Fire Eagle IPA
Austin Beerworks

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Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,763
Ranked #19,803
3.83 | pDev: 10.44%
Jun 04, 2022
May 24, 2011
Very Good
Fire Eagle IPAFire Eagle IPA
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Ratings by KS_Augsburg:
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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

This is a very nice IPA, more if a West Coast style, quite dry, clear, maybe not as complex flavor profile as the best examples, but still very respectable.

May 27, 2022
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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by puck1225 from Texas

Had this beer from a can poured into a shaker pint. Thin head with a golden yellow color and good lacing. Citrus and pine smell and taste. Woodsy, dry bitter finish. Feel is pretty standard for the style. Overall pretty good.

Jun 04, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ssteakley from Washington

After living in the heart of America’s IPA’s for 7 years in Seattle (yes I know Portland you are in the same category), I was happily surprised to see that Texas, and specifically Austin has finally made it, at least with this beer. For Texas it is a 5 but for the PNW a 4

Nov 03, 2020
3.98 by Jodio from Texas on Jul 09, 2020
4.51 by J_Mac_ from Texas on Jul 08, 2020
3.77 by imnodoctorbut from Texas on Jun 11, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Im surprised this hasnt gotten higher BeerAdvocate marks, but based on what others have said it sounds like maybe there was a quality and consistency issue in the past.

This beer - for Texas - is EXCEPTIONAL.

I was tired of NEIPAs years ago. And sadly, all that most TX breweries tend to brew is NEIPAs.

This is a solid West Coast IPA that reminds me of Fat Head’s Head Hunter and/or Hop Juju. It falls somewhere in-between.

I will be buying this again and often. Great IPA.

Apr 12, 2020
4.12 by mojohawk21 from Missouri on Mar 02, 2020
3.76 by bigfoot675 from Texas on Feb 09, 2020
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bilbobrewer from Oregon

Poured golden & clear --- as in, did not look like baby diarrhea. 2020 bonus points!!
Head is good, long-lasting.

Compared to AB's Flavor Country Pale ale, this is NOT the hoppier of the two. In fact, Fire Eagle definitely has more of a malt presence, and has a bit sweet/sticky aftertaste....while the pale ale is clean, light and purely hoppy.

***Side note: This page says the ABV is 6.2%...the can I had says mayb e they've significantly changed the recipe to a 'maltier' base, boosting the booze?***

So....If you're a straight-up hop fan, looking for a lighter, cleaner brew, I recommend their pale ale ahead of their IPA.
If you want something a bit stringer, at the expense of "hoppiness" then Fire Eagle is a better choice.

Jan 19, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance -The beer pours a lightly hazed amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retension, slowly fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew is light overall with bit of bread and a touch of grapefruit and pine.
Taste - The taste begins with a bready and light tropical fruit taste, and slightly hoppy taste that has a nice hit of grapefruit and pine hop. These tastes take the taste to the end, and with a bit of grass and herb one is left with a moderatly hoppy taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is medium in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level is average. Overall the feel is pretty good and makes for a easy drinking brew.
Overall- A good brew with an easy drinking feel and taste. Nothing exceptional, but easy drinking and flavorful.

Oct 27, 2019
3.65 by richj1970 from Alabama on Sep 18, 2019
4 by Stengelfoot from California on Jul 22, 2019
4.03 by martini276 from Texas on Jul 12, 2019
4 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 25, 2019
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4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
by Mannycastillo1981 from Texas

At the moment it is one of my go to beers.

May 19, 2019
3.94 by Beernoobie from California on Apr 20, 2019
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

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

Feb 26, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 2+ finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; nice rings of lace;

S: coconut and pineapple;

T: more pineapple than coconut up front; from the middle through the finish, coconut is prevalent; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: well made; interesting take on the style;

Jan 28, 2019
3.88 by BigMac59 from Texas on Oct 20, 2018
3.98 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Oct 07, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this is a plenty decent ipa, but i found it a little generic, and compared to some of the other hoppy beers these guys are making, it really didnt stand out to me as anything special, as much as it scratches the ipa itch just fine. golden honey colored brew with an airy white layer of foam on top, slow to settle and very lively looking. i get a nice oily fresh hop profile, very much in the west coast tradition, carrying a little sweetness from the grain through to a rather bitter finish, obvious pine needles and orange zest at hand, with a softness that i really like, a mineral profile in taste and feel that makes it mellow, and great carbonation to keep it moving along even as it warms a little bit and starts to heavy up. you dont have long in texas this time of year to drink a beer if you want the last half to be even a little cold, and i feel like this one changes temperature more favorably than others in its style, which is a weird consideration but immediately stood out to me here, so many warm half beers last week, oh my goodness! nothing particularly unique about the hops, but the balance is there. i liked their flavor country and peacemaker a little better on the hoppy side, but this is well made, fresh, and widely available.

Jul 05, 2018
3.5 by oline73 from Maryland on May 05, 2018
3.79 by denver10 from New Mexico on Apr 29, 2018
3.75 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Apr 23, 2018
3.75 by BKotch from Texas on Feb 12, 2018
3.5 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas on Feb 11, 2018
3.84 by SMH_NWI from Texas on Nov 05, 2017
3.71 by stebbi7833 from Texas on Oct 21, 2017
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4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Moon_Man33 from Texas


Sep 20, 2017
3.5 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island on Sep 06, 2017
4.08 by Lelampp from Ohio on Aug 19, 2017
3 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Aug 11, 2017
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3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by ZachMayer14 from Texas

Aroma: sweet, toasty, nutty, cooked
Head: slight, dissipating white head
Color: caramel, ~30 degrees lovibond
Body: slightly cloudy. Thin white lace.
Flavor: Caramel, prune, pine, brown sugar
Mouthfeel: thin consistency, carbonic bite.
Taste: malty, slightly bitter, burnt sweetness

Jul 12, 2017
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3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jhavs from New York

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.

May 01, 2017
4 by Davit from California on Feb 26, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Poured from a can dated 12/19/16. The beer pours an amber color with a three finger white head and great glass-coating lacing. The smell is grapefruit, lemon, with subtle pine. The taste is dank, oily resin. The citrus is very light and difficult to find, but there is some lemon underneath. There is a bitter, hoppy lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel is oily, smooth, and thicker than expected for 6.2% abv. Overall a decent IPA, especially if you like dank, piney beers.

Jan 08, 2017
3.75 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Nov 28, 2016
3.65 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Oct 13, 2016
3.81 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on Oct 08, 2016
Fire Eagle IPA from Austin Beerworks
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