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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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5,394 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,394
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 366
Gots: 739 | 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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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very clear light amber color. It has a decent amount of head .

The aroma has a punch of citrus peel, orange, pine, a big sweet caramel malt and breadiness.

The flavor hits of grapefruit and floral throughout with a medium bitterness. There's a bready malt backbone, with a bitterness of orange and grapefruit peel on the back. The finish has a gentle pine needle, leaving a medium lingering bitterness.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice orangy color, pretty clear, with nice modest head. It's a great looking beer, no complaints there. Smell is modest hoppiness with a touch of booze. The taste is a little better, but still, the hops just don't come through the way you'd expect in a well thought of west coast ipa. There's a bit of citrus and bit of skunkiness, but I can really taste the malt and yeast and there's a touch of booze to it, which I don't like. It has nice body. Overall, it's a perfectly fine beer. I enjoyed it, but was a bit dissapointed. The hops were just lacking in my opinion. With no freshness date on the bottle, it's possible I got an old one and I'll re-evaluate if I have it again and am more favorably impressed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great job, Firestone Walker. This beautiful golden brown beer satisfies. A citrusy-grassy aroma and a good prolonged hop flavor and finish make this one of my favorites. It is crisp on the palate but too much that it become too light. I believe it was brewed just the right amount of time and bottled right on time.

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,394 ratings.