The session beers continue! This next brew was part of a mixed six-pack I picked up the other day.
Beer Name: Easy Jack
Brewer: Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Style: Session IPA
Description: Firestone Walker’s take on the session IPA, it was brewed with a variety of hops coming from Germany, New Zealand, and the United States. Giving my snifter the day off, I poured this bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: It had a see-through light golden/amber body with a thin, fizzy white head fed by bubbles running up the sides of the glass.
Smell: Some faint sticky sweet aromas, but overall rather mild.
Taste: Started out with a light lemon and orange zest fruitiness followed by some sweet, resinous hops on the finish. There was a noticeable presence of bready light malts underneath, nicely proportioned to the hops. Light, flavorful, and well-balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with some lively carbonation. There was also a bit of a sticky feeling on the finish that complemented the hops quite nicely.
Hype Factor: I really enjoyed this brew’s older “brothers,” Union Jack and Double Jack, and have much respect for Firestone Walker. As a result, I was looking forward to trying this one.
Overall: This was a very nice little beer, well-balanced with good flavor. I particularly liked the hop profile that it ended with. I think the SingleCut Billy 18 Watt is still my favorite session IPA so far, but I liked this one Good pickup.