Fire Eagle IPA - Austin Beerworks
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4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
Appearance: The can delivers a crystal clear honey colored liquid with a solid cap that displays excellent retention and leaves a few strands behind
Smell: Floral, with tropical fruit undertones
Taste: The malt tilts toward toffee and provides a backbone that lingers from start to finish; in the middle, the hops add a resinously bitter character with an edge of tropical fruit (grapefruit and just a hint of mango and guava); in the finish, the bitterness hangs around to hold the toffee malt in check
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: The malt flavor and balance are what stand out about this beer; while it is not a standout for the style, it is eminently drinkable
Thanks, Phoenix2443, for the opportunity
02-09-2013 17:29:29 | More by brentk56
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
Can shared by Bobby.
A: The beer pours a slightly hazed orange color with a finger of soapy white head.
S: Citrus hops to start with a mild floral aroma. Quite a bit of grapefruit to it and it's very perfumey. There is a little bit of malt sweetness underneath, mostly bready in character.
T: The grapefruit flavor really stands out, as do the floral and piney hop flavors. Lots of bitterness all the way through, but still a pretty nice hop flavor profile. A little bit of bread and malt to it.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: Pretty good IPA, especially considering some of the other Texan IPAs I've had.
08-28-2011 16:39:18 | More by womencantsail
3.86/5 rDev +0.8%
Yay cans, thanks to AdamR46 (reddit), no date on the can.
Pours a nice creamy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, fades somewhat slowly with a decent soapy lacing, crystal clear orange nectar colored with a light amber hue.
Nose brings nice hops, an nice fruity aroma, mild papaya and resinous musty passion fruit, mild citrusy clementine like, hint of grapefruit pith and little orange rind, as well as a mild fruity bubblegum, very small hint of grainy malt.
Taste starts with a big bitter hop bite, resinous and a bit musty with more mild passion fruit and grapefruit pith, little fruity bubblegum, little juicy guava and papaya like, mild fluffy malt and little sweetness that tries to balance the big bitterness and hint spicy hop. I even think I get a hint of pear and stone fruit, a little syrupy too. Finish dries and gets quite bitter but leaves a mild sticky feel, little syrupy sweet malt, more dank resinous hop and a little spicy hop bitterness.
Mouth is med bod, decent carb, little syrupy.
Overall not bad, there were some great points in the hops, but it seemed to go to too many different places all at once, too many different hop profiles, but still tasty, malts are a little too syrupy, but a nice balance. Enjoyable.
02-09-2014 04:01:00 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev +4.4%
This is a review based on two tasting of the beer, once from a growler and once from a can.
The beer pours a light orange color with a white head. The aroma is fairly hoppy. I get a lot of floral hops as well as some juicy orange citrus notes and some biscuit malt.
The flavor is full of juicy orange notes. I also get some grass from the hops and a little bit of biscuit malt. However, the malt does very little to balance the beer, which has about a medium level of bitterness.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
09-25-2011 18:13:40 | More by Mora2000
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
I had some vociferous hatas recently with regard to The CANQuest (TM) and stupidly, I sank to their bait and ended up disheartened with my post locked. It is a trade like the one that brought me this beer, though, that makes it seem worthwhile. JenRay is a fellow hophead who was recently gifted several of these and thought of me as a potential trade source for an IPA that she had not previously tried. All I CAN say is, it pays to advertise!
From the CAN: "We're an owner-operated Texas brewery hell-bent on excellence. We make bold and clean ales and lagers and put them in cans so they''ll get cold quicker and stay good longer. We brew for two reasons: to make consistently exceptional craft beer and to build community in the town we love."
The Crack & Glug went as planned and I soon had two fingers of dense tawny head with great retention in the creeping humidity. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy orangish-amber. I use a pour that is designed to really release the beer's aroma and the room quickly smelled like I had sprayed hops air freshener! The nose was redolent with hops, mostly pine but also some grapefruit/citrus. My mouth began to water. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full and the grapefruit flavor came on like gangbusters, followed by pine and a biscuit maltiness. This was the kind of thing that got me hooked on hops in the first place and it is always welcome to try some out of a CAN. Finish was literally breathtaking, super dry and hoppy.
JenRay seemed to think that this was from a test batch of CANs, so once they are in full production, I recommend trying some for yourself. Since they are based in Austin, maybe for your next Longhorns tailgate party ... In the meantime, I remain a proud honorary TexCAN!
07-25-2011 22:23:42 | More by woodychandler
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
A pretty decent sized off white head settles into a nice lacing above a clear bright copper golden colored beer with fairly decent carbonation.
There seems to be a light sourness to citrus, grassy to piney hops aroma.
A nice hops bite with some citrus and some piney aspects coming to the forefront, with a little bit of some malt tastes coming through later.
A almost wet aftertaste turns to a light dryish aftertaste with just a bit of the hops notes sticking around on this medium bodied beer.
A easy drinking IPA with a decent hops presentation that has you wanting to take another swig.
11-27-2012 23:03:48 | More by LXIXME
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
12oz can opened on 5.29.12.
A - Pours a slightly cloudy medium orange with a small light tan head that fades to a small film covering the top.
S - Bready malts and ripe oranges.
T - Bitter grass, malts, oranges.
D - Light body with lower carbonation.
O - Malty and maybe a bit old due to the flavors that I am getting. Glad to be able to try it.
05-30-2012 02:52:49 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
Served from can into a Boulevard tulip. Poured yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grass, onion, earth, earth hop, and onion hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, grass, onion hop, earth, earth hop, and subtle metallic. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. If I am completely honest on this one it really reminded me of Oskar Blues Gubna as far as the aroma and flavor (minus garlic). It was really earthy as well which mixed quite well with all the onion and grass aspects going on. I really hate a metallic flavor note showed up in this one as it would have been a really solid brew if it were not there. Definitely worth your time to try if you are an IPA fan.
07-06-2012 10:52:27 | More by thagr81us
3.25/5 rDev -15.1%
12 oz can pours a fairly clear, dark gold color with a bubbly white head. Nice lacing.
Nose is juicy, resinous, tropical and piney hops. Caramel maltiness is there, doing a bit of backseat driving along with a whiff or two of nutty yeast.
Earthy malt and nuttiness adds a unique perspective on the IPA style. The hops are not as bright and juicy as the nose would indicate, but the resiny bitterness is still there aplenty. Something about the malts does not jive with me...too earthy, peat-like almost. The love-child of a menage-a-trois between an East Coast IPA, heavy rye beer and an English bitter. Im a little disappointed in this after having the most excellent Pearl Snap Pilsner, but I can see this having appeal to plenty of folks...just not me. I prefer a much cleaner, citrusy/tropical hop-flavor heavy brew in my IPAs.
10-16-2011 23:15:22 | More by twiggamortis420
4.3/5 rDev +12.3%
A: Pours a clear golden/orange color. A two finger well formed white head rises with excellent retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Just a great hoppy aroma. First, I get fresh cut grass and white pepper. Lemons, and orange peal. Other tropical fruits like pineapple. Light toasted grains balances everything out perfectly towards the end.
T: Follows the nose with grassy hops at first. A spicy/peppery flavor. Lots of fruit flavors come out next. Lemon, orange, pineapple. A bit more bitterness lingers than in the nose. Not a complaint because it is still balanced nicely with toasted grains.
M/D: A medium body and great carbonation. So crisp, clean, dry, and refreshing. So easy to drink. All day with this.
Another hit from Austin Beerworks. Everything they make has the great crisp bite to it that makes it so enjoyable to drink. I am not a hop head at all, but this is a great IPA.
09-09-2011 18:53:41 | More by champ103
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
Acquired via trade
A very clear burnt orange with some visible carbonation running up through the glass. Small to moderate near-white head that leaves messy spiderwebs of stick down the glass. Pretty and appropriate.
An earthy and mild citrus hop character, along with bread, and a bit of honey/cracker sweetness.
Moderately bitter, with the earthy, mildly citrus hop character complementing lots of toasted biscuit character. Very drinkable.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Good, but not great.
12-20-2012 01:45:39 | More by ehammond1
Fire Eagle IPA from Austin Beerworks
86 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.