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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 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,403
Ratings:
7,577
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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22 oz bottle in March, 13. Poured into a Mystic snifter..

A: a little on the light side, with a mostly amber appearance. A substantial, though thin head.

S: Surprisingly gentle for it's alcohol content. Doesn't come across as overly sharp.

T: Nicely balanced with some nutty tones. Alcohol adds to the taste without overwhelming. I didn't get the same caramel sweetness as some others, but there is a good malt running through it. Though hoppy, not a dominant flavor.

M: Medium feel. Plently smooth. Very nice balance in the carbonation.

O: If you're looking for a Double IPA, it's a fine choice. A bit dangerous in that the 9.5% is masked by very smooth flavors.

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S - Nice nose. Powerful but soft and well balanced. Grapefruit pith, lemon zest, honeydew, touch of cilantro. Lychee fruit and booze as it warms.

T - Grapefruit, candied lime, and pine supported by a solid backbone of bready sourdough. Pear, tart apricot, and dusty hops on the backend.

M - Killer mouthfeel. Thick mouthfeel with near-perfect carbonation.

O - Hell of a double IPA. Thick, rich, and filling with great complexity and balance.

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This beer is a hyper-hopped, delightful masterpiece for bitter IPA lovers. While I found it to be unbalanced, I don't think it was trying to be. Some would call it over-the-top, and I tend to agree. Double-Jack is best enjoyed fresh, young, and on tap. I never enjoyed it as much from a bottle, but I'd chose this over 90% of other locally available Imperials.

The depth and complexity to this beer develops the more you sip it, making it a memorable experience. This is one of my favorites, and I'm thankful it's readily available in my area when some of its 'top 250 beers' competitors aren't.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 7,577 ratings
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