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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Photo of erialbill
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice head with a quick pour into the Sierra Nevada IPA glass. Light orange/straw color. Light lacing.

Aroma consists of intense piney fresh hop. Smells very fresh.

Taste explodes with more resinous pine. Malt takes a back seat to intense bitterness but not in a bad sense. Light onion mixes with the pine. Not much citrus here.

Mouthfeel is on the light side with low/moderate carbonation.

One of my favorite of the west coast piney DIPA's. A Luxurious hop bomb! Kudos to Firestone Walker Brewery!!

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Photo of thampel09
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of LCB_Hostage
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an imperial pint glass

A: Nice rich orange, with a bit of haze. Modest head. Strong lacing

S: Hops, orange-citrus, some malt playing around in the back. Complex, but thoroughly inviting.

T: Heavenly. Exceptionally well-balanced for a DIPA. The hops dominate as they should for the style, but there's plenty more going on -- enough malt to make it rich and tasty. Not a lot of alcohol burning through, but enough to add another element to the mix.

M: Crisp, with an ideal level of carbonation. Leaves a clean tingle on the tongue with no stickiness.

O: This is a great, great beer. I'd expect nothing less from a jacked-up version of UJ. I love me some hops and so uber-hopped DIPAs like Palate Wrecker are right in my wheelhouse, but I have to say, the balance of this beer is a wonderful testament to the brewing arts. It fulfills my hop requirements while giving me an even more complex experience.

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Photo of Snellgg5
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of gare8ear
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of irv2424
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of meangreenc
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ChuckfinnelyBN
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of bmurray10
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of coachob3
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of lic217
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very clear, nice head, with lacing
Smell: Tropical hops (little peach/mangos/pineapple) a little citrus and pine,
Taste: Tropical and citrus hops, with a little bit of pine, nice balance between sweet and bitter, with a touch of alcohol heat on the finish
Feel: Resiny feel, good mouth feel
Overall: A really good beer

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Photo of mcsauter82
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ericdupont
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of deadstockmarket
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Flatlands
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jealmanzar
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of klythjohan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of kew
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of atigerlife
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank goodness for airplanes and Bevmo!!

Pours a clear dark golden. Beautiful head: Fluffy, slightly off-white and creamy. Good retention. Lots of tiny carb rising. Georgeous to look at!

Aroma of grapefruit, honey, piney.

Taste is grapefruit, bitter. Malty. Definitely dominated by the bitterness [not suprising with the style].

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a wonderfuyl beer. Cleansing and refreshing. Not really sessionable, but what the heck...not expected to be.

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Photo of Lewdie
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of jschonert
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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