Easy Jack Session IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Easy Jack Session IPAEasy Jack Session IPA
1,715 Ratings
Easy Jack Session IPAEasy Jack Session IPA

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Easy Jack Summer Session IPA

Added by StoutSnob40 on 12-20-2013

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Ratings: 1,715 |  Reviews: 268
Photo of dave_ackbar
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joedvegas
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold color with a slight haze, smallish white head. Medium hints of lime, lemon and orange peel on the nose. Taste is very citrusy on the front end, with the malts taking over on the finish. Beer coats the palate and lingers with a malty ending.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roadking1979
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass
Sight:pale, golden yellowish liquid, minimal tan foam, mostly clear, slightly
Smell: very good slightly hoppy, malty
Taste: medium bitterness, some sweetness
Mouthfeel: lively carbonation with good not long follow through, dry finish
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, not look for

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Photo of Jjmj51
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - golden with a minimal white head that leaves some lacing behind
S - pine and floral notes with some citrus as well
T - pine, floral, and hop notes with some mild citrus characteristics. Maybe some pineapple as well. There's some malt on the back end. Something about the flavor profile gives me a slight hint of bubblegum flavor - it's not too strong and non unpleasant as it seems to mesh well with the citrus and hop notes, but I notice this more on Easy Jack more than I do on Union Jack - again not a bad thing.
F - medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation - crisp.
O - A solid IPA with nice citrus, pine, hop, and floral notes. Its crisp feel and lower ABV in combination with its very solid flavor profile of bitter hops, citrus, and malt make this beer easy to enjoy and drink quite a few on a nice summer, spring, or fall afternoon. That said, I'd probably go for Union jack if I had the choice.

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Photo of PreacherGein
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Full pint served on draft. Pours a medium copper, slightly golden hued body, one finger white head with lots of retention, good lacing. Smell is citrus and grapefruit, very light cracker and malt, not that much more, but the grapefruit is very nice. Touch of biscuit. Flavour follows; the malt backbone is fairly weak, with a relatively present grapefruit and citrus, light touch of pine, a bit of biscuit rounds things out, but it does taste a bit less flavourful and deep than Union Jack. Still super easy to drink with a medium-lighter body, good carbonation, mild-moderate resinous zesty bitterness on the backend.

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Photo of scottspencer
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had side-by-side with Union Jack in a quick session that ended with Indian leftovers.
No surprise to me, I clearly prefer Easy Jack as a session and probably with the food... (although it was so spicy water would have been welcome relief.)
Easy Jack is so much more subtle and lets the malts in to play. I'm beginning to think that Union Jack (introduced over a decade ago) has run its course and that the more subtle and balanced AIPAs are more in favor. (As much my opinion as my hope.)

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Photo of RJLarse
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Part of a Firestone Sampler 12-pack. Poured in to a pint glass.

Overall a very hop forward citrus flavored IPA with a sweet scent and a wet clean finish.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 7/27 and consumed 30 days later. A very pretty beer comes forth from the can. Very clear, honey colored. Light and frothy head. A clean beer aroma. Taste is light hops, no citrus notes, a liitle heavier than a lager, definitely a light ale. Walks the path between a Pale Ale and an IPA. They could call this one a sessionable PA and few would complain. Pleasant drinking.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Martin4Dan
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wi_brew_bud
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It was good had a bit of a light color for an IPA. The smell was mild, a bit hoppy but also a tad bit sweet, the taste was what the smell was leading to mild and sweet, the feel is one of the signature factors for a good IPA in my book. Its easy to fake a taste but the feel always gives it away this one was kind of light and smooth which is good but it didn't have the weight that I have come to love in an IPA. Overall I would say it isn't bad at all. When asked what's a good starter IPA I would recommend DF60 but this one would also make a great intro into the wonderful world of IPA

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Really big, frothy head and a transparent straw yellow to golden appearance. Pleasant citrus and pine on the nose. Taste is big on hops and of course lacking that alcohol back-end that you get from stronger IPAs. The mouthfeel is light but to be expected from this sessionable ale. This is a perfect lawnmower IPA.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Clear gold with a small white head. Moderate retention to a thin ring, as well as some rings of lacing.

S: Biscuit and caramel, orange blossom, orange peel, grapefruit, papaya, earth, and pine.

T: Orange peel and grapefruit pith well balanced against a biscuit and caramel malt back backbone. It's zesty and bright, floral, with the notes of orange blossom, with a light sugary sweetness. Finishes crisp and dry with some earthy undertones and hints of pine, and a lingering orange pith sensation.

F: Medium-light, medium-plus pushing carbonation. smooth and well-rounded. Feels somewhat light by the finish but doesn't get too watery. Actually, a pretty good mouthfeel for a session IPA.

O: A really solid session IPA. One of the better examples of the often flawed and oft-maligned substyle.

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Photo of dcotom
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cold from 12-ounce bottle into a Spiegelau Adina Prestige pilsner glass, Clear, light golden colored body, with a thick snow-white head and a continuous stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. This is very satisfying for a session IPA. Well balanced, good malt structure with lots of piney and citrusy hop flavor and a ton of resiny bitterness that lingers on the palate. Nicely done!

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Photo of _nickg_
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Easy Jack Session IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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