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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer. As a kinda novice beer drinker, this was one of my first experiences with any of the beers on the 250 list. I enjoyed it tremendously. Only downside was that it felt kinda heavy on the throat about half way through. 2 down, 248 to go!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tonight I am comparing this with Sierra Nevada Hoptimum and Laughing Dog Sneaky Peet IIPA.

Wow! this may be my new favorite IIPA... It's incredibly smooth and drinkable.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large tulip glass, the brew is a pale amber color, and the head quickly settles down to almost nothing, the only reason I didn't give it a higher appearance rating.

Aroma is wonderful sweet fruit - apricots, plums, along with citrus grapefruit or something sweeter - tangerine maybe? Some pine too, but just a hint. According Firestone Walker's website, it has a cornucopia of hops: Bittering—Warrior, Columbus; Late Kettle—Cascade, Centennial; Dry Hops—Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe.

The flavor is delightful... it's too good to gulp, but it's hard to just sip it. The mouthfeel is almost syruppy, but in a good way. It's a mouthful! Aftertaste is just slightly bitter, but mostly sweet fruit. Compared to FW's Union Jack, this is head and shoulders above.

4/25/14 comparing this to Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA and Squatters Hop Rising IIPA, this one remains in my top 10. Not that the other 2 aren't good, this is just better!

I put this in my top 5 IIPA's, no question about it. I need to taste it head-to-head with Dogfish Head 90 and Stone Ruin Ten soon...

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