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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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5,056 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,056
Reviews: 1,159
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 327
Gots: 557 | FT: 8
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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Photo of deereless
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful golden orange, nice head with some serious staying power, quite translucent – 4.25, S: Nice citrus and melon on the nose, catch a fair bit of orange, a pleasant pungent kick but a little more mild than I was expecting for an IPA though it definitely has all the qualities of a solid American IPA – 4.00, T: Sharp bitter bite, noticeable pine and lime rind, hint of grassiness, hops are quite nicely balanced with some caramel malts – 4.5, M: Touch of grittiness on the tongue along with a nice creaminess – 4.00, D: A quality American IPA all around, almost spot on to the style, very drinkable – 4.50

deereless, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of JimGlonke
4/5  rDev -5.7%

JimGlonke, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of GFD400
4.75/5  rDev +12%

GFD400, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of jayhunter357
4/5  rDev -5.7%

jayhunter357, Dec 27, 2013
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The body of this beer almost glows as light shoots through it making it a orange with honey tone. Head is off white and stands at an inch and a half but fades fast leaving a bit of lace. Nose has a consistant hop based feel with some citrus and woodsy feel. Enters the mouth with crisp big citrus blast. Hops are bursting with juicy orange rind and grapefruit pulp tones. Malt gives some balance but still leaves the hops on the forfront. Mouthfeel is bathed in crisp lushious hops, oh so juicy. This is a very drinkable beer, and quite refreshing. 7.5% hides well. A real sleeper of an IPA.

SPLITGRIN, Oct 29, 2008
Photo of seanchai
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of ChugginOil
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

ChugginOil, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Nugganooch
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber to pint

A: Pours a light and hazy golden straw colored hue with a small 1 finger egg-white foam head. Just some specks of lacing throughout the drink though.

S: Aroma is faint and more forward with caramalized grains and bready malts. Backed by a definite citrus and pine hop chracter. A little bit of fruity yeast as well.

T: UJ does drink just a tad on the sweeter side with some good caramelly malts and that distinct sugary biscuit taste of a more English style IPA. But much hoppier than I last remember. Real fruity citrus and pine resin character. And a nice pucker that is almost astringent but it pulls off that desired dry crisp finish.

M: Very light in body for a 7.5% IPA that has a real nice creamy texture and a slight residual stickiness on the mouth.

D: A really drinkable IPA. Nice and hoppy with a pronounced bready malt character. This one won't wreck your palate by any means but at the same time it does deliver a nice hoppy treat.

Damn I have to remember to Jack it more often! A really nice offering from FW and better than most IPA's out there these days IMO.

Nugganooch, Jun 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

wonothesane42, Aug 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

kelvarnsen, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Mikeypnh, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle dated 12/4/13 poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange, a 1+ finger head and good carbonation
S: Well-rounded aromas of pine/grapefruit hops, toasted malt and a pleasant earthiness
T: The earthiness really stands out on the palate, a nice break from the hop attack of most IPAs. The hops come through on the midpalate, mostly pine but a bit of citrus. The finish shows floral and herbal notes. Quite complex and pleasant
M: Medium-bodied with a pleasant bitterness
O: I like this- a very well made beer with a pleasant twist on most IPAs, showcasing the earthy/herbal side over the citrus/pine most do

ONUMello, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of ChrisPro
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

ChrisPro, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

ArchEnemyBrew, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of JDizzle
4.75/5  rDev +12%

JDizzle, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

pjs234, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

hockeyfighter19, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

qcbrewer, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

standardcherry, May 11, 2012
4/5  rDev -5.7%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Maillard, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a one finger thick tan and bubbly head into a snifter that left great lacing throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - big resiny pine aromas with some grapefruit as well. very tempting aroma.
t - pine, grapefruit, spicy with some caramel to balance it out.
m - creamy and medium.
o - stupendous. complex and hits all the right taste buds.

GPHarris, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

HamGlade10, Feb 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

johntfox, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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