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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Double Barrel AleDouble Barrel Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,089 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,089
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 68
Gots: 210 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: BeerManDan on 08-24-2002

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Seanibus
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a crystal clear copper, with a small head. The smell is slightly honey-like, with a little malt sneaking through as it opens in the glass. The flavor is bready and malty with some grassy hops and a slight bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin. This is a decent session beer, but not one to turn your head.

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bamadog
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a standard orange/coppery color; starts with a one finger head that fades quickly to a thick, yet uneven skim; body is mostly clear and shows soft carbonation; washes of spotty lacing cling to the sides.

Smell: Sweet malts, slight citrusy hop presence; not especially strong overall.

Taste: Better than I thought it would be based up the weaker smell; nice and caramel-like sweet malts with a mild support from the citric hop presence; slight woodiness and even a hint of vanilla; slight grainy straw-like flavor in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Pretty refreshing overall; body is of decent thickness and offers a bit of a chewy aspect and there is a slight stickiness, but overall the finish is largely clean; carbonation is soft yet present enough to let you know it's not flat.

Drinkability: Quite high. Nice robust flavors and a nice blend of them as well; very moderate ABV makes this a potential session beer.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerManDan
2.65/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I did not like this beer at all. From first sip to last gulp, all I tasted was a bitter no flavor beer. The bitterness was over powering to me. I'm not a big pale ale fan, but this brew really turn me off.

Photo of wcudwight
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to BeerRun13 and NC Lotto BIF
Pours an amber/copper color. No head and just sporadic, thin whispy lacing.
Smell is sweet and earthy. Also a faint hint of something medicinal(is that a word), that seems like it shouldn't be there.
Taste is malt heavy. Sweet and caramel. Mild hop bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice heavy, creamy feel to it.
Overall it's a nice drinkable session beer. Nothing ground breaking but good.

Photo of JVan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of yeaprolly
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Pens1967
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Westyn
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Spikester
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear deep amber with a fair amount of cream colored head.
Aroma is spicy hops with a hint of cinnamon.
Taste is rich leathery hops with medium bitterness. Slighttest hint of grapefruit for a change. Well balanced with the sweet malts. Some iced (sweet) tea in the mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. A very fine English Pale Ale. Very sessionable beer. When the 22 ounce bottle was empty I wanted another. I could drink this beer all night. Hope to see more from Firestone in my area.
One of my go to beers at this time. I'm never dissapointed with this beer. A nice change from my usual Pale Ales or IPAs.

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jjayjaye
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a light orange amber color with a full finger foamy off white head that fades fairly quickly leaving a nice amount of lacing behind. The smell is timid grassy lemon citrus hop with an equally timid yet balanced earthy caramel malt. While markedly understated the flavor is true to style and matches the nose nicely. Adequately carbonated, the mouth feel is altogether watery; adding little to the overall experience. Very light ABV, this one is a reasonable drinker.

Photo of pwoods
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz. brown bottle, purchased at The Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA, poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a spot on amber with pretty good clarity. About 2 fingers worth of lightly tinted head that holds decently and leaves a fair bit of lacing.

S: Some toasty cereal grains, maybe a bit nutty. Pistachios? A bit of grassy and floral Euro hops. Pretty clean.

T/M: More of the lightly toasted cereal grains with that slight nutty edge. Bitterness is right on for the style and the hops lend more of the grassy, fieldy hop flavors. Body is medium light with crisp carbonation and a nice clean finish.

D: Right on for the style. Low ABV, drinks easy with a crisp clean finish.

Photo of RichH55
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GFD400
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of blindpiggie
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,089 ratings.