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:
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Ratings: 7,570 |  Reviews: 1,401
Photo of CoffeePorter
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden amber in color with minimal white lacing. Very clear beer.
Smells of mango/pineapple/very citrusy.
Tastes of mango/citrus like flavors. Mild bitterness.
Mild to medium amount of carbonation. Very smooth beer.
Overall, not a bad DIPA it gets better as the alcohol warmth hits after a few sips. The mango taste is very apparent and definitely adds to the beer.

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Photo of mkmarth
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arehall
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bwags81
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is dank and wet and piney. All balanced by a moderate amount of stone fruit flavors and slight sweetness from the malt. It was pretty good, just not my favorite DIPA.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of BuccoFan
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Color is a sort of golden brown, with very little head forming. Aroma is hop, and I don't catch too much else. The taste is a sort of malty vanilla that is a tiny bit sweet and becomes more tasty as it goes on. Its body is firm and it finishes the same. Absolutely solid DIPA.

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

Photo of goblue3509
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmbeer
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RJM1978
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In my opinion the best readily available Imperial IPA around.

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

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a great hops and citrus blend.
Appearance- A copper to golden amber color with a small white head.
Taste- A great blend of hops, citrus and lemon zest
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation with an excellent dry crisp finish.
Overall- An outstanding beer.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Khoward
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mterv
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kds2437
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tpitty23
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bonna
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle with pry-off cap poured into a snifter bottled on 12/02/2014

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden amber with 1 finger of white head

Smell: Citrus hops with an underlying earthy pine note

Taste: Like chewing on hop flowers, so much citrus, lemon zest, pine needles, and all flavors from the hop spectrum without a palate wrecking bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium and crisp

Overall: Just brilliant. Hits the nail on the head for the flavor I want in a DIPA. Its chock full of flavor without a crazy bitterness to overwhelm. Very bright in flavor and dry in its finish.

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Photo of spacebear09
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look- Slightly dark for a West Coast DIPA, copper colored beer with good lacing.

Smell- Wonderfully pungent and dank hop scent.

Taste- Heady tropical fruits... mango, pineapple, melon, a hint of pine... there is a lot going on here but it's not convoluted. Very subtle, toasty malt structure.

Feel- Crisp, complex but not overwhelming.

Overall- Great change of pace DIPA. Not what I usually reach for due to price constraints, but this beer is the real deal.

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