Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA
by: Chris Anderson
So I finally picked up a variety 12 pack of Firestone Walker. I have always been a fan of FW, so I thought “What the hell”. The first beer out of the 12pk that I choose was the Easy Jack IPA. Being that it was early in the day, I opted for this since it’s a session IPA with a 4.5% ABV.
The hops in Easy Jack offer complexity. A mixture of Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, Mosaic and several New Zealand hops provide orange, melon, white wine, grapefruit and pine notes. For me, the pine came through more than anything else. Although there was citrus, I did not pick up much orange. These are all new hop varieties that I haven’t heard of until researching this beer a bit.
The beer is light and crisp tasting, worth sipping, but not what I would call a “chug able” beer. Perfect for all day drinking that continues well past dinner time, without leaving you feeling bloated. So, go ahead and try one, I think you’ll like it.
Remember, this is beer, so enjoy it now!
I give this a 3 out of 5 Keg Rating.