Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sethmeister:
4.4/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thin white head, clear gold body with a tint of blood orange. Didn't get any lace.
Strong! floral scent wafts from the glass. Orange, tangelo and other citrus notes.
Taste follows nose. Sweet oranges and tangerines. Lemon. Apricots. Pine needles. Bitterness gathers slowly. Peach flavors become apparent as the beer warms.
Very clean and easy to drink.
Fantastic American IPA. Gives my current favorite (Green Flash West Coast IPA) a run for its money.
Re-reviewed March 2013
Pours a clear brassy gold with a thin off white head
Scent is floral and fruity. Tangerines, apricots. A mild pungent onion note.
First I taste pungent, spicy and oniony notes. Then bright citrus - tangerines and grapefruit. A hint of tropical fruit. Pineapple. Pine oils. Hell of a nice hop profile here. Toasted bread crust tucked away beneath the prodigious hops.
Mouth is a velvety medium.
Think they've changed the recipe a little - don't recall the delicious oniony flavor. Summit? At any rate I like this even better than I did last year!
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2012 02:42:45 | More by sethmeister
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 4,606 ratings.