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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,403
Ratings:
7,582
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Bomber bottled 6/24, reviewed 7/29. Poured into a Bell's tulip.

Clear golden-amber, nice head and lacing.

Smell is a lot of nice tropical hops, backed by a substantial sweetness. Alcohol becomes a bit noticeable as it warms.

Taste is rather sweet and reasonably balanced. A clean mix of tropical, citrus and pine hops that meshes with a smooth malt backbone. Some alcohol definitely noticeable on the tail end. Not bitter. This beer is sweet, but not overbearingly so. Definitely more of an East Coast style IPA than a West Coast one, but it's really a good DIPA. Balanced, clean and showcases all of its flavors well.

Medium and sweet on the mouth, without excess carbonation.

I'm really impressed by how smooth and clean this beer is. It's not necessarily the way I like my DIPAs, but this is about as good and drinkable as I could expect a sweeter DIPA to be.

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2nd period of the Bruins-Habs game is over...Explain to me why I picked the Briuins to represent the Eastern Conference in the Cup?

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Aroma is incredible and infectious...You can smell it across the room and it smells like hop flowers. Not just "hops", but the whole flowers. It's remarkably "fresh" smelling. Instead of graepfruit, I'm actually getting a huge orange peel component, and I like it. This beer is winning me over slowly but surely...I keep not wanting to give in, but I know it will compel me to love it...

Whoa, yum...This is a crazy good beer. It's a hop bomb for sure. It's more like a hop Eruption, and not a volcanic one, but an Eddie Van Halen "Am I really hearing what I think I'm, hearing" Eruption, but with flavor. Initial blast of flavor is overwhelming. Tons of orange peel and grapefruit juice concentrate hit your tongue...This mellows (but only slightly) into a floral middle (still crammed with hops, though), where I get some lavendar and pine nut notes...Finish is super long and very hoppy, in keeping with the Hop atom bomb approach to this beer...Not sure where I sit on this beer - I really want to love it, and I know I'll end up giving in, but right now there are too many question marks...

What I like most: The strangely compelling, yet overwhelming, flavor profile.

What I like least: The price and massive hop profile.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 7,582 ratings
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