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Fire Eagle IPA - Austin Beerworks

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BA SCORE
86
very good

268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

drummermattie02, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

inlimbo77, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of TexAggie011
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

TexAggie011, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

EgadBananas, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of tjkinate
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

tjkinate, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of CLBizzle
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

CLBizzle, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Ungertaker
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Ungertaker, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Dolph1979
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Dolph1979, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of TXhomebrewer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of BrewerB
3.88/5  rDev +1%
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.

BrewerB, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.2%

kjkinsey, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of dchew85
5/5  rDev +30.2%

dchew85, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

pperez38, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of jenray
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

jenray, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of frisk
5/5  rDev +30.2%

frisk, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of PhatAtUT
5/5  rDev +30.2%

PhatAtUT, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bentwookie
5/5  rDev +30.2%

bentwookie, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of readbaron
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

readbaron, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of jamescain
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

jamescain, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of amphion1065
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

amphion1065, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

twiggamortis420, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of TJBurgess
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

#36
Served into a Southern Star tulip.

A: 2 fingers of off white head, reddish-orange and yellow with some transparency. 4.0

S: Ohh. Nice hoppy and pine smell with a little malty undertones. Citrus / orange / lemon seem muddled, but there. 4.0

T: Ouch. Hoped for more. Malty out the gate, hops are bitter and not citrus-y as the smell would lead you to believe. 3.0

M: Creamier than anticipated with average carbonation, but the creaminess is what is contributing to the domination of the malts (or maybe vice versa?). 3.0

O: Had such potential from the initial pour, but just doesn't come close to others in the same class. Average. 3.0

TJBurgess, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks jenray!!

Can opens with a killer aroma of hops! My original bias against Texas beers begins to sway

Pours a reddish orange. Fairly clear. Nice white frothy head. Pretty :)

Aroma dies back from the opening but nice malt sweetness with some piney hops overtop. Not too shabby!

Tastes a bit disappointing. The hops are mostly just bitter and the malt backbone overpowers. A bit underwhelming but certainly not bad

Well carbonated and good mouthfeel. Overall a decent ipa but nothing to write home about

Urbancaver, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours light gold in color into my snifter with just about a finger of head, moderate retention and light lacing.

S - Citrus and hops with a nice malt backing, grapefruit and other tropical fruits, light toasted grains and mild peppery notes.

T - Grassy hops, lemon, orange, and grapefruit are all present, has a evident spicy quality to it and a nice malt balance.

M - Medium body and carbonation, overall very well balanced.

O - Really solid IPA from Austin Beerworks that is very enjoyable and definitely worth trying.

StoneBrewFanatic, Sep 30, 2011
Fire Eagle IPA from Austin Beerworks
86 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.