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Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Union Jack India Pale AleUnion Jack India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,602 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,602
Reviews: 1,124
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 302
Gots: 381 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 08-14-2007)
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BrownNut

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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Three months and one week old. Bottle to tulip.

A - 4.0 - Clear medium gold with a nice, textured, off white head. It's a domed head, something I haven't seen before. Sticks around for a good five minutes before settling down to an uneven cap. Interesting - second pour from bomber produced totally different head - a loose matrix of big bubbles. Magic, I guess.

S - 4.5 - Smells great. A malt so sweet and clean smelling that it just crosses over into fruit territory. Fragrant hops, a little grapefruit rind. Between the malt and hops I get the effect of candied grapefruit rind if such a thing exists.

T - 4.25 A gentle clover honey sweetness that reminds me of how honey tastes when you put lots of it in herbal tea - aqueous honey I guess we'd call it. The union of malt and hop is seamless, with the malt transitioning smoothly right into the hop. A little mild grapefruit fume on the exhale. A moderate bitterness lingers on the palate for a while after swallowing. The grapefruity notes seem to amplify the impression of the 7.5% ABV. And what pleasant burps!

M - 4.75 - Medium body. So soft, yet with a mild carbonation tingle.

O - 4.25 - My first Firestone Walker, this is such a pleasant, friendly, easy-drinking, well-made beer. It is characterized by softness, to which bitterness plays counterpoint. Imagine drinking filtered cantaloupe juice - this doesn't taste like cantaloupe but it's soft like cantaloupe juice would be. This may join Two Hearted in my category of IPAs for people who don't like IPAs, though I suppose its lingering bitterness after the swallow could disqualify it by a bit among the hop-averse.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 04:06:36 | More by BrownNut
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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,602 ratings.