Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,842 ratings.