Saturday, October 15, 2011

Firestone Walker Double Jack

While at Freshcraft in Denver, I finally was able to try Firestone Walker Double Jack. The beer pours a golden color with a bubbly off-white colored head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of grapefruit with sugar, tangerine, orange, pine, and pepper. The taste is bitter and citrusy with loads of grapefruit, sticky hop oils, tangerine, and orange. The finish is dry with an alcohol hint and pepper spices that tickle the back of the tongue. The after taste is all about the hop oils that linger and leave a film on the mouth. The alcohol content is 9.5% ABV. For as much as I have heard how good this beer was, it lived up to its expectations. It is certainly one of the better double IPAs out there, and I thoroughly loved the oily residue that remains in the mouth after drinking.

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