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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5,291 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,291
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 342
Gots: 668 | FT: 13
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:
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(Beer added by: GClarkage on 08-14-2007)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very clear light amber color. It has a decent amount of head .

The aroma has a punch of citrus peel, orange, pine, a big sweet caramel malt and breadiness.

The flavor hits of grapefruit and floral throughout with a medium bitterness. There's a bready malt backbone, with a bitterness of orange and grapefruit peel on the back. The finish has a gentle pine needle, leaving a medium lingering bitterness.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice orangy color, pretty clear, with nice modest head. It's a great looking beer, no complaints there. Smell is modest hoppiness with a touch of booze. The taste is a little better, but still, the hops just don't come through the way you'd expect in a well thought of west coast ipa. There's a bit of citrus and bit of skunkiness, but I can really taste the malt and yeast and there's a touch of booze to it, which I don't like. It has nice body. Overall, it's a perfectly fine beer. I enjoyed it, but was a bit dissapointed. The hops were just lacking in my opinion. With no freshness date on the bottle, it's possible I got an old one and I'll re-evaluate if I have it again and am more favorably impressed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great job, Firestone Walker. This beautiful golden brown beer satisfies. A citrusy-grassy aroma and a good prolonged hop flavor and finish make this one of my favorites. It is crisp on the palate but too much that it become too light. I believe it was brewed just the right amount of time and bottled right on time.

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,291 ratings.