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Fire Eagle IPA - Austin Beerworks

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BA SCORE
86
very good

267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 13
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 05-24-2011)
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Photo of garyford
5/5  rDev +30.2%

garyford, May 14, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Light orange color with 2 finger head. Lots of lacing.

S: All I smell are lemon and pine. It almost smells like a lemon dishwasher.

T: Pine. Orange. Finishes bitter, but the taste doesn't linger too much (which is a good thing in this case). Not my type of IPA. Little bit malt near the end but ends quickly.

M: Good amount of carbonation, light to medium body. Decent!

O: I thought this was an okay IPA. Certainly not my favorite type of IPA (too much hops vs balance). Mouthfeel was good, which makes this beer much more drinkable than it tastes.

sukwonee, May 05, 2012
Photo of fatmcb1
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow, amberish color with a 1 finger off white head that leaves a ring and plenty of lacing down the glass.

Nose is rich with citrus... grapefruit, orange, and lemon.

Citrus follows in the taste, but is cut through by very bittering hops. Kind of a cut and dry bitter flavor with little malt balance.

Body is a bit light and carbonation is medium.

Overall, an average IPA. Taste was a bit disappointing because it was just bitter without much else going on.

fatmcb1, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of CPditka
4/5  rDev +4.2%

CPditka, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of waldoiverson
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can into Nonic

A: crystal clear and dark straw color with moderate eggshell colored head, strong but blotchy lacing, and very visible but lazy looking carbonation

S: resinous hop aroma with parts citrus bitter and dark herbaceous tones, sweet finish of honey. It's not the most dynamic aroma but fits the style and does not overpower with sweetness nor citrus bitterness. approachable.

T: well balanced by punchy hop bitterness, floral and honey sweetness (in that order). The taste reads sweet but the lingering taste leans bitter.

M: a bit sticky and resinous but a blast of carbonation does a reasonable job of cleaning things up.

O: this beer is one of my all-time favorite go-to AIPAs. The price is great (in Austin, at least) It drinks well out of the can but really opens up and shows its serious side in the glass. For 6.2% it drinks big and will make a hop head satisfied AND allow your tongue to tolerate more than one or two. Solid.

waldoiverson, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +4.2%

oldp0rt, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Kornoms, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of videofrog
4/5  rDev +4.2%

videofrog, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of coryscanes
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

coryscanes, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jheezee, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - soft golden to honey-colored in appearance with a bubbly, but well-built white head on top that slides into the depths leaving some lacing.

Aroma - like walking through a pine forest when suddenly it opens up into a grove of mango trees and there you happen upon a bunch of ripe pineapples cut up and sitting out on a picnic table. Sit back and imagine that and you might have something close to what is coming from this glass of hoppy goodness.

Taste - resiny and drying in the finish with a crisp, hoppy bitterness on the tongue. Some hints of tropical fruit flavors, citrus, over-ripe pineapple and some bready/doughy malty notes. Put it altogether and you've got the makings of a hop-forward IPA that is certainly worth your while.

Overall - this will paint your palate green and leave a dry, bitter taste on the tongue for as long as you're enjoying this beer. Nice floral and tropical flavors with a crisp, refreshing finish and a solid amount of IBUs. Crack open a can and enjoy!

indiapaleale, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of monitorpop
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

monitorpop, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can tried 30 Oct 2011. Courtesy of R&S, thank you! Served in the Austin Beerworks wheat glass.

Large beige head. Lightly carbonated. Clear bright gold in color. Aroma is strong, pineapple and sweet resin. Starts with a light sweet graininess that quickly turns cirtic hoppy. Lots of citrus peel and pineapple. A bit floral as well. Light body, moderate ethanol becomes warming towards the finish. Slick mouthfeel (A). Lingering moderate citric bitterness.

Well done, will pick some up the next time I'm in Austin.

htomsirveaux, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of JedSeed
4/5  rDev +4.2%

JedSeed, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Onioncreek512, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of GregSVT
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a tulip - dated 1/16/2012

A: Pours a clear gold with a nice white head that fades to a ring and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S: The nose has nice notes of tropical fruits, grapefruit, and sweet malt. Pretty nice aromas in this one.

T: The taste starts with the tropical fruits and then moves to bitter grapefruit and pine. The taste is nice but the bitter flavors really take over the finish.

M: The feel is crisp and drying on the finish.

O: This is one of the better IPAs I've had from TX and something I would probably buy on a regular basis if it was available in Dallas. Great aromas and flavors even after a month of age.

GregSVT, Feb 12, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hey, you know what? I like this one. Wasn’t sure what to expect given my experience with their flagship pale ale but their IPA hits all the right notes. It pours a crystal-clear resplendent gold with a good layer of foam that hangs out for a minute. Aroma is all sorts of zesty, piney, and mildly orangey, notes which carry through on the flavor as well but balanced with a bit of a pleasing malt backbone. It holds up well, it’s nicely balanced, and its hoppy and distinct in a way I can enjoy repeatedly.

elNopalero, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

XicanoBeerRun, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

huggies, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of obrike
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a sixer at Whip-In in south Austin for just over 8 bucks.

Poured a very light orange with two inch head that faded very quickly...a nice whispy ring remained for the duration though..very little lacing.

Crisp, clean grapefruit scent...a bit of lemon or orange as well. A bit of fresh cut grass as well. I like it.

Initial hop bite right off the bat, more citrus than pine, then leads to a clean, sweet malty finish. I would have loved this to be a bit bolder, but, it's hard to complain here. This is a seriously drinkable IPA, maybe even an entry level IPA for newbies who don't want to have bitter beer face upon first sip.

A nice effort by a very young Austin brewery...and in cans to boot! I'm looking forward to future releases from these guys.

obrike, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

AAxsom, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

barbellsNbeers, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to bentwookie for this, my first beer from Texas. 12oz can to tulip glass.

Pours absolutely clear, light golden color with a finger of white head, slowly receding and leaving some nice lace; average retention. Aroma is very faint: floral, clean orange and pink grapefruit. Taste is pretty malt forward with toasty malt, but also a touch of lemon/orange and pink grapefruit, with a light bitterness that gathers a bit in intensity on the finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Nice mouthfeel. Overall, refreshing, relatively light IPA. Easy drinker.

pmarlowe, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

drummermattie02, Jan 18, 2012
Fire Eagle IPA from Austin Beerworks
86 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.