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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

5,388 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,388
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 362
Gots: 731 | FT: 14
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Union Jack is an absolute classic and has become a regular in my fridge. Quite often it is an IPA I use to introduce people to the style as it isn't too harsh of a hop bomb but still full of flavor.

Appearance: A nice copper like orange with a powdery white head.

Smell: A fruity blend of grapefruit, tangerines and other citrus notes.

Taste: Citrus! Grapefruit, tangerine, some pine notes...but citrus dominating the flavor palate with a very mild malty backbone. You can also taste the alcohol but it's not overpowering, just a slight hint in the background.

Mouthfeel: very clean, coats the tongue but doesn't linger beyond it's welcome.

Overall: As I mentioned above its a classic. On tap it is absolutely delicious as is the case with bottles if you get it fresh. There are a few times I've bought a 6pack where you could instantly taste it has been sitting around a bit too long as most of the hop profile vanishes and you get mainly malts. A shame to taste it this way knowing how good it is when it's fresh.

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Pours very light gold, crystal clear with one finger head
Smells of danky hops with a mix of orange and mango citrus. Fairly strong.

Taste is good hit of fresh citrus juice with mild bitterness. Decent balance with cracker malt character. Hops continue with a bit of spiciness. Great blend of pine, citrus, and cracker.

Moderate to high carbonation and long syrupy finish. The carbonation keeps this from being too thick as an IPA.

had this many times before but never reviewed until now. Still a solid IPA and a good little brother to their DIPA double jack. Nice balance throughout but a bit heavier than I like my single IPAs but the carbonation helps it gain some crisp finish in that sense.

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,388 ratings.