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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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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%

Photo of dexterk1
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have been waiting a while to try this one and so glad to do it. Appearance is a nice golden, maybe copper color. Head was substantial and dissipated pretty quickly.
Odor is of pine, citrus as well as other fruitiness.
Taste starts with hops and goes between hops pine and sweet citrus as it continues. A little maltiness as well makes for a very nicely balanced flavor.
Mouth feel is pretty smooth and there is only a slight hint of alcohol. Somewhat light carbonation.
Overall an excellent west coast DIPA. Balanced through out ans complete.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of krustster
4.96/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Yeaaahhh maannn... uaaahhh god man. Gorgeous copper/gold color with a decent sized head full of big bubbles that still sticks around for a good while. For an IPA (or DIPA I guess) this is about as pretty as a beer can get.

Smell is full of fruity hops, the best kind of hops. Lightly floral with a big blast of tropical and citrus fruit aromas. Just enough of the pine smells to balance out the fruit. Incredibly good smell on this one.

Taste is an explosion of fruity and floral flavors. Grapefruit, orange, mango (I saw the reviews mentioning the supposed mango taste and I didn't believe it, but it's there) and floral uh... flowers... with bitterness that's restrained but still assertive enough to remind you that this is pale ale and also balance out the fruity flavors. I'm really blown away. At nearly 10% ABV there's also no trace of heat. I thought this would be a lot more bitter, but the balance is incredible.

Mouth feel is crisp, just enough carbonation, not sticky or overly heavy, I'm not really used to reviewing "lighter" beers so I'm not sure how to describe it. It does seem just right, however.

Overall, this is an utterly incredible DIPA beverage. It took me a while to get into the hoppy drinks, but I feel like if I'd had something of this caliber off the bat I would have gone nuts over it immediately. The main thing holding me back originally was the bitterness, and this one totally nails it. Founders Double Trouble hit the same notes for me; this one is just on a slightly higher level. Amazing!!!

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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