Fire Eagle IPA
Austin Beerworks

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American IPA
Ranked #4,136
Ranked #20,802
3.83 | pDev: 10.44%
Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States
Very Good
Fire Eagle IPAFire Eagle IPA
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Photo of jhavs
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

Deep golden straw, clear, thick foamy white head. Head settles slowly into thick cap.

Slight tropical fruit aroma, hint of malt sweetness.

Flavor is balanced with resinous hops, touch of sweet tropical fruits, grapefruit bitterness and balancing toffee like malt sweetness.

Moderate carbonation and lighter side of medium body. Smooth and easy drinking.

A nice all around old school flavor IPA. Balanced malt and hops.

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Photo of 2xHops
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a decent IPA i tasted at Flying Saucer here in Austin.

The appearance had a copper hue to it and it was not murky at all. The head was not not that thick.

I thought the beer was a bit ordinary for something I usually love to drink. It just seem to be a straightforward, textbook IPA, and that is not necessarily bad. I simply think there are tons of other IPAs that have more lively character to them. The hops, at least for me, did come up but without fanfare on my tastebuds!

Overall, it is a decent and solid beer, but with the glut of competition out there, I think it is safe to say that many of you will easily find better IPAs. It is good to see more local beer around here, and I will be watching closely to see if Austin Beerworks will be releasing beers in different styles.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I know I've reviewed this already; I guess I just haven't typed up my handwritten notes yet. Anyway, here's a brief impression for a can nabbed for $1.42 at Trader Joe's.

Clear copper body of average vibrance. Soft off-white head boasts good retention (~8 minutes). Looks standard for an IPA, lacking any standout characteristics or obvious flaws.

AROMA: Fragrant floral hop notes, C-hops, fruity ale yeast esters, pale malt/2-row, a kiss of pine, orange zest/orange peel, and orange sherbert.

Pleasant and inviting. An aroma of average pungency.

TASTE: Matches the aroma for the most part, but it does finish more bitter than expected, emphasizing that pine tree car deodorizer/fake but pungent pine note. Floral, a little oily, citrusy. Hits on orange peel and orange sherbert, hinting towards marmalade like sweetness as well. 2-row/pale malt. I don't taste any overt caramalt or crystal malt (which is good).

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, coating, slightly oily, somewhat refreshing. A bit too thick and hefty on the palate given its merely above average depth of flavour.

OVERALL: The hop profile isn't amazing, but it works well enough, rendering this a pleasant drinkable IPA that I'd happily down more than one can of in a sitting. But it doesn't hold a candle to the best expressions of the oversaturated style, nor can it compete with the better widely distributed examples (e.g. Deschutes, Bells, Bear Republic, Lagunitas, et al.).

A decent go-to Texan IPA in the Austin area for those who can't be bothered to pay the premium for Lone Pint Yellow Rose and/or don't want to put the work in to nab some Pinthouse Pizza Electric Jellyfish.

High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of GrayHam
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap, next to two other IPAs. This was my clear winner.

A: Brilliantly clear light copper color. Light head with medium

S: Fantastic citrus/floral aroma with and a faintly sweet maltiness.

T: Bitterness perfectly balanced by the malt, followed by pure hop
flavor and a clean, dry finish.

M: Nicely carbonated, full-bodied but a dry finish. Perfect.

O: My only complaint is I'd like to see a fluffier head with better
lacing. That's a minor gripe though. My new favorite local IPA.

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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Twal
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JGebers
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fire Eagle IPA from Austin Beerworks
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 433 ratings