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

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Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

Presentation: From a 1 pint 6 oz. bottle into a snifter..

A- Clear amber/copper. Pours with ~1 finger of light tan head, which fades into a thin cap.

S- Pine, grapefruit/citrus, and slightly herbal hopiness....tropical fruit sweetness....very nice.

T- As with the aroma....piney, grapefruit/citrus infused bitterness and fruity sweet counterbalance. Excellent.

M- Moderate carbonation and a medium full feel.

O- Quite good. Great nose and flavor make this one a winner of a DIPA.

Future outlook: Another Cali-snagged beer that I (sadly) won't likely get back to for a long while.

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Photo of ChadQuest
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear light orange color with decent lacing. aroma is citrus and lighter tropical pineapple notes, with light mango. Flavors come out with a surprising mix of balance achieved with those tropical notes mentioned in the aroma and the sweetness of them and the malts against the bitterness of the hops, making this an ease to drink as it doesn't get cloying in either direction throughout the course of the bottle, plenty to pick through. on the sticky side in the mouth with medium levels of carb and a medium body.

An enjoyable DIPA all around. For a higher score from me it would need a juicier tropic strength. I will probally buy this again, i did quite enjoy it.

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Photo of briiguy
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of timoteo833
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Photo of ledouge
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dank26
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dtx00
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of RWNay
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of rogerdandy
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlhyatt
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12-20-13 and drank on 3-2-2014

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A - very translucent gold. Not much head that turns into a thin lace very quickly. It looks good but nothing to write home about.

S- Pine and resin hit the nose hard on this one. Hint of lemon and sweet pineapple. There's a very prominent "thick" sugary smell with it as well.

T - sweet malt and sugar hit first followed by a piney bitterness that sits in the depth of your tongue for a while. There are also hints of lemon and other citrus fruits. However, the most prominent taste in this beer are sweet malt and piney resin. Very good though.

M - lightly carbonated with a bitter after finish. goes down smooth and fills your cheeks with sweetness.

O - very delicious, a sweet malty pine with a resiny aftertaste. A well crafted beer that really brings the definition of a good IPA to life. Highly recommended.

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Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of larbush
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mjl21
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Toronado. Poured into a tulip. $5.00 for the glass during happy hour.

A-Pours a clear dark amber with lots of orange visible. It has a very thin layer of off white head that becomes a small ring surrounding a circular filmy layer. After a few sips the film and ring completely disappear. This appearance really should be scored at a 3.75 due to the poor head retention, but I will kick it up some because I like the color.

S-The nose was quite subdued when it was brought to me. There is some pine and some caramel malt. Even as it warms it never opens up and pops like most WC DIPAs.

T-Lots of pine hits fast followed by some sweet citrus and I get a lot of orange peel. The caramel malt does a good job to reign in the 100 IBUs but makes it a tad sweet. The citrus is alot stronger in the taste than it is in the nose. The aftertaste is a combination of orange juice and orange peel. Ideally I would be able to rate the taste at 4.25.

M-Medium bodied and very smooth for the high alcohol content. The carbonation is fine. Very well blended and I would never have guessed this was 100 IBUs.

D-The high abv is well hidden but it would catch up fast.

Overall I thought this was a good beer. I had been looking forward to trying this since I first heard about FW going for a DIPA. I would like to try this again to see if the nose improves at all. That was really the only disappointing aspect for me.

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Photo of Jslay013
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of tedgelee
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Svyturys30
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of diamondlie
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of banger7
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of tazzman
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of MCain04
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into DFH IPA glass, 1 month fresh.

Pours a golden, light amber clear body with a soapy head of good retention and lacing. Stunning color on the body.

Smell is of tropical fruits, orange peel, alcohol esters, sweet candied malts, and pine resin.

Taste is similar to the nose - a big beer with a lot of malty sweetness and noticeable alcohol. Fruity hop flavor and moderate bitterness attempt to balance the beer but come up a little short. Lingering sweetness and a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, great carbonation, smooth, sticky, dry finish.

Overall a very solid DIPA which is year-round and available in 4 packs, great choice if you like sweetness without over-the-top IBU. Very easy drinking and warming. Not my favorite, but I've enjoyed it multiple times and will continue to enjoy.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,575 ratings.
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