Double Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,406
Ratings:
7,586
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
Wants:
526
Gots:
1,806
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,586 |  Reviews: 1,406
Photo of mf86
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of matcris
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A very clear tangerine with a finger of off white soapy head that fades to a ring. Moderate amount of bubbles rising with spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus, pineapple, caramel, honey, bready, and a little flowery. The flavor is some citrus, pineapple, caramel malt, and the bitterness is pretty mellow. The feel is overall dry, medium body, average carbonation. This seems well made, but, nothing really goes ka-pow with it.

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Photo of Timtac
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnj21655
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear dark coppery orange in color with 2 fingers of long-lasting dense off white head. Aroma is very hoppy with citrus notes and bready and caramel malt character. Taste has more piney and citrus hops, moderate bready and caramel malts, and a low-moderate bitterness. Medium-ish body and carbonation. This is tasty and a classic example of an American Double IPA bit just isn't my thing; I've got the best Mew England IPAs right outside my door and this feels like a throwback to the 2000's.

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Photo of ChilliHeights
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 22 oz. bomber with friends in tasting glasses so only had 4 ozs or so, but it was great. Nice citrus aroma and taste. Would have loved a 12 oz bottle or a pint to enjoy for a longer time. Beautiful color and a nice white head. Can't wait for the next one.

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Photo of Richter525
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden appearance with white head and just the right amount of carbonation. Fruity aroma. The taste is also fruity with very little hoppy hints and little alcohol aftertaste. A little aging may help this beer.

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Photo of goblue30
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beagleyx2
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - brilliantly clear, refreshing sight given the current NE-style IPA trend - orange-gold, creamy white head
S - ripe pineapple, strawberry, peach, grapefruit/orange rind
T - peach, grapefruit, resin, faint biscuit malt, alcohol is present but well integrated
F - medium body, crisp, sweet, wet
O - deceptively easy-drinking, one of the better DIPA's I've ever had - file under: dangerously poundable

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Photo of Seanecy
3.69/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ahypercube
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wish this was more widely available (as in, in 6-packs) Bought a bomber from Vons, for about the third time. Beautiful packaging.

L: I swear this is less red than the regular Union Jack IPA. Thicker consistency though, and with much more resilient lacing. Still a beautiful beer.

S: Sour cherry tangles with pear and pineapple, but the acidity lingers in the form of lemon, which blends with something tropical (passion fruit, papaya?), grapefruit, and sweet mango. A breadiness is more detectable from the smell than in Union Jack, with a tiny bit of roast character, but nothing excessive.

T: All the hops of Union Jack, plus double the malt. Very sour apricot leads, followed by mandarin, mango, lemon, yellow grapefruit, pine, and toasty rye bread. That pepperiness of Union Jack is not missing, but it takes longer to appear, lingering on the finish, and is still the best part of this brew.

F: A thicker, richer union jack. Still very clean, crisp, and satisfying.

O: An essentially perfect brew, with a strong, definitive aroma. I hope I see it around more often in the future.

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Photo of dankenava31
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beFullCircle
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpipe
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottom line up front, this beer out performs.

S-. Solid, slight mango, pine....it's a DIPA.

T- Hints of peach, stronger grapefruit and orange, mango, melon, pineapple, mildly sweet bread, caramel malt and more piney hops.

Feel- Medium-full body, it just feels right. Finishes with the right amount of dry.

O- My last Walker offering was hurtful, very disappointing. This made the hurt dissipate. This is a VERY good DIPA, I will absolutely buy it again.

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Photo of Skipple
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of neil2me
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beers-es
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, pours a clear, deep orange. About a finger of off-white foam leaves a few spots of lacing.

Smell is a little muted, truth be told, with classic pine and grapefruit mingling with malt. Some fumy alcohol on the nose.

Taste is spicy pine resin and grapefruit pith, mingled with sweet malt flavor--balanced, but in a good way. Alcohol is noticeable toward the finish. Solid drying bitterness. Progresses very nicely through the flavors.

Feel is a rich medium. Overall, a really good example of a big West Coast DIPA.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 7,586 ratings