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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,950 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 59
Gots: 151 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JayCin, Oct 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Maurod4d, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of sarch
3/5  rDev -18.3%

sarch, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of CA_brewster
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber color, completely transparent with a slightly off-white head. Very malt forward aroma on this brew. It smells like fresh mash with some very apparent yeasty characteristics. I didn’t really pick up on any hops. The taste of this beer is very mellow. It would be a good session ale, not particularly exciting but very refreshing.

CA_brewster, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of brewbattles
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

We conducted a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other popular American Pale Ales: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Deschutes Mirror Pond Ale, Stone Pale Ale, Firestone Double Barrel Ale, and Boulder Hazed & Infused.

Check it out: http://youtu.be/DHis2L_OBdg

brewbattles, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

GJonesy, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Chlsyhawkins, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of alehopman
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color, very fine carbonation, head about 2", compact retention. Amber. Good, balanced aroma, I get some English elements, malty and floral aspects. I wasn't enamored with the initial, Magnum hop flavor but the more traditional hop flavors kicked in. The Goldings flavor was nice. The finish was interesting, started fruity then the very nice oak element. Mouthfeel very smooth. I really like these guys going with a hybrid union system. Traditional is good. This is kind of a west coast/English hybrid. Interesting.

alehopman, May 06, 2007
Photo of DijonKetchup
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A standard here on the Central Coast, now my thoughts.

Poured into a pint glass. Nice head retention, sticks like glue on the glass. Aroma is OK, but I was expecting more - maybe a bit warmer I would get more - this is after out of the fridge and 10 min. wait. Nice toasted grain aroma, maybe a bit of dried fruits. Taste is excellent, malty, buscuity and honey, well carbonated. Very nice session beer and this beer probably is so excellent due to the huge turnover and freshness of being local.

Huge gateway beer, great color and taste. Always a winner, Firestone knows their business.

DijonKetchup, Apr 18, 2009
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4/5  rDev +9%

r0gueleader, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Patbrown2, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

micharmony, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

MoonpieCCSD, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

EdLerner, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

cfleming, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of fps_dean
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color.

Doesn't give off much smell, but I can smell some barley and bready malts.

Tastes like bready malts with a mild hop presence. Nothing is particularly overpowering or offensive here, and the overall flavor isn't too strong.

It goes down fairly smooth.

Overall a decent beer, but far from my favorite pale ale as well. That said, it still is a solid session beer.

fps_dean, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

TankyTommy, Jan 25, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

daveruman, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of JamesP123
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass

A. Pours a lght copper/reddish amber color -very transparenty for the coloration. Small off white head that sissipates quickly leaving a bubbly film on top of the beer.

S. First smell is sweet and malty, followed by a little spicy/sour tang.

T. Tastes a little musty, have had the same experience with certain scotch's. Taste is not very comlex -some caramel malts mixed with asome toasted malts and an ever so slight hoppy finish.

M. Nothing to write home about - mild carbination. Medium light bodied.

D. Decent beer - very sessionable. Not something I'll be picking up in the near futute but far from a drainpour.

JamesP123, Jun 27, 2009
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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing stands out for me in this Firestone offering. Very malty, a little fruity. Very little in the way of hops except at the very beginning of the sip.

Pours a clear amber with a quick dying head. The carbonation is a bit light for my taste.

Fine, but not remarkable.

realmpel, Aug 14, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kbutzactor, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Theosphere, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Pennywise999, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Travis_Faught, Jul 08, 2013
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,950 ratings.