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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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5,530 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,530
Reviews: 1,222
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 386
Gots: 831 | 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:
Beer added by: beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

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Ratings: 5,530 | Reviews: 1,222
Photo of devilmakesthree
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zeplover2010
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice IPA. Doesn't really smack you like some other IPAs with similar ABV's. Had on tap in 1/2 liter mug. Good colour, nice white head leaving lace as it works down glass.Recommend - especially for those who dislike sharp hoppy aftertaste from IPAs.

Photo of TheBrewViking
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darwin232
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tommygunn
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of awayne56
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hseldon15
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HipCzech
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz can (stamped "02-27-15 14:22") poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pale, clear copper gold, crowned by a solid, frothy head of white foam. Great white lace lines the glass.

Smell: Resinous pine, herbs (mint) and citrus, as well some some sweeter notes of tropical fruit and malt.

Taste: Crisp, herbal bitterness and citrus (grapefruit) continue from the nose. Tropic fruit is present but indistinct. Malt body provides some balancing sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium, smooth body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Everything one expects from a West Coast IPA.

Photo of YouMeUs13
2.52/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It's good for an ipa...

Photo of leantom
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer a long time ago and didn't like it. However, I was unsure of whether this was due to the actual flavor or the fact that I had it really old. Here goes:

A: Great. Copper-colored with a huge head and great lacing. Also plenty of carbonation.

S: Great - a pine forest mixed with some grapefruit. Very sweet caramel malt as well. Can't wait to try it.

T: Follows the nose, which is great. Citrus, pine and biting grapefruit interspersed with sweet caramel malt. Fantastic - reminds me of Sculpin.

F: Perfect. Well-carbonated and rich.

O: Great beer. Much better than I remember it. Will remember to try Firestone Walker beers before the hop-flavor dissipates.

Photo of Karst32
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nra818
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of almostjay
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Berty_k
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexDSM
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nhoelzen
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTruck
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vogey77
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baybum
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnpalisi
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RandyPuckett
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My good buddy Jon Passow, who as of a few months ago became the Manager of Barrel Room Operations at Anderson Valley sent me this in a package from northern, CA recently. Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a very clear, medium golden color with a nice white head that is about 1/2 of an inch thick when first poured that settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with a nice layer of surface foam film. Good lacing too. Has a biscuit malt aroma along with some hints of citrus, mango, and piney hops. Has a nice biscuit caramel malt presence upfront that gives way to grapefruit, a hint of mango, and piney pungent hop bitterness. Not overly bitter though, has a good balance of the different flavors. The hops do dominate the flavor profile to a degree. The bitterness does linger quite nicely though after each sip and the aftertaste is certainly on the dry side. Has a crisp, yet also pretty smooth and frothy, medium to full bodied mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way well crafted beer ought to be! Nothing special here, just a solid, well crafted IPA. I am glad I got the chance to try this and hope I get the chance to try more offerings from this brewery.

Eric

Photo of jmalko
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,530 ratings.