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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,403
Ratings:
7,577
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,806
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,577 |  Reviews: 1,403
Photo of Gajo74
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber/golden color with a moderate head that disapated into a bubbly crown. Some soapy lacing is evident.
A pineapple juiciness first hits the nose; there is some acidity and tartness. This is followed by the sweetness of caramel malt, toasted bread, tropical fruit and orange peel. The hops are prevalent throughout; citrusy, piney and grassy.
When it first hits the tongue it is sweet with caramel malt flavor. It feels medium to full and almost syrupy and chewy. However, the hops profile takes over before the midway point; sharp pine, but not overwhelming, creates a prickliness in the mouthfeel. It is strong in the finish and lingers. The carbonation also seems to come to life and emits an effervescence that increases its drinkability. A strong coating citrusy hops goodness provides a zestiness. All throughout, the malt backbone remains and provides a balance and nice interplay with the hops.
A tasty and flavorful IIPA that's balanced. Very well done.

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Photo of blankenhoney
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber bottled 1.5.15 and enjoyed today, 2.21.15, from a Bell's Hopslam glass

Double Jack is a really nice and sweet tropical DIPA

It pours a clear orange with bronze and brassy undertones and a nice and thick 2-finger head. The nose explodes with sweet, syrupy oranges, thick, dank pine sap, and an earthy, almost sandy(?) hop profile. There's some light notes of tangerines or nectarines, too.

The flavors are sticky sweet tropical and citrus fruits lying on top of thick pine sap. Kind of like that syrup that comes with canned peaches or oranges, but boozier? Mouthfeel is syrupy, but not in a good way. This one is almost too thick and chewy for me.

Overall, this is a DIPA I'd revisit regularly if it were available in my distro area, though I think we do the hoppy game much better out here in Ohio. Great nose, and pretty tasty.

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Photo of MightyMonk
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pbechtel
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roudy
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2/12...pours bright gold orange, light on the bottom and opaque at top. Foaming white lid about 1/4 inch. Bright bitter, sunny, citrus. Heavy hearty wall of deep malt bitter. Boozy and then some. Mellows with time.

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Photo of Purified
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nothing great and nothing bad. Overall disappointing. Just an average iipa

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Photo of PDrinks
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jws6w7
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noahtrumble
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Best IPA I have ever had, ok one of the best!

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Photo of gcrowell77
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotDarkEnough
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bryan_Schmidt
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MSandahl23
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two finger head. Smell is hopsational. The initial taste is hoppy with just enough backbone. This is kind of like pure hoppiness but less sweet are more alcohol taste.

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Photo of Cheynem
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Double Jack is one of my favorite DIPAs of all time. It is extremely aggressively dry-hopped which makes it very strong in its smell and taste profile.

The issue with this beer, as with so many other DIPA, is that recently it's been near-impossible to find fresh. I don't know if that's a result of their distro process, but it seemed to happen around the time they switched to the new bottle label.

The fact is that you will rarely find this beer fresh, and it's not worth the price usually. But always check, and if you do find that fresh bottle, buy it immediately and proceed to drink one of the better DIPA on the market today.

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Photo of psweendogg
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kramnotwen
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thumperskibum
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twistjawa
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpkrippner
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nhoelzen
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 7,577 ratings
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