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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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was a quality beer, but malty IPA's are just not for me. Malt is way more evident than the hops in this one.

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3.11/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Has to be far my favorite IPA.

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3.12/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.13/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Boozy and dank
I was expecting more from this beer

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3.22/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into imperial pint glass.

I'm so glad these guys finally are available in IL! I have had a few of these-- but never had a chance to review it... Here we go!

Pours a deep orange tinted copper. Loose, lazy, giant bubbles form a half finger cap that last for a sip or two before becoming a crescent around the unsipped portion of the glass.

Man oh man.... This is bitter! I like the bitterness! Very strong, almost astringent bitterness... I feel like I need to brush my teeth (in a good way!). The flavor profile is good, but not world class in my opinion... The color belies the malts-- it is much darker than malty in the flavor profile.
The grapefruit and citrus notes are huge in the flavor, but the nose is weak and muted. There is a pine note that comes in with the lingering bitterness... It's tasty, but it seems to be a one-trick pony-- in your face bitterness over flavor.

Body is fine-- bit light of medium, good carbonation...

Overall, this is good, but not one I'll pick up very often, unless I'm in the mood for bitterness. I personally prefer Arctic Panzer Wolf to this one: they both go for the same brass ring, this one falls just short. Enjoyable and worth a try? Yes. The best around? Nope.

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3.23/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Copper with a short-lived, smallish head.

S: Bread and roses.

T: Hint of sourness but smoky, complex and lasting. Hops and grapefruit are there, but not as prominent as I'd have liked.

M: Bit of a tingle on the tongue, not quite a love nip.

O: Not a bad DIPA, just not my fave.

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3.23/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a clear copper color with a one finger of off white head. Head recedes at a moderate pace leaving wisps of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is rather fruity - mango, pineapple, hint of citrus and a nice malt backbones.

T: Taste starts with a strong mango and pineapple presence. Caramel malts really fill out the middle. The finish has a bit of citrus hop bite with an undercurrent of alcohol warming. A bit of a cloying sweetness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, oily body with a sticky finish.

D: Goes down somewhat easily, somewhat tasty, somewhat filling, definite kick, ok representation of style. The hop and fruity flavoring are quite good. However, the malt sweetness is a touch too much in the finish, and the alcohol could be better hidden. I have had better representation of the style.

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3.23/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours 1 finger of white head. Great retention with some thick lace.

Aroma: Pine hops, grapefruit citrus with a load of malts int here as well. Very bready with some booze showing.

Taste: More bready malts and a sweetness showing here. A lot of citrus flavors and the pine hops from the nose.

Mouthfeel: Very bitter. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall, a bit too malty for my liking. It is very hoppy, but also very malty. Not my favorite dipa.

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Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,575 ratings.
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