Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA

Posted: May 23, 2015 in American IPA, Firestone Walker Brewing Co, Reviews

I only have about 6 hours or so before it is officially the weekend. Mine isn’t 3 days, but I definitely need the time away from work. I’m even considering leaving my laptop at work. Anyways, let’s get to the beer.

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ABV: 4.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Brewmaster Matt Brynildson went to the mountain and returned with a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. He foresaw a beer that would deliver massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass before you knew what hit you. And so the newest member of our Jack IPA family was born.”

Random: That’s two Firestone Walker beers in a row.

This beer poured with a thick, three finger, pure-white head that dissipated slowly. It left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, golden-yellow color with seltzer-like carbonation. The nose was incredibly fragrant with tropical fruit notes. I picked up mango, pineapple and peach along with citrus. Grass was there for the ride. The taste also had a lot of tropical fruit. There was more peach than was in the nose. Mango came through as well, but I didn’t get much pineapple. Earthiness from the grassy hops came through along with sweet, caramel malt. The body was thin with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with tropical fruit and malt. For $2.25 a bottle, this broke down to $.19 per ounce. This is a well-priced, incredibly flavorful session beer. This will be making an appearance in my cooler for the Summer.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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