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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

5,396 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,396
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 367
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

No notes at this time.
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Moderately aggressive pour into a tulip produced a bright white head made of tiny bubbles just shy of two fingers tall. Great retention, as it fell there was a distinct line of lacing where the top finished and it coated the edge on its why down to the liquid. The beer is a slightly hazy dirty blond color.

S: The nose is strong with dank pine and orangey citrus hops with a strong underlying malt profile. Toasted bread crust, toffee and a bready undertone. A slight bit of alcohol detected in the nose.

T: Moderately firm bitterness, consistent with the aroma (pine and citrus), that melds in with a strong malt backbone. Bready, crust and subtle dark fruit notes. Also getting a mineraly character (maybe from the water or yeast?) that is slightly distracting from the malt profile. As the beer is sipped more the hop flavor evolves into a more well rounded grapefruit citrus flavor towards the end that works well with the mouthfeel.

M: Moderate carbonation level with a lower body. The finish gives me the impression of a dry finish but the mineral character that I'm getting in the flavor might be emphasizing this.

O: Very drinkable beer with the english malt character and american hop bill giving it a unique character. My only complaint is the impression of minerals that I'm getting in the finish. Wasn't sure if the bottle I had was bad or that is the norm.

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,396 ratings.