Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,649 | Reviews: 1,125 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.
A: Brilliant brassy amber hue with a large off-white creamy head. Great head retention with gorgeous lacing left down the glass.
S: Humongous grapefruit aroma from a relentless barrage of hops. Slightly pungent. Absolutely lovely. This is what an AIPA should smell like.
T: Tons of citrus fruit. Massive grapefruit profile, fresh orange and tangerine. A little bit of pineapple adds a nice tropical twist underneath. Firestone Walker understands that as important as the hops are, they're not the only necessary element. An understated, but present, caramel malt backbone. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of a perfectly balanced IPA.
M: For an IPA, this one has a huge body, but it's not clunky. As smooth as silk and pleasantly creamy without going overboard. Carbonation is crisp and light and honestly couldn't be improved.
O: This is admittedly my first offering from Firestone Walker and it's probably the best first impression that you could get from a brewery. These guys have their head completely wrapped around what a great AIPA should be and they deliver. Flavors are flawlessly balanced and out-of-this-world delicious. Mouth presence is huge, but works great. This is just an overall world-class brew that needs to be experienced. By everyone.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 00:25:24 | More by ThePaintedGrey
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Delicious. This was a true surprise to me, I was expecting a run of the mill ipa, something you could forget quickly, not at all. This beer is surprisingly delicious, and is a great ipa, I recommend this beer all day. It's more savory than bitter so its not a hopnut kinda beer but as a bitter hop lover myself, this was a different, refreshing surprise. Well worth the try.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 03:07:24 | More by RobLivingstone
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,649 ratings.