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

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Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

Bottled 12/12 Aggressive pour yields a two inch pour with a dazzling cascade of effervescence. Golden honey hue.

Tropical fruit most prominent. Ritz cracker. Wildflower sweet honey and mild hop.

Tastes like a tropical fruit bowl with a lot of grapefruit. Perfect hop bitterness, for me. No earthiness or harshness---I love it!

Pleasant easy drinking. Dry, clean and not so heavy, keeps you coming back for more. Lacing present throughout.

This is crushable. Absolutely spectacular! How has this eluded me for so long? Imagine this fresher and/or on tap! When no Sucks is around, this is a sure replacement. I will be in search of some more anyway.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber dated 03/01/13 poured into a snifter.

You can pour this down the center. Couple fingers of sudsy white head and a clear copper body.

Big ol' sweet hop aroma with peach, tangerine, grapefruit, and pine.

Drinks smooth with a resinous pine, grapefruit that lingers through the aftertaste, and gets a little earthy. Nice balance of bitter and sweet.

Sort of reminds me of the most recent Enjoy By IPA. Good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Rast
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle enjoyed March Madness 2013.

X-factor for the overall score: the bottle art features a male lion about to box a grizzly bear. Nice. I've never seen an IPA that looks this excellent. The carbonation cascades as if a stout while the minimally hazy orange liquid pools beneath gravity's grip. Nose is blunt: bold citrus with floral over/unders. Mouthfeel is bubbly, yet smooth. Tastes like grapefruit rind. Bitter citrus: mission accomplished. Surprisingly sessionable for a 9.5%. No percent boozy. Anyone have a filleted flounder I can eat?

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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

Firestone Walker coming to Texas is a welcome sight. Seeing the reserve series beers makes me happy as well. Double jack looks the part of a good double IPA. Double Jack pours a crystal clear copper. Things are topped off by healthy two fingers of head. Head settles to a ring. Plenty of lace is left in its wake.

Double jack has a wonderful aroma. Plenty of citrus hits first. Grapefruit and oranges mostly. Some pine melds with the citrus. Some sweet malt notes round out the nose.

Tastes matches the nose. Hops wash over the tongue with a drying quality. Citrus notes stand out first. Grapefruit notes just edge out orange notes for domination. Light piney notes play against the citrus. A sweet sugary malt profile sort of balances it all out. The finish lingers on with sweet juicy citrus notes.

Double jack comes in on the fuller side of medium bodied. Carbonation is adequate.

Double jack is quite the tasty double IPA. The alcohol is kept in check well. Its starts to show up as I near the bottom of the bottle. I generally prefer my Double IPAs to fall on the drier side of the spectrum. For a Double IPA with a fuller malt present this is still pretty hop-centric. Props to Firestone Walker for giving me one of the best hop experiences this year.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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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%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 7,584 ratings