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Easy Jack Summer Session IPA - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

762 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 762
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 28
Gots: 92 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 12-20-2013)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The new wave of hoppy beers with less alcohol than the standard IPA has given hopheads a lighter option to get their fix. Easy Jack is Firestone Walker's entry to the dish. Seeing a six-pack at Trader Joe's got my attention, as did my thirst at the time. On to the beer:

The head forms low and has a soapy texture. Below rests a somewhat pale gold color with a few squirts of visible carbonation bubbles. There's an appetizing aroma, which before you brain starts to process the notes, is telling you to drink it. It's like perfume in character, full of rich cantaloupe, melon, passionfruit, pine, and a dry crackery base.

Light IPA yes, but quite flavorful without the weight. Not only is the flavor sublime; filled with soft fruits, but the level which this can be consumed is unmatched by all but a few beers. It's light bodied, nowhere being bitter, and quite frankly a totally different animal from Union Jack IPA.

Why limit it to the summer? Easy Jack would make for great year-round drinking.

More User Reviews:
Photo of angrybabboon
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 8/23/14

A: Honey colored with some orange and gold - pours with a small, white head, fades to a small cap, leaves some decent streaks of lacing

S: Very nice, above average for a session IPA - bright citrus hop profile with orange, tangerine, and some grapefruit flesh - some zest and floral citrus - low sweetness, very pale malts, very light overall

T: Hop soda - nice hoppy flavors match up with the aroma - tangerine, orange, and grapefruit - medium level of bitterness - maybe some melon, too - somewhat juicy, very bright - extremely pale, lightly bready malts, virtually no sweetness

M: Light body, nicely carbonated, extremely easy to drink

O: Being this good is not easy

This is the best "session" IPA I've had. As usual, it's not fair to compare it to a "real" IPA, but it's remarkable for what it is. If Firestone Walker puts this in cans, I would probably keep this stocked all summer.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Todd
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on: 03/28/14 20:13

Pale yellow with a fluffy white foam head. Bread, oranges, and herbal in the nose. Light-bodied, grapefruit, citric, grassy, tannic, orange rinds with a dry, mineral finish. Packed with flavor and extremely drinkable.

A very solid session beer for those looking for light and hoppy.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Beaver13
2.68/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film, leaves a little lacing and then almost disappears.

The aroma is very subdued - slightly vegetative, piney, resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some spicy, peppery, piney hops. The mouthfeel is light bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, an OK blandish session IPA. There's almost no nose, it's pretty thin, the flavors are OK but it's a bit on the sweet side.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tigg924
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, gold in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: tangerines and tropical fruits

Taste: tangerine, toasted malt, orange, light grapefruit and pine

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: A nice, citrusy and light IPA. I like other beers from Firestone Walker better, but if I am looking for a nice IPA to sip, I will reach for this.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Easy Jack Summer Session IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 762 ratings.