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
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Reviews:
31
Ratings:
94
pDev:
6.6%
 
 
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of NeilSilber1
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
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 -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnDon
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
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 -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grill20
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.24/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear dark amber brew with plenty of foam in the snifter. Thick and malty mouthfeel. Interesting aroma of peach and mango is the best feature. Sharp and sweet at the same time.

Sweet and fragrant with a very bitter finish. Overall this is a complex but not pleasant stew of hops. Oh so bitter with that sugary aftertaste. From the 16 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station.

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Photo of mjw2808
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of garymuchow
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm impressed by this because it seems to host some hop types that are not my favorites, but in combination here - with other flavors no doubt,- by the excellent F.W. brewers, this makes a hell of a fine DIPA. Sweet, earthy, tart and bitter. Who knew this might all work out together.
More on the earthy side for aroma. Hits of sweetness in the background. A little resin. Nicely complex. Firm.
Sticky white head. Cloudy amber of gold, brown, orange.
Robust and full flavors. Very nice body with bigger than moderate fullness and sticky/syrupy feel (the way I like a DIPA).
Solid bitterness without excess. Full hop flavors, without excess.

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Photo of TLA
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TossKing7
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Had this beer on-tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, poured into a snifter glass. Had an amber / copper color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A super enticing aroma of hops, citrus, pine, malt, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a bit of malt (barely noticeable), a good shot of pine (omnipresent), lots of hops (not overdone), some citrus notes (orange), and some tropical fruit (mango). This is definitely a hops-forward, West Coast DIPA flavor. It's well-balanced, even if the hops are the dominant element. Aggressive and delicious.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An extremely enjoyable and well made DIPA. Certainly drinkable.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange body with minimal head and lace ring. Bitter, citric hop aroma. Heavy body , balance of sweetness with bitter, acidic hops with clean finish makes this an enjoyable beer, easy to drink and dangerous sipper as ABV is well-hidden.

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Photo of msscott1973
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChuckTom
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dduquette
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eppCOS
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Solid, nearly transparent IIPA (not really a double), nothing unusual - good lacing.
S - Smell is promising - good light tropical-meets-pine forest aroma. Very nice.
T - Where it falls down a bit, certainly not the old Double Jack (DIPA) since it veers immediately towards sweetness after the hops hit, so more of a sweet-ish imperial. Reminds me of a scaled down Waldos' or Hopslam, for those who know those...
F - Nice carbonation, and good weight on the tongue; a little hot, but balanced overall in the end. Maybe the best part of the beer.
O - a very good, not outstanding, effort at recovering some of what was lost in the hop-forward DIPAs that FW used to produce (Double Jack, Wookie J). Just a little sweet for me.

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Photo of edthehead
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Leo V. Ursus: Doublus from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 94 ratings