Double Jack
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #140
Ranked #955
4.33 | pDev: 8.78%
Jan 22, 2022
Jun 25, 2009
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Notes: A dangerously drinkable Double IPA. Double Jack opens up with bright grapefruit and tangerine American hop aromas. Beautifully crafted undertones of stone fruit are revealed upon first sip, followed by the essence of blue basil and pine. A sturdy pale and crystal malt backbone brings balance to high hop intensity. Complex and aggressively hopped, and flawlessly balanced.
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4.46 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2022
4.05 by scottyshades from Florida on Dec 24, 2021
4.07 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Oct 22, 2021
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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Big. bold up front aroma and taste, but goes down easy. Amber color with nice creamy head, hoppy smell, and slick mouthfeel. This is how a double IPA should taste.

Oct 16, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by nick_perry from North Carolina

Yellowish color. Herbal aromas and flavor notes. Otherwise, a fairly average IPA. I'm not sure I understand the high marks this beer gets.

Sep 10, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Can to sniftet.


Lots of pine. Smooth and a touch sweet. Biscuit malt.


Jul 27, 2021
5 by tp1962 from Illinois on Jul 24, 2021
4.44 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Jun 01, 2021
4 by MeIquiades from Illinois on Apr 30, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Thankin_Hank from Texas

Pours a very light hazy amber, ample carbonation and a short lived head. A 12 ounce can dated 9/11/20 so over six months old. First time to find it locally so I bought it. It has grapefruit aroma and not particularly strong. Taste is all hops. Mostly grapefruit and pine. Definitely of the West Coast variety. I imagine it much crisper if it were fresh. I get some resin in the tongue. A hint of sweetness in there too. Overall I think age took it's toll but still tastes good and I'd like to give it another chance when I can get it fresh.

Mar 28, 2021
4.13 by RPBeerdude from Colorado on Mar 21, 2021
4.28 by magine from Pennsylvania on Mar 20, 2021
4.1 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Mar 14, 2021
4.22 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Mar 07, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Limazulu from Idaho

A-orange/gold, minimal head as expected with the high ABV
S-Smells like a a west coast double
T-tastes as advertised too. Relatively malt-forward, but never overly so. The grapefruit and pine stay up front where they belong. Above average bitter.
M-slightly above avg carbonation. Medium body.
O-One of the better WC DIPA's I've enjoyed, despite the SIX MONTH age. Fresh, this thing would be killer.

Feb 23, 2021
4.5 by Sinister from New York on Feb 21, 2021
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3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Bought a variety 12-pack $15.98 Foodland
85 days old
Smell of citrus and pine
Light amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of alcohol dominates with some citrus and bitterness flavors
Overall not that great. I think high ABV beers that hide their alcohol well are good so this isn't it. Very unbalanced. Would not buy again.

Feb 06, 2021
4 by grapeshops from California on Jan 28, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

650 ml bottle, from CITTI-Markt Flensburg, Germany. ABV is 9.5%. Golden colour, moderate white head, Strong aroma of piney and resinous American hops, some fruity notes too. Sweet and distinctly hoppy flavour throughout, with floral, fruity and piney notes. Aggressive bitter finish.

Jan 23, 2021
4.27 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Jan 14, 2021
4.33 by o29 from Texas on Jan 14, 2021
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3.49/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz can

Incredible value here if you can find it on sale. I paid less than a dollar-a-can, and for an impressive ~10% IPA that's no common feat. It drinks pretty good, just like budweiser, milluh, and what somma these otha' beers we got? But for real, it's smooth, overly hopped, pine and bitter and no taste of alcohol (just the burn in your gut) - or balance. Nothing outstanding here, just exceptionally well-done, solid, etc, insert your adjective here. Clear look, head that sticks around, doesn't smell like much besides hop pellets... Just buy this beer, it's worth it

Dangerously drinkable, indeed

Jan 12, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Paradox1000 from Florida

Excellent Double IPA!

Jan 12, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

There was a time the quality of a brew with the Firestone Walker label went unchallenged. Recently, there have been rumors heard that may no longer be true. This investigation begins by pouring two 12 oz. cans into a clear glass liter mug. A pretty pour it is. The color is a bright and nearly translucent copper. Well carbonated, a small enduring head is joined by good glass lacing and noticed. Not pungent, there is a soft aroma of malt and hops around the glass. Wonderfully drinkable, this does everything a great DIPA should. It's malt forward is velvety, slightly sweet, perfectly carbonated and earthy the way only barley can deliver. At the finish, the hops rule the taste. Nicely complex, they are a little fruity and mostly piney at the finish. There is a taste contribution from the alcohol that isn't distracting and belongs within a good American Double IPA. So much for rumors.

Jan 12, 2021
4.62 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Dec 29, 2020
4.19 by Hopelessly0 from California on Dec 22, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

Appearance: Clear and golden-hued, slim, off-white head, long-lasting.

Aroma: Dank and pungent. Wide open and fuming with fruity and floral aromatics, crackling with hop bitterness. Citric fruits aplenty, with tropical, as well. Stone fruit, too. Orange and lemon meet mango and apricot. Lovely stuff.

Let's drink! That cornucopia of the aroma is plump on the palate, with hop bitterness hanging in close on the side. Just about perfect. Several ounces in, and the booze rises up. It sits happily in the mouth, and causes no fuss, just the general happy feelings we associate it with. Ah, yes. And, yum, yum.

Beautiful fruit, beautiful booze, beautiful bitterness. Mmm, yes. Soft mouthfeel, brilliant hoppy texture, long finish. How many ways do I love this wonderful beer? How many ways are there?

Dec 16, 2020
4 by njbusa from New Jersey on Dec 12, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

This can was only a month old so I had to buy one to revisit. Big grapefruit and pine, big caramel, leafy floral and nicely balanced. Smooth and medium carb, nice sugary caramel lingering on the finish with a nice dose of floral and grapefruit. Great!

Dec 12, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by shambeano from Australia

12 ounce can, canned on 28/08/2020. Poured into a tulip.
Look: an almost orangey amber, with about 1cm it head that quickly subsided to a thin film.
Smell: a little caramely malt, and a lot of hop. I’m getting citrus, peel, a little tropical fruit and pine.
Taste: citrus, grapefruit and orange, stone fruit, grass and pine. Some malt comes through as well.
Feel: mouth filling without being heavy. A little tingly carbonation but a touch oily as well. A dry finish.
Overall: delicious. Very drinkable.

Nov 21, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Crystal clear burnt orange with a pure white head that billows up and settles quickly to a fine film, leaving good lacing behind
Aroma: Crushed pine needles, grapefruit rind, orange, sweetened strawberries, a little Cannabis, lemon, and malty notes that while present, hide quite well
Taste: Pine, citrus, berries, and dank come out swinging and all over top of a much more present sweet malt base, though make no mistake, hops are the standout frontrunner here. Near the finish, pine and citrus are again in the spotlight and closes with a great hop bite along with some sweetness
Mouthfeel: Big, full – almost viscous, a little slick, some alcohol heat, medium-high carbonation, and medium dryness on the finish
Overall: This is big, bold, and awesome stuff. A total throwback WCDIPA that is huge on pine and citrus along with being a full-feeling beer, has great dryness, and some booze heat that leaves no doubt it’s big. Fun to try this again after so many years of it being retired and nice to see [taste] it’s still a winner

Nov 18, 2020
4.5 by Bruno74200 from France on Nov 13, 2020
4.35 by moltch from Massachusetts on Nov 11, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by NickSMpls from Washington

Slightly hazy, small but tight head. Great aromas of floral and fruit. First sip is smooth but assertive hops come right over the top. For a DIPA, this one has superb balance. The stiff ABV is well masked and lies in wait for the unwary; it's very drinkable. Taste is tropical / stone fruit...dates, figs and peaches overlying a solid malt base. F-W has done it again.

Nov 04, 2020
4.82 by a_silva_016 from Arizona on Oct 28, 2020
4.5 by ChuckTom from Arizona on Oct 27, 2020
4.16 by Tiernan from Texas on Oct 23, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz can. Can bottom stamped with '08/28/20'.
Clear, gold colored body. One finger of fluffy white head upon pouring, settles away to a thin cover. Leaves a few scattered spots of lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit and other citrus.
Taste is apricot and peach, and later is resin and pine. Good malt underpinning.
Medium mouth feel, with some stickiness. Very good carbonation.
Provides a little alcohol burn, but the flavors tend to be sweet. One of the old guard, and easy to drink.

Oct 19, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mushroomcloud from Texas

12oz canned 8/29/20, opened 10/15/20.
1 finger off-white head, decent retention in a steady fall to a cap.
Deep golden color DIPA with very good clarity.
Orange blossom, citrus, berry, floral, hop spice, pine, perceived light caramel.
Big aroma...explosive...maybe, almost.
Lots of the above aromas carrying tasty in it's (mostly) traditional flavors.
Add some stone fruit flavor to the mix that wasn't present in the aroma...maybe even melon.
Medium body, bright entry and mouthfeel. Some heat in the long finish.
Drinkability is high and the strength is deceiving.

Oct 16, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Echogecko from North Carolina

L: This Beer poured an amber, copper color with a nice frothy egg-shell colored head. Bubbles floated quickly to the top consistently throughout my entire time drinking the 12 oz can.

S: The smells flowing from this beer were very green and pine-y. I detected hints of citrus such as orange in the scent, with a very slight tinge of booze. The smell was extremely appetizing and made me excited to sip it.

T: As far as double IPA’s go, this tasted great. There was a nice initial tinge of orange with a delicious malty and biscuity flavor flowing over the tongue afterwards. It finishes with a long bitterness that plays on the tongue afterwards for several minutes. Personally, I couldn’t taste much of the alcohol if at all.

F: Mouth feel was great. Very full and hardy with decent carbonation that wasn’t so extreme that it harmed the experience. It definitely felt fun and full in the mouth, but not so heavy that it might have creeped into a creamy territory.

O: Overall a delicious double IPA that I would definitely consider buying a pack of. With 9.5 abv it definitely packs a punch, but the flavors are there to back it up. Great showing by Firestone Walker.

Oct 14, 2020
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