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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

5,381 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,381
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 360
Gots: 727 | FT: 14
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: GClarkage on 08-14-2007

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Photo of the_benskii
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snilsen13
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What hop head doesn't love the smell on this beer? The flavor is super clean, but compared to a lot of others I'm just left wondering: what does this beer do for me besides deliver the essence of hops?

IPA had never been so one-dimensional before I tasted this. This beer is polarizing to me, because after drinking it, I am not reaching for another, but I can't deny that it was very very well made. So? I think its WAY over-rated.

The double jack, on the other hand, holds my interest.

Photo of anthonymingo
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigFarrell
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AntAle
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MNishCT77
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle at Ginny's Little Bighorn on Sun., 12/28/2014 (Chicken Shit Bingo), dated "10/28/14 22:31," poured into plastic cup, drank over 30-45 minutes

Photo of PA-hunter
3.49/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. 7.5% abv

Appearance- Gold in color with a slight haze to it. Frothy white head with good retention.

Smell- Instense grapefruit aroma coupled with earthy pine and a hint of pineapple on top of the citrus overload.

Taste- Some toasted malt flavors arrive to the palate first. The grapefruit is heavy as in the smell, and lasts through until a quite bitter and lasting finish takes effect.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy with good carbonation.

Overall- I thought this beer could of used some more work on the malt aspect of the taste. With some sweeter malt mixed there would be much more balance, which would put this beer into outstanding territory. With that said it still is not bad by no means.

Photo of Patbrown2
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Similar citrusy, piney...just dialed back on the the ABV a bit. Nicely balanced and smooth. Very nice/drinkable

Photo of BradMatton13
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another solid west coast IPA

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arvidkoval
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - golden color with great head and lacing.
Smell - citrus pine hope smell with a good malt backbone.
Taste - just like the smell with a great balance
Feel - crisp slightly creamy but could use a little more body but still fantastic.
Overall - fantastic ipa. It's a great normal ipa and if I could I'd get it more often.

Photo of jooler
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really hoppy with a nice citrus malty balance.

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Summer92
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kraj30
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

just an absolutely solid IPA that is around everyday. in my fridge as we speak

Photo of kendollkaff
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stugotzo
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whynot44
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy amber color with a moderate white head that lingers and produces a bit of lacing.

The aroma is citrus and a hint of pine, very nice.

The taste starts with a blast of grapefruit and pine resin followed by slightly sweet malt and tropical fruit note for a really nice balance. Finishes dry with more pine resin lingering to make you want another drink.

Light/medium bodied, very drinkable. Altogether a very nice IPA, one of the best.

Photo of SedateSix
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pauldave1976
2.35/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Not the beer I thought it would be. Really excited to try but the hype was a little too much.

Photo of DavidSiegfried
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbertsch
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vipin
4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Warmaster
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,381 ratings.