Double Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of DrBass
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of sommersb
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 04-07-2014
Freshness: Bottled on 02-14-14
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Received from a friend

Pours clear with a bright copper color. The head stands a finger and a half high, off-white in color, with a fair retention and attractive lacing.

Aromas are sharp citrus hops, with a strong grapefruit smell. Very aromatic and pleasant.

The taste has a big hop bitterness to open up, with tropical fruits pineapple and grapefruit flavors. The malts in the background off some roundness.

Full bodied in the mouth, with high carbonation levels. The finish is dry and leaves lingering tastes of citrus fruits and tangy bitterness.

Overall I'd say this is an excellent DIPA -- well worth a try.

Thanks to Craig for the brew!

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Photo of Saudereth
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Wayne17
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of DanFein
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of AScrambledEgg
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of prtwin2a
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ConorGolden
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An exceptional DIPA that is unusually mild in terms of both flavor and feel.
In part, this is due to the low hop level for style. Not sure of the age of this bottle, but that could contribute to the mellow nature.

Rich flavor that changes with warming.

ABV well hidden.

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Photo of Bazyx
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BMac17
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double Jack:
Double IPA
ABV: 9.5
IBU: 100

Dried apricot & tangerine in color and aroma complimented with freshly picked Plumeria and Freesia blossom. Bitterness at first glance that is gorgeously balanced with crystal malts that soften an expected sharp mouth feel all the better to lead you onto a tangy citrus and sun ripened pineapple ride of summertime goodness. Has a mouth watering finish that is irresistible. Seriously Borderline perfect!!!

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Photo of CorgiDad
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mve102
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MidwestBA
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BingCrosby7
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A a very nice gold, a softer side of orangish yellow. Lots of bubbles and a thick head with strong retention and surprisingly good lacing. 4
S lots of brightness in here--pineapple strangely enough comes to the front of the nose, followed by light lemon and orange rind. Strong hoppy profile, though not very herbal or grassy. 4.25
T citrus forward, though not as much pineapple as is in the nose. Grapefruity bitterness supplemented by the buttering hop backend. Boozy in the finish, which takes away from the overall citrus palate. Still very good. 4.5
M standard mouthfeel--heavy enough I stand shoulders above a standard IPA, but not a huge deviation from the norm. 4.25
O this is big and robust, but the higher alcohol content stands out and mutes some of the flavor. Single jack is I think more balanced. 4.25

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Photo of BrianCuoz
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of beer456
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice double ipa. Nice and Fruity taste and smell. Grapefruit is very overpowering but in a refreshing way. Like a very fine wine this is a classical combination with just enough zest and peel but not overpowering. Would buy again as a spring and summer beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Pwbres
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Irish12
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95.7% out of 100 with 7,575 ratings
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