Nitro Double Barrel Ale
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Nitro Double Barrel AleNitro Double Barrel Ale
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Style:
English Pale Ale
Ranked #29
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,460
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.21%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
46
From:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  7
SCORE
84
Good
Nitro Double Barrel AleNitro Double Barrel Ale
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 46
Photo of RockHop
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber red with a silky off-white head that was retained until the end with significant lacing. Nitro did the job. Slight biscuit bread aroma. Flavor is unusual, floral and grain. Jasmine tea, almond, with little bitterness. Silky mouthfeel with no carbonation. Really not that appealing, but unique.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Smith imperial pint. Pours a reddish golden with a milky white head. The nose features grapeskin and dark fruit and leather. Hops are barely present.

Incredibly smooth and coating on the tongue. Flavor is more balanced with noble hops against a misxture of biscuit and tea and leather. There also seems to be a late hint of smoke. The flavor is fine but more or less blown away by the nitrogen. Still pretty enjoyable to drink in quantity I imagine.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale amber color with a thin dense off-white head. Retention is minimal and there is no lacing.

The nose is mostly floral with some caramel sweetness and hints of grains.

Semi bitter with caramel sweetness. Its a floral type bitterness that lingers for a while through the finish.

The mouthfeel is full bodied and very creamy. Carbonation is low.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Nitro Double Barrel Ale pours a dark copper, lots and lots of bubbles, with a long lasting head. Aroma is earthy but subtle. Flavor is oakey, bitter, smooth with hints of earth, and a big metal flavor finish. Good body and feel. Overall, decent beer, with some very very off flavors.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear copper color on the pour with a nitro tan head. Check.

The nose has some earthy hops and malt, but the aromas are a bit muted, something I’ve found in the nitro world.

The taste, though features the earthy hops and caramalt flavors front and center, and the nitro elevates the mouthfeel to heights the “standard” APA usually does not reach.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours a copper amber color with a very smooth creamy white head and a few fingers of lacing.

S: Some nuttiness and caramel, with some toasted bread, and a floral hop in the backend, aroma is very light and subtle.

T: Toasted bread, slight caramel and nuttiness, feels very watery and aroma is week.

F: Creamy smooth but feels watery.

O: The non nitro version of this beer is much better.

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Photo of sjrider
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish amber color with big off white head that lasts leaving a lot of foamy lacing. Nose is all earthy grainy malt and wood. Taste follows with a hint of mild bitterness. Creamy and dry on the finish.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Canned 06/20/18

Appearance - As per instructions, can flipped 3 times then poured vigorously, resulting in a nice sandstone colored cascade that starts 5 fingers deep before settling into a thick, 2-finger width head that hangs for much of the drinking experience. The brew itself is clear and amber in color. Nice amount of lacing decorates the glass; thick fingers reach out of the drink and extend upward, with small spots found in between.

Smell - Oak and grain. Lesser caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with a creamy texture and some mild froth. Drinks well enough.

Overall - Whether with regular carbonation or on nitro, this beer still doesn't do much for me. A little creamier on the mouthfeel, but kills a bit of the flavor (though the oak does tend to stand out a bit more here vs the OG) and the finish falls a tad flat. Meh.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a rich, reddish amber with a good nitro head a decent sustained half inch. The aroma features strong resin, cedar, damp wood, clove, woodsy hops, and butterscotch. The flavor is toasty and rich, with toasted almonds, buttered toast, wood spice, clove, cedar, and resin. The mouthfeel is soft with nibbling carbonation. Overall this this a classy british style ale, with awesome toasty flavor and excellent texture.

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Photo of seedyone
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On nitro at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Confession: I'm a huge FW fan.

Appearence wise it doesn't get prettier. Nice copper color with a thick, rich crown of foam.

Aroma has a metalic/coppery tang that doesn't manifest in the flavor which takes a back seat to the texture. The nitro plays a very big part in the joy here.

Balance of sweet, dry & IBU come together nicely. This is not a headbanger but something to languish in.

Needs a pork pie with Branston Pickle.

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Nitro Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 46 ratings