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RATINGS: 1363   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2566) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2011
650 ml. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a medium, short lived, white head, with some lacing, over a clear dark gold (SRM 6) body.....nose is citrus, pine, toffee/caramel....taste ispine, citrus to start, then heavy sweet malts with toffee/caramel dominating, finishing with pine grapefruit, touch of pineapple bitterness....mouth feel thick, slightly stlcky, slightly astringent, carbonation low. While this is a very nice beer, it is not great. The malt back bone is dominated by simple sweetness.too much. There is minimal layering of malt complexity. The hops are done with finesse, but the malty sweetness dominates. I think the hop back bone is in decline and the beer is getting old. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 Another well done beer by one of my favorite brewers. Not sure who brought this one to the September 3R6P gathering. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel-amber color with a medium sized white head that faded fairly quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweet pine, grapefruit, caramel and pineapple. The flavor was sweet and tangy pine, resin, grapefruit and lemon with notes of caramel, nut and bread underneath. The finish was long tangy caramel, pine and resin. Fairly full bodied. Well done.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
csaso (1292) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle - avg foamy head, beautiful medium amber/orange color, strong hoppy, citrus, grapefruit aroma and flavor - awesome beer!

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 (2469) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (919) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2443) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1521) - 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.


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