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Easy Jack Summer Session IPA - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

545 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 21
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
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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DoubleJ

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 03:51:39 | More by DoubleJ
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For me, it's a push between Easy Jack and my current favorite session, Lagunitas DayTime, both of which I drink from the bottle. I think the dankness of DayTime is a little more lingering, which could be attributable to its slightly higher ABV. Really a preference thing anyway. I really dig the Easy Jack though. It pours pretty light, but has a well-rounded, citrusy IPA taste and a pretty hefty mouthfeel for just 4.5%. I would pick this up for an outing with no regrets.

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Easy Jack Summer Session IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.