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RATINGS: 1422   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle at Dark Lord Day. Thanks for the share. Poured light golden brown with small head. Very citrus with light pine in the aroma. Similar taste with light honey in the back. One of my favourites from the day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2261) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Magnificent! Powerful and sweet with genuine pine forest cone bitterness so aromatic and delicious. A treat with malt backbone sufficient to hang out yet get of the frikiní way. Good firey mouthfeel and firey alcohol available for your pleasure at the Iron Monkey JC. There is some well defined juicy citrus but i could not get over the wonderful pine character. A great sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pressboxjoe (187) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle enjoyed in small snifter. So nice to have a beer deliver. Iíve had so many disappointments with double IPAs lately - BrewDog spoiled, a number of others hard to come by, so imagine my surprise to stumble upon this in my humble local store. Aroma just that lovely double IPA smell, like Dreadnaught, like Hop 15, like Hopslam. Bit of rose as it warms, bit of hay. Slight malty finish, but super bitter. Tons of citrus, though maybe light on pine (which is no problem). Certainly a bit sprucey, but nothing overpowering. Crisp, but ever so slightly syrupy, just dings the palate a touch. More malt as it warms, in the nose and on the tongue. Hint of medicine in the flavor. In the end, not quite as well defined as the very best for me, though still an excellent and delicious beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2011
bottle. cloudy amber pour with medium sized white head. huge tropical fruit and sugar in the nose. big papaya and golden grapefruit. similar flavor...insanely fresh and inviting. a nice bitter and dry finish. excellent and well-balanced

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1260) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
Pours a rich golden orange with ample thick white head. Aroma is floral hops and tangerines. Taste is initially very sweet followed by large hop presence. It doesnít finish as crisp as I would prefer. It actually lingers a bit spicy. Not bad overall.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1533) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
Tap at Tops in Tempe Az. Pours bright clear gold. Resiny, oily, piney nose-full of flavor. Taste is subtle-sweet, well balanced, nice mix of hops and malts. Closest thing to a Pliny/Younger on the street today. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1871) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2011
Bottle. Pillowy off-white head on a mostly clear light yellowish orange body. Grapefruit, pine, woody, and aggressive overall hoppiness in the aroma. Taste continues with the hop assault, and really loving the lack of a major underlying sweetness. Just enough malt to back up the massive pine and grapefruit bursts, and ends fairly dry. Hint of floral action coming in as well. Medium body with bubbly carbonation. Hell yes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2414) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Issac Newtons. Nice golden / amber pour. A strong grapefruit and citrus aroma. Medium body hoppy muthfeel with hints of caramel malt and bitter finish. Very Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 25, 2011
22oz Bottle, purchased at Conn Ave Liquors - Washington, DC. Big piney and catty nose, clean and herbal. Flavors are a solid build of green, piney, and vegetal hops. It gets a bit grassy and a little light on floral or tropical or fruity for me, but I like it. Whatís evident is the skill in composing and executing a well-balanced hoppy beer, something that so many breweries try to do and donít suceed, but that a California brewery like Firestone can handle deftly.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
22 oz bottle from Pinocchios, Delaware Co. poured into a Duvel tulip. Orangish/amber body with a two-finger, off-white head, nice lacing and decent retention. Nose was grapefruit, pine, caramel. Taste was mildly bitter orange, floral, pineapple, grapefruit with a sweeter middle before being followed by a nice interplay between the sweetness, citrus and bitternes in the finish. Mouthfeel was smooth, medium in body and carbonation with a pleasing bitter bite to break up the sweetness. You notice the alcohol but would have no idea it was 9.5%. All-in-all a good DIPA I would not hesitate to try again. Thanks FW for coming to Philly!


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