Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by blackcompg:
4.45/5 rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from their 12oz bottle...
Appearance - Pours a finger of eggshell head, body is a translucent golden straw, left some very nice wide webbed lacing after the session.
Smell - Pungent fresh greeen hops, citrus smells of grapefruit, and under-ripe pineapple.
Taste - Wow, really bright citrus, pineapple and a touch of tropical. These are balanced so nicely and quite complex, and there is a perfect balancing sweetness that seems to come naturally from the citrus, vs. a candy or carmel flavor. The finish is citrus zest and pith, with tiny pockets of fruit sweetness in the mouth corners. Really tasty!
Mouthfeel - Almost medium, very smooth, so drinkable, carb is nearly medium but absolutely smooth, no edges. Really perfect for this style.
Overall - What a delicious and great IPA - this would be a mainstay in my fridge if it were more readily available in my area. A must try - really wish I had a few more of these!
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2012 02:50:01 | More by blackcompg
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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 4,614 ratings.