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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Photo of kdahnke123
3.69/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass at room temperature.
A - Pours a honey-yellow color with a two finger white head. The head quickly dissipates, leaving a small amount of lacing.
S - A smooth medium hop smell. That's it.
T - Like the smell, little of no malt, just lots of hops.
M - Light in texture with no mouth coating qualities.
O - A reasonable IPA but there are lots to be had out there. I have had several Firestone Walker ales at this point and expected it to be more balanced, like the more sought after ales in the Reserve Series.

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Photo of BigJarv79
4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TheDoctor
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clearish honey gold color with a robust and creamy white clover-colored head that settles like a rock from three fingers to around one and (if left alone for a while) a thickish film. Good retention; some soapy lacing.

Very aromatic, fresh and hoppy. Grapefruit, citrus rind, lime, green tea, toast, soap, and a touch of pine.

Crisp and hoppy with a rich, full malt profile. Husky hop flavors and citrus lead you in, with a rising acidity and then a warm, bready, piney middle and lingering finish. Lovely.

Dry and medium bodied with a vaguely chewy finish and a tingly hoppiness. A little coating, but it isn't quite sticky.

This is a fine example of a IIPA and of a West Coast IPA (says I).
The beer pours a lovely hue with a very nice head and an immediately noticeable nose. The beer itself seems particularly aromatic to me and has a very aromatic finish as well. It tastes very hoppy (obviously) but is not abrasive. There is a noticeable malt presence but it is not sticky nor does it take away from the dry bitterness of the rest of it.
A crisp and full taste with lots of hops expertly balanced with bready malts, this is a very good IPA.
Would definitely have again; worth getting your hands on.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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