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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,863 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,863
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 55
Gots: 125 | 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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Joelbear5


4/5  rDev +9%

03-14-2012 01:58:36 | More by Joelbear5
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robbyb


4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

03-27-2012 01:11:37 | More by robbyb
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ArtoriosCastus

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-20-2014 13:36:15 | More by ArtoriosCastus
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04beerguy

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-26-2013 17:33:38 | More by 04beerguy
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jeffdevries

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-26-2014 03:23:56 | More by jeffdevries
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noeldundas

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

beautiful copper gold. like liquid pennies. light head with good lacing, english.

i get orange on the nose, with malt and brown sugar, reminds me of fruit cake, or some other pudding. oak is subtle from this large pint glass.

unexpectedly light and drinkable mouthfeel, malty with vanilla, and again, subtle oak, not what I thought. clean and crisp finish. though todd alstrom nailed the sodium bicarbonate edge that it has.

The drinkability is perfect for me. I was worried and thought it would be big and sweet and oaky. Nope. It's wonderful. Built with purpose. I would not hesitate to drink this all night... unless I had to drive.

08-23-2009 00:46:55 | More by noeldundas
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HopJ

California

3.08/5  rDev -16.1%

Had on tap. Served very cold in a chilled mug so it took a awhile before I was really able to taste it. A nice beer but not a lot of intensity or complexity. Flavors blend well together but I was wanting a bit more. The carbonation is was high for my tastes. Wouldn't mind tasting again a some point but wont seek it out.

04-16-2010 16:50:33 | More by HopJ
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JimiO

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%

I think this is a solid beer... but perhaps not as interesting as other DBA's. The Firestone DBA is a bit of a plain jane but solid nonetheless. In being critical... it lacks any strong characteristics... but its very drinkable... safe... and a good quality ale.

I tasted it along side of the Firestone Union Jack IPA... and preferred the DBA ( I am not a big fan of IPA's).

01-20-2014 23:36:26 | More by JimiO
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Exner83

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

I'm gonna have to agree with brother Jason Alström - It'd be hard to drink more than one of these.

I found it so smokey oaky--like a forest in my mouth! Finish is an acrid, arboreal dryness. I guess I'm a bare-bones malt and hops kinda guy, 'cause I haven't had this much fragrant wood in my mouth since... (insert terribly off-color gay porn reference here.) It's just NOT my thing. I want malt, people!

God forgive me for thinking a beer should taste like malted barley. Anyway, if you feel sucking on raw tree bark has run its course for you, put the branch down, and pick this up!

(And to think I washed this down with a shot of Grand Marnier. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!)

05-08-2008 04:39:48 | More by Exner83
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DONA812

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9%

11-28-2011 23:47:34 | More by DONA812
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jvons

California

4/5  rDev +9%

01-10-2012 03:11:05 | More by jvons
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nevery


3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-17-2012 01:57:29 | More by nevery
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bbalanis2014

Nevada

4/5  rDev +9%

05-11-2014 00:54:13 | More by bbalanis2014
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Karoth


4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

08-03-2012 00:56:48 | More by Karoth
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pmno2

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-18-2013 15:42:09 | More by pmno2
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apg1014

California

4/5  rDev +9%

11-08-2012 05:37:44 | More by apg1014
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jfvarela

California

4.38/5  rDev +19.3%

Appearance: Copper amber color

Smell: Very mild - pale malts, caramel malts, slightly biscuity, slight coffee - vaguely English hops

Taste: Caramel and pale malts, toasted grains, lightly toasted biscuits, and coffee - dry, with minimal sweetness - minimal bitterness, too - some English hops
Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, very drinkable

Overall: Very Good

This is a very good English Pale Ale I've had. I enjoyed this beer very well

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 18:44:15 | More by jfvarela
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Tchfunkta

Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%

A- Pours a viscous 1" head and a slightly reddish copper amber color.
S- Very faint floral hops breaks through definite caramel.
T- Caramel, bakery, hops spice
M- moderately thick sweetness.
O- Caramel malts makes this not my cup of tea, however I would not object to being served one by any means.

03-19-2013 03:31:43 | More by Tchfunkta
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nickbrinkman


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-02-2012 06:58:28 | More by nickbrinkman
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ColiLovesRegen13


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-15-2012 03:45:15 | More by ColiLovesRegen13
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c_riv

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-10-2014 09:23:48 | More by c_riv
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lazy8

California

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

12 oz bottle served in pint glass
A: Copper color with visible carbonation
S: Chocolate and a little caramel
T: Slight chocolate flavor with additional tase of malt with a bready taste
M: Medium carbonation, creamy but not heavy
Overall: This is a refreshing session beer with good carbonation and very little bite. The beer goes down easily and it has a much more refined taste that big brewer regulars.

10-10-2011 18:47:01 | More by lazy8
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TMoore


4/5  rDev +9%

08-12-2012 04:58:27 | More by TMoore
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pirkle668

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

09-20-2012 18:10:09 | More by pirkle668
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Blue

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

02-08-2013 05:20:19 | More by Blue
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,863 ratings.