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JC Flyer IPA - Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

JC Flyer IPAJC Flyer IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%


Brewed by:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mjl21 on 04-16-2009)
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
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doho95fu

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-23-2013 02:18:22 | More by doho95fu
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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-31-2014 01:57:09 | More by Rick778
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 1/21/14.

Pours a murky honey orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and peach or apricot aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great fruity hop aroma and some tasty flavors that unfortunately don't match up.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 02:54:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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samtrillo

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-21-2014 21:45:59 | More by samtrillo
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cdean801

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-10-2014 04:05:17 | More by cdean801
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-25-2014 03:44:49 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

02-04-2014 03:45:18 | More by PA-Michigander
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od_sf

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-28-2013 02:36:05 | More by od_sf
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-19-2013 14:34:23 | More by dwoolley1
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allstar255

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-19-2013 01:39:08 | More by allstar255
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jxb345

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-24-2013 05:00:56 | More by jxb345
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-30-2013 22:04:38 | More by ygtbsm94
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duluoz

California

4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mikkeller Bar, SF.

Beautiful looking beer with a classic deep golden orangish glow. Quite a nose on this thing, lots of pine and woodsy notes, some citrus tinge to it, and a bit of cotton candy.

The flavor follows suit, nearly perfect but for a tad too much candied sweetness on the finish for my taste. Great balance of bright hoppy flavors, bitterness, and that trademark west coast dryness. Dank and resinous, maybe a little too slick and oily for me… but no major gripe there either.

I've had other beers from them that I liked, but this one really grabbed my attention. A fantastic beer, and another brilliant example of a west coast IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2013 11:16:03 | More by duluoz
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-02-2013 03:25:55 | More by SocalKicks
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-17-2013 05:17:03 | More by illidurit
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-31-2013 19:48:03 | More by ambruns1979
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Nage37

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-08-2012 21:47:30 | More by Nage37
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-15-2012 01:55:00 | More by t0rin0
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Binger72

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-03-2012 12:53:05 | More by Binger72
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ccrida

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into my Heretic Brewing shaker pint, JC Flyer is dark, burnt gold with a thin white skim leaving really nice, sticky lace.

Smell is also very good. Skunky. Resinous. Earthy wood. Lightly sweet.

Taste is great, my kind of IPA. Light malt, modest bitterness, and huge west coast hops. Loads of bubblegum, citrus, pine, wood. Yummy. Between this and Casey Jones, these guys are firmly on my radar.

Mouthfeel is oily, dry, light bodied.

Drinkability is high. This is awesome. Wow, how is it not better known. We have just too many good IPAs out here on the west coast...sigh, problems!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 05:03:32 | More by ccrida
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elNopalero

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this direct from the brewery—I love it when I can get brewery fresh IPAs!

This pours an orangey light amber color with some foaming. There’s a great hop aroma on this—I get some straw but mostly citrusy hops—orange dominates—with a light green pine-grassy note to round it out. The flavor has a up front and present bitterness and a light resiny chew with some citrusy and orange notes. Great finish—resiny and bitter and layered.

--- review from 7-29-2012

This pours a glowing golden color with tight light foam.

I enjoyed the pine and grapefruit notes on its aroma. Before each sip I caught myself inhaling deeply. Mmmmm!

This is one tasty brew, with a flavor full of grapefruit and some piney resin. There’s a sharp bitterness, perfectly appropriate, with a light chew rounding out the finish.

Very enjoyable. An assertive west coast IPA from an unsung brewery in the bay area. Can you dig it?

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2012 07:29:37 | More by elNopalero
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terence

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-02-2012 03:39:02 | More by terence
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jenray

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-25-2011 15:40:42 | More by jenray
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours hazy amber with a half inch of tight beige foam. Smeary lacing and a mostly solid skim coat for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with cracked garlic, grapefruit, pine, doughy malt, and a minerally crispness.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Resinous hops with a solid malt backbone start the palate. Heavy on the pine with grapefruit following through. Some chaulkiness adds an additional perception of bitterness, but the beer is pretty smooth overall.

Finishes with lingering hop resins, pine sap, and citrus pith.

Tasty one and tasting quite fresh. The chaulkiness and heavier dose (for a west coaster) of malt give it the English nod, but barely. Stacked up against other west coast IPA's this one falls a bit short though.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 01:49:48 | More by brewandbbq
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emerge077

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, review from written notes.

Light gold bleeds into saturated orange, lightly hazed. Racing streams of carbonation. Thin layer of white foam that leaves some spotty lace.

Well hopped and a little dank with generous C hops. Mostly bitter citrus rind, clean tasting with a hint of malt sweetness. Light bodied, citrus forward hop flavors, bitter grapefruit rind and other citrus fruit species. Finished dry with a residual dose of hop bitterness. A nice easygoing (non-aggressive) west coast IPA, a very drinkable pint (or two).

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 23:10:57 | More by emerge077
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JC Flyer IPA from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
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