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RATINGS: 1448   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Double Jack IPA is our first ever Imperial IPA. It features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer. Best enjoyed in moderation.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Had on Tap @ Flying Saucer, Kansas City .. . Pours a deep gold, great foam .. . lots of pine, resin and sap- very pure and sticky .. . I really enjoyed this brew and very well made also.. . weíre looking for treasure!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2011
bomber on #IPADay - purchased at Whole Foods in Fairfax, VA. pours a bright orange with a 2 finger creamy white head which falls to a thin lacing. big citrus hop nose with some herbal qualities and a bit of spice. medium to full body with lots of citrus bitterness and an underlying malt base that balances things out. Very creamy throughout. Soft, delicate and assertive. Big finish with tons of orange peel, lemon and lots of lingering bitterness. Outstanding IIPA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
acearl (394) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2011
22oz bomber, first from Firestone, tangerine orange hue with white creamy head, resin/piney aroma with lots of alcohol, grapefruit hops and bread malt, very astringency/alcohol comes through and though, subtle, balanced and clear but overriding alcohol detracted a tad, description says enjoy in moderation must be because the alcohol, better to share

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1024) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 22oz - Frothy white head over orange liquid leave nice lacing as it subsides. Fresh, resinous, citrus aromas. The taste is malt offsetting the hops, with nothing out of balance. Nice. Just as awesome on tap. - 27 Aug 11

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2011
I pour the brew into my nonic pint glass and it arrives a very clear golden color with a frothy off white head sitting on top. It leaves a good amount of lacing as it subsides too. The nose is super fresh smelling. Lots of resiny and citrus hop aromas. Tons of grapefruit and tangerine. Slight grassy note in there as well. The taste is a lot of the same. The hops just jump out at you. Citrus and resin once again. A slight bready malt character lends some backing to this hoppy attack. And an alcohol bite comes through in the finish as it warms up.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chad9976 (1250) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2011
I poured a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Initially a very hazy, bright orange complexion. Forms a fairly large, white, frothy head that retains and laces very well. As I get towards the bottom of the bottom the beer becomes completely transparent and more red (Iíve no idea why, though).

Smell: Strong, sticky, syrup-like scent of mango, guava and papaya with some grapefruit juice. Flowes, pine needles and spiced rum are also quite prominent.

Taste: Itís rare that I encounter a beer whose palate is a combination of intense richness and bitterness simultaneously. Double Jack hits the tongue like pure tropical fruit juice concentrate or preservatives. At fridge temp this taste is actually very refreshing and lightly sweet. Strong bitterness follows immediately thereafter. Itís sticky pine and resin combined with a liquor-like dryness. The tongue is saturated with the juicy sweetness and the hoppy bitterness - which makes for a very strange, but satisfying, sensation.

As the beer warms the fruit flavors become richer and sweeter, tasting more like pure honey, maple syrup, or fruit extract. The bitterness remains about the same, but a rum-like spice begins to take hold as well. Itís definitely a lot for the palate to handle, but because itís so tasty itís difficult to stop drinking.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied in all aspects - thick, sticky mouthfeel with a palate thatís always intense. Whatís amazing is despite the intense palate the hops do not linger here, giving the beer an amazing clean finish with no cloying, drying aftertaste.

Drinkability: The only thing keeping Double Jack from being a perfect beer is the fact itís a sipper. Even at fridge temp I found it difficult to drink more than a sip at a time. The sweetness and bitterness overwhelm the palate with a slight alcohol warmth on the throat. I guess this is to be expected considering itís 9.5% ABV, although I have had even bigger beers that were smoother. This would probably be an ideal beer to pair with a hearty, spicy meal, but as a beer within itself its still enjoyable - but drinking more than one serving is challenging.

Overall, Double Jack is one of the most impressive double IPAs Iíve ever had. And while I wouldnít consider it a perfect beer, I understand where itís reputation comes from.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours clear copper with small white bubbly head. Amazing citrus aroma, grapefruit, candied sugar. Taste is resin and citrus. Very bitter that is especially present on lingering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Draft at the Dutch this evening. Nose of grapefruity hops. Nice medium golden amber. Oily bubbly head. Nice open lacing. Big body but not Godzilla big. I am rooting for the alcohol so that it may assist in anesthetizing my bruised and battered self from this weekends firewood gathering and splitting marathon. Yeah, the left coast has something to brag about in this nice critter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2068) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of pine/floral hops, fruit, caramel malt, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, some mango/pineapple, and citrus (notably orange & grapefruit); Finish is dry & bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, very good and clean tasting DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Tap at Mayor of Old Town - oh yea - super dry imperial IPA here - crisp, Biscuity malt base sets the stage for dry, bitter grapefruit pith, orange rind, dank/resin/pine, woody character - very peppery and herbal - bitterness is intense, but not at all abrasive - perfectly masked alcohol - love it.


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