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RATINGS: 1733   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (542) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Clear pour, sticky head, golden color. Smells of pine and citrus hops. Grapefruit notes for flavor. Nice bite on the finish, disguises the alcohol. One of my favorites.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (3184) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottled. Pours orange red with a clean head. Hops pine resin aroma. Similar taste with some grapefruit and malts. Pretty good

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Appearance: A gorgeous deep amber and super, super clear. Just amazing. This color knows what it is and states it proudly. Theres a tall three finger head that takes its time dissipating. Quite a time too. Smell: Tangerine jumps to the front with orange and lime backing it up. Citrus dominates the aroma profile and its all the I can get to here. Mouthfeel: Syrupy but carried extremely well by the alcohol and carbonation. Its refreshing but heavy. Its light but strong. Its delightful. Taste: Burning hops step to the top and like Hoptimum, you need a few sips before you can really start to judge the beer. Theres a distinct bready character that lies underneath helping disguise just how alcoholic this beer is. You really have to be careful with this brew. Lime and tangerine start to appear next and are helped along with a sweet, juicy fruit flavor. Almost like mango or passionfruit. Theres a very clean finish Overall: This only gets me more excited about the Sucaba barleywine sitting in the cellar. Firestone-Walker has impressed me on their first showing. Ill definitely be back for more based on this and I suggest any hop fans head out and pick this up. Not for the hops (theres hoppier stuff out there) but for the balance here. This is a really great Imperial IPA example and everyone should get a chance to enjoy it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (7044) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Picked up a 22 oz. bottle from my trip to Berts Better Beers today. Had to see what the hype was about. Smells mostly pine with a good bit of citrus lemon and grapefruit. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Oily, syrupy texture. Fruity, resiny hops in the flavor with plenty of malt to help balance it. Bitterness is there throughout the sip, yet it has a short pine abrupt finish. For 9.5% the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Well made.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1342) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle. Pour is bright orange. Aroma is strong with hops and fruit. Very good smell. Taste is borderline amazing. It has bitterness, but not too much. A very good beer and has a lot of fruit. Some bitterness in the aftertaste, but not much at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (6248) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($8): Pours an orange with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops, and some more hops, and a well-balanced malt backbone. Taste is normal DIPA, but done exceptionally well. I dont think that this beer breaks any boundaries, but it does successfully make a very well-crafted and, more so, well-balanced DIPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Medium head. Crystal clear with a golden hue. Citrus and hoppy nose. Medium carbonation. Slightly sweet with bold hop flavor. Long dry and bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1574) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
On draft. Incredible hop aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, peach and other citrus with a little pine. Tastes like it smells but its incredibly easy drinking at 9.5%. One of the best IIPA I know of.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber. Wow - what a monster, and truly awesome. Big time west coast DIPA with loads of citrus hops. Well balanced. Tremendous.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bth122 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottte this time. Also had on draft before. Poured a pretty good lookin gold color, medium full head. Awesome aroma of citrus fruit hops. Medium-full bitterness. Medium full body, creamy texture, ave carbonation. Long bitter finish. Great mouthfeel. Fresh piney, grapefruit, peach, hop up front, followed by some maltiness in the background, the ending with nice bitter hop. Excellant stuff.


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