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Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Union Jack India Pale AleUnion Jack India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,181 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,181
Reviews: 1,164
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 336
Gots: 608 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 08-14-2007)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A - Deep copper, clear with a decent head and retention. Pretty.

S - Strong aroma of fresh squeezed grapefruit and citrus with some earthy pine notes and caramel malt. One of the best smelling IPA's around, just really terrific.

T - Delicious grapefruit and citrus hops up front, complimented by a smooth and sweet malt base. Very clean, crisp taste. Ends with a piney, grassy flavor that tends to linger. Surprisingly complex.

M - Medium body, a little oily, average carbonation. Just a little bit dry in the finish.

O - Hands down one of the best IPA's I've ever had.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Half way between golden and copper. Low carbonation but forms a nice white frothy head. Good stability and lacing. A pseudo comparison with Ranger IPA comes up even here.

Much heavier citrus hop focus. Very nice. Fresh and bbit floral. Very very nice.

I'm a big fan of the brewing network so I now how popular Matt Brynildson is and his knowledge of hop use. It really comes out in this beer. Hop forward without being one dimensional. Pine and citrus, some lemon pith. Evenly layered between flavor and bitterness, but both come in super size helpings. The malt only serves to support the hops and does it's job well without being intrusive. Bitterness sticks with you, just like you want it to from this kind of beer.

I really don't understand why this beer doesn't have a bigger profile. Hopping is incredibly good and overall quality is on a scale unobtainable by most micros. A great beer and an excellent distraction from a Laker loss (WTF!!).

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,181 ratings.