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Beer Review #61: Firestone Union Jack IPA

Style: American IPA

Menu description: Lots of sweet fruits, mainly grapefruit, hint of almonds. Typical IPA bitterness.

ABV: 7.5%

Tasting notes: Moderate scent with hoppy floral notes. Much lighter body than is typical of an IPA, which immediately grabs your attention. It’s a very dry beer. Good, but pretty basic. This is a little too bland for my tastes and the dryness doesn’t help.

Rating: 3/5

Firestone Union Jack IPA
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Posted by on June 17, 2020 in Beer


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Beer Review #55: Firestone Double Jack

Style: American Imperial IPA

Menu description: Tangerine & grapefruit lead to an earthy malt finish.

ABV: 9.5%

Tasting notes: This is one of those beers where the description us spot on. I taste everything in the order listed! It’s pretty good. The malt back end adds a nice tartness to the fruits and makes this something that can be enjoyed either by itself or with a meal.

Rating: 4/5

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Posted by on June 13, 2020 in Beer


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Beer Review #22: Firestone 805

Website description: A light, refreshing blonde ale crafted for the California lifestyle. Subtle malt sweetness is balanced by a touch of hops,creating a versatile beer with a clean finish.

ABV: 4.7%

My thoughts: WTF! The first really local beer I try and its this watery Bud wanna be? Son, I am disappoint. There’s no aroma to speak of. It’s a nice golden color and is pretty transparent, which while it looks nice, is sadly indicative of its lack of body. It doesn’t taste all that bad, but that’s because there’s not much to the flavor. To me the flavor is a lot like Budweiser, but its not as outright awful. It’s just not very good. I’ve had other great California beers before (including my all time favorite beer, Sierra Nevada!), so I was disappointed with how this turned out to taste. Alas! I’ll have to look to other breweries for my quality CA fix.

Number of times I’ve had it: 1

Rating: 2/5

Downtown Rookies Sports Bar & Grill
Visalia, CA

Firestone 805
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Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Beer


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