bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m little and I need to be coherent to brew beer and do business, so this is the perfect ale for me and I thoroughly enjoy it. I am able to drink it easily and have a few at its low %. The flavors achieved at 4.5% only enforce my confidence in Firestone. The aroma says IPA, and even the flavor says the same, but the % says "just kidding." If you are a fan of Hops and drinkability those are the 2 words I’d combine to explain this brew.
Braden99 (29) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Firestone Walker’s - Easy Jack separates itself from the Sessionable IPA pack with a citrus hop blend and a balanced malty taste. For me it matches up with Stone’s Go To IPA - as a step above the Pales, but very accessible IPA.
greatscott75 (21) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My only two arguments against this beer is: A) a tad hazy. B) It is not produced year round. This beer is by far the best session IPA on the market. Nothing comes close.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - tropical fruit aroma, dank hops, grassy and herbaceous. No noticeable malt aromas around....right on.
Appearance - clear body, gold in color, 2" white head, medium retention
Mouthfeel - light bodied, medium carbonation, almost feels like a pilsner
Flavor - tropical flavors on the palate, piney power, bready with a clean bitter finish
Overall - high marks for Firestone making a phenomenal 1/2 an IPA, or a APA 1.5..whatever. Affordable, it delivers the hops you’d expect from Firestone, zero flaws, super tasty...damn fine.
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ce liquide est dans une classe à part, autant d’aromatique qu’une ipa et une présence en bouche qui ne laisse aucun vide. Un mélange d’agrumes, de miel de fleur et d’herbes fraiches. Un classique dès la première gorgée, content de la revoir.
orvalgold (34) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
the nose on this thing is superb. big citrus fruity aromas some grapefruit notes. soft grassy hop goodness. subtle malt character in the aroma as well. This beer is really bright super clarity. Good size bubbles that ring the snifter glass. a similiar fruit character plays in the flavor a bit more subtle but lingers throughout the beers flavor. the hop character is really well played for a session IPA. its a great lawnmower beer for sure. the mouthfeel is somewhat thin but i thing that adds to the crushability of this easy drinking 4.5% beer. share this with friends that tell you they do not like hoppy beers.
swholub (20) - - JUN 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft pour: Pours a crystal clear marigold color with small foamy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is of lemon zest, tangerine, light bread/caramel notes & a big citrus hop presence.
Light body with citrus fruit at the end with subtle notes of coriander & pepper. Very true to style for a session IPA but with a twist on the different/ more unique hops used . Easy drinking, refreshing summer beer without the strong ABV. (Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, Blend of New Zealand, American Mosaic)
malrubius (2014) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brew Topia. Bright clear gold with lasting head and lace. Tangerine lemon pastry and floral aroma. very mild apricot sweetness with some grains and medium assertive citrus hop flavor and bitterness. Medium light body lively fine carbo. Excellent.
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - 5 - nice golden straw clear color that has a nice white head that sticks and leaves GREAT acing.
S - 9 - pineapple, mango, papaya, orange, overly ripe fruit
T - 9 - huge overly ripe fruit, pears, apple, pineapple, mango, papaya, orange, just intensely fruity
M - 4- so smooth. Light on the palate. Not that bitter. Aftertaste is citrus zest, orange.
O - 17 - the best session IPA ive tried. Fruity beyond the rest. .
Bottle date: 4/14/2014
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light bodied, looks like a pilsner but with a bit more golden/orange. Nice frothy head with good soapy bubbles. Really fruit forward hop aroma. Fuzzy navel, pine sap, blood orange, passion fruit. Flavor is mild bitterness that fades to a fruity finish on the back end. A really clean, sessionable ale with virtually no flaws. Never thought you could infuse so much flavor into what is essentially a light beer. High price tag is justified, especially bc I’m sure they are using a shit ton of oily hops in the dry hopping process to give the beer it’s distinct flavor.