Fire Eagle IPA - Austin Beerworks
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4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
02-12-2012 08:38:03 | More by GregSVT
4.18/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
02-10-2012 19:52:48 | More by elNopalero
3.81/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
01-30-2012 00:49:20 | More by obrike
District of Columbia
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
01-19-2012 05:51:19 | More by pmarlowe
3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
01-14-2012 22:42:17 | More by inlimbo77
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
01-07-2012 23:17:45 | More by tjkinate
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
12-11-2011 23:17:48 | More by BrewerB
Fire Eagle IPA from Austin Beerworks
86 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.