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
Ratings:
7,570
Reviews:
1,401
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
532
Gots:
1,806
For Trade:
32
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Ratings: 7,570 |  Reviews: 1,401
Photo of Straycorn
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdphill
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mdfabio18
4.88/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 22oz bomber with bottled on date of 3/15/13. Citrus and melon nose with a little bread. Good bitter/malt balance.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear golden orange with a two-finger white foamy head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma of sweet oranges and piney hops.

T - The flavor is juicy oranges, pineapple, lemon, sweet malts, and strong piney hops. The piney hops produce a good amount of bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is sticky and somewhat dry.

O - Big piney hops mixed with juicy tropical flavors make this a top shelf DIPA.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ginepiece
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tedho21
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of McMatt7
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cheezus
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reds76
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leilei143
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Claydoe4
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When Jesus wept, this is what his tears tasted like...

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Photo of drummerguy
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber/golden color with a moderate head that disapated into a bubbly crown. Some soapy lacing is evident.
A pineapple juiciness first hits the nose; there is some acidity and tartness. This is followed by the sweetness of caramel malt, toasted bread, tropical fruit and orange peel. The hops are prevalent throughout; citrusy, piney and grassy.
When it first hits the tongue it is sweet with caramel malt flavor. It feels medium to full and almost syrupy and chewy. However, the hops profile takes over before the midway point; sharp pine, but not overwhelming, creates a prickliness in the mouthfeel. It is strong in the finish and lingers. The carbonation also seems to come to life and emits an effervescence that increases its drinkability. A strong coating citrusy hops goodness provides a zestiness. All throughout, the malt backbone remains and provides a balance and nice interplay with the hops.
A tasty and flavorful IIPA that's balanced. Very well done.

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Photo of blankenhoney
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber bottled 1.5.15 and enjoyed today, 2.21.15, from a Bell's Hopslam glass

Double Jack is a really nice and sweet tropical DIPA

It pours a clear orange with bronze and brassy undertones and a nice and thick 2-finger head. The nose explodes with sweet, syrupy oranges, thick, dank pine sap, and an earthy, almost sandy(?) hop profile. There's some light notes of tangerines or nectarines, too.

The flavors are sticky sweet tropical and citrus fruits lying on top of thick pine sap. Kind of like that syrup that comes with canned peaches or oranges, but boozier? Mouthfeel is syrupy, but not in a good way. This one is almost too thick and chewy for me.

Overall, this is a DIPA I'd revisit regularly if it were available in my distro area, though I think we do the hoppy game much better out here in Ohio. Great nose, and pretty tasty.

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Photo of MightyMonk
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pbechtel
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roudy
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2/12...pours bright gold orange, light on the bottom and opaque at top. Foaming white lid about 1/4 inch. Bright bitter, sunny, citrus. Heavy hearty wall of deep malt bitter. Boozy and then some. Mellows with time.

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Photo of Purified
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,570 ratings.
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