I gathered my notes to write on Firestone Walker’s Double Jack and then discovered that it is Chicago Tribune’s Beer of the Month for February. Firestone Walker is a newcomer to the Chicago beer scene, but has been taking the beer world by storm over the last several years.  You may have tried products from Firestone Walker before as they are one of the brewers of Trader Joe’s store-brand beers.  Named Mid-Size Brewer of the Year Firestone Walker by the World Beer Cup three times and twice named Brewing Company of the Year by the Great American Beer Festival.

Tasting Notes:
This Double IPA poured amber with some lacing.  Aroma of citrus, slightly sweet with a hint of pine.  Moderately carbonated this beer had a predominate hop flavor without going overboard.  A nice sweetness rounds this beer out.  At 9.5% be careful how much as you drink you cannot taste the alcohol.




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