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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4.7/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Appearance: Body is a very clear deep, copper/orange, The head is small and tight, and leaves a nice lacing.

Smell: Lots of floral hops with a slightly toasted caramel sweetness and a hint of pinyness. VERY inviting.

Taste: WOW - Ambrosia. A strong jolt of flavoring hops perfectly balanced by a thick, malt sweetness. Lots of pinyness, citrus, and hints of light fruits.

Mouthfeel: Very nice.Thick, fairly syrupy, decent CO2 level. Really pushes the hops up front.

Drinkability: An excellent desert beer.

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Photo of Casey10
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great brew was lucky to pick it up on a trip to ma today.

A - nice orange hue lacings all over the glass bright.

S - piney citrus fresh

T- same as smell lots of grapefruit coming through.

M - leaves a nice feel again the citrus comes through.

O - so glad to have nearby a must try for any hop head

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 12/12 Aggressive pour yields a two inch pour with a dazzling cascade of effervescence. Golden honey hue.

Tropical fruit most prominent. Ritz cracker. Wildflower sweet honey and mild hop.

Tastes like a tropical fruit bowl with a lot of grapefruit. Perfect hop bitterness, for me. No earthiness or harshness---I love it!

Pleasant easy drinking. Dry, clean and not so heavy, keeps you coming back for more. Lacing present throughout.

This is crushable. Absolutely spectacular! How has this eluded me for so long? Imagine this fresher and/or on tap! When no Sucks is around, this is a sure replacement. I will be in search of some more anyway.

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4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 5/31/13 at 13:00.

A: Pours a transparent copper. Two fingers just off white head. Retention is stellar. Mild carbonation. Lacing is also stellar.

S: Truly powerful grapefruit aroma. Underlying tropical fruit, spruce, pine. Underneath that is the malt. Light notes of caramel and toffee dance with a slight hint of breadiness.

T: Straight shot of grapefruit bitterness. Incredibly dry finish. Ever so slight booziness detected throughout, but it only adds to the citrus and tropical fruit infusion. Shot of peppery-spicy note that lights up for a split second. Finishes completely dry. Lean and crisp. Aftertaste of tart and bitter citrus (grapefruit/lime) rind.

M: Medium bodied. Amazingly dry and crisp, especially considering the abv.

O: Simply an amazing beer. Firestone does it YET AGAIN. Seriously, this brewery may be the best in the nation.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber with slight cloudiness. Medium head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is more subtle than some of the heavier dry-hopped IPAs and DIPAs, but some malty sweetness and slight citrus. Taste, this is perhaps my favourite DIPA yet: it doesn't have the sweetness that often turns me off DIPAs (especially for one that is this strong–9.5%). It is quite balanced between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness, and has a good bitter finish. All in all, I think the balance is what I most appreciate about this beer - it is right on style without being overpowering in any direction. Excellent DIPA.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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