Sunday, March 20, 2011

Firestone Walker Double Jack

It has been a couple months since I have posted anything on this blog.  I will talk more about that in future posts, but right now is a post about Double Jack by Firestone Walker.  I am going to try out a new way to describe flavors, to simplify the posting and speed up the writing.  The rating system is from 1-5 for malty, hoppy, heat, flavor, drinkability, and overall taste.   For the 5 or 6 of the people that actually follow this blog, hopefully this will be a better rating system.  

Double Jack by Firestone Walker is part of their Proprietor Series, which is basically a 22oz seasonal release.   As seen in the photo above I went to school on the Central Coast and have a high affinity for FW beers.  I was a little nervous moving up to Seattle, because FW didn't distribute much out of California, but luckily Seattle is a hot market for breweries.

Double Jack is a DIPA or a Imperial IPA for those that may not know, Imperial means that it is higher in alcohol and usually higher in most everything else to balance that alcohol out.  I liked this beer a lot, but I like most FW beers a lot.  Was it better than Pliny the Elder?   Eh, maybe a side by side would reveal who would win, but I don't really think it matters.  I think it was hoppy and good and if you get a chance to buy it, you can let me know. 

malt 3
hops 4
heat 3
flavor 4
drink-ability 3
overall taste 4