After what seemed like 40 days and 40 nights of heavy rain, today is a most gorgeous summer day. Out on my deck I will enjoy beer #262, Double Jack by Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Firestone Walker brews this American DIPA or Imperial IPA in Paso Robles, California. The ABV comes in at a heavy 9.5%. It should be an interesting lunch beer for sure.
Into my Starr Hill pint glass went this clear amber liquid with hints of orange. The head was quite respectable with a nice size and a white fluffiness to it. First sniff made me smile, heavy grapefruit juice aroma greeted my nose. It had quite a nice floral and citrusy hop scent. I thought the malts were very understated in the nose. But those sweet caramel malts came back in the taste along with everything I love about DIPAs, grapefruit, pine, & citrus flavors and a nice even bitterness. It had a medium body to it with medium carbonation, was fairly smooth and just a tad bit crisp. The alcohol was hidden really nice here, no warming sensation or alcohol taste at all. That being said, after drinking the 22 ounces I was feeling a bit…happy!
This was a very nice and very solid beer and it would have gotten to Kingly realms if it was a tad bit heavier body wise and a bit more stickier…at least that is the way I like my DIPAs. Still, if you are a fan of this style, I think you will enjoy this also.