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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Poured nice orange yellow with a nice fluffy white head. Smells of cirtis with nice flowery and piney tones. Tastes of nice citrus and piney hops, very nice. Beer is medium bodied with a little syrupy consistency but goes down great with good carbonation. Overall a very good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Sniff the bottle. Aromas of fruit - mostly peach to me - are clearly noticeable. Pours to a nigh two finger head. Clear but darker amber color than you would expect. Sniff the bottle again and the fruit aromas are stronger and linger while you savor your beer. Doesn't have the metallic bite that i often experience with IPAs. Fills your mouth without draining it of saliva. Almost dessert like. Not heavy or filling though. Powerful. Little to no after taste. Went well with some a crab cake sandwich.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of spoony
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 650 ml bottle (bottled October 4, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about two fingers of sticky, off-white head. Retention is pretty good at three-plus minutes. The beer is mostly clear with a few bubbles of carbonation visible through the dark-golden color. Chunks of lace cling to the glass as I drink.

S-The smell is pretty sweet with lots of citrusy hops. Zesty orange and a touch of grapefruit, are most noticeable. There is a nice, pine-scented snap of bitterness, but for a IIPA, this brew is low on the bitterness scale. Malts are mostly overwhelmed by hops here, but a vague caramel sweetness and toasted bread note comes through.

T-The taste is very similar to the smell. Citrus hops provide some zesty orange and a lightly-bitter pine snap of earthy flavor. The malts provide some sweetness and a light caramel taste, but the keep the bitterness toned done, which hurts complexity. Alcohol is well-conealed.

M-The feel is light to medium for the style. Carbonation is above average for the style, but not intrusive. Very drinkable.

O-This is a very quaffable and pleasing IIPA. It won't win any contests for originality, but it hits the mark for a West Coast IIPA with mild bitterness, juicy hops, and a sweeter malt profile. The lighter-than-average feel is probably the highlight for me and the looks are nice, too, with clingy, oily lacing. I would drink this again in a heartbeat, but it is not a world-beater.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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