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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

4,901 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,901
Reviews: 1,144
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 322
Gots: 495 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

JeffZeltwanger, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

beast464, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Budinetz, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Knoxrb12, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Berg77, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Adkins1203, Mar 04, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -6.6%

Appearance: Clear, bright gold. 2 finger head that slowly recedes and leaves nice lacing. Nice!

Smell: Pale malts. Citrus. Maybe a little pine.

Taste: Actually pretty sweet up front. Bittering hops on the tail end, but in a good way.

Mouthfeel: Nothing incredible here. Nothing bad either. Not harsh for the ABV, but I've had smoother as well. Overall, nothing to complain about. Very drinkable.

Overall: Last beer of my sixer. Very good IPA. I will buy it again come summer.

BrewThru_29, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

PatB1987, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

J-dub, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

heerboth, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

yeaprolly, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

FightinIrish88, Mar 03, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from a bottle with a bottled on date of 1/6/14; into a pub glass.
Appearance - gold with bubbly carbonation; thick, white head that leaves rings of lacing.
Smell - mild hop nose. Mostly pine, some citrus and grass.
Taste - follows the nose, but with more bitter grapefruit hop flavor!
Feel - noticeable carbonation; aggressive, bitter hops!
Overall - quality IPA; I could kick back with a 6 pack anytime of year! - R

DenverHopHead, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

crbnfbr, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

gwiedman1, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

BradT, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

TubaDan, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

dphillips, Mar 02, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Brilliant brassy amber hue with a large off-white creamy head. Great head retention with gorgeous lacing left down the glass.

S: Humongous grapefruit aroma from a relentless barrage of hops. Slightly pungent. Absolutely lovely. This is what an AIPA should smell like.

T: Tons of citrus fruit. Massive grapefruit profile, fresh orange and tangerine. A little bit of pineapple adds a nice tropical twist underneath. Firestone Walker understands that as important as the hops are, they're not the only necessary element. An understated, but present, caramel malt backbone. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of a perfectly balanced IPA.

M: For an IPA, this one has a huge body, but it's not clunky. As smooth as silk and pleasantly creamy without going overboard. Carbonation is crisp and light and honestly couldn't be improved.

O: This is admittedly my first offering from Firestone Walker and it's probably the best first impression that you could get from a brewery. These guys have their head completely wrapped around what a great AIPA should be and they deliver. Flavors are flawlessly balanced and out-of-this-world delicious. Mouth presence is huge, but works great. This is just an overall world-class brew that needs to be experienced. By everyone.

ThePaintedGrey, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Mplsbrew, Mar 01, 2014
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jamisonspitzer, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Furley80, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

erikro, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

appetiteforparis, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

JSchock7, Mar 01, 2014
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,901 ratings.