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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a large, sticky white-corn head. Smell is of herbal hops and enriched pasta, with notes of alcohol, and barley. Taste starts with sweet barley and, which segues into mealy whole-grain, and garden herbs. The taste is all tied together with a peppery hop bitterness, that lingers long after the sweet musk fades. Mouthfeel is crisp and slightly sappy. This beer hides the alcohol very well (other than a slight buzz half way through the review), and is less fruity than the commercial description would suggest. While fairly bitter, it is not all that citric.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PGEddington (1) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Superb, and at 9.5% ABV it has real kick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (633) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
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.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (402) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (445) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3352) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
(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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Troupis (26) - - JUL 3, 2014
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

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutch23mp (267) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2014
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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ă–lper (6) - - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
En lättdrucken dubbelipa med sötma och en balanserad citrussmak avslutningen av beska är en god avrundning av en riktigt god öl!


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