Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Deep, clear gold with a two finger rocky head on top and great lacing.
A: The aroma is filled with citrus rind and other pungent citrus fruit notes. There is a little booziness mixed in, and some tropical fruity esters to add to the complexity. Very little in the way of malt aromatics, maybe a little bit of cracker character.
T/M: Smooth bitterness off the front that intensifies momentarily, only to fade off into a medley of citrus fruit, rind, and cascade hop spiciness. It has that classic Centennial/Cascade hop profile that is complimented by a arrangement of tropical fruit and pine. There is even some estery fruit that sneaks its way into the mix, and the malt give a nice crackery pilsner character leading to the dry finish of what is an otherwise smooth and full-bodied beer.
Overall: Exceptional, a classic hop profile with a unique twist. The flavor is very delicate and could have been ruined by any number of things, yet it stands perfectly balanced. Hardly a Single IPA, but I don't care what they call it, I just wish it made it to Montana.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 01:01:25 | More by Siriusfisherman
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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 4,533 ratings.