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:
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Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of allenson21
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Transparent gold with a 1/2 inch somewhat-creamy head

S - Sweet and tart fruits

T - Meets the smell. Absolutely delicious. Natural fructose and amazing hoppiness.

M - Everything you expect from the appearance and smell. A SMIDGE boozy in immediate swallow, but that dissipates quickly because a floral aftertaste takes over.

O - This is the first beer that I've written a review for in a long time (I wanted to let my palate develop a little further before reviewing again). This is also the first IPA that I've fallen in love with. This should not be anything new as this is an extremely highly rated (and popular) brew. FW IPAs seem to be the only IPAs that 'wow' me.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Rafael_Mindu
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Theortiz01
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Fantalek
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of IronTom
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Salud24
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ianmatth
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light red. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - Citrus, pine, and some spice, malt as well

T - Good malty flavor. Heavier than most West Coast IPAs, but lighter than Dogfish Head 90. Good hop flavor as well, the hops probably cut through a little bit more than Dogfish Head 90.

M - Solid malty body, not as light as most West Coast IPAs, but lighter than Dogfish Head 90.

O - A great DIPA. Even though they are out of CA, I would consider this more of an East Coast style IPA.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks No1Smitty - First FW Beer!

A - Pours a remarkably clear light copper color with a great 2 finger slightly tan head, retention is very strong, lacing is phenomenal.

S - Tons of tropical citrusy goodness, pineapple, mango, lemon, grapefruit, resinous, minimal caramel sweetness.

T - Tons of tropical goodness with some minimal alcohol flavor and some caramel sweetness. Not very bitter with all the malts/sweet fruit flavors. Tastes as it smells as far as the tropical fruits go.

M - Medium bodied, definitely has some nice (slight) thickness to it. Semi-weak carbonation, it works well with the beer.

O - Very tasty, nice, thicker, maltier *feeling* dipa (sweet malts are minimal) really nice slightly bitter, big tropical flavor

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Photo of beerhast
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mhksuccess
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%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Neorebel
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

At last, I am tasting Double Jack. I just recently got turned on to Firestone Walker and particularly their Union Jack IPA, which has become one of my favorite beers, so this one should be extra satisfying. They certainly have the look down, with good carbonation, excellent clarity and head retention, pouring a beautiful golden amber color here.

The aroma is simply intoxicating... with ripe fruit esters - citrus, peaches, apple, mango, pineapple, and kiwi, as well as detectable spices and malt in the mix. One sip and I'm sold on this, with it's balanced malt and hop bitterness. The bitterness is much more pronounced than you would think going by the aroma. It also creeps up on you, building up to a near pucker in the coarse dry finish. The middle however is nice and bready though, and a little toasty too.

This has a full, almost sticky mouth feel, which I like, and is a little warming on the way down due to the relatively high ABV. Overall, I am very impressed with this beer, but, at about 6 months old, I have to wonder how much better it could have been had it been bottled more recently. I do love that fruit like beginning, soft biscuity center and creeping massive bitterness for the climax though. Obviously try this.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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