Easy Jack Session IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,659 Ratings
Easy Jack Session IPAEasy Jack Session IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Easy Jack Summer Session IPA

Added by dwagner003 on 12-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,659
Reviews:
245
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
461
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,659 |  Reviews: 245
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed this at Target yesterday. Very drinkable, great aromas of piney hops and sweet citrus. Taste is very drinkable, however a little overly bitter in the finish. Good subtle hop/citrus balance, very light bodied beer with pretty heavy carbonation. Not my favorite by Firestone, but great as a sessionable brew.

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Photo of CesarLopes
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice beer from a great brewing company. Tried it at a bar in Virginia an hour or so ago and was surprised to see Firestone so Far East. Pleasantly surprised. Hot as hell at a covered outside bar and it really hit the spot. Not cold but served just cold enough.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned on February 8th 2017.

L: Clear orange gold, two finger fluffy off-white head. Good retention.

S: Bready, orange citrus, herbal.

T: Follows the nose.

F: Light, good carbonation.

O: Definitely a Session IPA. Pretty good.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This pours a handsome pale straw with a medium wet head and spotty lace. I was very impressed with the full bore Firestone IPA and am hoping the session selection makes a similar impression. Nose is lightly toasted malt and medicinal and herbal hopping. Not terribly strong, but balanced and enticing.

Flavor is likewise nice but lacking some of the intense deliciousness of the Union Jack. Clean in finish and very light in body, this is crisp and tasty but ultimately leaves me wanting something a little more. Kind of like trying to make a cup of tea with an already used tea bag and the taste is the same but much weaker, almost a ghost of the original: looks good but in reality its an illusion. Definitely would be great outdoors in summer heat in the daytime but not something I'll be looking for regularly.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsh420
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffBlue
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1-13-17 (12oz bottle, San Mateo) Nice fruity/hop aroma, balanced flavors, a really good beer (Had on draft in Santa Maria when it first came out and it still as good as I recall)

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Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mojohawk21
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MarcianoF3
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMillard
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Watered down version of mission ipa found at traders joes which is very tasty and well balanced as is this one.

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Photo of Jodio
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled Jan 18th 2017.

Beaming crystal clear, with a shiny amber orange body color loaded with fine amounts of fast and furious carbonation. Head creation is simple white, but reaches only to about two fingers. Minimal retention, but some, about a finger as it settles with some faint scattered lacing. Quite a nice looking session IPA.

Delicious hop aroma. Juiced up hop glory, hitting with citrus and light tropical notes. Airy malt bill, but the focus here is on the hop profile which is quite impressive in a low abv package. Tangerine spritzy character abounds, with a light almost effervescent quality. Really well done.

As for session IPA, the beer pretty much brings what expected. Light airy malt and little body, with touches of wet character. A flavorful hop quality hits the mid palate in citrus and tropics but comes out more airy and light than anticipated. True to style finishes quick and wet, but has some flour like character on the aftertaste, and flattened mineral water body.

It's a session IPA, but at least with an impressive hop quality. But as session IPAs go everything else gets dialed down, making the beer seem less impressive than it hints at.

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Easy Jack Session IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,659 ratings.
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