Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a stubby 12-ounce bottle into a Relic Brewing Co. imperial pint glass.
A: Poured a slightly hazy, golden amber color with a tinge of orange. Excellent clarity otherwise with lazy carbonation that builds up to a three-finger head of frothy, dense, white foam that retains very well and leaves nice sheets of lacing.
S: Loads of fruity esters mixed around with floral and citrusy hops. Grapefruit and bitter orange rinds dominate the fruity, inviting nose.
T: Very juicy, fresh, citrusy malts hit up front with some toasted biscuit qualities before a hoppy, fruity dam bursts, unleashing hop resins over the palate. There is a very heavy hand of hops here; bordering DIPA territory. Excellent grapefruit and citrus flavors wash over in full bitterness before finishing dry and slightly sweet with a mild alcohol burn.
M: Smooth, sweet and relatively balanced medium mouthfeel, this brew finishes a bit creamy through the sharp pull of bitterness and puckering citrus flavors.
O: This is a very tasty American IPA and bordering on a DIPA with it's pretty well-masked 7.5% ABV and superbly jacked up IBUs. A full showcase of Northwestern hop varietals and California-mentality, hop-forward brewing makes Union Jack IPA a new contender for favorite, west-coast American IPA. Excellent!
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2012 02:59:54 | More by Gambrinus1184
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4.43/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bomber into a nonic pint.
Lovely fokkin' pour, that is. Copper color with with a nice lasting head that slowly dissipates and leaves some trailing lacing.
The aroma is not tops but will do: citrus and spice, a little grass and a bit of bread and cracker as well.
The taste is big an bold. Orange, candied fruit are first to hit my palate followed by a slow, building, spicy bitter note that finishes dry and lasts forever. That aftertaste, phew, I'm gobsmacked.
I love the mouthfeel on this brew, medium smooth but with a tingly, bubbly bit that you can feel on the lips and tongue. Outstanding.
Overall, really glad i got to try this beer and wish it was available to me on a regular basis. An outstanding IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 01:34:35 | More by SD-Alefan
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,535 ratings.