Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Into a tulip glass. Two and half fingers of head with great retention. The body is a clear, medium straw color.
The aroma is grapefruit with a touch of orange. Nice.
The taste is a bold bitterness beginning to end with a touch of honey at the end. It’s a great DIPA profile with just enough sweetness.
A crisp texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A really nice DIPA.
agent_511 (157) - - JAN 30, 2013
Fresh citrus and earthy hop aroma with a slight toffee backing. Pours a light brown with a very large foamy white head. Chrystal clarity. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, and herbal hops with a lovely toffee hop backing. Delicious. Darwenus (1136) - Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Firestone Walker continues to impress me. Double Jack is a great Imperial IPA. It pours a deep orange color with a big head, and the aroma is pungent, grassy/floral hops and some citrus. The hops are big in the flavor, too. This is a true double. But the malt is big, too. Buttery and smooth, an slightly sweet. I think of this as a slightly twangier Bell’s Two Hearted, which is a compliment. ganache (5908) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottled on 08/30/12. Huge hoppy nose, big pine and resin, big citrus. Pours yellow-golden with a frothy off-white head. Taste is very sweeet to the point of crushing the bitterness, there’s a little lingering astringency and resinous quality but most of that bitterness is squashed out. Some nice yeasty-bready notes, big citrus and juice, faintly herbal. Crisp full body, alcohol is there but very well masked, more of a heft thing, certainly no burn (a little warming later on). In small doses, this is a nice sipper, with pleasant fruitiness and uncommon intensity. dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Great DIPA. Smooth. Hides the alcohol well. Tastes of pine and grapefruit balanced by the sweet malt.
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RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Big bottle. Solid double IPA. Lots of citrus aroma, nice bitterness. Will be on my list when next in the USA. timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2013
12oz bottled on 11/2/12. Pours a clear golden amber with a fluffy white 2 finger head. Great aroma, tropical fruit, mostly pineapple with some grapefruit and a little pine. Taste is a good balance of sweet malt, citrus and pine. The 9.5 ABV is hidden well in the flavors. Medium bodied, pretty smooth with a medium to light carbonation. Picked this up as it was recommended to me by a guy working at the beer store and I’m glad I did. Overall a great DIPA, nice and refreshing with plenty of balanced flavor. olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
22oz pour with a clear gold pour. Citrus aroma. Strong citrus grapefruit and orange taste. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Aroma is big spruce, citrus, grass, some caramel, bread. Clear amber orange with white head that dissipates to a ring. Irregular lacing. Strong hop bitterness through and through. Almost harsh. It figures that now that I’m finally getting to rate this I’m not picking up as much on the malty sweetness that usually holds it together from the bitter start to bitter end. I suppose that’s the nature of this game, though -- snapshots in time. Medium body, average carbonation, long bitter finish. Overall: this is one of my go-to favorites, but it probably wouldn’t be if this rating was my first time with the beer. I wonder how many other potential favorites I miss because of the circumstances under which we meet for the first time? JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle from Freebridge in Phillipsburg, NJ. Elegant aroma with flowery umbrella and citrus. Flavor a mix of orange and apple fruits with spicy herbal quality underneath. Aggressive malt tone in aftertaste with slight alcohol burn. I like how they mix the sweetness of the malts with sweet citrus hop tones. Very dry mouthfeel.