Brew Review: Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA

by Kelli H. on May 14, 2015

Easyjack1Beer: Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA
Date: 5-13-15
Location: Paso Robles, CA
Type: Session IPA
Availability: Lion & Bear Series
Alcohol: 4.5%
IBU: 45-50


Appearance: Very light golden, straw color, small white head retention. 

Aroma: Mostly citrusy hops.

Body & Texture: Light bodied, citrusy hops in the taste, refreshing. 

Aftertaste: Very light bitterness. Reminds me of citrus pith. A slight maltiness. Very clean tasting.


Yes, my “bun” is sliced cucumber…

Overall Impression: 

I drank this beer for Ryder’s birthday! I try not to drink during the week unless we’re celebrating a birthday. Of course I had to open one for my puppy boy’s special day. Before I opened the beer Ryder and I had just went on a 2 mile jog, so I was hot, and ready for something to quench my thirst. 

I was so happy that my mom brought me one of these to try on Mother’s Day. I was very excited to taste Easy Jack since I’ve been a fan of Firestone Walker for quite some time now, and haven’t yet tried Easy Jack. I don’t know why but I haven’t been able to find it at my local shops. 

This beer was ridiculously easy to drink. I guess that’s not surprising considering this is a low alcohol IPA. I love a good session IPA and I think this may be my new favorite. It’s brightly colored, has a great aroma, is light bodied, and has no sweet after tastes. As the beer warmed up the carbonation died down a bit and was almost flat making it even easier to drink. 

Easy Jack paired excellently with my middle eastern inspired turkey burger that I had barbecued. I’d definitely say this beer can handle some heat. The burger had jalapeño and red pepper flakes in it and it took it like a champ. 

This is a beer that I would buy in a heart beat, that is if I could find it! I think it’s an all around easy drinking beer, perfect for after work or on a weekend sunny day. It definitely made me excited for future warm days out on the back deck or sunny days at the beach. 

easyjack4Ryder on his 4th Birthday!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

David W. May 15, 2015 at 9:23 am

This beer was so good! I’m sad I only got to have one sip though! Hopefully we can get more of this real soon. Look at that cute birthday boy! 🙂 Awww… he’s the best. <3


jen @nutcaseinpoint May 15, 2015 at 11:03 am

I wish it was easier to ship booze because I would totally send you some local Alberta brews in exchange for some California ones!


Kelli H. May 15, 2015 at 12:36 pm

The shipping alone would be more than the beer! lol. You’ll just have to make a CA trip and get it straight from the source. 😉 It would be interesting to try some Alberta brews. I’ve never had a Canadian beer.


Diane @ Life of Di. May 19, 2015 at 8:43 am

Loving the cucumber ‘bun’ 😉 Great idea!

Happy belated birthday Ryder!! You’re such a cutie!


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