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

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Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
7,575
Reviews:
1,403
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a a nice clear copper/amber color, About an inch worth of head and recedes from there. Very attractive lacing. all along the glass.

S - Amazing floral hop scent that overwhelms in the finest of ways. Pine and grapefruit certainly come to mind. Big hop presence in this beer, smells more like the tropical fruit type of IPA as opposed to piney/resiny.

T - Just above moderate carbonation starts things off with a nice refreshing tingle, then a fat shock of hops comes bowling across your tongue. Hops provide a nice piney flavor with the right amount of floral goodness thrown in. Finishes with an excellent drying bitterness.

M - Crisp and carbonated up front that immediately becomes bitter and drying.

O - Very drinkable with an alcohol content that makes this an extravagant end of the night IPA (But please drink it on a fresh pallet its not worth subduing it).

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12oz bottle (bottled on 04/21/14, 14:08) served in a Rastel tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear amber color. Thin off white head with a barest of skins across the top. Persistent island and fine strands of lacing.

Smell: Fresh grapefruit, citrus, pine, hint of pepper, and tropical fruits (papaya). Tropical fruits and pepper only show up with a swirl of the glass.

Taste: Very hoppy, but well balanced with malt sweetness. Citrus flavors up front, then a sweet bready malt middle with another hop note (papaya / tropical fruit), and then a bitter finish, with notes of pine and some lingering herbal and grapefruit bitterness. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and nicely thick. Just right carbonation. Some stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Dangerously drinkable - alcohol well hidden. Good as a sipping and savoring beer, but I think it would be good with a meal as well, but something this notable in flavor might be hard to pair with so the nice flavors of this beer don't get lost. While expensive, this beer is worth it, and I think I need to try this one again either fresh on tap or with an earlier bottling to see if I can capture even more of the hop aroma that this beer has in abundance.

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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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