Double Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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7,577 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of coriswrasse
3.57/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

bottle date 1/3/14 may contribute heavily to this rating

very good clarity

excellent nose

low head

poor taste but the hops still hits you in the mouth right up front.

hops are low after that probably due to age.

need to try a fresher one to get a better clue of what this beer is about.

from their site: 4+lbs/BBL: Bittering—Warrior, Columbus; Late Kettle—Cascade, Centennial; Dry Hops—Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe .

I wanted this but the age, ugh!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Sark
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - A nice copper and orange hue with trace of cloud-white head. Lacing down the glass is not abundant, but quite noticeable.

Smell - True to style IIPA with huge bouquet of floral hop notes. The sweetness of the pale malts only accentuates the bitters by giving a nice background. There is no question this brew was triple dry-hopped.

Taste - Awesome up front sweet and bitterness evidenced in the aromas now take the stage, not so much of a citrus IPA and plays to a more earthy robustness, mid-mouth grains and barley flavors while the back end holds on to the alpha acids and alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, maltose lingers on the tongue

Overall - Another solid brew from Firestone Walker. This is clearly not a standard IPA which allows it to be quaffed without any food pairings needed.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of gangstafaceclay
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- a nice caramel color with a white head

Smell- is pine, floral, and good malts

Taste- this is pretty much everything that I look for in an IPA..pine, dank hops, grapefruit, tangerine, good Carmel sweetness. Has a good finishing bite

Mouthfeel-creamy and drinkable.

Overall- definitely one of my favorite DIPAs I've had so far. Pretty much everything I'm looking for in a beer of this style.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kuaff
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


On tap at Burgundian, served in a snifter.

It looks a pretty, clear golden hue and has a swirling film of white foam on the surface.

The aroma is both pleasing and interesting. I actually get an impression of fresh basil, along with grapefruit, orange, mango, and pineapple. Really nice.

It tastes like it smells, but with bitter herbal hops in the finish. Dank and piney.

The feel is full-bodied and satisfying.

A DIPA deserving of praise. 4.55

5/7/2015 An update now that I have access to this in bottles! In my tulip at cellar temperature.

Most of the above still stands. I'll add, however, that this imperial IPA produces a nice couple of centimeters of off-white foam when poured into my tulip. Also, there is a very nice and strong honey scent in the aroma, and the finish which follows the fantastically bitter and piney hops is one of delectably sweet bread. I enjoyed this one a bit more than the one I had on tap - probably because I drink things at cellar temperature rather than cold, which I find makes every beer taste better.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 7,577 ratings
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