Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Brew Review: Firestone Walker Double Jack
Beer: Firestone Walker Double Jack
Type: Double IPA
Location: Paso Robles, CA
Aroma: Sweet hops & malt
Appearance: Clear & golden
Body & Texture: Carbonation on the lower side, small head but great lacing, smooth, and soft in the mouth.
Aftertaste: Sweet hops
This was definitely sweeter than I was expecting, but it made it really easy to drink, especially at 9.5%. I don't usually drink beers that high in alcohol by myself (I'd usually share), but this was easy to finish by myself. I think that Pliny the Elder is overall better, but this was also very good. I'd definitely recommend it to any Double IPA fan out there. I don't think I'd buy Double Jack myself since it comes in a 4 pack and is on the rather high side, but if it were offered to me, I wouldn't turn it down. The taste of hops in the aftertaste wasn't too much for a beer with 100 IBU's. You can definitely taste the malt in this beer. Overall, it was a good beer for the Niners game, because that way I only drank one, and I could feel a slight buzz of relaxation.