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

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Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
7,572
Reviews:
1,403
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
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Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of sprucetip
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looker, for what that's worth (not much to me). Clear, golden/orange, modest white head that falls and leaves no lacing to speak os.

Aroma is not wicked complex, but quite fruity. Citrus and sweet pineapple like hues mixing with some boozy heat. Can't find much malt in there, but it's solidly hoppy and quite pleasant. And it doesn't peter out.

Malty sweet, though without much malt in the flavor profile. Bitterness is there by fairly gentle, moderate at most, and joined by citrusy hop flavors. Taste is of a legit DIPA, though without much complexity added by the grain bill. I suspect that was the intention of the brewers, so not a slam, just a description.

Adequate carbonation with medium body that seems kinda thin for a beer of this abv. Some boozy warming, a wee bit of viscosity, and a tinge of bitterness in the finish.

I have had this before, but didn't really remember it in any detail. When I first popped it open, it seemed ok. I noticed the thinnish body and relative lack of malt character, and was kind of disappointed. But the hops do shine brightly, and it is well balanced. I suspect this is more or less what the brewers were after, and it's a good beer. If it cost as much as other DIPA bombers I probably wouldn't get it much, but since if was $3-4 less than other bombers where I live, I could see revisiting this one now and again.

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Photo of ejhansen7
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into standard Starr Hill pint. Bottled 9/27/12, so it's just over a month old.

A - Pours a totally transparent golden color with very little head. Giner-ale like in appearance. The small amount of carbonation that appears on the surface migrates to the edge of the glass. Decent lacing.

S - Big floral hop aroma with fresh tangerine& grapefruit citrus fruit. Some sugary malts and faint alcohol round this one out.

T - Starts with orange peel, grapefruit and coriander. The biscuit malt backbone comes next, followed by a resinous pine bitterness. Tart grapefruit lingers on the tongue after each sip. A complexity of hops and balanced flavors make the taste here.

M - Just bubbly enough with a medium body. Very well done.

O - This is a beer that doesn't wow me, but is very good at what it does. There are no defining characteristics, yet no weaknesses. I can't decide what hop flavors are most dominant between floral (mostly in the aroma), citrus, and pine. Well balanced, complex, and pretty much just what I think of when I think of the DIPA style. It is a very good representative of the style and I recommend it if you have not yet tried it.

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Photo of divineaudio
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap the owen & engine pub in chicago. served in a tulip.

a - pours a hazy, bright amber color with a thin cap of tan head. after calming i get a thin film and sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass.

s - mango, grapefruit, pine resin, toffee.

t - sweet citrus complemented by a pronounced, resinous bitterness. has enough of a malt base to not be a total hop bomb. notes of toffee, grapefruit, mango, pine. faint alcohol taste in the finish.

m - heavier side of medium, but just barely. adequate carbonation, medium co2 profile. noticeable alcohol warmth.

o - a solid beer, well crafted, and enjoyable. had to take my time getting through this one though, 9.5% abv catches up fast. i'd like to get my hands on more of this.

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Photo of ctrevino
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cbord459
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of davidtarantino
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of rm9679
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of chrisxmartin
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of One2Remeber
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light colored orange with a pale yellowish hue. Thick, dense sticky white head with excellent lacey legs.

S: Potent dank, citrus, heavy pineapple hops. Clean sweet malts. Hint of soapy yeast cake.

T/M: Wow! Tropical all the way. Lingers of Tropical Fruit Punch juice. Fresh hop taste, piney taste singes the roof of my mouth. Mouthfeel

O:Dominant yeast, mild malts combine to subdue the intense hops. Reminds me of Souther Tier 2xIPA but more pronounced.

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Photo of aranheaney
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it alot in the last few months, just getting around to reviewing it.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Stone Nonic Pint Glass...

A-Cloudy, Hazy, Delightful with great head and nice lacing

S-Agree with all those who comment on the tropical nose, pineapple, mango, etc, but also a total hop bomb

T-This might be my favorite DIPA, masks the alcohol WAY better than Deviant Dale's, frighteningly drinkable

M-Borders on perfection

O-Awesome, get it now if you can

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Photo of msondel
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of TheBirdSanc
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of K_Diggity
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Larrydoherty
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of messrock
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of tbone1384
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of jar66su
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of YalovaIA
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mick303
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pint bottle. Colour is medium light gold, with good film and lace, head initially is large, recedes over a minute or two. 4

N- smoked pine needles, astringent hops, lemon, balanced, fresh, evocative. 4.5

T- slightly sweet brown sugar, medicinal hops, malt supporting well. Hops are prominent but much more balanced than others. Great complexity and flavour. 4.5

M- big body. Hops are mouth coating. Alcohol is perceived but largely balanced. Carbonation is moderate, slightly crisp and refreshing, pleasant. 4

More balanced hop character than others, good smooth body, pleasant sipper. This is definitely one of the best DIPAs I have tried, I will be looking for it again in the future. I prefer it over Ruination and Dogfish for great complex profile and drinkability.

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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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