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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
94
outstanding

5,457 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,457
Reviews: 1,211
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 382
Gots: 783 | FT: 13
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:
Beer added by: beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle (bottled 5/29/2014) into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear honey color w/ a gorgeous fluffy white 1-finger head that leaves some nice patchy lacing.

Aroma is mostly citrus and pine, some nice delicate floral notes too. A hint of caramel malt and some resin.

Taste is bright and citrusy with an undertone of bready caramel malt. Hints of pineapple and spice in there too. Nice balance, good complexity.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, luxurious. Leaves a nice lingering bitter aftertaste.

This is a good solid go-to IPA; few flaws at all. It's just a touch on the malty side, but even that seems to give it a certain sophistication compared to the all-out hop bombs that have gained prevalence.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just tried this and I was surprised how good it was. Poured from bottle into glass, nice color clear good lacing.

The aroma was outstanding, nice citrus grapefruit with the piney hop right in the middle.

The taste was even better citrus/tangy with a slight bitter finish but very well balanced. Extremely refreshing it was great with my meal. i will definitely be getting more of these.
Was reminded of a Lagunitas IPA.

Cheers

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a straw yellow with two fingers of white head.
Aroma is pine, sticky with a balanced malt backbone.
Taste is balanced pine and malt. Some citrus.
Mouthfeel is medium with great carbonation and nice lingering bitterness.
I could drink 6 of these and be really happy.
Great beer

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,457 ratings.