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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,403
Ratings:
7,578
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a single bottle of this in Totowa recently, not having an American Double/Imperial IPA in quite some time. Most of these tend to be pretty aggressive with lots of citrus and with a resin consistency to them and this was no exception to that. I could have easily mistaken this for a Sierra Nevada brew and even though this was quite similar to that, I still enjoyed it immensely and had to pace myself while drinking this!

The pour to this was a dark goldenrod with a bit of head and hardly any lacing to be seen. Lots of orange zest, floral hops, and booze in the nose with a strong grassy taste and slight metallic tinge when I took some sips of this. This wasn't as oily as other West Coast IPA's that I've had but it was on that level and the light carbonation only added to the mouthfeel since it lingered well into the aftertaste. This was quite strong but it didn't feel that way while I was drinking it, as only the flavors and mouthfeel could be detected.

That's not to say that the alcohol wasn't there. This quietly crept up on me and it would be quite hard to have more than one or two of these in a session. While this was enjoyable, this category has a lot of heavyweights that this doesn't quite measure up to. It's a textbook example of what a good Double/Imperial IPA should be without being too bitter or dark and it would be tough to find a hophead that didn't enjoy this at all.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great DIPA. It deserves the high rating, though the hop flavor is a tad on the skunky side, so beware if you don't like that.Overall, not terribly bitter, with a lot of late-addition flavor. It's pretty darn expensive around here, but that's the only reason I would hesitate to drink more...

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 7,578 ratings
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