Double Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Double JackDouble Jack

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

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.

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Photo of Greels
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Neffbeer
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip:

A: Light amber with an orange hue. There is a thick white head that hangs around and leaves a bunch of lacing.

S: The hops are huge on this one, piney with some citrus notes. There is a hint of booze and some pepper/spicy hotness.

T: Hops fight back first with a wave of pine and citrus. The hops give way to a decent size malt body that concludes in a clean bitter hop finish. It is very dry. The hotness in the nose is quite muted on the palate.

M: Smooth and supple.

D: This is an excellent example of the DIPA style without going totally over board on the ABV. Great beer, find it and drink it.

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Photo of obrike
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bomber at HEB in Round Rock for just under 9 bucks...3/1/13 brew date.

Poured a golden-light orange color with a finger and a half of white head. Faded slowly...leaving nice spotty lacing in my Firestone Walker pint glass.

Aroma is full of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon rind, pine, and a nice touch of sweet malt. What's not to like?

Man...a nice blast of grapefruit, pineapple, and citrus hops with some sweet caramel malts. A bit of pine hops come through with more kick on the backend...followed with the malts and a bit of of the 9.5%. Good balance here. Uber smooth with a dry, resiny finish. Love the mouthfeel on this one.

Oh so drinkable. Great hop profile and bitterness...but the overall balance is spot on. This is a top notch DIPA. Welcome to Texas Firestone Walker!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of obywan59
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is crystal clear and yellow-gold in color with an off-white head that leaves minimal lacing. A tower of bubbles rises from the center of my Duvel tulip and more scattered bubbles thoughout.

It's redolent of hops, especially early on. As the beer warms the sweet malt character begins to show. Spicy hops and alcohol lend a pleasant but almost medicinal scent to the aroma. Overripe citrus and pineapple. The alcohol burns the nose and throat on deep inhalation. A first for me.

Sweet-tart taste of ripe grapefruit with the bitterness of the rind. The sweet malt is more apparent here than in the nose. Alcohol is again apparent.

Medium-thick bodied. Light carbonation. Somewhat sticky and drying in the end. Warming alcohol

Very tasty and well-rounded. The alcohol is obvious, but not overpowering. This beer should mature well.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

APPEARANCE: Orange, super crystal clear, clean looking. Sparkly white head of a quarter-inch vanished very quickly.

SMELL: Piney, floral and with lots of honey.

TASTE: Nicely balanced with strong malts and honey up front and a grassy, grapefruit blast towards the end. The honey flavor stays with the palate for the whole ride and provides an aftertaste that is surprisingly sweet.

MOUTHFEEL: Typical for a big DIPA, the Firestone Walker is oily and slightly mouthcoating. Also, it sits relatively light given the size of this beer.

OVERALL: This is a quality Double IPA and with its distribution expanding, especially to the Chicago Area, I think we will start seeing this beer gain more and more traction in the beer community. I'm guessing it will be on the front page of DIPAs on Beer Advocate sometime next year. It is very drinkable and accessible, but still robust and complex enough for a BA to thoroughly enjoy.

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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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