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Fire Eagle IPA - Austin Beerworks

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Fire Eagle IPAFire Eagle IPA

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86
very good

246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | 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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AAxsom

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-25-2012 17:01:19 | More by AAxsom
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-21-2012 01:53:47 | More by barbellsNbeers
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: can

01-19-2012 05:51:19 | More by pmarlowe
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-18-2012 21:44:25 | More by drummermattie02
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can w/o date. Special thanks to bentwookie for this one and other TX brews. Poured this into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours an incredibly clear yellow gold color. So clear. Two fingers of fluffy egg shell white head. Marshmallow like. Good carbonation. Some sticky lacing.

S: I get subdued fruity hops, maybe Citra? I get lots of grapefruit and overripe peach. There are some bready malts in there behind.

T: You get some mild hop bite on the tip of the tongue. Not crazy. It's balanced nicely in the mid mouth with the malts. The finish is really clean and dry.

M: Light leading to medium.

O: B+ solid little IPA. Good offering and very unassuming.

Serving type: can

01-14-2012 22:42:17 | More by inlimbo77
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TexAggie011

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-11-2012 05:05:10 | More by TexAggie011
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-09-2012 17:47:58 | More by EgadBananas
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Love this new brewery in town, keep it up!

A: A large 2+ fingered foamy white head that exhibited great retention and some lacing. The body is golden with loads of bubbles that continue to rise throughout the tasting.

S: Floral hops, grapefruit accompanied by a nice amount of pine. Sweet bready malts poke through and really balance the scent nicely.

T: Tropical fruits, similar flavors to that of Alpine's Nelson (not a bad comparison) accompanied by a kick of pine. The backend was more bitter than I'd like to see, but didn't detract much from the experience.

M: Very well carbonated, brew dances across your tongue with each sip.

O: Solid first entry from this young local brewery.

Serving type: can

01-07-2012 23:17:45 | More by tjkinate
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CLBizzle

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-07-2012 21:39:20 | More by CLBizzle
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-02-2012 02:07:44 | More by Ungertaker
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Dolph1979

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-26-2011 23:16:11 | More by Dolph1979
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-13-2011 15:35:25 | More by TXhomebrewer
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BrewerB

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to miikezombie for hooking me up with this in a recent trade. Always a pleasure doing business with you, Glen!

Pouring into a Firestone Walker nonic pint glass. It's a somewhat hazy dark orange with a 2-3 finger off-white head that is retaining very well.

Plenty of hoppy fruit in the nose - grapefruit, mango most prominently. Clean malt.

An herbal and red grapefruit hop flavor up front, not as intense as expected based on the nose. Medium-high level of bitterness stands tall and lingers long into the dry finish. Toasted malt undertones.

Medium-light in body with a prickly carbonation.

This is an IPA that has the looks and aroma that can match some of the best. Flavor isn't quite up to snuff but still a worthwhile offering.

Serving type: can

12-11-2011 23:17:48 | More by BrewerB
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-07-2011 17:49:08 | More by kjkinsey
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dchew85

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-02-2011 16:22:57 | More by dchew85
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-01-2011 08:40:31 | More by pperez38
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jenray

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-20-2011 03:14:11 | More by jenray
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frisk

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-17-2011 22:54:33 | More by frisk
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-17-2011 03:51:53 | More by Texasfan549
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-15-2011 22:48:46 | More by PhatAtUT
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bentwookie

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-14-2011 17:29:37 | More by bentwookie
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readbaron

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JJSupaFly for passing this along. Pours out a golden amber - nearly yellow - with a finger of white head that fades without lacing.

Smell is initially impressive - hoppy, with tropical notes. However, it fades a bit as it warms and bready malts show up. Finish is all grain.

Taste is solid, bitter hops, crisp, refreshing, well balanced. Not as punchy or fragrant as a lot of IPAs are, but still a tasty and well crafted beer.

Feel is nice - crisp, on the lighter side of medium bodied, rather dry.

Overall - a tasty and refreshing IPA.

Serving type: can

11-08-2011 05:41:18 | More by readbaron
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jamescain

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper-orange with a thin off white head that leaves a lacing over the top of the beer.

Aroma: Tropical fruit notes with pine and citrus.

Taste: Clean and hoppy with mostly pine and a touch of citrus, no malt backbone with this one, but I enjoy that.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation and a dry finish with a lingering hoppy taste.

Overall: A welcome beer to the Texas line up, I look forward to trying their other beers.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2011 15:20:53 | More by jamescain
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a CBC pint glass. Much thanks to htomsirveaux for fostering my nascent ticking habit. Reviewed from notes.

As single IPAs go, this is definitely on the darker side. Deep auburn like an amber ale, with very attractive clarity. A quarter-finger white head recedes rather quickly, but the lacing is pretty.

I'll fess up: in my notes on this beer, I used the word "dank" to describe the aroma. An absolute hop bomb, I really wasn't expecting this. Tons of resiny, piney hops in the mix, clean and fresh. The smell is both grassy and citrusy sweet. There is some malt in the mix, but it takes a backseat here.

As expected, this is one hop-forward IPA. Almost brutally bitter, to the point that the hop bitterness overwhelms some of the underlying grapefruit and other citrus flavors. The lasting bitterness in this beer is pretty similar to that of very fresh Stone Ruination.

The feel is great: crisp, full-bodied and very easy to drink. The carbonation is spot-on in this beer.

A total surprise for me, and one that I'm still thinking about a day later. I generally prefer more citrus fruit sweetness in IPAs, but I can respect extreme hop bitterness when it's done well. I'll be trading for more beers from Austin Beerworks soon.

Serving type: can

10-24-2011 01:33:03 | More by amphion1065
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

10-16-2011 23:15:22 | More by twiggamortis420
Fire Eagle IPA from Austin Beerworks
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.