Leo V. Ursus: Doublus | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by our iconic Double Jack, Doublus is a next-generation double IPA that incorporates massive dry hopping for amplified aromatics and bold flavors. Ever since Double Jack was discontinued, fans have been pining for it. Now, more than a year later, we are finally answering the call with a fresh interpretation of this legendary beer. The result is an intense yet supremely balanced IPA that doubles down on a dearly departed Firestone Walker classic.

Added by superspak on 12-24-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
35
Ratings:
106
pDev:
7.13%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned 6/28/18.
L: Honey gold in color. From a simple pour, I achieved about a fingers width of a bubbly white cap. The head retained nicely. As I drink the beer, heaps of soapy bubbles cling to the glass. Looks visually appealing.
S: Super citrusy on the nose with prominent smelling malt backbone.
T: Whoah, super old school tasting. The malt backbone that was detectible smell-wise is even more prominent in the flavor. Flavor is full of raw and natural citrus and pine. Finish is bitter and slightly dry, with notes of lingering earthy citrus.
F: Great feel. Full bodied and perfectly carbonated. Booze is perfectly hidden.
O: Surprised at how well it held up. It is refreshing trying something that reminds me of the OG WCIPAs, especially in the midst of all these Tropicana-inspired IPAs of today (which yes, I really enjoy NEIPAs). This is a great beer and one that I am glad to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of arizcards
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from the Kings Beer & Wine cooler on 9-5-18 for $3.99. Canned on 7-3-18; cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head with some serious hang time.

Nose has hints of fresh citrus.

Taste is a wonderful old school WCIPA style of beer; fresh citrus combines nicely with a ginormous malt base finishing with a nice compliment of pine tar abrasiveness.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth and very satisfying.

Overall this takes me back to the Double Jack days...ow how i miss it!

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Photo of buzzy
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of onewayboogie
2.83/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ummswimmin
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BklynBryan
3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and lightly piney hops, orange, lemon, mild mixed tropical and light stone fruit. Flavor is lightly caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, orange, grapefruit, pine needles, hints of tropical fruit. Finishes with resinous piney and citrus hops and citrus rind. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A classic west coast style IPA with good blend of pine and citrus flavors and a robust, hoppy finish. Great hop herbal flavors that appear to be wet or fresh hopped. Not as many new west coast style IPAs coming out, so it's great to drink this typically great one from Firestone Walker. I've really enjoyed this Leo vs. Ursus series; consistently enjoyable.

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Photo of haines710
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found a 16 oz can in Wegmans and had to give it a try. Poured a very hazy amber orange. Little head a lacing in glass. Smell is floral and malty and slightly citrus. Taste is a bitter but smooth and a little tangy. Nice Malt character with some underlying hoppiness. Easy to drink DIPA with alcohol hidden.

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Photo of caahare
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden hazzy with nice white head. Notes of bread and biscuit. Double IPA at 9.4% is pure magic and love!

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnDon
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had after first TAMU hockey game - a plus for the beer. Had it from draft in a pint glass.

Light golden yellow color with good head and lacing. Subdued smell, mild floral smell. Piney, somewhat vanilla taste. Good but not very interesting.

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Photo of curlybird
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grill20
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Leo V. Ursus: Doublus from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 106 ratings