Session # 133 | Firestone Walker | Double Jack | 9.5% ABV
American Double/Imperial IPA | Paso Robles, California | Rating: 95/100
One year ago: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Receiving beer from Firestone Walker is always a good experience. Their newly released American Double/Imperial IPA called Double Jack is no exception. The only way to get this beer on the show was to do it the same day it arrived. As you should all be painfully aware by now, the best way to enjoy an IPA is to drink it today. Upon pouring this beautifully clear golden colored beer into my glass it became immediately apparent that it was going to be a good beer. With an off-white head and an aroma that snuck up out of the glass before even putting my nose to it, Double Jack unveiled its West Coast flair. Although there were tons of hops present in this one, it was the overall balance of the beer that made it shine. Pineapple, mango, tangerine, and pine were all present as they should be, and the flavors were practically identical to the aroma. If Double Jack is simply the bigger brother of Union Jack, then I consider this to be a huge success. Knowing that it will soon make its way to my area makes me even giddier with excitement. Add another great one to the list for Firestone Walker.