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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Rast
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
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 -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle

A: It pours a nice, clear transparent amber that you could trap prehistoric mosquitoes in. The head quickly puffs up to two fingers at the end of the pour, but quickly dissipates to a sheen with a large floating collection of bubbles.

S: The smell might be the best part of this beer (but not to detract from the taste). In a full glass, it packs a Pumelo Punch. It is full on citrus and pine, as all top-notch DIPAs have. Dank, resinous pine with a bit of freshly mowed grass to top it all of, as well as a sprinkling of fresh lemons that have been zested.

T: The taste is very floral though and reminds me of some douglas fir spring tip tea I have had. Hops are prevalent throughout the sip and swallow. The aftertaste makes itself known and it is quite strong. However, it is mainly pine/resin forward. It really tastes how it smells. Like most DIPAs, this has a strong effect on your palate.

M: Very smooth, with tiny, coarse bubbles racing along your tongue as you swallow. Not very think, but a nice, lightly carbonated feel.

O: Sadly, the bottled on date was missing, but it tasted quite fresh. For its availability and price point it is an excellent DIPA. I was glad I found a 12oz. for a mix six instead of a bomber. It also changes nicely with a slight temperature warming. Definitely, a go to for a great DIPA in the area for me.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,572 ratings.
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