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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

4,842 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,842
Reviews: 1,139
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 318
Gots: 476 | 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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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -30.9%

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.

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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MWolverines66

New York

3/5  rDev -29.2%

09-29-2013 14:29:16 | More by MWolverines66
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.2%

08-13-2013 02:15:02 | More by timjim1327
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.2%

Pours a bright copper color with a sizable foamy bright white head. Nice noticeable nose of the traditional american IPA scents, grapefruit, citric and pine. Smells good. Full mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Bright clean and crisp, flavors follow the nose. Hop bitterness is high. Can get a bit much after a bit, but other wise a pretty good IPA. Not for those who like that intense building bite. The carbonation breaks apart the body a bit on the back end adding to the slightly displeasing finish. I can see others loving this though.

03-28-2012 02:19:48 | More by jtierney89
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RD1163

California

3/5  rDev -29.2%

04-06-2013 03:35:23 | More by RD1163
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jacwomyn

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -29.2%

06-04-2013 23:12:30 | More by jacwomyn
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -29.2%

01-30-2013 20:00:01 | More by BGsWo22
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GABrew

Georgia

3/5  rDev -29.2%

07-02-2013 20:57:46 | More by GABrew
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -29.2%

09-08-2012 06:18:30 | More by pin
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3/5  rDev -29.2%

04-13-2013 22:00:38 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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jwff

Alaska

3/5  rDev -29.2%

09-08-2013 03:51:00 | More by jwff
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discreplayboss

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.2%

11-17-2011 06:01:44 | More by discreplayboss
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kpoole25

Arizona

3/5  rDev -29.2%

Poured to a glass. Light brown to orange color, a bit hazy, white head. Pretty typical IPA aromas, citrus and pine. Taste was pretty good up front, nice sweet, rich malt, but the finish really turned me off. There was a combination of flavors that didn't play well together on my palate...a combination of alcohol, the type of bittering hops and...maybe the oak?...just left me saying "not lovin' this." Difficult to finish the bottle.

08-26-2010 04:23:45 | More by kpoole25
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ATXRyan

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.2%

03-30-2013 04:34:00 | More by ATXRyan
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.2%

03-25-2014 19:31:20 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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deweese

Missouri

3/5  rDev -29.2%

01-06-2013 21:51:41 | More by deweese
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Wayne17

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.2%

04-07-2014 21:07:49 | More by Wayne17
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beerbtl

California

3/5  rDev -29.2%

06-23-2013 19:51:14 | More by beerbtl
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Yoopermk

Virginia

3/5  rDev -29.2%

04-09-2014 00:43:21 | More by Yoopermk
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prisoner1572

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.2%

05-09-2012 16:10:29 | More by prisoner1572
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jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -29.2%

12-24-2011 03:12:09 | More by jk3
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brystmar

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.2%

01-19-2013 21:58:17 | More by brystmar
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a_sh0pping_cart

California

3/5  rDev -29.2%

08-21-2012 20:15:25 | More by a_sh0pping_cart
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CraftFan5

New York

3/5  rDev -29.2%

01-30-2014 20:03:38 | More by CraftFan5
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,842 ratings.