349
2172
    

Beers:2172
Breweries:553
Styles:100
States:51*
Latest beer added:
Mr. Pineapple
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Company
Check out the ONLY canned beer database on the web.
*That includes Washington,DC!



Instagram



LATEST NEWS POSTS
MadTree Releasing Cans of Blood Orange PsycHOPathy IPA
Wild Goose Canning and Maheen Manufacturing Join Forces
Craft Beer's First 8 oz. Cans!
Q & A with Flat 12's Sean Manahan
Arrogant Brewing Unleashes Cans of Who You Callin' Wussie Pilsner
Left Hand Brewing Cans are Coming
Brewery Spotlight:
Q & A with Platform Beer Company
Fort George Team's Up With Barley Brown's and Melvin Brewing for 2016's 3-Way IPA Release
6th Annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival Winners Announced
Almanac Beer Company Releasing Cans Beginning this Summer
Brewery Spotlight:
Q & A with Rhinegeist Brewery

LATEST REVIEWS POSTED
Mississippi Fire Ant
(Southern Prohibition Brewing)
2020 IPA
(Golden Road Brewing)
People's Pilsner
(People's Brewing Company)
Hot Date Ale
(Piney River Brewing Company)
Roughtail IPA
(Roughtail Brewing Company)
REEB Ryed IPA
(Oskar Blues Brewery)
Masked Bandit IPA
(Piney River Brewing Company)
River North White
(River North Brewery)
Gerry Dog Stout
(Big Elm Brewing Company)
RecreationAle
(Terrapin Beer Company)

Get e-mail alerts from CraftCans.com!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner




Saturday, March 10th 2012

Fire Eagle American IPA
(Austin Beerworks)

Austin Beerworks began canning their beers in the summer of 2011. Designed to embody the look of old oil cans you've got to love the three cans they've released thus far (see below). Fire Eagle is the brewery's take on the classic American IPA. Brewed with four different hops and a grain bill that features wheat, this is indeed an original recipe. 

From the Austin Beerworks site:

"Flavor swoops in (cue EAGLE SCREAM), grabs you by the face and flies you through the hop rainbow. At the peak of the ride it swoops back to earth and gently drops you back on your bar stool where you are refreshed, excited and ready to ride again. It’s hoppy, bold and American."


Here we go...

 

Pour - soft golden to honey-colored in appearance with a bubbly, but well-built white head on top that slides into the depths leaving some lacing.


Aroma - like walking through a pine forest when suddenly it opens up into a grove of mango trees and there you happen upon a bunch of ripe pineapples cut up and sitting out on a picnic table. Sit back and imagine that and you might have something close to what is coming from this glass of hoppy goodness.

 

Taste - resiny and drying in the finish with a crisp, hoppy bitterness on the tongue. Some hints of tropical fruit flavors, citrus, over-ripe pineapple and some bready/doughy malty notes. Put it altogether and you've got the makings of a hop-forward IPA that is certainly worth your while.

 

Overall - this will paint your palate green and leave a dry, bitter taste on the tongue for as long as you're enjoying this beer. Nice floral and tropical flavors with a crisp, refreshing finish and a solid amount of IBUs. Crack open a can and enjoy!

 

Note - one of the reasons that Austin Beerworks went with cans is because you can drink beer while tubing in Texas - just not from a glass container. We'd like to think that a good many cans of their beer have floated their way down many-a-river in the Lone Star state. Cheers guys!


       



Hops Scale:
(See All Rated)
Can Scale:
(See All Rated)
Fire Eagle American IPA
Style: American India Pale Ale
Brewery: Austin Beerworks
City: 
Austin, Texas  
Country: 
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: Pils, C-40, C-60, Wheat
Hops: Summit, Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 70
Date: March 10th, 2012

Posted by Russ


Have you had this beer? Thumb it:
(19)