Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A 355ml bottle with a bottled-on date of May 29th 2012. Purchased at the GBBF and kept in my fridge.
Poured into a Delirium chalice. A deep golden-amber hue with faint haze and good carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patch surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of intensely fruity hops: notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, white grapes and subtle pine. This is underpinned by sweet malt, dry yeast and a whiff of booze. Flavoursome.
Tastes of overwhelming juicy hops with a malty backbone and a strident bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine, faint grape, caramel, malt sugar, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Quite sweet, but balanced by a powerful spicy bitterness upon swallowing. A hint of solventy booze lurks in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and dry, with tingly carbonation and good body. Highly astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and a hint of sweet malt.
Impressive - tons of character in this brew. Like someone has driven a truckfull of hops over your palate. The flavour and aroma are fantastic, and it feels balanced despite the malty sweetness. No complaints - if you love hops then this is the beer for you. Grab one if you see it.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2012 01:31:20 | More by jazzyjeff13
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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.