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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

4,533 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,533
Reviews: 1,120
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 299
Gots: 358 | 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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glazeman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-30-2014 16:58:48 | More by glazeman
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MTB_Gnome

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-14-2014 18:12:50 | More by MTB_Gnome
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Canti4341

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-04-2014 13:11:56 | More by Canti4341
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alex021224

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-20-2013 04:15:34 | More by alex021224
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

09-09-2013 16:17:06 | More by scottDC
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-16-2013 22:12:07 | More by VBWharfRat
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hacker1892

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

10-28-2012 00:31:46 | More by hacker1892
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-21-2013 19:06:08 | More by Beerandboards
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jesus808

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-20-2011 01:57:14 | More by jesus808
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Supersixx


4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-20-2012 17:42:37 | More by Supersixx
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roodie

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-12-2013 02:28:03 | More by roodie
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-17-2013 19:26:47 | More by HopChef44
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ejl4

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-23-2011 03:32:42 | More by ejl4
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-09-2014 03:53:12 | More by MonkeyBread
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-27-2012 15:17:15 | More by likeemdark
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Jmac91

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-28-2012 04:26:29 | More by Jmac91
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thrown in as an extra by Kshock - what a great guy!

Appearance -- Pours a bright orange/amber with great clarity and two fingers of craggy beige head. Lacing is pretty evident.

Smell -- Tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel and biscuit malt.

Taste -- Grapefruit rind hop bitterness from the outset. Tropical fruits and brighter citrus notes are present, but not nearly as evident as in the nose. Malts lean toward dry and husky, but caramel sweetness is still there. Finish is resin, fruit loops, and bready malts.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-to-light in body, with moderate to high prickly carbonation. Overall, a bit thin.

Drinkability -- Overall, not a bad IPA. I've had better, but this is still solid. Would never turn one down.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 00:28:03 | More by yeahnatenelson
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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-05-2014 15:15:59 | More by JeffZeltwanger
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AD17

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-14-2014 23:03:57 | More by AD17
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addiwilliams

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-20-2014 21:41:14 | More by addiwilliams
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mikemoeller112

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-09-2012 05:51:52 | More by mikemoeller112
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RyV

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-18-2013 06:15:36 | More by RyV
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-13-2013 04:35:27 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a dark, honey-orange colored brew. It holds a one-finger head of creamy tan bubbles that retains nicely. A thick sheet of lacing is left around the glass. Carbonation appears moderate, and no sediment is noted. The aroma pops with big citric hops, and an independent squeaky lemon freshness. There are hints of sweet honey and melon. With warmth comes a dirty, earthy booziness, adding some grit. The malts are simple and pale, and hide far on the back. As we sip, huge pine and resin hit first. The lemon from the nose is certainly there, sucking the entire palate dry immediately, with rindy goodness. The alcohol gives a sweetness, even right up front. With the swallow, through the middle, comes a balance from the pale malts, but the hops sing high with more citrus and pine. They continue to bitter, marking the transition to the finish, where they mix with more hop and malt activity. While the finish is hop heavy, it appears more earthy and metallic here. This is the smoothest part of the sip, with a soft sweetness balancing and cutting the bitterness better than the straight malts could through the middle. The aftertaste breathes of bitter lemon rind, earthy hops, some heat from the booze, and some tannin-like tea leafiness. The body is solidly medium, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is left puckered and bone dry, after an initial sticky and creamy coating. There is great slurp and cream to each sip, with nice smack. The abv marks the upper limits for the style, but the beer drinks with ease.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the fresh hop aroma, and the corresponding hop bite through the flavoring. The hops took on several forms throughout, with citrus, pine, and earth all being presented. This is a quintessential West coast IPA, exhibiting all of the typical hop madness one would expect from California, without ignoring the other components, or the inevitable need for balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 00:27:39 | More by TheBrewo
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-23-2013 06:00:51 | More by Nightrain87
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,533 ratings.