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RATINGS: 1306   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (855) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar ($7.99). Pours a clear orange-amber color with one finger of creamy white foam that has excellent retention, (not dissipating at all!). Aroma of sharp hops (grapefruit, tropical fruit, earthy resin) along with a nice balancing caramel maltiness. The initial flavor of intense hoppiness (resin, pine, bitter grapefruit) is soon followed by a good deal of honey-caramel malts and a hint of alcohol. Both lingering bitterness and sweetness lead to a pleasant finish. A very good and finely balanced DIPA. (466, 619)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent, moderately alcoholic. The aroma is certainly to style for American IPAs, but itís remarkably one-dimensional. Resinous green hops not much else. The usual suspects in the mouth, too...citric, astringent, and quite bitter. This doesnít really do anything wrong, but itís the same as hundreds of other American renditions. I guess itís too much to ask for something unique in this style, but one can dream.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1847) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 40į. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and a thin head. Aroma is big citrus with a grassy back note. It has a medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor comes out with a bold citrus taste (they nail it in there description with tangerine), then a bit of malt shows with a faint sweet feel and a big bitter bite on the end. In the after taste the citrus hangs as the bitterness peaks. Overall its a very good Imperial IPA just leans a little too much on the citrus for my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (556) - Delaware, USA - OCT 8, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2011 Smells strong of piney notes. Good head on the appearance. Very hoppy taste, almost grapefruit. Very good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3396) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2011
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours copper with a thick, fluffy, off-white head. Aroma strong of citrusy hops, some caramel malts, and hints of alcohol. The malts could be stronger to balance out the hops/alcohol, but overall itís a really good beer. Could be a little thicker too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1783) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Coppery amber in color with an off white head. Very nice taste with citrus flavors, hints of spice, and a slightly herbal or floral hoppiness. Very good bitter finish. Not overly strong considering the alcohol. A very good IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, wood, orange - citrus, pine, soap. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Nice balance IIPA. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110930]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Orange pour with watery white head and lace. Huge resiny aroma with nice malty sweetness. Sweet caramel start with a nice resiny bitter finish. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation. nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BucannonXC5 (743) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a 650ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Color was caramel amber. About an inch of head. Average amount of lacing on the top. The film on the sides wasnít as good as I hoped, but still had a presence. Very hoppy on the nose. The usual suspects with pine and citrus balancing the way. Lemon zest is the main citrus with grapefruit a semi-distant second. A lot different than I expected with the taste. Some caramel in there, along with the previously mentioned citrus and pine. The initial taste immediately gives way to a sharp alcohol bite. It then smoothes out at the end with citrus finish that slowly dissipates. Medium body. Average carbonation. Smooth and consistent taste throughout. Orange comes through later in the beer, where it seemed to be lemon and grapefruit early on. Just a fantastic beer. It got better as I rated it. I am a bit of a Firestone homer, but itís hard not to be when their beers are so good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
bottle. clear brass body with an off-white diminishing head. hugely resinous pine sap nose with complimentary notes of orange oil / floor wax, burnt citrus rind and an unpleasant peanut and ethanol note. medium body, moderately sweet, coming across sticky and a bit waxy, with strong pine sap / amber / resin rather than fruit / grass, which i prefer. alcohol is noticeable, malt is overly rough, sweetness is far too high and the hops are excessively astringent.


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