Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.43/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a milkshake pilsner glass. Bottled on 02/09/12.
Appearance: Hazy orange-gold. Off white head which settled down to a thin skin across the top with some rocky islands here and there. Plenty of persistent lacing in strands and islands.
Smell: Just right citrus (orange dominates, with some hints of grapefruit) with a balance of malt at the end. Very aromatic.
Taste: Very well blended and perfectly balanced AIPA. Citrus and malt right up front, which transitions smoothly and easily into a bitter hop finish which is mostly grapefruit and a hint of pine. The bitterness lingers a bit, but not so long as to become annoying. The hops are the emphasis here, but it doesn't slap you around - very smooth and balanced.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, nice thickness with no hop oils sticking to the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: A very drinkable AIPA and very well balanced. Hop forward, but not overpowering. Dangerously drinkable really, the 7.5% ABV is not at all noticeable. A very well made beer and now I wish I had a 6 pack. I will have to pick up and try again when it is closer to the bottled on date to see how the hop flavor holds up over time. If this is what it was like when it was bottled almost 5 months ago, it should be quite good when fresh.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2012 23:54:16 | More by damndirtyape
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
4.45/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured a two month-old 12 oz bottle into a willi glass. It's a clear gold with slight orange color and a one finger tight head and minimal lacing. Beautiful floral and citrus notes on the aroma with just a touch of dank. Taste is of citrus, particularly orange, and malty sweetness, followed by a hint of dank. Mouth is perfect for the style. Overall, this is a great IPA. I wish I could get it easier where I'm at.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 20:52:30 | More by FFreak
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,610 ratings.