Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,536
Ranked #13,744
3.95 | pDev: 6.58%
Yesterday at 01:10 AM
Nov 05, 2021
Very Good
Notes: Hopnosis is an innovative IPA brewed with coveted Cryo Hops® pellets. We double dry hop this beer with varieties from the U.S. and New Zealand, creating an explosion of tropical fruit flavors including mango, passionfruit, white grape and lychee.

Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Carapils, Munich
Hops: Kettle - Simcoe, Talus, Callista; Dry Hop - Mosaic Cryo, Idaho 7, El Dorado, Cashmere, Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka
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Rated: 3.86 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Yesterday at 01:10 AM
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Big fluffy head, moderately thin looking golden color.

Aroma is rich piney hops. Bitter resin, orange

Tastes bright. The pine is supplemented by tangerine, orange, butter

Full bodied and tasty.

Overall it’s a solid IPA that fuses east and west coast styles
Apr 13, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by TCPT from Kansas

Mar 29, 2023
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, mix pack from Byerlys

Clean and clear, leaves lace on the glass. Smells lightly funky. Very grassy and herbal taste, bitter but not much bite. I like it
Mar 29, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Mar 24, 2023
Rated: 4 by GClarkage from California

Mar 16, 2023
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Reviewed by HopBender from Nevada

3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Refreshing beer, middle of the road, somewhat unremarkable. A Firestone fan, grew up in the area. A very drinkable beer, worth a try but nothing to write home about, and yet here I am reviewing it........
Mar 15, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by BarrelAgedG from California

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 3.82 by InfernoBoss from California

Feb 16, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by Connybumbum from Colorado

Feb 16, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Can purchased at Gusto at the Greater Rochester International Airport in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark-ish clear orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells kind of malty, with pine, grapefruit, pineapple, and tropical fruit.

This seems to not quite know what it wants to really be – I wish it just leaned more towards a West Coast style IPA with a fresher and firmer bitterness. It’s a little bit too malty, but still tasty enough anyway.

This is light bodied, clean enough, and crisp, with a good drinkability.

This isn’t the best Firestone Walker IPA – nothing really beats Union Jack still – but I still enjoyed.
Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
No born on date that I can find, Jeez

Pours a bright gold with a thumb of pearl colored head. Great lacing & very good head retention

S: Green melon, breadyness, lime

T: Follows the nose, some lemon, a little dryness & lemongrass. Lime, green melon, a little dryness & tangerine as this beer warms up, some nectarine as well, some tangerine, Finishes a little dry with green melon, a little white grape & lime

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation, great balance

So easy to drink, well worth a pick up
Jan 30, 2023
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Reviewed by NevadaBill

4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Solid. I can drink these, pretty much, all day long. Love the Hop character of this beer. Man, I have not had this before and I know that I've been to Firestone / Walker Brewing in El Paso de Robles more than a dozens times. I've usually spent my money on the barrel aged Parabolas, Merkin's and Anniversary beers, but this is one tasty IPA. I am going to have to look for it from now on. For IPA lovers, it is a "can't miss" type of beer.
Jan 19, 2023
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Reviewed by SnipeYourWife

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Can pour yielded a very yellowish color. Fairly typical smell from an IPA and a lower than average amount of head on the pour. Tastes of the tropical flavors mentioned in the brewing notes. It has a fairly sweet taste to it and definitely feels pretty well balanced. Not exactly my favorite but I would definitely drink it again.
Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can, canned on 10/06/22. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma: grapefruit, orange, pine. Taste: grapefruit, sweet malt. Well balanced.
Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 05, 2023
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. "Hopnosis"
12 fl. oz. can "CANNED ON 12/01/21 10:16"
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: A hazy golden body is capped by a thumb's width of rocky white foam. The aroma is pronounced. It's tropical with orange, pineapple, and peach as well as a bit of floral and pine character. The flavor follows with additional notes of ripe lychee, mango, sweet red berries, bubblegum, and a light spiciness. The malt is basic, sweet, and bready but a median bitterness of 40 to 50 IBUs balances it nicely and brings it to a dry finish with some earthiness, spiciness, black tea, and pine lingering. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. The head has held up well and I still have a thin but solid surface covering, and there are rings of craggy lace encircling most of the glass above. This is another winner from Firestone Walker.
Review #8,438
Dec 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear deep gold with three fingers of dese white head. Rings of lace appear as the head drops.
Smell is dank green fresh hops as well as some pine and floral aromas.
Taste is fresh dank hops with some citrus flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium with proper carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter.
Overall and bold and tasty West Coast IPA. From a 19.2 fl. oz. can.

Dec 12, 2022
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can pour- golden straw yellow with foamy white head leaving a fair amount of lacing. Nose is mostly citrus forward. Taste follows with hints of grapefruit and pine. A fairly standard interpretation of a WCIPA, tasty but not memorable .
Dec 09, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by Jwhit from Kansas

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, golden, honey color with one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation and heavy lacing on the glass.

SMELL: earthy, grapefruit and pineapple with a metallic note in the background.

TASTE: sweet grapefruit and pineapple citrus then an earthy note on the finish and a bit soapy, the 6.7% ABV is imperceptible.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a really good IPA, I would have again and recommend to anyone who enjoys the style, I enjoy the sampler packs from Firestone Walker, they are performing at a high level.
Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 4 by rfreed from Washington

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed a 14 oz serving with a late lunch at the City Tap in D.C. for $8.00.

Beer poured clear gold with a very nice white head.

Nose was very nice, very tropical and stone fruit forward.

Taste is a lighter but decent sized pale malt base that is spiced nicely with peach, mango, passion fruit, and finishes with a nice gooseberry bitterness.

Mouthfeel was light and refreshing with all the tropical things going on.

Overall a tasty easy drinking beer.
Oct 31, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by emwilke from Nevada

Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by minterro from California

Oct 26, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by JTuomi from Finland

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by Orny18 from New York

Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Oct 05, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by desint from Belgium

Sep 28, 2022
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. can, best by date 03/21/22. A new one to me from Firestone Walker, acquired a single can as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured to a La Fin Du Monde tulip.

A - Pours a nice burnt orange body, some sediment particulate visible in the glass, and a big finger of frothy off-white head that stays a while. Good lacing on the glass. Looks excellent.

S - Aroma is fresh, piney, & resinous. Smell like whole pressed hop cones,

T - Taste is simple, but it hits all the right marks in my opinion. Piney hops, just the right amount of bitterness, and good bready malt presence to round things off. Flavors of peaches, tangerine, and white grape.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy, light-bodied, easy-drinking, for the modest 6.70% abv. Good amount of resin / bitterness on the finish.

Overall, a nice classical IPA. Drinks great when fresh.

Firestone Walker Hopnosis IPA -----4/5.
Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by kuhndog from New York

Aug 23, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Walnut from Missouri

Aug 20, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this on tap. Was advertised as a hazy which I don’t believe. White head, lace. Juicy and tropical, but still floral and hoppy with a nice bitterness.
Aug 18, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2x12oz cans poured into a large dimpled stein
C/O 03/21/22
L: a slightly hazed, peachy colored IPA with a tall & frothy ivory head; an insane amount of thick foam sticks to the glass
S: grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, light caramel
T: grapefruit zest & pith, piney mango, passion fruit, light caramel, faint pineapple, white grape
F: medium body, resinous hops, moderate carbonation, bitter and dry finish
O: another fine IPA from Firestone Walker
Aug 11, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by vidisad from California

Aug 02, 2022
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
06/04/22 on bottom of can.

A: Clear gold hue with 2-finger off-white frothy head with good retention and solid lacing.

S: Strong herbal hoppy aroma off the top with grapefruit, pine, guava, and resin coming through strong. Lightly breaded malt aroma barely peeks through. Faint fruity yeast esters.

T: Flavor is a mix of old school pine, grapefruit, resin, honeysuckle, and lemongrass with newer fruity accents like peach, guava, and lime. Malt backing is substantial and it does have a light toasty note. Pretty clean with moderate bitterness and no obvious ethanol notes. Solid IPA but not spectacular.

M: Medium body but nice dry finish.

O: Definitely a solid entry from FW and a good blend of newer and more traditional WCIPA elements.
Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by jtransel from Illinois

Jul 25, 2022
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