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Easy Jack Summer Session IPA - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Easy Jack Summer Session IPAEasy Jack Summer Session IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

757 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 26
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 Nugganooch:
Photo of Nugganooch
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into my FW imperial nonic glass
Notes taken on 04/20/14

A: Easy Jack pours a light golden amber body with precision like clearness. Streaming carb is evident leading up to a sudsy topping of paper white foam. Retention efforts are fair and only a few scattered dots of stick are left clinging to the glass.

S: Brilliantly floral nose with blasts of conifer forest and tangerine fruit. I am getting some lesser notes of earthy herbals and a dash of pale malt bready sweetness. Nicely done with a very hop forward nose.

T: Flavors follow suit with a healthy hop punch across the palate delivering flowery pines and assorted citrus fruit flavors. Mostly tangerine however some lemon lime and grapefruit start to emerge. A healthy dose of bready malts brings great balance to this session IPA. It really drinks bigger than the 4.5% ABV. Has a slight touch of resinous dank herbs and grass on the finish although it’s not very prevalent. This is tasty and very very clean. Impeccably well executed.

M: Body is very light but feels bigger on account of the malt breadiness. Nice spritzy carb provides a lovely texture complimenting the upper moderate amount of bitterness. Very dry and crisp on the finish with a slight resinous after feel. Mostly clean otherwise.

D: A very good and balanced Session. This is one of the few that didn’t leave me wanting for something more. Has just enough malt presence to cover the spread over all dem fresh hops. It is quite refreshing. Firestone Walker did a great job with staying true to the Jack family here. An all around great beer that satisfies.

Nugganooch, Apr 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of angrybabboon
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

angrybabboon, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

BubalooBrewMaster, Apr 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

PLUR85, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

warnerry, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Todd
3.85/5  rDev -2%
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.

Todd, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SunDevilBeer, May 05, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
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.

Beaver13, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Doomcifer, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Guinnsslvr, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

mctizzz, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

tigg924, May 30, 2014
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aquazr1, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Easy Jack Summer Session IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.