavor is balanced nicely, with a good amount of hops. Mouthfeel is medium full, tingly, a bit foamy. I like this one, but it's not one of my two of three favorites.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 19:50:37 | More by Dsimenson
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Redrover

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had the Firestone Double Barrel on cask at the Old Toad. It was served from a hand pull into a standard pint glass. The beer is bronze with a thick tan head.

It has a nose of biscuits and floral notes. Fresh but faint.

Taste is mild and balanced. It is a session beer for sure. Light caramel, biscuits and some apple. It is a beer that kind of reveals its self slowly. Mouth is decent but thins a bit in the end.

Serving type: cask

08-08-2013 17:07:41 | More by Redrover
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tgatort

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-08-2013 03:24:40 | More by tgatort
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Reappropriated

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-07-2013 05:51:43 | More by Reappropriated
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-06-2013 20:10:57 | More by mpalestino
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jakecattleco

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-06-2013 01:58:10 | More by jakecattleco
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trebbates

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-04-2013 20:13:04 | More by trebbates
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-04-2013 03:56:12 | More by danwho
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nygannon

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-03-2013 23:02:44 | More by nygannon
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Brewing_Rob

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

08-03-2013 17:41:35 | More by Brewing_Rob
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buzzword

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-03-2013 17:00:19 | More by buzzword
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-03-2013 03:51:38 | More by mportnoy
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Butchnasty

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-02-2013 01:53:20 | More by Butchnasty
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-01-2013 04:52:28 | More by aquazr1
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

08-01-2013 00:59:51 | More by closisinthehouse
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banger7

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2013 03:27:35 | More by banger7
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Hill4Hops

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-31-2013 02:56:29 | More by Hill4Hops
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flayedandskinned

California

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 6/14/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass.

Appearance: (3.75)
Pours a handsome crystal clear amber with orange highlights, a two fingers tall, eggshell white head forms fairly quickly. The head quickly recedes to about a finger's height, leaving some spotty lacing along the glass' edges.

Aroma: (4)
Floral, leafy green hops with a distinctly herbal, lemony tone jump out towards your nose immediately. Layered delicately underneath the floral hops are some slight impressions of orange marmalade interwoven with sweet, toffee bready malt notes. The fermentation in oak barrels infuses the aroma with soft, supple tones of vanilla and almonds.

Taste: (3.75)
resinous, herbal hops coat your palate first; notes of lemon zest, orange marmalade. Middle of the taste, a creamy, lush malt presence washes over your tongue, with notes of sweet dough and toffee. The sweetness of the malts is somewhat offset by the off dry, lightly bitter finish, but there is still some residual sweetness left on the corners of your palate. The ale has long, lingering notes of fresh oranges, bread-y malt and a decent amount of vanilla and faint almonds from the oak fermentation.

Mouthfeel: (3.75)
Creamy, medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: (3.75)
A fantastic example of a traditional English Pale Ale; the oak fermentation really sets it apart of other examples of the style. That said, I am not the biggest fan of the style to begin with because of it's residual sweetness. I can't think of another English Pale Ale that is better done than this, so if you haven't had it, definitely check it out!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 22:09:53 | More by flayedandskinned
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Bcarson7287

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-30-2013 18:21:22 | More by Bcarson7287
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SavageHopHead

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-30-2013 04:10:22 | More by SavageHopHead
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-29-2013 18:28:28 | More by Cynic-ale
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acslatersbtb

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-28-2013 19:19:36 | More by acslatersbtb
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westcott

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-28-2013 17:43:39 | More by westcott
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-28-2013 03:03:27 | More by BKotch
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,814 ratings.