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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5,293 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,293
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 342
Gots: 671 | FT: 13
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:
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(Beer added by: GClarkage on 08-14-2007)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've had this in bottle and on tap. Out of bottle it was superb. I became blown away on tap. A very refreshing aroma, hints of sweetness. Nice color, copperish looking. Taste was amazing and there was no "taste fatigue" so to speak. Numerous glasses later, it still taste just as freshing as the first glass. Only reason it didnt garner a perfect 5/5 is because I find Double Jack to be slightly better.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rereview from a few years back. Bottled on 9/5/13.

A: Brilliant orange/copper hue. PExcellent clarity. Moderate to minimal carbonation. One finger bleached khaki head. Good retention, stellar lacing.

S: Massive bomb of grapefruit. Pulp, juice, whatever you wish to call it. Tropical notes underneath that with lots of mango and huge papaya. Underneath that is the dank earthiness. Touch of the savory onion. Malt brings in an added level of sweetness, with caramel and a touch of toffee sipping through.

T: Front palate is a honeyed, almost graham cracker like sweetness. Mid palate brings about that huge tropical boquet, with the same mango and papaya. This evolves into bruising grapefruit juice. This quickly bitters into grapefruit pulp, which further bitters into the rind. This finish of grapefruit rind also carries an herbal, almost mint like essence, which melds perfectly with the savory notes in the nose. Finish is bitter, perfumy and oh so citrus.

M: Medium bodied with an awesomely drying finish. The malt doesn't weigh this one down, but does contribute a nice backbone for the hops to run wild.

O: Exceptional, in every sense of the word. An amazing IPA.

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4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber color with about a one inch off white head. It is a good looking beer. The head is actually still there after about 20 minutes - impressive. Nose is heavy, heavy fruit, peachy mango with light citrus. Grapefruit, melon and a little berry flavor, with hop bitters at the back end. Medium mouthfeel and creamy texture. Overall, a great IPA. One of the things I really like about it and I think sets it apart from other IPAs is the heavy fruit aromas and flavors, which gives it a sweeter profile, and then the hop bitters really kick in at the end. I'd say it's exceptional.

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,293 ratings.