Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hopsolutely:
4.35/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A stunning American IPA. This bomber was purchased at the brewery in November, a visit I’d highly recommend!
Pours a clear and oily amber, with limited white head, but good retention on the little that exists. Brilliant aroma of grapefruit and piney citrus, with a mild toffee backbone. Those caramelized malts are present in the start of the taste and support a nice body, but hops totally takeover after the first microsecond. Citrus, tropical fruit and all the wonder associated with "west coast" varietals. Finishes with a biting bitterness that lingers for an impressive length of time, and only a hint of the 7.5% ABV warmth at the very end.
Thank-you Firestone Walker - a brewery whose products I'd seek out again wherever possible.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2013 01:01:52 | More by hopsolutely
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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 4,546 ratings.