|Firestone Walker Double Jack|
Smell: Huge citrus nose, with notes of grapefruit, floral, pine, and a little grassy smell. Very little smell of alcohol from the 9.5% ABV. But really it is almost pure hop aroma! It's like smelling a handful of hops with a little caramel sweetness from the malt.
Taste: Starts out tasting just like it smells with the taste of piney, floral, grapefruit, citrus fruitiness and finishes with a sweet caramel malt backbone. The initial bitterness is noticeable but not overwhelming.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with no burn or heat from alcohol. The 9.5% is very well hidden behind the well balanced malt backbone, hop flavor, and aroma. Finishes dry with a little oily mouthfeel.
Overall: This is a very good Double IPA! It is one of the best I've ever had!!! Very well balanced. The hop flavors pair very well with the malt sweetness. 22oz. bomber went down so smoothly and was so tasty, I wish I had another!