Firestone Private Label IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gueuzedude on 03-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
3.31%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of swanfungus
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snelson438
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at 1702, Tucson February 2010
This is topped by a thin, ΒΌ-finger thick, pale white colored head. The beer is quite clear with a nice copper hue. The aroma smells of pine and grapefruit up front, but that yields aromas of tangelo, peach and tropical fruit as my nose adjusts to the hop onslaught. This has a very nice, hoppy nose that is well balanced between the fruity hop notes and the more herbaceous, pine like hop aromatics.

The flavor of this brew is slightly sweet with ample, expressive hop fruitiness. It has a firm bitterness in the finish, but also has a ripe, orange / tangelo juice flavor that lingers on the palate. This is certainly aggressively hoppy, but it has a bright / clean character to its heavy handed hoping levels that stays away from green / vegetal and astringent hop notes quite well. This is light and quaffable, down right drinkable even, as a good IPA should be; the body is light, but enough to carry the hop character. There is a touch of toasted / caramelized, hint of sweet-tea type crystal malt type flavors here, but only just enough to slightly hold the hops in check.

This is a nice, clean, if perhaps simplistic / too-clean example of an IPA. It is easily quaffable and certainly should not be passed up by any self-proclaimed hop head.

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Firestone Private Label IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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