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Generation 1 | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.19/5
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46 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Generation One, an unfiltered West Coast Style IPA, a Venice IPA of sorts. This is first experimental beer brewed on our 10hl Kaspar-Schulz brewhouse. An unfiltered IPA that bridges the gap between the juice-like hazy NE style IPAs and dry bitter West Coast/San Diego Style IPAs. This beer is full of bold hop aromatics and flavors, reminiscent of peach, grapefruit and pineapple, with a crisp bitter finish – making it devilishly drinkable.

Added by GRG1313 on 11-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,375
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
46
pDev:
5.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jps715
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccozzi
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light, yellow semi-cloudy body that had little head and lace. Aroma and taste/mouthfeel are basically light, acidic, oily, slightly sweet with grapefruit notes in background and there is a crisp finish. Firestone's IPAs always seems to be good, if not monotonous (read: Stone), and this beer is no exception. Worth trying and relaxing with but nothing mind-blowing.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is killer ipa, and like the description says, it really does bridge the gap between the two seemingly diametrically opposed styles of ipa from each coast, the first beer to really do so with any real success that i can recall, at least as a mission statement. not perfectly clear, but a lot more refined and cleaned up looking than a lot of these, and with a nice lasting white head on it. the aroma is my favorite part, the hops have a ton of ripe orchard fruit to them, and a ton of oil, it tastes well dry hopped but has the apparent bitterness to back it up, and thats the bridge element for me, not the appearance. it has the juicy fruity thing going on in all its fresh glory, but its still an ipa, and with the oily texture, is decidedly west coast in that aspect. so awesome. its as fresh as can be, fuller bodied but without a ton of grain impact, and sneaky strong for how fast i feel the need to drink this, like my taste buds need more after each sip i swallow and they cannot be satiated! i wish i know what hops are in here, its quite a fine blend. it has some commonalities with the last luponic series beer i had, but this is way more complete as an ipa. some of the best beer ive had from these guys in a long time!

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4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Crowler poured at my local liquor shop about 2 hours ago.

It's a clear, filtered pour. Translucent, dark yellow with a wispy head.

Smells pleasantly sharp and piney with a nice kick at the end. Reminiscent of Dreadnaught and other good, older DIPAs, though with more of a fruity character.

Tastes good. Smooth start, moving into sharp tropical fruit, pine and ammonia near the middle, and finishing on a thick and bready yeast that really ties the beer together.

Usually with numbered beers I'm expecting something experimental and unbalanced. This is the exact opposite: it tastes like a new brewery's flagship. It's nothing otherwordly but it's still very tasty.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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10/01/2017

On tap at blend.

LOOK: yellow. Small white head.
AROMA: tropical fruit, citrus. Touch of pine.
TASTE: touch of hair spray, but mostly citrus.
FEEL: crisp, light, good carbonation.

Good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucular
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _nickg_
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockuba
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrus. Golden. Not so bitter. Lovely taste. Quite good.

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Generation 1 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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