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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

4,666 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,666
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 307
Gots: 403 | 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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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-14-2013 00:54:30 | More by TheRuss9585
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-10-2014 15:52:40 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark golden with a creamy foam head that leaves rings of lacing. Smell is dense citrus, lightly floral, in fields of biscuit and toffee. Taste is heaps of juicy citrus against biscuit and toffee. Juicy bitterness shreds the toffee sweetness, but with with a big malt backbone lurking that gives this one some heft bordering on DIPA territory. Mouthfeel is luxurious. Finish is mildly bitter, juicy, clean. Overall this is a thoughtfully crafted tasty IPA. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 05:15:19 | More by JackieTH
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GFD400

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%

10-13-2013 00:03:38 | More by GFD400
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a translucent light amber / orange tone while yielding a finger-plus of a frothy off-white head; good retention and lacing. nose is very nice, offering an abundance of citric hoppiness right out of the gate. notes of pine and a little floral, as well as some malt character in the background.

citric hops dominate the flavor profile, flanked by secondary notes of pine and floral hops, all of which balanced by that malt presence - though it's not overbearing at all. well done. hoppy bitterness persits through the finish. medium bodied on the palate with medium carbonation.

with double jack carving a distinction for itself as one of my favorite DIPAs, i had high hopes for this one and i wasn't disappointed - overall a fantastic IPA; even in a style where a plethora of worthy foes exists, it sets itself apart. definitely one i can see earning a spot in my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 20:43:42 | More by BostonHops
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-09-2012 05:48:19 | More by Beerbuddy21
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deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-07-2013 01:20:12 | More by deadliest
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-26-2013 02:37:27 | More by carrollmel7
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aquazr1

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-01-2013 04:51:44 | More by aquazr1
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-05-2013 04:30:12 | More by sansho
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-13-2013 19:08:51 | More by djre4orm
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

11-28-2012 03:09:10 | More by braican
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gshackles

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-01-2012 02:52:59 | More by gshackles
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-15-2013 02:13:49 | More by jjd315
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The semi-transparent orange to copper body features golden hues beneath the foamy, white head that very patiently dissolves to leave a sticky white lacing.

Aromatic pine and citrus hops resembling pineapple or similar sweet citrus fruits float from the glass with an underlying malt sweetness to back them up.

The flavor is more piney or grassy than the nose, still featuring the same sweet fruit-like hops, with a strong grapefruit aftertaste and just a hint of malty sweetness. As the beer warms, the citrusy hop aromas really become more dominant.

This beer is medium in body and carbonation with a resiny or oily hop finish.

A very nice American IPA with tons of true to style character that leaves the senses quite fulfilled.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 02:41:20 | More by CHADMC3
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-19-2013 05:30:10 | More by Blanco
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-19-2014 17:44:36 | More by M1A2
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-28-2014 06:53:15 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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kirok1999

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rayjay for the bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy orange/gold. Lots of sticky lacing and a wispy white head.
Smells very hoppy, lots of grassy, piney, almost wheaty notes.
Tastes mildly sweet, rich malts come through and linger through the finish. Hops compete well with the malt with lots of grass, pine and some juicy citrus as well.
Very smooth and mildly carbonated. This is very juicy and rich.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 23:21:27 | More by kirok1999
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JoeMans

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-28-2014 00:16:28 | More by JoeMans
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projectflam86

Ohio

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

Got this as an extra from route66pubs. Thanks dude!

A- Pours a nice golden amber color with a thick white foam head that has some crazy retention.

S- Some nice light floral hops as well as some grapefruit and pine. A few notes of pale malt and grain are just barely noticeable.

T- Nice hoppy zing initially with citrus and pine bitterness. A nice hint of toasted malt and caramel sweetness ease the flavor into a decently balanced finish...but not too balanced. This is most certainly nice and hoppy :)

M- Medium body with the perfect amount of carbonation. Smooth feel and nice hoppy aftertaste.

D- Overall a great brew that I wish I could pick up regularly.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 03:06:49 | More by projectflam86
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Tom-Peters

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

08-30-2012 20:26:43 | More by Tom-Peters
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-01-2013 01:46:39 | More by TKEbeerman
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,666 ratings.