Firestone Walker Double Jack is back for a limited time

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by thuey, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. thuey

    thuey Disciple (332) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Double Jack is back by popular demand as we reintroduce our iconic double IPA for the fall season.

    True to its roots, the new Double Jack is triple dry-hopped after four initial hop additions in the cellar. The result is a massively hopped yet improbably balanced double IPA—and an enduring throwback to the freewheeling origins of the West Coast style.

    Enjoy bright grapefruit and tangerine American hop aromas, with flavors of stone fruit and pine in this seasonal release that won't last long.

    Double Jack was launched in 2009 and soon became famed as one of the West Coast’s trailblazing imperial IPAs. The beer was discontinued in 2016, but the legend lives on, with “bring back Double Jack” still a persistent refrain on our social media accounts.

    Double Jack made a brief return as part of a limited mixed pack last fall and is now primed for its own dedicated comeback.

    Double Jack is now available as a limited six-pack can release in all Firestone Walker markets. 9.5% ABV

  2. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (2,548) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    Oh hell yes. If this makes it to NH my nipples will be hard as fuck.
  3. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (4,184) Oct 6, 2008 Washington

  4. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,296) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia

    Nice! Didn't see the variety pack around here last year (with any dates), so hoping to see it this time around. We've seen Union Jack within 6 weeks in grocery stores, so hopefully that's the limits on this release of Double Jack, if we do see it.
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  5. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (5,255) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Then again, I don't get FW (neither locally nor "locally"), so ... enjoy it, everyone!
  6. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,511) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    Wish it were Wookie Jack, but I'll think about it. *sigh*
  7. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (4,184) Oct 6, 2008 Washington

    Yeah, also true...
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  8. eagles22

    eagles22 Disciple (380) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I love double jack and I'm sure the philly area will be getting this so I'm all over this!!
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  9. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,885) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Nice! Anyone else think ALL IPAs should be seasonal? Plenty of dusty, year round favorites on the shelves in PA, right next to all the shiny new offerings that were somehow canned tomorrow...

    I'm not too picky about the name on the can, so many stellar offerings these days! All about that packed on date.
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  10. AWA

    AWA Disciple (326) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Hell yeah. But I'm all over this too.
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  11. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (146) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Hmmmm. I used to love this stuff. I bought the variety pack last year in order to try it again and it wasn't what I remembered. I think it's more me who has changed though.
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  12. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (730) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia

    Oh my gosh! I pray that it shows it face near me. I will buy a case! Used to love this stuff! @deanzaZZR probably hits the nail on the head...I'll probably not remember it the same.
  13. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,971) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    They are top on my list of breweries I'd like to see come to Arkansas.
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  14. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (146) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Back when Double Jack was in the lineup I'd visit FW at least once a year and come back with a nice haul of freshly bottled Double Jack bombers. It was a treat.
  15. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,083) Oct 17, 2010 California

    I’m pretty excited, but bummed it’s not for sale on their website, what’s up with that! It takes you to drizzle instead lol
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  16. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (655) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Double jack as a seasonal is perfect! There is a shortage of good WC DIPAs in the market these days. I am in for a 4/6 pk or two.

    Side note: 75 ibus for a 9.5% DIPA with a good malt character does seems low but whatever.
  17. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (730) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia

    The days of Double Jack bombers! I've seen many empty ones in my trash can! :slight_smile:
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  18. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,555) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Nice, DJ is a great beer.
  19. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (146) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Without bottling dates as well so sourcing them at the umm, source, was important. I think towards the end of the run bottling dates were added.
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  20. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (860) Jul 15, 2007 California

    I'm happy for the IPA aficionados out there who get to enjoy this beer again. Now if they would only bring back Pale 31. FW did a collaboration Pale Ale back in December with Topa Topa which paid homage to Pale 31, and it was my favorite beer of the past year.
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  21. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (1,942) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey

    Ed that image is...scary
  22. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,567) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    After revisiting union jack earlier this summer and being pleasantly surprised I'll definitely grab a pack of these
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  23. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (655) Mar 28, 2009 California

    I always thought it was an underrated pale ale. Maybe because it wasn’t an ipa labeled as a pale ale or the lower abv. Both reasons I liked it so much.
  24. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,555) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    If they really listened it wound be year round and in my refrigerator in under 6 weeks.
  25. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,555) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    That doesn't sound so great.
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  26. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (2,548) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    I mean, it's great for me.
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  27. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,555) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Only if your up for tweaking them , lol.
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  28. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Devotee (435) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    good memory, they started printing them on the very bottom of the paper label
  29. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (146) Jan 8, 2015 California

    I remember looking at enough of them and being disappointed in their freshness to remember!
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  30. IronLover

    IronLover Poo-Bah (1,998) Apr 17, 2009 Pennsylvania

    A fantastic West Coast IPA....used to have to reserve bomber bottles of this in Southeast PA back in the day. Miss this well as Wookie Jack...hop it comes to the Philly area
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  31. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (432) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    Got some the other day. It’s better than I remembered, but it’s also only about a month old, which is much fresher than I ever saw it before when I shopped over the VA line.
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  32. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (146) Jan 8, 2015 California

    I think this style of beer has passed me by. It tastes like recent Union Jack on steroids and I haven't been a fan of Union Jack over the past few years. Probably me who has changed as a beer drinker.

    It's seems boozy and thin with hops of course and some malt coming in to try to balance but it just doesn't do it for me now. Full disclosure, I've been drinking German/German style beers all summer.
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  33. thuey

    thuey Disciple (332) Nov 13, 2015 California

    I never enjoyed Double Jack for the reasons you state. I do find Union Jack enjoyable though. Count me in on the Bring back Wookie Jack! camp, though. Wookus (which I still have a few cans of) is not the same.
  34. joerooster2

    joerooster2 Initiate (17) Aug 18, 2020 District of Columbia

    Probably give it a try if I see it but don't have my hopes up as they (FW) ruined Union Jack by changing the recipe, I'm expecting the same with this.
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  35. maxpower

    maxpower Poo-Bah (1,732) Jan 26, 2002 Missouri

    Can't wait!
  36. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,778) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Just got the notification that my local just got cans in. I'll be picking some up this weekend.
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  37. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Initiate (195) Nov 6, 2010 Idaho

    It's good, too.
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  38. Leolo

    Leolo Initiate (40) Nov 11, 2015 Virginia

  39. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,092) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I picked up a fresh 6er of Union Jack fans several months ago and a single can of Double Jack last week. Both solid beers. Agree about Pale 31, I really loved that beer, hopefully they continue with this seasonal release trend of their old lineup beers. Seems to be working based on forum feedback anyway.
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  40. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,088) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Picked up a six pack this weekend since it was only a couple weeks old and $10-11. Had one last night and it was exactly what I wanted and expected: a nice west coast DIPA. Good change of pace from the NE style.
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