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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

4,815 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,815
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 314
Gots: 465 | 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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BrandonSeal

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-16-2014 18:00:54 | More by BrandonSeal
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-16-2014 03:27:34 | More by KCBeerNerd
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-15-2014 07:42:24 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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dcbrewhound

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-15-2014 01:02:13 | More by dcbrewhound
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-15-2014 00:56:33 | More by golf4collet
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therica

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-14-2014 23:38:14 | More by therica
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tmryan21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-14-2014 22:35:04 | More by tmryan21
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jmbot4371

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-14-2014 21:15:45 | More by jmbot4371
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-14-2014 18:51:52 | More by hollywood_15063
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-14-2014 15:34:21 | More by DeanMoriarty
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JKWBMH

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-14-2014 14:16:05 | More by JKWBMH
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nickmantia

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-14-2014 02:07:18 | More by nickmantia
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tomhartnett

Missouri

5/5  rDev +17.9%

02-14-2014 02:06:10 | More by tomhartnett
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-14-2014 01:58:39 | More by brownbeer
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Copernicus

California

4.64/5  rDev +9.4%

I poured a 22oz. bottle into a Sam Adams custom glass.

A: It flowed an impressive toasted golden, almost copper-like with its fiery orange highlights. The head developed at two fingers of solid rocky foam. The retention was good as the foam dispersed into a thin membrane across the surface leaving thick, sticky lacing.

S: The first whiff is hop forward, but it's a light, almost delicate and mellow hop aroma of resin and pine, bordering on the floral. There may even be some juniper. This smells like gin, and that's a very good thing. The fruit is present but subtle, somewhat creamy and citrusy. Towards the end of the nose are some lingering notes suggesting honeysuckle, grass, apricot, whisky barrel, and vanilla.

T: After such a vernal and pastoral nose, the maltiness in the taste comes as a surprise. It secretes a lightly toasty and honey sweetness, but it's not at all cloying. The hop presence in the finish is slightly woodsy, and some spice begins to prickle through as it warms. Sensational.

M: This is built with a medium body and displays excellent carbonation for the style.

O: This exquisite IPA conjures up whisky and gin (my two favorite spirits) at the same time with the charred oak of a bourbon barrel and the botanical eccentricity of a craft gin. This is unlike any IPA I've ever had. It's a paragon of carefully calibrated balance and refreshing drinkability.

I would pair this with a stinky cheese with some dried apricots or some grilled peaches with prosciutto and sage drizzled in white balsamic vinegar.

02-13-2014 19:21:36 | More by Copernicus
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-13-2014 16:27:29 | More by jklecko2
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Boomblaze

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured 12oz bottle into my tree house tulip.

A - Pours a beautiful gold that is quite clear with a about a 3/4" head that lasts for a couple of minutes. Leaves a pretty good lacing along the glass that sticks around for a while as I nurse my glass.

S - Has a descent fruity resin filled nose with hints of citrus and mango.

T - The beer is so smooth, a perfect classic west coast IPA, has the resin flavors blended perfectly with mangos and orange backed with a biscuit malty backbone on the aftertaste.

M - Incredibly smooth, not an overly bitter IPA just filled with flavor but none of it punching you in the face more like a gentle caressing of the palate.

O - This is one of my favorite breweries and this is there classic IPA that few do better, for a beer with this much availability it doesn't get much better.

02-13-2014 01:42:46 | More by Boomblaze
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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BigGold

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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PaubloEscalator

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +12.7%

My favorite IPA, hands down. I have only had it once, but it left a resounding impression. Incredible beer. Great flavor, great finish. Strong hops, exactly how I like my IPAs, smooth and well brewed. I need 50 more characters which is ridiculous. Conciseness is a virtue.

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Swaino

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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BrianCuoz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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dfecteau

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-11-2014 16:29:01 | More by thebigredone
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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