hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden pour with a fluffy white head, excellent retention. Classic PNW hop aroma with some citrus, pine, touch of caramel, slightly grassy - I would guess that the aroma hops are Columbus, Cascade & Centennial. Medium body, tingly carbonation, almost undetectable alcohol warmth. This one is balanced all the way from the front palate to the finish. Sweet and bitter are fighting to a draw. Long, dry finish. A remarkable IPA - especially at this price point!
SudsMcDuff (6682) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
never had a bad beer from FW, and this didnít go against that .. . Poured a caramel gold, good foam, medium lacing .. . peach, pepper, citrus and pine .. . clean mouth, and sessioned to the max .. . would still want the double jack though .. . can i eat that eraser?
pushkinwow (2218) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at taproom. Light amber with white head. Hops are up front, grapefruit and a bit of pine less so. Bitter all the way through, good carbonation, well balanced apart from a bit too sweet towards the end. Nice laid back dry and bitter finish.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden amber with a nice white head... Fruity aroma, tropical, not a lot of malt in the aroma... Not very lively, some noticeable pine, pretty bitter, light light citrus, not much tropical notes to note in the flavor... Smells excellent tastes good... Mildly disappointing, medium bodied....
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is malty and some of the hops get lost. You can taste the simcoe hops in the flavor and some mild hints of citrus. Decent ipa, but not one of my favorites.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 22oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper with large frothy white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus, grass, floral. Taste is quite resiny with a good complimenting malt backbone. Medium bodied; slightly sticky texture. Finish is a bit abrupt but otherwise has a good bitterness.
kryon (1802) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had hopes to have the Double Jack @Rio Grill in Carmel but that one was out so tried Union Jack instead. A very good IPA with distinct flavors of simcoe and centennial.
tia (1144) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011 Getting there but not quite. Pretty beer. Didnít match up to my expectations. Not quite enough of the bitter I love.
dagimp (801) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz bottle courtesy of Ep. Brewed 6-6-11 so itís pretty fresh. Pours a very light straw color... lighter and clearer than I expected... definitely a West Coast IPA. Only two inches of head but TONS of lacing. Aroma of flowers and grass. Mouthfeel is lighter than I expected but real good. Just the right amount of carbonation to give it some heft but itís not too heavy or syrupy. Taste is of floral and tropical hops...very exotic! Some alcohol and the malt is present but very well hidden. Overall a very, very, very solid IPA. I will absolutely get some again. Canít wait to try the Double Jack.
Suttree (5432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, thin ring of foam. Smells citrusy, plus a lot of brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is very citrusy, as expected, plus some almost sugary sweet malt notes. Normally I would find all these sweet flavors distracting, but I think it works here. Some herbal notes as it warms. Thanks, Secret Santa!