Easy Jack Session IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Easy Jack Session IPAEasy Jack Session IPA
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3.92/5
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1,765 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

Brewmaster Matt Brynildson went to the mountain and returned with a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. He foresaw a beer that would deliver massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass before you knew what hit you. And so the newest member of our Jack IPA family was born.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 12-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,970
Reviews:
282
Ratings:
1,765
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
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72
Gots:
510
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,765 |  Reviews: 282
Photo of opierce
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenjaGrif
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear, sparkling gold with an average head. The aroma is proud and bright, with grapefruit and orange peel, pine, and mango. The flavor is bright and crisp, with lemon, orange, and grapefruit peel, clementine flesh, pine, mango, and pineapple, and solid bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium, with a crisp dry finish. Overall I am pretty impressed - session IPAs are often not my jam, due to a lack of body, but this one seems quite stout, with a good deal of flavor. Impressive and something I could keep drinking.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.07/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CCutch
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale gold with a tight white bubbly head that leaves a trail of lace.

Smells of tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and floral notes.

Mango, orange, lemon, pine give way to a slight bread malt backbone. Big flavor for a small beer.

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Photo of JonBoy23
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear yellow with a pure white head that recedes rapidly but leaves nice lacing. The aroma is citrusy. The flavor is like a lot of "session" IPA's I've had, watered down hops. The feel is rather thin and watery. Have two more of these thanks to buying a mixed 12 pack. I'll drink them but won't buy more.

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Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam_Math
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Absolutely great looking beer. Perfect clearness I love that most Firestone Walker brews I've had come with. Golden beer with a nice white crown that settles into a thinner head in a few minutes.
Smell is impressive too. Citrusy and dank.
The taste is the first part of this beer to not really impress me. It's good but sort of underwhelming. A little piney with citrus.
Feeling goes from wet to dry pretty quick.
Overall, a solid session.

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Photo of baklo
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KanyiG
2.83/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JimKal
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Got this as part of a mixed 12 pack. Probably not fair for me to rate as I am not a fan of session IPAs. Just comes across as bitter hop water. Pale yellow with a head that fads leaving little to no lacing. This won’t be a repeat for me.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pretendeer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate medium golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a few small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/gooseberry, and pine/resin hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of caramel + grainy malts with a light hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of caramel + grainy malts with a light hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/gooseberry, and pine/resin hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp and a touch thin/watery.

O: Easy to drink, enjoyable, and refreshing. A pleasant hop profile and not overly thin in mouthfeel like some of session IPAs.

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Photo of SaveWaterDrinkBeers
2.99/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HalfFull
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Easy Jack pours clear and bright honey color with a finger of slightly off white foam. Decent retention and carbonation are evident.

Aroma is hop forward with a light malt bill. Original notes of onion quickly segue to some pine with light resinous notes and some fruit character. Taste is smooth and subtle, matching the light color and body. Spicy hop notes and a bit of citrus on the finish. Pleasant level of carbonation in the background.

A well balanced small ipa that is quite quaffable, somewhat intriguing, and yet a bit at odds with all its IPA brothers. For the ABV I prefer a classic Pale Ale without the Napoleonic complex.

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Photo of drmeto
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-passionfruit,mango,pine,grapefruit,orange
T:
-passionfruit,mango,pine,grassy,spicy
-medium to high bitterniss
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
A really good IPA for the Summer.
Very tropical Aroma, but gets spicier on the tongue.
A bit too light.

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Photo of Allurex
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, light gold, straw coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells of biscuity malt, orange rind, grapefruit and pine. Taste follows the nose, with a nice balance between biscuity malt and citrus hops: orange rind, grapefruit, with some pine and a crisp, medium bittetness coming through in the aftertaste. Light body with lively carbonisation. Not bad at all for a Session IPA, but I've had better. This reminds me a bit of Founders Centennial Light, with the slightly pronounced biscuit maltiness and orange and pine notes.

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Easy Jack Session IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,765 ratings