JC Flyer IPA - Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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JC Flyer IPAJC Flyer IPA

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86
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mjl21 on 04-16-2009)
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Reviews by duluoz:
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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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Bistro ipa fest, then in a $3.77 bomber from Ledger's.

Yellowy type of beer, a little hazy, nice soapy head, thicker, like bath soap bubbles. Really good hop aroma, piney, soft, flowery.

Taste, pretty good, the pine aroma somewhat morphs to pink grapefruit, very light malt aspect, earthy hops, bitterness is just right, existant and not wimpy, but not overshadowing the hop profile itself. Enjoyed that there are still 6% ipas out there, everything always seems to try and be over the top in the wrong areas.

Instead of a caramel mouthfeel, this one leans toward lighter toffee or toast.

A real solid ipa, at a great price. Nothing groundbreaking, although a return to simple 6% ipa's with good dry simcoe hopping . . . maybe it is a little more novel than one would think.

Photo of samtrillo
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of tomb_ride
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Nage37
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of emerge077
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).

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cdean801
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of largadeer
1.6/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

On tap at Toronado. Not a big fan of this brewery, but I figured this was worth a try for $3. It's clear in the glass, golden and bright, with a small white head that retains fairly well. The aroma is muted and a bit buttery, lacking in hop character but moderately malty and sweet. I also get a bit of soap and grass. It's surprisingly bland on the tongue, though plentifully bitter. Caramel malt, astringent herbal hops, light diacetyl and grapefruit make up the entirety of this beer's flavor and mouthfeel. I wasn't expecting anything great, but this pretty much sucks. The finish becomes unbearably astringent after half a pint. Blah.

Photo of dripa8
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Binger72
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

A: Golden color. Quite effervescent, like a champagne. Thin head with tiny bubbles and good lacing on the glass.
S: Standard ipa citrus, mostly grapefruit. Some orange sweetness, with watermelon notes.
T: Starts with bready sweetness. Ends fairly dry with a bit of floral bitterness.
M: Medium body, somewhat thinner than most ipa's, which is an advantage with me. Carbonation medium-high.
O: Not your average ipa. More subtle in flavor, not a bad thing. Not ground-breaking, but interesting and drinkable.

Photo of apf
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of PerHops
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice cloudy copper orange. Looks like it could be a double IPA.

S- Not as profound as I would hope. Slight pine, citrus, grass. Not at all bad, but not memorable either.

T- Tropical fruits, orange peel, a little caramel and a perfectly clean bitter finish. Exceptional balance, everything I want from an IPA.

M- Perfect carbonation for the style.

I have had this beer on draft and in the bottle. I much prefer this one in the bottle. I am surprised to see the mediocre to poor reviews. It is strange, however, that they call this an english style IPA. I can't really see where they're getting that from as this is very much an excellent example of a west coast IPA. Also the bottle says this beer is 7.0, not 6.

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of avaldivia
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted at Whole Foods in Novato, in their tasting area. Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy light orange color. Decent size head.

S: Orange and citrus scent. A good amount of malt and sweetness coming through on the nose.

T: A good amount of a hop piny flavor. Sweet butterscotch malt flavors are strong after the initial hop taste.

M: Medium thick and rather smooth. Rather syrupy for not being an Imperial IPA.

O: Okay IPA. One I would order on occasion but not often.

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4.36/5  rDev +13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

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JC Flyer IPA from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.