Double Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,570
Reviews:
1,401
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
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532
Gots:
1,806
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Ratings: 7,570 |  Reviews: 1,401
Photo of sjdevel
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: 4.25
Beautiful crystal clear gold color. 1-2 finger head. Decent head retention: hangs on for quite a while before backing off and leaving lacing behind.

Smell: 4.25
Nice floral bouquet and citrus. Slight earthiness and malt aroma. Could be stronger though.

Taste: 4.75
Powerful bitterness at first, but quickly bursts into sweet caramel malt. Some tropical fruit flavors swirl around as the brew starts to dry out and nudge back into the bitter category.

Feel: 4.5
Medium bodied. Pretty oily from many hops I presume. Stays pretty active but flattens a bit towards the end.

Overall: 4.75
Great Double IPA. Just enough hop bitterness. Balanced by sweet malt and hop bitterness and flavor. There’s a definite alcohol burn – High ABV. Nicely done Firestone Walker!

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Photo of MarkJP6
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matthewrdale
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Firestone Walker Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Pretty fruity up front, tropical and stone fruit, citrus, pine, bready malt, and caramel/honey sweetness.

T: Pine and citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon, fruity notes come out more and more as it warms, mango, passion fruit, apricot, peach, hint of melon, some bready malt, and caramel/honey sweetness.

M: A bit on the fuller end of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I always underappreciated this beer. It was the old standard sitting in the cooler next to the new beer I wanted to try; the beer I'd had a short pour of a couple times, but never really sat down and gave my full attention to. Now, properly enjoying a bomber to myself for the first, and last time I'm getting a little sad to see it go. Solid old school DIPA.

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Photo of mf86
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of matcris
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A very clear tangerine with a finger of off white soapy head that fades to a ring. Moderate amount of bubbles rising with spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus, pineapple, caramel, honey, bready, and a little flowery. The flavor is some citrus, pineapple, caramel malt, and the bitterness is pretty mellow. The feel is overall dry, medium body, average carbonation. This seems well made, but, nothing really goes ka-pow with it.

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Photo of Timtac
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnj21655
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear dark coppery orange in color with 2 fingers of long-lasting dense off white head. Aroma is very hoppy with citrus notes and bready and caramel malt character. Taste has more piney and citrus hops, moderate bready and caramel malts, and a low-moderate bitterness. Medium-ish body and carbonation. This is tasty and a classic example of an American Double IPA bit just isn't my thing; I've got the best Mew England IPAs right outside my door and this feels like a throwback to the 2000's.

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Photo of ChilliHeights
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 22 oz. bomber with friends in tasting glasses so only had 4 ozs or so, but it was great. Nice citrus aroma and taste. Would have loved a 12 oz bottle or a pint to enjoy for a longer time. Beautiful color and a nice white head. Can't wait for the next one.

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Photo of Richter525
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden appearance with white head and just the right amount of carbonation. Fruity aroma. The taste is also fruity with very little hoppy hints and little alcohol aftertaste. A little aging may help this beer.

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Photo of goblue30
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beagleyx2
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - brilliantly clear, refreshing sight given the current NE-style IPA trend - orange-gold, creamy white head
S - ripe pineapple, strawberry, peach, grapefruit/orange rind
T - peach, grapefruit, resin, faint biscuit malt, alcohol is present but well integrated
F - medium body, crisp, sweet, wet
O - deceptively easy-drinking, one of the better DIPA's I've ever had - file under: dangerously poundable

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Photo of Seanecy
3.69/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mstumpfphoto
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ahypercube
4.89/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wish this was more widely available (as in, in 6-packs) Bought a bomber from Vons, for about the third time. Beautiful packaging

L: I swear this is less red than the regular Union Jack IPA. Thicker consistency though, and with much more resilient lacing. Still a beautiful beer.

S: Sour cherry tangles with pear and pineapple, but the acidity lingers in the form of lemon, which blends with something tropical (passion fruit, papaya?), grapefruit, and sweet mango. A breadiness is more detectable from the smell than in Union Jack, with a tiny bit of roast character, but nothing much.

T: All the hops of Union Jack, plus double the malt. Very sour apricot leads, followed by mandarin, mango, lemon, yellow grapefruit, pine, and toasty rye bread. That pepperiness of Union Jack is not missing, but it takes longer to appear, lingering on the finish, and is still the best part of this brew.

F: A thicker, richer union jack. Still very clean, crisp, and satisfying.

O: An essentially perfect brew, with a strong, definitive aroma. I hope I see it around more often in the future.

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Photo of dankenava31
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beFullCircle
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,570 ratings.
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