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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

On draft at Texas-Arizona in Hoboken, NJ. This bar just added 12 new taps dedicated to just craft beer. So excited to have this option available in my town...
Aromas begin with mango, pineapple and citrus hoppiness. A slight caramel maltiness but the greenery really dominates the show here. I remember the aromas being stronger from the bottle, it was a fresh bottle, maybe the draft lines aren't clean or the beer has oxidized a little on draft.
The taste follows the nose initially. There are ample yet balanced fruity hops that dash across the palate, they soon switch to a pleasant caramel/biscuity maltiness. The finish returns to hops but more flavorful; they slightly linger/bite the tongue. This is a really hopped beer but not a hop bomb thanks to the balanced maltiness. When I say hoppy, it is a really equally hop flavorful as it is bitter so it avoids being a palate wrecker. This is one of my favorite Double IPAs, so glad FW has finally made it to the east coast. This brew is really delicious overall, the definition of PERFECTLY balanced and a treat to find on draft at a local spot.

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

Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date. The body was pale honey and clear of haze. The modest head was off-white.

The smell was of pine and marmalade. Alcohol was present.

The taste mirrored the aroma. Candied citrus but also significant sweetness. Nicely complimenting flavors of pungent hops and deeply fruity sweetness.

The body was rich, medium to full bodied. Adequately carbonated.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Photo of david18
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My only complaint about this beer is that it was on tap at my local bar for too short a time. Overall a great double ipa and at that abv, still very drinkable.

Appearance was a dark orange, pretty clear with a decent amount of head at the top.

Aroma was mostly of hops and combined citrus as well as pine. Very nice smell.

Flavor was great and very well balanced. Citrus, some heat, nice bready/malty character. Very good.

I hope to see this beer again very soon.

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

On Tap at Dinosaur BBQ Syracuse NY for 8$

Appearance - Clear orange colour with a very large size frothy and beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, oranges

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with hops. There is also some grapefruit/oranges mixed with some light pineapple. It ends with a sugary sweet aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – You really can't go wrong with this beer. It got a little of everything taste wise and it has a nice balance. I'd like a tad more hop bitterness if I could change anything.

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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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