These days, the New England/Hazy IPA is all the rage. In fact, I’ve even visited a few places over the past year where I couldn’t find a single West Coast style IPA on tap – just hazies. Thankfully, there’s been a bit of push back lately, and I’m starting to see more West Coast IPAs available again.
One of my all time favorite West Coast style IPAs is Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Company out of California. I was sad when they discontinued Double Jack in 2016 in order to focus on the launch their Luponic Distortion series and Leo v. Ursus series of IPAs. Now though, by popular demand, Double Jack is back – at least seasonally.
Here is some more information about this beer from Firestone Walker:
YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED: DOUBLE JACK IS BACK
Double Jack is back by popular demand as we reintroduce our iconic double IPA for the fall season.
True to its roots, the new Double Jack is triple dry-hopped after four initial hop additions in the cellar. The result is a massively hopped yet improbably balanced double IPA—and an enduring throwback to the freewheeling origins of the West Coast style.
Enjoy bright grapefruit and tangerine American hop aromas, with flavors of stone fruit and pine in this seasonal release that won’t last long.
“Double Jack is a beer that has stood the test of time, and whose time has come again,” Brewmaster Matt Brynildson said. “It’s like saying hello to an old friend.”
MASSIVELY HOPPED YET SUPREMELY BALANCED
Double Jack was launched in 2009 and soon became famed as one of the West Coast’s trailblazing imperial IPAs. The beer was discontinued in 2016, but the legend lives on, with “bring back Double Jack” still a persistent refrain on our social media accounts.
Double Jack made a brief return as part of a limited mixed pack last fall and is now primed for its own dedicated comeback.
Double Jack is now available as a limited six-pack can release in all Firestone Walker markets. 9.5% ABV
The return of Double Jack won’t last long, so be on the lookout in your local craft beer store for the six packs. They should start arriving in Washington state sometime next week.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.