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Fire Eagle IPA - Austin Beerworks

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Fire Eagle IPAFire Eagle IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | 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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Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ChrisKuhns, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ckeegan04, May 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

kew, May 19, 2012
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +4.4%

cdwil, May 19, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kevin123 for this can...

A: Pours a clear translucent gold with about a finger of off white head that settles quickly. There is a nice rocky ring of bubbles along the edges of the glass.

S: The nose a mix of pine and malt. It smells resiny and sticky, but has a caramel backbone that is a pretty noticeable.

T: The taste follows the nose. It's a lot of pine hops with an undercurrent of light malt sweetness. It's not bad, but it's not great either.

M: Light bodied beer. It's smooth and thin, but the pine notes linger forever. It's like this beer grabs a hold and doesn't let go. It's not the most pleasent for a standard IPA. A bit too harsh.

O: This beer it's decent, but it's not something I'd look for again. I was expecting a nice drinkable IPA, but this just isn;t that. Overall, it's not terrible though.

trxxpaxxs, May 15, 2012
Photo of garyford
5/5  rDev +30.5%

garyford, May 14, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
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 -2.6%
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 +4.4%

CPditka, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of waldoiverson
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
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 +4.4%

oldp0rt, Mar 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Kornoms, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

videofrog, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

coryscanes, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jheezee, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

monitorpop, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
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
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

JedSeed, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Onioncreek512, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of GregSVT
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +9.1%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

XicanoBeerRun, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

huggies, Jan 31, 2012
Fire Eagle IPA from Austin Beerworks
86 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.