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RATINGS: 1560   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bgarnreiter (53) - Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2011
pours yellow with a small white head, has some staying power. smells of pines and flowers, classic ipa. citrus scent. tastes like pine with a nice wet hoppy feel. very flowery and pine needles, just tasty. great mouth feel. Would recommend for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 On tap in 2009 (the more recent offerings of this are MUCH better) A: Light, bright golden-amber. Moderate frothy white cap. Decent retention and lacing. S: Pine and grapefruit. Light malt underside. Not powerful enough to draw me in. T: A bit more pack in its punch than the nose, however, not the firepower I was expecting from a dIPA. Mostly grapefruit with a light toasted malt base. M: Light-medium body. Thin at various points. Somewhat rounded finish. O: Decent, but when I want a dIPA I want something that actually registers on the bitterness scale that my tongue measures. In fact I think the regular FW union jack has more hop in its step.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2642) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Medium sized offwhite head with good retention and a nice lacing. Bright, copper, amber colored brew. Nose is nice. Juicey with grapefruit and some funky malt notes. Body is med/full, little oily, little resiny with a soft carbonation. Citrus and grassy hop flavors with a mildly sweet malty backing. Hints of grapes and earth, light honey notes, malts are a bit sweet,, for me. Gentle bitternes in the finish, fruity, citrusy and lasting. Underwhelmed. Bomber from statelineliquors.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Oh boy. i am pretty excited about this little guy. Nice orange color with an off white foamy head. Oh my goodness this beer smells delicious. It is like a forest of pine trees with many pine needles scattered on the ground and pine resin stuck on your body. Hehe. Taste is like a flowering pine tree! Orange peels with dandelions and pine needles again! I recommend this beer highly!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
August 13, 2011 - bomber from lagerloather shared with MesandSim, Reakt, Nate2g and others. Am I finally understanding why so many Brits hate crystal malt? Because I was stunned by how underwhelmed I was by this beer - how most of the British-made IPAs I had during my trip blew this out of the water, and none of them used crystal malt....hmmm. Anyway. Bright, slightly hazy amber-gold with a smallish frothy/creamy beige head. Aroma is quite sweet, a bit boozy, herbal, resinous, pungent and weirdly medicinal - barely a 7. Taste is okay, but underwhelming, a real caramel character to the malt, it distracts from the solid dry somewhat characterless grapefruit bitterness, and that earthy, medicinal character intrudes as well - blue basil? - whatever, I don’t care for it much; a bit boozy too. Sticky mouthfeel, undercarbonated, longish bitter finish, sharply herbal and pungent (yeah, basil .... why, FFS?). Not BAD, but I wouldn’t have it again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Golden caramel body. Floral and citrus hops all come together nicely. Overall a good value too. Not too sweet and would love to try it fresh

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (783) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Pours clear golden, reasonable off white head. notes of grapefruit, pine on the nose. Malt bomb, pine, pineapple hop bitterness. rich, sweet and a slight bit of syrup texture. sticky on the lips. Quite good but was hoping for a bit more...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1692) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange with a 1 finger white head. Excellent lace and head retention. Strong citrus hop aroma with a touch of honey. Well balanced with malt and honey up front, doing a dangerously good job of masking the alcohol. Then a blast of floral, citrus hops towards the middle, lasting to the end. Heavy, full body with a mouthcoating palate. The finish is long and bitter, but with a hint of sweetness. Will seek this one out agian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
22 oz bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, California, served in an English pint. Pours clear orange-amber with a small white head. The head fades quickly to a thin remnant, leaving a small amount of lace. The nose has big notes of grapefruit and orange, along with flowers, pineapple, some pine and a touch of caramel. The flavour is intensely bitter throughout, with smooth pine, citrus carried over from the aroma and plenty of resinous hops. The finish is long and bitter, with a peppery note. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent imperial IPA. The aroma is quite beautiful, with harmonious citrus, fruit and pine. It is flavourful, but also subtle and quite enjoyable. Another gem from Firestone Walker. 2011-08-13

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DialSquare (3400) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bomber from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pleasant aroma of juicy fruits - apricot and orange. Tastes are juicy citrus hops with strong earthy caramel malt backing. Not a crazy hop bomb - floral bitter, but focus is the citrus. Good balance. Medium texture with lightly dry bitter finish. Covers the alcohol well. Amazing brew.


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