StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DWFIE; Bottle 0,65l. Pours clear golden with a lasting, creamy, lacings, white head. Nose is malt, caramel, citrus fruit, pine and catpee. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, heavy bitter with a lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends.
Clear golden colored with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of caramel and citrus.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel, candies, hops, cardamom and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
jbuskirk (430) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
When a brewery is able to craft an Imperial IPA that’s intensely hoppy and still extremely drinkable it’s a rare feat. The fact that Double Jack utilizes some extremely aggressive hop varieties (Warrior, Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial) makes its balance even more impressive. The tremendous malt backbone on this beer allows it to reach a happy medium between malts and hops. (Regrettably, I almost used the unforgivably cheesy term "hoppy medium" to describe the balance. I’ll go sit in a corner for a while.) You first notice the uniqueness of this beer when you see the surprisingly pale color. Hopheads who are thrown off by the appearance will be calmed by the big herbal, floral smell. People who are less excited about hops will be happy to note the smooth malt profile in the aroma. The taste is simply spectacular. Tropical, juicy, and savory flavors all the way through. Hop flavors come with peach, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine while the malt hints at sweet nectar. Finish is crisp, bright, and refreshing. Double Jack is one of those exceptional IPA’s that has the potential to please hop heads and craft beer lovers who are less crazy about bittering agents.
HuskerTan (484) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Peaches, tangerines, citrus, juicy.
A- Vibrant orange color, slightly hazy liquid, white head.
T- Citrus, tangerines, fruity, juicy, bitter.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth juicy finish.
O- As damn good of an IPA as you’ll find. So juicy and filled with citrus. Almost like a stronger version of Fresh Squeezed IPA by Deschutes. Not a lot to say about this beer other than it is a fine one.
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy gold pour with a white head. Piney hop aroma with lots of citrus sweetness. Flavor is piney at the start and bitter throughout and into the end.
Troupis (43) - - JUL 3, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Possibly the best beer I have ever drank. Wow. The aroma packed a punch of hoppiness and the taste delivered on it. (Had on tap)
Still a 5 on 2.5.14
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dutch23mp (270) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Could not help but get a kick out of the previous raters comments. I rate this a bit higher. Aroma more on the herb side and very hoppy can sense the alcohol although somewhat masked. The appearance is he normal golden with a small white head that does not stay. Taste of citrus but the hops seem slightly out of line a heavy bitterness, but not all bad as it is an IPA. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and bitter aftertaste which I don’t mind. All in all a good and perhaps great quality beer but balance is slightly off. Would not say I wouldn’t enjoy again
radarsock (895) - Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
4-pack of 12 FL oz. bottles, picked up by Michael in town - many thanks! To long-stemmed tulip, it pours a bright amber orange, with which an off-white head 1 pinkie-finger in length stood. Aromas of sea salt, sweat, wood chips, dog fur, pine needle tea, moss, and hop pellets. Tastes much the same with the addition of garlic, oniony hops, pickled pears, and wet cardboard. This was bitter and earthy as hell. Not too enjoyable on my part. Flavors lingered. Alcohol kicked me in the balls. Bitterness stabbed me in the eye. Double Jack’s definitely got personality, it just needs to tone it down some. If I drank two of these one right after the other, then I could see how this might be okay. But alone, it’s this aggressive mummy who gives you cancer and swears a lot. I think I’d rather drink this after getting nice and drunk on higher-gravity ales. Couldn’t stomach it as a solo act, unfortunately.
Ă–lper (6) - - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En lättdrucken dubbelipa med sötma och en balanserad citrussmak avslutningen av beska är en god avrundning av en riktigt god öl!
TET (1609) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An orange beer with a quite weak and blond head. The nose is sweet of fructose, lots of peaches, citrusfruits, also wet pine needles. The overally quite fresh even the sweetness, nice. Taste has sweet caramell, the slow bitterness dries the taste nicely. The bitterness is piney-herbal, not very aromatic but it attacks to strongly against the sweetness. Medium+ bodied, mild carbonation, not heavy. Quite sweet but still nice balance. This beer could be more aromatic, as like this the rough bitterness is dominating.