Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MattyBones:
4.19/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Union Jack is an absolute classic and has become a regular in my fridge. Quite often it is an IPA I use to introduce people to the style as it isn't too harsh of a hop bomb but still full of flavor.
Appearance: A nice copper like orange with a powdery white head.
Smell: A fruity blend of grapefruit, tangerines and other citrus notes.
Taste: Citrus! Grapefruit, tangerine, some pine notes...but citrus dominating the flavor palate with a very mild malty backbone. You can also taste the alcohol but it's not overpowering, just a slight hint in the background.
Mouthfeel: very clean, coats the tongue but doesn't linger beyond it's welcome.
Overall: As I mentioned above its a classic. On tap it is absolutely delicious as is the case with bottles if you get it fresh. There are a few times I've bought a 6pack where you could instantly taste it has been sitting around a bit too long as most of the hop profile vanishes and you get mainly malts. A shame to taste it this way knowing how good it is when it's fresh.
Serving type: on-tap
11-12-2013 14:46:37 | More by MattyBones
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer
A: Pours a deep golden yellow with nice white head that fades and laces nicely
S: First thing I get is the malt sweetness, followed immediately by tropical and citrus hoppy goodness.
T: Big citrus hop kick, a little almost tropical fruit like notes in there, all well balanced by malt sweetness. There's a bit of grapefruit bitterness on the finish that hangs around.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, very refreshing
O: I spend so much time trying new stuff that brews like this from right in my back yard often get ignored. Drinking them for the first time in a while is like sitting down with an old friend. Very tasty brew that hits the spot.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 06:26:37 | More by RyanK252
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,615 ratings.