Double Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95.7%
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4.33 w/ 7,576 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,403
Ratings:
7,576
Liked:
7,252
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
8.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
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531
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1,806
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Hazy copper pour. Thin layer of off white head sits atop but falls quickly

S: Fresh, bright west coast hop aroma. Grapefruit, pine and citrus.

T: Strong dank pine bitterness on the first sip, as the pallet gets used to it the bready toasty malt comes through. Piney grapefuit comes through from begining to end in a very smooth way.

M: Mouth tingling bitterness, moderate body, sticky and middle of the road carbonation.

O: In the modern east coast v west coast battle it won't be the hip hoppers that battle it out, it will be the IPAs. More specifically Dogfishhead 90 v Double jack. In that battle I vote Double Jack by a slight margin. big ups to FW.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

3-20-13 bottling date. From Belmont Station

A: Pure copper color with a firm 1/4" head. Carbonation is drawn throughout the body. Slick off the glass.

N: Hops and malt in concert. Pineapple, spruce, and hints of mango. There's an earthiness here, along with some honey melon, some sugar, and some grass. Not very strong or altogether alluring, though.

T: Quite bitter with only a hint of sweetness. There's a lot of the dry pine floor with a heavy leaf quality. Can be rather sharp around the edges.

M: Some alcohol. Dry with a medium-heavy body.

O: A good beer, but it's missing a second gear to get it to the next level. Might be a lesser batch, too, as I recall having some that were a lot better. Would prefer a Union Jack to this one, though.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle dated 1/30/13 poured into delirium snifter.

A: A nice golden yellow/orange with active carbonation and a good thick pure white head. Minimal lacing.

S: Upfront I get pine and resin notes(my favorite). A slight hint of grapefruit citrus. I know some get a malt back but I don't detect it at all. (which isn't bad)

T: Amazing. In your face resiny/citrusy hops. I like how this beer is in your face with the hops but it's still amazingly balanced and not overpowering.

M: Smooth and velvety. It's amazing for the style. A lot of double/imperial IPA's can be "sticky" and cloying, which to me really detracts from the experience. But Double Jack manages to bring the hops without the stickiness which is really hard to do, and makes it so unbelievably enjoyable.

O: I'm new to Firestone Walker and if this is any indication of what they do they might give Dogfish Head and Unibroue some competition in my fridge space.

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Found this gem on a business trip, and shared the 22oz bottle with 2 friends. Kept in ice-bucket, served into small goblets.

A: deep golden yellow, "glowing," with an inch of thick head, and persistent lacing.

S: balanced, hoppy clementine, grapefruity citrus, with a hint of some pine.

T: liquid heaven. mouthwatering citrus, not to biting, nice balance of citrus and pine, but mostly citrus, with a nice grapefruit finish.

M: perfectly carbonated, and slightly sticky on the finish, with a lingering hop on the tongue, but not overpowering.

O: Would but this often if it was in Georgia. Can't wait to try the Parabola I found on the same trip!

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95.7% out of 100 with 7,576 ratings
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