Friday, May 11, 2012

Firestone Walker Double Jack

A new beer we just put on tap is Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s Double Jack. With 9.5% ABV, this is a strong beer and should not be taken lightly. It is brewed in California and made year-round.

Double Jack pours out as a beautiful golden amber into the glass with a modest head. The beer smells of citrus with a strong scent of hops mixed in. The first taste I took gave me hints of grapefruit and pineapple, followed by caramel and some bitter orange rind. It is very rich with a sharp flavor but then mellowed by the warm malt.

It goes down very smoothly and pairs amazingly with barbeque. I would pair this with a sweet barbeque chicken wing or merely drink it on its own. I think this is a great beer for summer because of the hints of fruit flavor throughout the beer. 

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