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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

5,392 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,392
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 365
Gots: 737 | FT: 15
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, dated 2/23/12 poured into a snifter

A- A clear orange/copper color with a 3 finger white head.

S- Citrus hops, floral hops, some wet grass, and a hint of piney hops.

T- Nice citrus/grapefruit hops upfront, good caramel malt backbone, good piney hops with just enough bitter bite in the finish. Well balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body, crisp finish.

O- This is a great IPA and I can't wait to get more. I feel this is a lot better than the Double Jack I had last summer. Now the fact that FW won best mid-size brewery at the World Beer Cup makes sense.

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A: side-to-center pour into nonic pint: medium gold beer, clear with tiny bubbles floating up through the body; slim, one-finger head of beige relaxed into a frothy film that persisted to the end

S: caramel and malt, resin and outdoor pine

T: bittered with pine hoppiness upfront and throughout, semi-sweet malt base

M: medium body, slightly chewy malt, slightly coating and bittering, great tack no the finish, aftertaste calls for more beer

O: I guess everyone who tries this really digs it, and I can see why. It's one of those really classy, like "old school"-tasting brews - a strong, crisp beer with sharp edges and a satisfying abv.

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Another from augustgarage, and my first Firestone Walker. Thanks!!

A- Hazy nectarine with a thin, but creamy head. Immediate lacing.

S- Ugh... went in close for a sniff and actually inhaled the beer up my nose. Classy. I do get some citrus, grapefruit, and some faint pine.

T- Graprefruit wallop. Pine notes. A bit of floral hops as well. Serious malt to back it up.. but not overly sweet.. I can dig it! A little chalky/peppery in the finish, very nice.

M- Scathing hops for a single IPA. Crisp, great carbonation, entirely too easy to drink. Great balance, despite the solid and hefty hop bill.

D- High. I like this beer. It has me scratching my head as to what Double Jack must be like, as this is more a DIPA than a single. If you like hops, do not hesitate, this is a wonderfully crafted beer.

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,392 ratings.