The newest addition to the Firestone Walker Jack family of IPAs is next up on my reviews, Easy Jack Summer Session IPA. The Jacks are some of the most solid, consistent IPAs available and definitely ones I grab if I see some fresh in my area. Firestone is also a brewery that really just produces nothing but quality beers. Regardless I was very excited to hear this would be distributed in my area and got my hands on a six pack as soon as possible so I could review it very fresh. Easy Jack comes in at 4.5% ABV and ~50 IBUs.
Appearance: Poured from a 12oz bottle. Light orange color pretty hazy with a nice 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Really loved the look of this beer and I would say its definitely a good example in my mind as to what I want a session IPA to look like.
Nose: Good tropical fruit up front, definitely some mango and pineapple. Get some pine and resin as well but the fruit notes really shine on this beers nose.
Taste/Mouth: Piney hop bite up front with some of the fruit carrying over from the nose as well. This beer has a good malt backing though to prevent it from being to dry and bitter. The balance of it makes this one great on a hot day and very crushable. Really refreshing.
Availability/Price: Price is reasonable, I think its around $9 for a six pack. I like that this is gonna be a summer seasonal as that is definitely the season I think Session IPAs are most desirable in.
Overall: Really well done session from Firestone. Pretty much exactly what I expected, they keep the quality releases coming. Pretty much on par with Stone’s Go To which I consider the benchmark Session IPA. I would have it again for sure.