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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

4,668 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,668
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 307
Gots: 403 | FT: 9
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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wtgannon

Alabama

1/5  rDev -76.4%

08-04-2012 02:30:20 | More by wtgannon
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Wab


1/5  rDev -76.4%

02-25-2012 04:47:42 | More by Wab
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ChemBrew

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -76.4%

03-24-2012 01:10:41 | More by ChemBrew
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korene84

California

1/5  rDev -76.4%

04-04-2013 18:26:22 | More by korene84
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MikeCulli

New York

1/5  rDev -76.4%

07-28-2014 17:11:08 | More by MikeCulli
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velmalikevelvet

California

1.88/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

22 oz. chilled bottle, served in 4oz taster glasses.

A: Buttery gold (or, if you ask Carrie, "concentrated, stale mountain piss-colored"), minimal

S: Depending on the nose of the hoes, variously described as "Gewurztraminer", "citrusy" (x2), "apricots", and "bananas, maybe".

T: "Nothing up front, a big marble of bitter in the middle, and then extended breathing-out of the bitter", "no floral and almost no hoppiness", "spicy", "lots of volatile oils; you know, that stuff you scrape off the orange before you zest it".

M: "Thin spicy burning sharp", "light a match & breathe fire".

O: We did not enjoy drinking this beer.

(This was reviewed simultaneously by 5 people from the same bottle.)

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 04:20:28 | More by velmalikevelvet
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -52.8%

03-13-2014 23:51:19 | More by CarolinaKevin
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specksofdust

California

2/5  rDev -52.8%

06-02-2013 04:40:52 | More by specksofdust
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -52.8%

01-16-2012 15:40:04 | More by gafferjohn
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2shanes


2.25/5  rDev -46.9%

06-16-2014 18:30:40 | More by 2shanes
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kojevergas

Texas

2.33/5  rDev -45%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Served on draught into a Miller Lite glass at the 9-0 Bar in South Central Los Angeles. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half-finger pathetic head of fair cream, decent thickness, and awful retention. Colour is a semitransparent yellow-copper.

Sm: Bittering hops. That's it. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Bittering hops are present on the climax over top a standard barley foundation. Poorly balanced but decently built.

Mf: Coarse, sharp, and wet. A touch watery (the kiss of death in my reviews).

Dr: The high ABV comes through far more than it should. It's watery and low quality. I won't have it again on draught, but I guess I'd try a bottle of it, hoping it were less watery.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 21:34:56 | More by kojevergas
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Ruben

California

2.5/5  rDev -41%

02-01-2014 06:27:34 | More by Ruben
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phishbone23

New York

2.5/5  rDev -41%

01-22-2013 21:15:15 | More by phishbone23
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Safsel1

New York

2.5/5  rDev -41%

02-28-2014 03:57:19 | More by Safsel1
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JimiO

Nevada

2.73/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A classic IPA... and a good benchmark to utilize in measuring other IPA's. Good color and clarity... very easy on the nose... good balance of hoppiness (for an IPA)... sits nice in the mouth.

I tasted it along with Firestones DBA... I preferred the DBA. I am not a big fan of IPA's... I prefer less Hop. But this is a good quality IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 23:18:20 | More by JimiO
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ccleslie88

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

04-06-2014 01:49:56 | More by ccleslie88
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markjarema11

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

06-19-2014 04:16:43 | More by markjarema11
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Userme59

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

08-07-2013 20:42:28 | More by Userme59
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

12-21-2012 04:32:52 | More by chippo33
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Wsherry1

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

10-03-2013 03:24:21 | More by Wsherry1
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

01-08-2013 23:14:19 | More by BeerThursdays
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3Hops

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

07-17-2012 01:01:16 | More by 3Hops
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turbine2475

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to BrewBakerE for this brew:

A - Transparent honey colored brew with a perfect two finger fluffy white head that hung around for a long time before slowly disipating leaving a heavy lace.

S - Smells sweets with a decent presence of floral and citrus malts with a honey sweet malt.

T - Murky citrus hops and a subtle caramel malt. Not much there. I wonder if I got a bad bottle.

M - Smooth, almost non existant, carbonation and a bitter aftertaste.

D - Not what I had hoped it would be. Would only try another another bottle to re-review it.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 21:33:01 | More by turbine2475
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured this into a tulip glass. Big white fluffy head after a vigorous pour. Lacing is slightly thick and sticks to the glass. The color is basically what you see on the label for the bottle.

The smell had a nice piney/citrusy hops smell followed by candy. I'm picking up some alcohol as well.

Taste has a hard hit of piney bitterness. The malt flavor is pretty light. Slight caramel and bready flavors in the background. The finish is bitter, alcohol, grassy, astringent. It's a bit thinner than I'd like for an IPA. Carbonation is right. I'd like it more if it weren't for the astringent bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 22:53:49 | More by BearsOnAcid
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markcp

Iowa

3/5  rDev -29.2%

07-12-2013 20:39:17 | More by markcp
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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,668 ratings.