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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Photo of Mdez
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this on-tap at Bilbo Baggins on Queen Street in Alexandria, VA and it was, strangely, the second best beer of the day. My best of the day was Bourbon County Barleywine and this came in a close second. Even though I never heard of this before, the rating refelcetd in their menu was like a challenge; I had to try it. BLUF: It was every bit as good as the near-perfect rating it had; it was nice to see, felt wonderful and tasted like a fresh Sculpin should. This really was a great day for drinking...

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've had Heady Topper. I like this better. This beer is more balanced than HT. Until you feel it, you have no idea this beer is so strong. The tremendous hop aroma (grapefruit and pine dominate) is balanced perfectly with the light malty foundation and the strong alcohol. This beer leaves you wanting another and another...until you realize just how strong it is. Best beer I've ever had.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Photo of rangerred
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy deep gold with a very thin white head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring around the top of the beer. Just a few random spots of lacing.

The aroma is probably the best thing about this beer. Very piny and resiny with a bit of dank thrown in. Some orange notes in the form of overripe fruit.

The orange is more prominent in the taste with quite a bit of dankness and pine resin. A touch on the sweet side but bitterness is very high to help balance that out. There is a slight woody note that becomes more prominent as the beer warms and is quite nice.

Overall, a really good IIPA but I would stop short of saying it is amazing. My bottle is over three months old so I really would like to try this fresh. The hops have lost some of their luster.

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4.49/5  rDev +4.9%

Bottled on 08/08/2014 Poured into a tulip glass form a 22oz. bomber.

A- Nice deep golden/light copper color, with two fingers of white head that slowly dissipated, high degree of clarity.

S- Dank pine, tangerine, lime, pineapple, any detectable alcohol is hidden really well by the massive hops.

T- Big pine note first off, then the citrus and pineapple hits, finishing with a not too dry pine note.

M- Heavier side of medium but very drinkable for the ABV.

O- A fantastic DIPA that I can't believe is available year round. Sure we have our share of things in the MidWest, but not a year round DIPA like this. The only year round DIPA offering like this one we get is Hop Stoopid which funny enough reminds me of this one in flavor. I guess if I could criticize this one I'd have to say that it's a bit too bitter for what I desire in a DIPA but I know this is a West Coast beer so I expect it.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,572 ratings.
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