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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

5,453 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,453
Reviews: 1,211
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 381
Gots: 781 | 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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 08-14-2007

No notes at this time.
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish orange body with good head and lace ring around glass. Aroma is a mix of wet, soapy, citric hops and touch of bready and sweet like malts. The beer is a little fuller bodied but not chewey, goes down easy with citric hops galore, touches of sweetness from both possible caramel malt and some possible tropical/sweet fruit notes. Finishes crisp and sharp without ruining my palette and overall a really good IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, dated 8/27/13 (freshest I could find in Chicago), poured into a Firestone Walker Barrelworks Teku glass.

The beer pours a lovely, clean, clear apricot color, hues of bronze, gold and orange, many noticeable bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A big, fluffy, white head rises 2 fingers high that has great retention and leaves a vast network of soapy lace behind. The aroma is very nice, lots of sticky, piney hops, crisp, earthy hop spice, light grapefruit and a bit of fruit aromas with some rich caramel malt that brings out some sweetness to help balance things out. The aroma isn't too complex, but still enjoyable and right to the point. The flavors are on queue, lots of bitter hops, pine, grapefruit, earthy spice, light tropical fruits, sweet, caramel malt with a lightly astringent alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is nice, a little sticky, very fullbodied, carbonation is lower but with enough zip to feel crisp that finishes lightly dry.

Verdict: A very solid and balanced IPA from Firestone Walker and certainly one of the benchmark IPAs for the west coast style. It's fairly complex, nice amount of pine and fruit with a very approachable level of bitterness making this a very quaffable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.41/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma - Strong, dry hops and pines with a hint of malted caramel.
Appearance - See-through copper/amber with no foam.
Taste- Fairly fresh hop dominance. Almost tastes like wet hops were used in this. Very dry pines and bitter hops with a subtle caramel, biscuit malt for the base. Overall, this is a nice IPA. A good start for those coming into craft beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice dark amber color with clean off-white foam head

S - Very hoppy up front with a strong sweet malt finish

T - Interestingly full flavored IPA. Nice sweat and hoppy

M - A little thick feeling for style, but not so much that it detracts from scent/taste

O - A good Firestone IPA. Would certainly enjoy again and try other offerings from FIrestone Walker. Prost.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,453 ratings.